The Lewis Center’s Performance Central series presents the biennial Princeton Poetry Festival drawing poets from around the world.An Emerging Writers series puts thesis students at the podium alongside a lineup of established guest writers curated by seniors in the program.
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While the purpose of the program is, above all, to give students a rigorous background in the fundamentals of creative work by providing them with the opportunity to study with established poets and prose writers, it differs from the professional, free-standing creative writing programs at other universities in seeing itself as an integral part of the university’s intellectual life, and most particularly in providing opportunities for interdisciplinary work.Students from Latin America, Spain and the USA come to our department to develop as writers under the guidance of an award-winning faculty.Our department also offers an online MFA in Creative Writing.Nuestro departamento también ofrece una Maestría en Creacíon Literaria en línea. Fabulations is a collection of minimalist short stories that straddle history and fiction, fact and imagination.Además de nustros profesores permanentes, nuestro programa en línea ofrece clases y talleres por reconocidos escritores tales como Heather Hartley, Laurie Ann Guerrero, Natalie Diaz, Liz Sched y Dennis Bush. Several reading courses link two genres such as fiction and poetry, and poetry and drama.Recognition of Native Lands Statement We would like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we gather is the original and traditional territory of Tongva people [Tongva and Cahuilla people] and within Tongva, Cahuilla, Luiseño & Serrano original lands and contemporary territories. Homes, Jhumpa Lahiri, Christina Lazaridi, Yiyun Li, Paul Muldoon, James Richardson, Kirstin Valdez Quade, Tracy K. Small workshop courses, averaging eight to ten students, provide intensive feedback and instruction for both beginners and advanced writers, and each year 25 to 30 seniors work individually with a member of the faculty on a creative thesis: a novel, a screenplay, or a collection of short stories, poems or translations.Writers of national and international distinction visit campus throughout the year to participate in the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series and to discuss their work.As other humans [another human] currently living and working in Tongva and Cahuilla lands we respectfully note the affect of Cession 308 and pay respect to the original peoples with us today and who preceded us here in this place.In the spirit of Rupert and Jeanette Costo’s founding relationship to our campus, we would like to respectfully acknowledge and recognize our responsibility to the original and current caretakers of this land, water and air: the Cahuilla, Tongva, Luiseño, and Serrano peoples and all of their ancestors and descendants, past, present and future.