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Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing presents a Reading with Hilton Als and Hoa Nguyen

originally published: 11/11/2017

Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing presents a Reading with Hilton Als and Hoa Nguyen(PRINCETON, NJ) -- On Wednesday, November 15, award-winning writer and theater critic Hilton Als and acclaimed poet Hoa Nguyen will read from their work as part of the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series of the Program in Creative Writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts. The reading, beginning at 7:30pm in the Hearst Dance Theater at the Lewis Arts Complex, is free and open to the public.

Hilton Als began contributing to The New Yorker in 1989 and has been the lead theater critic for the magazine since 2012. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism earlier this year, and his most recent book, White Girls, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and winner of the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for Non-fiction. Als has also written for Village Voice and Vibe. He edited the catalogue for the 1994-95 Whitney Museum of American Art exhibition “Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art.” His other awards include a Guggenheim, the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, a Lambda Literary Trustee Award, and awards from the New York Association of Black Journalists. Als is an associate professor of writing at Columbia University’s School of the Arts and has taught at Yale University, Wesleyan, and Smith College. 

Als will be introduced by Tracy K. Smith, the U.S. Poet Laureate and the director and a member of the faculty in Princeton’s Program in Creative Writing.

Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing presents a Reading with Hilton Als and Hoa Nguyen

Hoa Nguyen currently lives in Toronto and was born in the Mekong Delta but raised in the Washington, D.C. area. From Wave Books, her poetry collections include As Long As Trees Last, Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008, and Violet Energy Ingots, nominated for a 2017 Griffin Prize for poetry. She teaches poetics at Ryerson University, for Miami University’s low residency M.F.A. program, for the Milton Avery School for Fine Arts at Bard College, and in a long-running, private workshop.

Nguyen will be introduced by Michael Dickman, writer, poet and member of the Program in Creative Writing faculty.



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The reading series, usually held in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center at 4:30pm, will hold some readings this year in the new Lewis Arts complex with an evening start time of 7:30pm.

The Lewis Center’s Program in Creative Writing annually presents the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series, which provides an opportunity for students, as well as all in the greater Princeton region, to hear and meet the best contemporary writers. All readings are free and open to the public. Other readings scheduled in the 2017-2018 series include:


  • Alaa Al Aswany and Linda Gregerson on Wednesday, February 7 at 7:30pm, at the Lewis Arts complex 

  • Osama Alomar and Luc Sante on Wednesday, March 7 at 7:30pm, at the Lewis Arts complex  

  • Jane Hirshfield, Princeton Class of 1973, and Walter Mosley, on Wednesday, April 18 at 4:30pm, at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center

To learn more about this reading series, the Program in Creative Writing, and the more than 100 public performances, exhibitions, readings, screenings, concerts and lectures presented each year by the Lewis Center for the Arts, most of them free, visit arts.princeton.edu.

PHOTOS: (TOP) Pulitzer Prize-winning theater critic Hilton Als. Photo by Brigitte Lacombe

(BOTTOM) Acclaimed poet Hoa Nguyen. Photo by Julie Thi Underhill.





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Event calendar
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018


MUSIC

ELI YOUNG BAND WITH CODY BRYAN @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

CELTIC THUNDER X @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 8:00pm

Lost 80's Live @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 8:00pm

Citizen Cope @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 8:00pm

ICON 2018: ELIMINATION ROUND 2 @ Hamilton Stage @ Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC), Rahway - 8:00pm

Linda Eder @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm

Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm







THEATRE

Souvenir @ Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven - 2:00pm and 8:00pm

East Lynne Theater Company presents SILENT SKY @ First Presbyterian Church (Cape May), Cape May - 8:00pm

The Shuck @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 7:30pm

Auditions for Seussical at CDC Theatre @ CDC Theatre, Cranford - 7:00pm

Playhouse 22's Third-Thursday Play Reading Series @ Playhouse 22, East Brunswick - 7:30pm

West End Festival of the Arts- Opening Reception @ West End Arts Center, Long Branch - 6:00pm

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest @ Black Box PAC, Teaneck - 8:00pm

Brick City @ Premiere Stages at Kean University, Union - 8:00pm


FILM

New Jersey Film Festival @ Ruth Adams Building #001, New Brunswick - 6:00pm


KIDS

Crybaby Matinee: The Triplets of Belleville @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 11:00am

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