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Personal Limits: A Series on Personal Writing, #2

Monica Huerta, English, American Studies; Lili Loofbourow, writer

November 11, 2021 · 6:00 pm · Livestream

Labyrinth Books; Princeton Public Library; Lewis Center for the Arts; Humanities Council; Department of English

Monica Huerta (English, American Studies), author of Magical Habits, will host Personal Limits, a conversation series with critics, authors, and poets about contemporary experiments in personal writing amid overlapping crises.

In this second session, Huerta will speak with Lili Loofbourow, a staff writer at Slate.

Huerta’s forthcoming book is The Unintended: Photography, Property, and the Aesthetics of Racial Capitalism. Loofbourow’s work is featured in Best American Essays 2019. She is the recipient of the Virginia Quarterly Review’s prize for creative nonfiction for The Male Glance in 2018 and for Bull Shipping in 2015. She has written for The NYReview of Books, The NYTimes Magazine, The Guardian, and many other prominent publications. A book of her creative nonfiction essays is forthcoming.

You can register for the livestream here.

Personal Limits is a collaboration among Labyrinth Books, the Princeton Public Library, and Princeton University’s Humanities Council, Lewis Center for the Arts, and English Department.


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November 11, 2021 at 6 pm
Lili Loofbourow, staff writer at Slate

December 8, 2021 at 6 pm
Dan-el Padilla Peralta, author of Undocumented

February 9, 2022 at 6 pm
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March 30, 2022 at 6 pm
Yomaira Figueroa-Vázquez, author of Decolonizing Diasporas, and Tao Leigh Goffe, founder of Dark Laboratory

April 8, 2022 at 6 pm
Namwali Serpell, author of The Old Drift

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