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Words and Places: A Literary Tour and Walking Workshop

November 22, 2019 · 2:00 pm-3:30 pm · Nassau Hall

Humanities Council; Princeton Writes; Historical Society of Princeton
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Class of 1917.

How do the environment and literature of Princeton connect with each other? This guided tour will intersperse historic sites with readings from Princeton-related literature. Leaders will represent Princeton Writes, an initiative that nurtures and celebrates non-academic writing among staff, students, and faculty at Princeton University, as well as the Historical Society of Princeton. The tour will stop at sites on campus that are linked with historic literature or writers who have lived and worked at the University, such as the former train stop that F. Scott Fitzgerald described in This Side of Paradise. Participants are encouraged to bring notebooks, pens, and gloves for warmth, in order to free-write during the tour whenever inspiration hits. Afterwards, all participants are invited to send their pieces to Princeton Writes, which will feature a selection on its website. Open to the public. Registration here is preferred, though not essential, and participants should assemble in front of the main entrance to Nassau Hall no later than 2:00 pm.

This event is part of the Being Human Festival 2019 of the Humanities Council.

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