Feeding the Arts: Dinner with Novelists Blair Hurley '09, Lillian Li '13 and Rachel Lyon '05

Date: 
October 12, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Thinking about a career in the arts?

Join us for conversation and a private dinner with Princeton alumni Blair Hurley '09, Lillian Li '13 and Rachel Lyon '05, who are all professional novelists.

The Office of Career Services and the Lewis Center for the Arts have teamed up to provide a series of dinner conversations with alumni working in the arts. Students will have the opportunity for an intimate, in-person dialogue with alums who have taken unique paths in pursuing their careers in the arts.

This event will include a public reading at Labyrinth Books followed by a private dinner at Chennai Chimney, which is limited to 15 students. Priority will be given to seniors. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Guest bios

Blair Hurley '09 (English, Certificate in Creative Writing) had her debut novel, The Devoted, released in August 2018 from W.W. Norton & Company. Her stories have been published in Ninth Letter, West Branch, Mid-American Review, Washington Square, Hayden's Ferry Review and elsewhere. She received a 2018 Pushcart Prize and scholarships from Bread Loaf and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.

Lillian Li '13 (English, Certificate in Creative Writing) is the author of the novel Number One Chinese Restaurant (Henry Holt and Co. 2018). Her work has been published in Guernica, Granta, Glimmer Train, Bon Appetit and Jezebel.

Rachel Lyon '05 (Art & Archeology) is the author of the novel Self-Portrait with a Boy (Scribner 2018). Her work has appeared in Joyland, Iowa Review, Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, and other publications. She teaches at the Sackett Street Writers Workshop, Catapult and elsewhere, and produces the weekly Writing/Thinking Prompts newsletter (tinyletter.com/rachellyon). She is cofounder of the reading series Ditmas Lit, in Brooklyn NY. Learn more at www.rachellyon.work.

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