Arts at Work: Creative Writing Alumni Day

May 4, 2023, 4:30 pm7:00 pm
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students


Event Description

Considering a career in the arts?

Share food and conversations with arts alumni who will discuss their experiences trying to make a go of it in the professional world. This is your opportunity to ask the questions you really want to ask as you try to figure out a career in the arts!

This session will feature an alumni talk and Q&A, followed by an informal networking reception. Free and open to all Princeton students.

This event is part of our Arts At Work Spring Series:

Arts At Work provides panels and workshops that offer practical, real-world advice to Princeton students and early-career alumni interested in establishing creative careers. 

Co-sponsored by the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Center for Career Development.

Moderated by Michael Dikeman, Lecturer in Creative Writing.

Speaker Bios

Adrienne Raphel '10 is the author of the nonfiction book Thinking Inside the Box: Adventures with Crosswords and the Puzzling People Who Can't Live Without Them (Penguin Press, 2020), and the poetry collections Our Dark Academia (Rescue Press, 2022) and What Was It For (Rescue Press, 2017). Her writing appears in publications such as the New York Times Book Review, the New Yorker, the Paris Review, and Poetry, among others. Raphel holds a Ph.D. from Harvard and an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and an AB from Princeton in English and creative writing. She is a lecturer in the Princeton Writing Program, teaches with the Berlin Writers' Workshop and serves as a mentor with the Periplus collective.

Blair Hurley '09 is the author of THE DEVOTED, which was longlisted for The Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize. Her second novel, MINOR PROPHETS, was published on April 18, 2023. Her work is published in New England Review, Electric Literature, The Georgia Review, Guernica, Paris Review Daily, West Branch and elsewhere. Her story The Telepathist was listed as a “Distinguished Story” in Best American Short Stories 2022. She is a Pushcart Prize winner and an ASME Fiction award finalist.

Charlotte Maher Levy '16 is a documentary television producer based in New York. Her recent projects include The Murdochs: Empire of Influence, RapCaviar Presents, and Giuliani: What Happened to America's Mayor? She is currently producing a new series for ESPN+ that will premiere in 2024. In her free time, Charlotte enjoys writing screenplays, and was a semi-finalist in the BlueCat Screenplay Competition.

Lydia Weintraub '18 has held various jobs in publishing and film & tv since graduating in 2018. She worked at the literary scouting firm Maria B. Campbell Associates, which advises Netflix and international publishers on which books to adapt for the screen or translate. Wanting to be closer to the creative process, she transitioned to assisting the award winning screenwriter, Lila Byock, on a number of different film & tv projects. She’s currently freelancing for the journalist Jennifer Vanderbes, editing for an online magazine, and writing a comedy about a 26-year-old who still lives with her parents (no resemblance, of course).