Saturday, November 2, 2019

Featuring Zadie Smith, in conversation with Deana Lawson

Limited tickets are available

6:00 PM – Zadie Smith, in conversation with Deana Lawson – Nassau Presbyterian Church

7:15 PM – Cocktails, Auction and Dinner* – Princeton Public Library

This year’s Benefit features Zadie Smith, prize-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty. Heralded as “one of Britain’s finest younger writers,” Zadie Smith is “endlessly fascinating” and has “an astonishing intellect.” She is also “one of the English-speaking world’s best chroniclers of race, class, and identity in urban confines.”

Ms. Smith will be interviewed by notable photographer and Princeton University professor, Deana Lawson. Their recent collaboration combines images by Ms. Lawson and essays by Ms. Smith to give a raw and bold look at modern life. Join us for a lively discussion; both Ms. Smith and Professor Lawson are leaders in a shift of art and culture.

*Family-style dining catered by elements Restaurant. Dessert by Jammin’ Crêpes.

Many exciting Evenings and silent auction items have already been confirmed!

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2018 Beyond Words Benefit–in photos

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Benefit Committee 2019


Audrey & David Egger
Honorary Co-Chairs

Helen Heintz

Jim Hecht
Interim Executive Director

Jimi Ayodele
Andrea Bradley
Sally Branon
Julie Cho
Karen Ehee
Dawn Frost
Melissa Grzymala
Michael Hall
Peter Ham
Veronika Häusle-Kalabacos
Beth Heaney
Rupert Hinton
Nicky Katz
Seva Kramer
Beth Leman
Erin Metro
Patricia Meyer
Dana Molina
Eric Monberg
Jane Nieman
Stephanie Oster
Tim Quinn
Dina Shaw
Yamile Slebi
Christa Smith
Melanie Stein
Richard Trenner
Pam Wakefield
Wendy Wilton
Karen Zemble

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