An Evening with U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

Please join us for a reception to honor U.S. Poet Laureate and Princeton Professor Tracy K. Smith

Thursday June 28 | 6:30 - 8:30p.m.
Cosmos Club, Members Dining Room
2121 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Please join the Princeton Club of Washington for an enchanting evening with Tracy K. Smith, the 22nd U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winning author of Life on Mars.  After her undergraduate work at Harvard, Smith earned her MFA at Columbia before serving as a Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University.  She is currently the Roger S. Berlind '52 Professor in the Humanities, and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.

"[H]er work travels the world and takes on its voices; brings history and memory to life; calls on the power of literature as well as science, religion and pop culture.  With directness and deftness, she contends with the heavens or plumbs our inner depths -- all to better understand what makes us most human."
-Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden describing Smith's writing

Smith will deliver a short reading from her beautiful poetry and address the audience, discussing her inspiring and extraordinary career path including her current responsibilities as U.S. Poet Laureate.

All alumni, students, and family members are welcome!

Light fare and beverages provided.
Price: $35 for PCW members, $50 for non-members.

Free Admission for Young Alumni
Classes of 2016-2017:
 Sign up for a free PCW membership, then RSVP below for a free ticket
Classes of of 2013-2015: PCW members can RSVP below for free.  Non-members, email your name and class year to to sign up 

Space is limited, so sign up now!

Cosmos Club Dress Code:  For men, jackets (but not ties) are required in the Dining Room with collared, long-sleeved, tucked-in shirts and dress slacks.  For women, dresses, suits, skirts, or dress slacks with jackets or tops of equivalent formality are appropriate.  Military uniforms and national dress of equivalent formality are also acceptable.  The Cosmos Club requests that guests refrain from wearing jeans, denim, T-shirts, and athletic clothing and footwear.  Please don't forget to wear orange and black!

We look forward to seeing you!