Monday, June 11, 2018

Award-winning Japanese Poet to Read at Princeton Public Library as Part of Princeton Festival

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Mari Kashiwagi

WHEN: Sunday, June 17, opens with a light brunch at 11:30 am, to be followed at 12 noon by the reading and discussion with Ms. Kashiwagi and her translator Takako Lento
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton
More information is available HERE

Mari Kashiwagi, an award-winning poet, is coming from Japan to give a reading of her “Butterfly” poems inspired by this month’s Princeton Festival production of  Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.

The event, co-sponsored by the Festival, the Festival Guild, and the Library.

“We are delighted that this internationally known poet has agreed to give a reading as part of this year’s Festival,” said Richard Tang Yuk, Artistic and Executive Director. “It is a tribute to the power and universal appeal of Puccini’s wonderful opera that it inspired her spare and evocative “Butterfly” poems, and we’re eagerly anticipating her insights.”

Madama Butterfly

WHEN: Saturday, June 16, at 7:30 pm. There will be two more performances on Sunday, June 24 and Sunday, July 1, both at 3 pm
WHERE: Matthews Theatre, McCarter Theatre Centre, 91 University Place, Princeton
For ticket information and a listing of all Princeton Festival events, visit, or call 609.258.ARTS (2787).

In-depth information on the opera is available HERE.