Salon on Stockton: A Little Literary Festival in Princeton Held April 13-14

Salon on Stockton: A Little Literary Festival begin Friday, April 13 and continues Saturday, April 14.For the third year, Morven Museum & Garden will join with the Center of Theological Inquiry to present the literary festival. 

In the intimate setting of CTI’s Luce Hall, the two institutions bring together celebrated authors to talk about their published novels, historical non-fiction, and journalistic work. The overarching theme around the 2018 Salon is that of Migration. Tickets are $10 per session; $30 for an all-day pass. Click here to reserve.

Friday, April 13, 2018, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

We welcome you to join us at Morven for a meet-the-authors reception and an informal panel titled “Covering War: Journalists in Conversation” with two of our salon authors, Neal Ascherson and Christopher Dickey, as well as the veteran journalist Stanley Cloud, the former Saigon and White House Bureau Chief at TimeReception tickets are $50 and include an all-day pass for Saturday, April 14. 

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Ticket Options

Friday, April 13: Meet-the-authors reception AND all-day pass (good for all four author events on Saturday) – $50

Saturday, April 14: all-day pass (good for all four author sessions on Saturday) – $30

Single author pass (good for one session) – $10 each

2018 Salon on Stockton Authors and Schedule:

Sally Magnusson

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Scottish author and BBC journalist Sally Magnusson will discuss, with CTI Director, Will Storrar, her first work of fiction about the 17th century Icelandic slave raids by Algerian corsairs. Sally regularly reports for the BBC on world affairs. She was recently named Scotswoman of the Year by The Evening Times. Sally will, once again, serve as the discussion facilitator with the other authors.

Christopher Dickey

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Award-winning author Christopher Dickey is the Paris-based world news editor for The Daily Beast. Previously he worked for The Daily Beast and Newsweek as Paris Bureau Chief and Middle East Editor, and before that for The Washington Post as Cairo Bureau Chief and Central America Bureau Chief. Chris reports regularly on war-torn Syria and Iraq and appears as a commentator on CNN and MSNBC. He is the author of six books of nonfiction, including Our Man in Charleston, and two novels.

12:30 – 1:30 PM – Lunch

For those who wish to take advantage, a box lunch provided by Jammin’ Crepes can be pre-ordered for $12 and will be served across the street in the Garden Room at Morven. Please order by April 10.

  • Chicken Salad wrap
  • Pesto Veggie wrap
  • Ham & Cheese wrap
  • each accompanied by a cookie, apple & bag of chips

Lynne Olson

1:30 – 2:30 PM

New York Times bestselling author, historian and journalist Lynne Olson has written a multitude of books about World War II including her latest, Last Hope Island, which focuses on the governments, citizens, and military that migrated to London while their countries were under Nazi occupation. Lynne is a former a White House Bureau Chief and has worked as a reporter for the AP stationed in Moscow.

Neal Ascherson

3:00 – 4:00 PM

British-based journalist and author Neal Ascherson is an expert on Poland and Eastern Europe, the author of a range of nonfiction works, and is currently a visiting professor at University College London. He has just written his first novel, The Death of the Fronsac, a tale of intrigue and identity set mostly during World War II. Neal writes regularly for The Guardian.

At the conclusion of Neal Ascherson’s session, all the authors, led by Will and Sally, will come together for a group conversation.

For general questions about the Salon on Stockton, please contact Dr. Will Storrar at or 609.683.4797. For ticketing questions, please contact Morven Development Associate Kimmy Kolvites at 609.924.8144 ext. 113 or