Category Archives: Events

WeSLAM Poetry Showcase!

From Emily Weitzman ’14:

That’s right. We’re back. WeSLAM is kicking off its second year at Wes with a showcase on the steps outside of Allbritton this Friday night (don’t worry, only from 8 to 9–still plenty of time to get on with your Friday night). Come watch dope poets spit sexy poetry, and find out what WeSLAM is all about. Whether you went to every slam last year, are interested in getting involved, or have no idea what slam is–we want y’all there.

NOTE: This is a showcase. NOT a “slam.” The difference is that there will be no scores at this event. No judges. No bullshit. Only words. And feelings. Come feel with us.

Invite everyone you know (especially freshman)! If you can’t make the showcase but want to get involved with WeSLAM, come to our general interest meeting on Sunday (9/18) at 2:30 in Usdan 110.

  • WHAT?: WeSLAM Poetry Showcase
  • WHEN?: Friday (TOMORROW), 9/16 @ 8-9pm
  • WHERE?: Outside of Allbritton

The Autism Culture War with speaker Ari Ne’eman

Come hear a lecture from Ari Ne’eman, President of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network and Member of the National Council on Disability. Ari’s talk will focus on the history of how autism has been approached in research, practice, and society at large, and the ways in which the national conversation on autism has developed distinctly from the wider disability rights movement. Among the themes to be explored will be the ethical and social issues surrounding societal approaches toautism, including the neurodiversity movement, the different narratives around autismin the parent and self-advocate communities, and the ways in which these narratives have shaped policy, for good and ill.
A Q & A session will follow the lecture.

**Dinner Will Be Provided**

Brought to you by Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights and Sign Language House; Sponsored by the Adelphic Educational Fund

Date:    Sept. 17
Time:   6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Place:  Judd 116

Want a Composting Bucket?

Meet Corey the Composting Guy Guilmette (C.G.)!Come to the Student Groups Fair this Friday between 2-5 and stop by the composting table (the one with all the blue buckets!). We will have buckets, magnets, stickers, and information about how composting works at Wesleyan. Last year we had nearly 200 residences on campus take part in the student composting program and we would love to make that number even bigger this year!

When: Friday, September 16th 2-5 pm
Where: Student Groups Fair (Tent in the Usdan Courtyard)
Cost: Its Free!

Create Your Own Creative Writing Workshop!

Starting on Monday, September 19th at 8 P.M., a weekly informal creative writing workshop will be held in the Shapiro Creative Writing Center Lounge (Allbritton 318). 

Bring anything you’re working on–fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism, etc. Bring ideas, prompts, questions, and your friends.

Come to the first meeting (Monday 9/19) to help shape the rest of the semester. Snacks will be served!

This event is sponsored by the Shapiro Creative Writing Center, Ford Fellows Anya Backlund and Katherine Mechling, and Shapiro Center/ Russell House Arts Fellow Barbara Fenig.

Date: Monday, September 19
Time: 8 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center Lounge (Allbritton 318)

* Share your work, eat some snacks, have a productive study break, free fun! *

Questions or ideas: email writingworks[at]wes[dot]edu.

Mid Autumn Festival Celebrations

Join the folks at Asian/Asian American House, Chinese House, Japanese Hall, Full House, Taiwanese Cultural Society, Hong Kong Students’ Association and Panda Club for a night of fun-filled activities and amazing food! Mid Autumn Festival is a traditional festival celebrated by many in Asia, and a key feature of the celebration is viewing the round moon and enjoying mooncakes. We will serve traditional (and delicious) mooncakes, Chinese tea, and delicious Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine! We will also host a lantern walk and a talk by Professor Xiaomiao Zhu of the Asian Languages and Literatures Department – all for free!

Tickets are available for collection – free of charge – at Usdan on Thursday 9/15 from 11am till 2pm, while stocks last!

Date:   Saturday, Sept. 17
Time:   6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Place:  Asian/Asian American House Front Lawn (107 High Street, behind Butt B)

Project Eye-To-Eye Information Session

Important message from Julie Platt ’12 from Project-Eye-To-Eye:


Or have experience working with students with Learning Disabilities/ADHD?

If the answer is yes, then we want you to become a mentor with Project Eye-To-Eye!

Project Eye-To-Eye is the only national mentoring program pairing kids with LD/ADHD college students. Using an art-based curriculum, we help children with LD/ADHD to value their own unique minds, build their self-esteem, and give them the skills to become self-advocates! This is a one of a kind program that works to empower young students who, for far too long, have been told they are “different” than other student, and in a larger sense, redefine the perception of what it means today to be labeled as LD. We will only be selecting a limited number of mentors, so if you are interested, please do not wait to get in touch with us.

GENERATIONALS @ Eclectic 2nite

Nathaniel Draper ’12 writes in to Wesleying:

Hey come on this is a concert come on!

Boonmee monkeys got you down? This Thursday night (tonight?!), latin jazz-stomp and world shoegaze aficionados GENERATIONALS come to the Electric house of rock n’ roll music to woo you with all sorts of THE BEST DAMNED SORTS OF INDIE ROCK HORN INFUSED DANCING SHIT OH MAN IT’S AWESOME, and in a sincere word of council I would be damned sure to be there if I were you.

Audition for Mao: The Musical – September 14, 16, 17

NOTE: Auditions for Mao: The Musical have been extended! Auditions will continue Friday, September 16th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the Chapel Basement, and on Saturday, September 17th from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM in the Music Studios Practice Rooms!

Submitted by the illustrious Alan Rodi ’12:

Auditions for Mao: The Musical are being held in the Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, September 14th from 6pm until 8pm. Please arrive with a song and be prepared to express yourself through movement.

A fictional love story set in the backdrop of the rise of Mao Zedong, Mao: The Musical follows Mei, a poor woman who lives alone, and two men who both court for her affections. All is disrupted, however, when Mao arrives.

Both a farce and a tragedy, this modern piece explores the cult following of Mao Zedong through music. A thesis production written and composed by Alan Rodi in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Departmental Honors in Music. The production is November 10th, 11th, and 12th.

Auditions will also be Friday September 16th from 6pm-8pm in the Chapel Basement, and on Saturday September 17th from 1pm-3pm in the Music Studios Practice Rooms!

  • Date: Wednesday, September 14; Friday, September 16; Saturday, September 17
  • Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM; 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Place: Memorial Chapel; Memorial Chapel Basement; Music Studios Practice Rooms
  • Facebook Group: Here!