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Writing Prize Winners read at Russell House

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Come see your peers speak from the same podium from which Mary Gaitskill, Ben Lerner, Yusef Komunyakaa, and many other greats once declaimed their works! Tomorrow, Wednesday May 7th, selected winners of writing prizes will read at Russell House at 8 p.m.

The speakers are:

Nell Schwed ’14, winner of the Boylan Award for nonfiction

Sarah Gerton ’15, winner of the Connelly Prize for nonfiction

Hanna Bahedry ’14, winner of the Horgan Prize for fiction

Gabrielle Bruney ’14, winner of the Wesleyan Fiction Award

Kayla Stoler ’14, winner of the Sarah Hannah Poetry Prize

Katherine Gibbel ’15, winner of the Sophie Reed Prize for poetry

Date: Wednesday, May 7
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Russell House, 350 High St.
Cost: $0

MPhil Symposium, “Joseph Stella: Artist Interrupted”

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Join us for a special presentation by 2014 MPhil candidate Richard Friswell. Friswell will discuss his thesis, American Futurist Painter, Joseph Stella, and the Decade 1913-1923: “An Artist Interrupted.” 

Italian-American Futurist painter, Joseph Stella (1887-1946), gained fame for his abstract depictions of Coney Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and the City of New York, among other early works. In the long trajectory of his career, he interacted with the giants of modern art, participated in the famous Armory Show of 1913, and the avant-garde cultural movement of pre-war New York. He remained torn between his attraction for the symbols of the modern city and a persistent longing for his native Italy. The period, 1913-1923 was the apogee of his career, after which he turned artistically to a profound exploration of his cultural roots and primal mysticism found in nature and faith. A great artist, Stella’s personal vision of the world would sadly and undeservedly marginalize him in the annals of 20th century art history.

Date: Tuesday, May 6
Time: 5:15 PM
Place: Usdan 108 (45 Wyllys Avenue)

Lunchbox Presents: Solomon’s Last Show

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Well, this is a conflict of interest…

Many French schools still have Wednesdays off. Many are changing this. “How can I explain to my son that he can’t watch cartoons on Tuesday nights anymore,” asked one disgruntled French mother, presumably in French.

You might not have Wednesday off but it is the last day of school.

So come see some sketch comedy! It’s my last show in college!

  • DATE?: Tomorrow (May 7th; the date is wrong on the poster!)
  • TIME?: 6PM
  • PLACE?: Nics Lounge

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You: The Wesleyan Thesis Films

Want to know where you can see all of the captivating movies in that trailer!?  John Ryan ’14  has the short and sweet answer. For a more detailed description, check out the event’s Facebook page.

5/9 – Digital Program #1
5/10 – 16mm
5/11 – Digital Program #2

All screenings start at 8PM but make sure to arrive early to get a
seat!

Check out the trailer!

Dates: May 9th, May 10th, and May 11th
Time: 8 PM
Location: Goldsmith Family Theater
Cost: $5