The English Majors’ Committee invites you to their annual Open Mic! This Friday, October 31st at 6 PM, Professor Lisa Cohen will read from her recent book All We Know: Three Lives. Hilton Als wanted to tell the world to read it minutes after he finished it, and you have the chance to hear it read to you this Friday. After Professor Cohen’s reading, the Russell House podium will be open to students. All are welcome to read, play music, or perform in any capacity. If you want to sign up to read, you can do so right here. There will be food, food for thought, and a good time to be had by all.
Time: 6 PM
Place: Russell House
From CFA staffer Andrew Chatfield:
“Hkeelee (Talk to Me)” is a personal and political exploration of family, memory, and what it means to be(come) American. Attempting to move her Lebanese grandmother into an assisted living facility in Washington, writer and solo performer Leila Buck ’99 unpacks a suitcase of belongings, along with unpredictable waves of memories and stories.
Moving between her grandmother and herself, each character struggling to understand what it is she must remember, Ms. Buck invites the audience to participate in her struggle to piece together the remnants of her history, and with it their own.
Weaving traditional storytelling with direct audience participation, “Hkeelee” is an interactive exploration of what we hold onto and what we let go, and how those choices come to shape who we are. This event is part of “Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan.”
Date: Wednesday, October 29
Time: 7-9 PM
Place: CFA Hall
From Emma Kemler ’15:
The Hispanic Literatures and Cultures Majors’ Committee Presents the Screening of: Precious Knowledge, a PBS documentary about Mexican-American studies and the fight for educational equity and justice in the U.S.
**Homemade snacks will be provided**
This is a great opportunity to meet HISP majors and chat about common interests.
Date: Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
Place: PAC 004
From Grace Herman-Holland ’15:
Audition for STARFALL, a senior directing thesis by Grace Herman-Holland.
Remember that one night you made eye contact with the singer of that one band you like and for a second you thought maybe ze was the one? What if you could make that dream come true?
An experiment in actor-audience relationships, STARFALL is the story of star-crossed lovers. And it’s also the story of that one band you like.
Come audition for our party!
From Savannah Turner ’16:
Thinking of becoming an AFAM major? Join us for an open house and illuminating conversations with AFAM faculty and majors!
Check out more about the major here
Place: Center for African American Studies (CAAS)
From Ronnie Alvarado ’15:
Interested in all things historical? Secretly want to nerd out by reading history papers? And then debate with people about those papers?Then join Historical Narratives! We’re Wesleyan’s peer-edited History journal, and we’re looking for new members!
Any Questions? Can’t make it, but want to join? Contact Laura Werle (lwerle@wes), Earl Lin (elin@wes), or Ronnie Alvarado (valvarado@wes) for more info.
Place: PAC 136
From Deborah Ko ’15:
We are privileged to bring you the voices and insights of our friends who have experienced the challenges and changes in North Korea firsthand. This is a unique chance to hear directly from North Koreans (through videos that address the audience) about life inside North Korea and what we can do to help. The Nomads from LiNK headquarters are coming this Tuesday, so come!!!
***There will be food from Typhoon!****
The event will be: 30-minute, live, multimedia presentation given by LiNK Nomads (our traveling representatives from LiNK), 10-minute Q&A, and information and involvement booth to carry on the conversation after the presentation
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 115
PSA from the Shapiro Creative Writing Center and Sofi Goode ’17:
“I heard a slight groan, and I knew it was the groan of mortal terror.
It was not a groan of pain or of grief—oh, no!—it was the low
stifled sound that arises from the bottom of the soul when overcharged
When it came to scary stories, Edgar Allen Poe knew what was up. But
do you? Bring your ghost stories, bring your creepy poetry! Get in
touch with that “mortal terror” for Halloween 2k14.
Treats will be provided. Costumes are encouraged. Hosted by the
Shapiro Creative Writing Center and Writer’s Block.
Date: Thursday, October 30th
Time: 6:30-9:00 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center, 167 High Street