Category Archives: Events

Table Talk with Amy Bloom


PSA from The Shapiro Creative Writing Center:

Have a story, a screenplay, a paper, a script that you want to workshop? Luckily for you, Amy Bloom is coming back one last time to talk all things prose!

Free snacks, awesome people, and the chance to praise, pity, and parse your writing, or anyone else’s. Don’t miss it!

Date: Thursday, November 20th
Time: 5-7 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center, 167 High Street


Second Stage Presents: NIGHTMARE

1621688_10204441686269639_753365892699282222_nFrom Russell Goldman ’17:

This is a stage adaptation of THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. But this isn’t totally the NIGHTMARE you remember.

Presented by Second Stage. Pick up your free tickets at the box office the day of performance.

Adapted and Directed by Russell Goldman
Music Director: Jacob Feder
Technical Director: Ian Carr
Stage Manager: Kayla Schlenz
Asst. Director: Jamie Ember
Asst. Stage Manager: Celina Bernstein

Dan Maxx Bachman
Susannah Clark
Anthony Dean
Marina King
Michael Matthews
Peetie McCook
Will McGhee
Alissa Myer
Nicolas de Soto-Foley
Elli Scharlin
Mitchell Stone
Zoë Thrasher

Dates: Thursday, November 20 through Saturday, November 22
Times: Thursday and Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 9 PM
Place: ’92 Theatre
Facebook event here.

Pitch Party with Amy Bloom and Betsy Traube

10435614_735306233210637_2088184347111755099_nFrom the folks at the Shapiro Creative Writing Center:

Interested in film or television and want to learn to pitch like a pro? Professors Amy Bloom and Betsy Traube will be hosting a pitching workshop and competition at the Shapiro Center!

The competition will allow groups of up to three people to pitch a concept for 2 minutes. The winning team will receive resources to produce their project: a workshop session with screenwriter’s lounge, one weekend of gear access, and $100 in production funding!

Groups MUST SIGN UP PRIOR TO EVENT in order participate in the competition. In order to do so, please fill out this Google Form here. Again, if you don’t sign up before the Pitch Party, you CANNOT COMPETE, though all are welcome to come get tips and listen to others.

Don’t miss an awesome chance to learn this crucial skill from industry professionals! Hosted by the Shapiro Creative Writing Center and Screenwriter’s Lounge.

Date: Thursday, November 20
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center, 167 High Street

Artist’s Talk: Victorious Secret: Elite Olympic Champions as Dancing Bikini Girls

Victorious-Secret-image-300x272From Library Assistant Jennifer Hadley:

Please join us for the opening of Victorious Secret: Elite Olympic Champions as Dancing Bikini Girls by Angela S. Lorenz. This series of three mosaic triptychs is based on the famous mosaics on the floor of an ancient Roman villa in Piazza Armerina, Sicily, from 300 AD. The mosaics are often interpreted as “dancing bikini girls,” but Angela Lorenz reclaims them as the elite athletes they really were.

At the open house following the artist’s talk, more than twenty of Lorenz’s artist’s books will be on display. Victorious Secret commemorates the 40th anniversary of Title IX.

Victorious Secret is on display in the lobby of Olin Library through the end of the semester.

Sponsored by the Friends of Wesleyan Library, the Office of Equity & Inclusion, the Athletics Department, and Special Collections & Archives.

Date: Wednesday, November 19
Time: 4:15-6 PM
Place: Smith ReadingRoom, 1st floor Olin Library

The Redprint: Episode II


From Olayinka Lawal ’15:

The ultimate crash course on taking advantage of Wesleyan! Need to know what resources are available to you on campus? Get ahead quickly and efficiently…from internships, to fellowships, to abroad opportunities and beyond.

This is a program for everyone! Be there!

Date: Today
Time: 5:30PM
Place: PAC001