From the Shapiro Creative Writing Center:
Award-winning poet Richard Blanco is coming to Wesleyan this semester for an exclusive masters class! Blanco’s works have focused on his heritage and identity as well as the impact of national tragedy. This series includes three 2.5 hour workshop-style classes with the inaugural poet, and one dinner after class.
The class is open to anyone who can commit to all three classes (September 23, October 28, and November 18). The course is not for credit, and has no additional cost. To apply, send a cover letter and sample of 3-4 poems to abloom[at]wesleyan[dot]edu. All applications must be submitted by SEPTEMBER 15, but the sooner the better! Take advantage of this chance to work closely with a professional poet.
Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 15
Applications are being accepted as they come in, so it’s best to get yours in as early as possible. The classes run from 6-8:30 p.m. each day. Click on the flyer if you wanna see the whole thing.
From Rebecca Brill ’16:
Stethoscope Press, Wesleyan’s only student run publishing press, is looking for a few more editors! As an editor, you will work one on one with a writer to create a beautifully published book by the end of the year. If you love the process of writing, editing, and designing, consider joining us for a rewarding and collaborative experience. In the past, we’ve published graphic novels, poem collections, novellas, memoirs, and short stories.
To apply, please send a 5-7 page writing sample to stethoscopepress[at]gmail[dot]com and a few sentences on why you’re applying and what kind of writing excites you. The deadline is Sunday, September 20 at 4pm.
Don’t hesitate to email Rebecca Brill (rebrill[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) with questions.
Deadline: Sunday, September 20 at 4 PM
Your first Fun Thing to do in Middletown, CT, this school year:
Middletown Mayor Daniel T. Drew and Wesleyan University’s Film Studies Department are pleased to announce that they are partnering to offer the first annual Mayoral Film Series in Middletown. The series will consist of three time-tested, classical gangster movies and will commence with a showing of The Maltese Falcon on August 22, 2015 followed by Angels with Dirty Faces, starring James Cagney, on August 29, 2015. The third and final film screening will be The Usual Suspects, on September 5, 2015. Films will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at the Film Department’s theater located at 301 Washington Terrace.
Mayor Drew personally selected these films. “These are among my favorite films and each is both entertaining and informative. I appreciate the Film Department opening their doors to the community and I look forward to seeing people at the screenings.”
Jeanine Basinger, Corwin-Fuller Professor of Film Studies and founder of the film department at Wesleyan says, “We’re all delighted to work with the Mayor on this series. He is definitely a movie lover! All these films are crowd pleasers and the Mayor made great choices. It’s a pleasure for all of us at the Center for Film Studies to be able to present these films for the community.”
Admission is free, with a requested donation of $5 per person to benefit the Buttonwood Tree.
Screening Dates: Saturday, August 22; Saturday, August 29; and Saturday, September 5
Time: 7:30-10 PM
Place: Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies
Cost: Free, with a suggested donation of $5 for the Buttonwood Tree