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Patrick Phillips reads at Russell House

From Quinn Frenzel ’16:author

On Wednesday at Russell House, the Wesleyan English Department will host a reading by poet and writer Patrick Phillips. Phillips’ first book of nonfiction, Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America, was published by W. W. Norton in September of 2016. His third collection of poems, Elegy for a Broken Machine (Knopf, 2015), was a finalist for the National Book Award. A recent Guggenheim and NEA Fellow, Phillips has published in many venues, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Poetry, Ploughshares, and The Nation. He is translator of the Danish poet Henrik Nordbrandt’s, When We Leave Each Other: Selected Poems. Phillips lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Drew University.

For more information, contact Valda Ramdial at (860) 685-3613 or vramdial[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 8pm
Place: Russell House

Wesleyan Hunger Banquet

screen_shot_2015-10-22_at_11-46-57_amFred Ayres ’17 writes in:

How many times have you heard the phrase, “I’m starving!” before going to eat dinner at Usdan? Is that what hunger really looks like? What about on a global scale?
Are you ready to find out?

Join us for a Hunger Banquet sponsored by the Hunger and Homelessness Program, and the Interfaith Council!

A Hunger Banquet is an interactive simulation of global inequality related to food, hunger, and income. Attendees will share a meal and participate in a discussion facilitated by fellow Wesleyan students.

Tickets or non-perishable items are required for admittance. Tickets will be available for a minimum $2 donation at Usdan during lunch on 10/27, 10/31, 11/1, and 11/2. You can also RSVP on Facebook.

Will you be one of the lucky ones? Or will you leave hungry?

Date: Wednesday, November 2
Time: 5:00-6:30 PM
Place: Albritton 311
Cost: $2+ donation or non-perishable items