Category Archives: Events

Aporia!

aporiawesleyingphotoFrom Sara Eismont ’18:

In ancient Greece, the wise-talking Protaginus travels to Athens to trick wealthy patrons out of their money, only to fall for the wrong girl and become embroiled in an epic (rap)battle of rhetoric in the process. This wry, musical throwback explores competing theories of philosophy that we still debate in 2016, indulging in a kickline or two along the way.

Sunday, November 20 in the Alpha Delta Phi Greene Room
Show One: 2-4pm
Show Two: 5-7pm

Written by: Zachariah Ezer ’17 and Eli Maskin ’17
Directed by: Miranda Hoyt-Disick ’19
Stage Managed by: Sara Eismont ’18 and Andrew Logan ’18

Our talented cast has been working incredibly hard all semester to bring this original musical to life. We can’t wait to see you there!

Here is the Facebook event!

Date: Sunday, November 20
Time: 2-4PM and 5-7PM
Place: Alpha Delta Phi (185 High St)

On Resurrection: The Grand Poetry Slam ft. Paul Tran

paultranWeSlam writes in:

It’s that time of year…

Thanksgiving is almost upon us; we are dreading the imminent celebration of colonial genocide. We are pre-stressed about finals stress. On a more somber note, we are devastated as a community by the hatred shown by our fellow countrymen and the failure of our political system.

What an apt time for a poetry slam.

The 10 poets performing on the Grand Slam stage are but a small sliver of the fantastic artists we have had come and go from our spaces. The top 5 scoring poets from this night will form the traveling competitive team which will represent Wesleyan at national intercollegiate slams.

WeSlam is also honored to bring Paul Tran to our stage as our feature poet.

About Paul:
Paul Tran is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net-nominated poet and historian. They won “Best Poet,” “Pushing the Art Forward,” and “The Torchbearers Award” at the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI). In 2015, they became the first Asian American in almost 20 years to represent the Nuyorican Poets Cafe at the National Poetry Slam (NPS) and Individual World Poetry Slam (IWPS), where they ranked Top 10. In 2016, they were the first Asian American to represent Brooklyn at NPS, where they ranked Top 5. Paul is working on their first book. The manuscript examines intergenerational trauma, sexual violence, and U.S. empire after the Fall of Saigon in 1975.They live in New York City, where they are the Poet-in-Residence at Urban Word NYC and Poetry Editor at The Offing. Read more about Paul on their site.

We are also thrilled to have the support of the Asian American Student Collective, the English and American Studies Departments, and the College of East Asian Studies in bringing Paul to campus.

**Paul will also be teaching a writing workshop at 4PM the day of the slam in the Shapiro Creative Writing Center**

Find more information and updates on the FB event.

Date: Saturday, November 19
Time: 7-9PM
Place: Music House (200 High St.)

The Women’s Bandura Ensemble of North America

bandura_2016_eventCome see this performance:

The Women’s Bandura Ensemble of North America features 20 musicians who perform traditional Ukrainian songs and accompany themselves on the bandura, a 55-string instrument whose tone is often described as a blend of the piano and the harp.

Date: Saturday, November 19
Time: 6PM
Place: Memorial Chapel