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Table Talk with Amy Bloom

Courtesy of Zenzele Price ’18:

The semester is in full swing, and it’s time for the return of Table Talk with Amy Bloom! Bring all your plans (drafts, outlines, concepts, you name it!) for all things prose to workshop them with Amy Bloom and the Wesleyan writing community.

Free snacks, great people, and valuable critique! Don’t miss this chance to praise, pity, and parse your writing, or anyone else’s.

Come to chat, come to share, come to snack!

Date: Thursday, March 2nd
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Place: Shapiro Center (167 High St)
Facebook event: LINK

Urban Bush Women: “Walking with ‘Trane”

From Luisa Donovan ’18

Urban-Bush-WomenUrban Bush Women is visiting campus to engage students through movement workshops and a performance of their piece “Walking with ‘Trane.”

UBW, founded by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and based in Brooklyn, NY, uses dance as a performance and engagement tactic to tell untold and under-told stories of disenfranchised people. They use a woman-centered perspective of the African Diaspora to push their movement, both political and embodied, through the minds of their audiences.

This work explores themes of jazz culture, migration, and justice through the life and music of John Coltrane. Choreographed through and with his album, A Love Supreme, this work produces sound and movement as tools that emulate political turmoil and affect social change.

The show is ALMOST SOLD OUT so if you have not already, visit the box office or buy online at https://wesleyan.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1335&cid=165&r=5749b26db3744b6abeb61c07e89098d0.
$28 general public; $26 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students, youth under 18

At 7:15pm, prior to their 8pm performance, Luisa Donovan ’18 be leading a talk and discussion about her experience with the company and their Summer Leadership Institute- come by the Ring Family Performing Arts Hall to hang out and learn more.

Please feel free to reach out to lcdonovan@wesleyan.edu with any questions about the company, their performance, or their visit to campus.

Date: March 3rd

Time: 8pm

Place: CFA Theater

Cost: $6

Humanitarian Challenges Today: Migrants, Refugees & the International Community

From the Wesleyan Refugee Project and Engage

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Join Mark Storella, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, as he speaks about “Humanitarian Challenges Today: Migrants, Refugees, and the International Community.”

He will provide an insider and expert look at the U.S Department of State’s policies and actions on immigration and refugee resettlement, as well as the corresponding public national discourse.

Ambassador Storella oversees admission of refugees to the United States and refugee programming in the Near East and Asia regions. Prior to his current assignment, Ambassador Storella served as Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy Brussels, as the U.S. Ambassador to Zambia from 2010-2013, as the Senior Coordinator for Iraqi Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in Baghdad from 2009-2010, and as the Deputy Permanent Representative at the U.S. Mission in Geneva from 2006-2009.

https://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/bureau/259069.htm

Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/142764459576240/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1488159457127077

Date: March 2nd

Time: 7-9:30 pm

Place: PAC 001

Wesleyan University Orchestra Children’s Concert

From the CFAWESCFA

Children and families can learn about all the instruments of the orchestra and how they work together in a fun interactive musical exploration. The performance by the Wesleyan University Orchestra, under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, is followed by a multi-station musical instrument petting zoo—a great experience for all ages. Limited seating.

Date: March 4th

Time: 3pm

Place: Crowell Concert Hall

Cost: Free

Apply to be a Writing Tutor!

Gabriel Borelli writes in

If you love to read, write, and — most importantly — help 8f8f7d0fbc0155eea136160653d2f8d3others with their writing, apply to be a writing tutor this fall!

The Writing Workshop has begun soliciting applications for the Fall 2017 writing tutor positions. Apply now—the quick and easy pre-application form is available here (link: http://wesleyan.edu/writing/workshop/becometutor.html ) and is due by Friday, March 10th.

Tutors will be compensated for one semester of work with a $500 stipend and 1/2 course credit in the Writing Certificate. All tutors undergo a two-day intensive training session at the beginning of the fall semester, followed by check-in meetings on Tuesdays from 12-1 PM.

There are two steps in the application process:

1. The pre-application form. This is a short form indicating your interest in applying for a position.

2. The full application is due on Friday, March 10 at 5 pm. Applications are to be delivered to Ford Fellow Gabriel Borelli’s office (Downey House Room 103).

To learn more, visit our website. Please direct any questions to Ford Fellow Gabriel Borelli at writingworks@wesleyan.edu or Interim Director of Academic Writing Meg Furniss Weisberg at mweisberg@wesleyan.edu

 

Date: March 10th

Time: by 5pm

Place: Downey 103

Reading by Author Pankaj Mishra

1212CvrStry-PankajMishraQuinn Frenzel ’16 writes in:

The Wesleyan University Writing Programs is hosting a reading by Jacob Julien visiting writer Pankaj Mishra. Pankaj Mishra is the author of a novel, The Romantics, winner of the Los Angeles Time’s Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and several works of nonfiction. He is a regular contributor to Bloomberg View, The New York Review of Books, The Guardian, and The New Yorker. In 2014, he was awarded the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize in Nonfiction. His most recent books include From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia and Age of Anger: A History of The Present.

Date: Wednesday, March 1st
Time: 8-10pm
Place: Russell House

Urban Bush Women -“Walking with ‘Trane”

trane_eventFrom the CFA:

Urban Bush Women returns to Wesleyan with the Connecticut premiere of “Walking with ‘Trane” (2015), an ethereal investigation conjuring the essence of John Coltrane. Inspired by the musical life and spiritual journey of the famed jazz saxophonist, the work is choreographed by founder and Artistic Director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Associate Artistic Director Samantha Speis, and Dramaturg Talvin Wilks in collaboration with the company, and set to live music by composers George Caldwell and Philip White, inspired by Mr. Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” and other works.

There will be a pre-performance discussion at 7:15pm facilitated by Wesleyan DanceLink Fellowship recipient Luisa Donovan ’18.

Date: Friday, March 3rd
Time: 8pm
Place: CFA Theater

Artful Lunch Series: Rhea Higgins

WESCFARandi Plake writes in:

One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for a presentation by Rhea Higgins, Adjunct Professor of Art History at the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford about her favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection. Bring your bag lunch and enjoy homemade cookies and conversation following the talk.

Date: Thursday, March 2nd
Time: 12:10pm
Place: Alsop House Dining Room in the Davison Art Center

Film Series: The Conformist

1970. Italy/France/Germany. Dir: Bernardo Bertolucci. With Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli. 111 min.


A self-loathing fascist flunky opts to use his Parisian honeymoon as a pretext to assassinate his politically dissenting former professor – all in the name of normalcy. Bertolucci’s dense texturing and lusciously baroque style render this trenchant critique of servility in utterly cinematic terms.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Zero Days film screening

Zero Days, from director Alex Gibney, investigates the malware Stuxnet, which the US and Israel unleashed on an Iranian nuclear facility, and which spread beyond the intended target. The film is a startling look at the future of digital warfare.

Part of the ongoing AWARENESS 2017 Film Series.

Admission is free!

Date: Tuesday, February 28th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Center for Film Studies