Come hear about student forum ENG420: DIGITAL JOURNALISM, a semester-long course where we will focus on producing online content and developing our portfolio. This writing-intensive seminar will introduce students to a variety of forms, from the interview, to the profile, to data-based storytelling. We will be skyping with numerous alumni in the industry, and your work will have the opportunity to be published online via Method Magazine. Multi-media projects will be highly encouraged.
Sophia Jennings ’16 and Ben Romero ’16will be leading the student forum.
1990. USA. Dir: Paul Verhoeven. With Arnold Schwarzenegger. 113 min.
“If I am not me, then who the hell am I?” Upon discovering a chip has been implanted in his brain to create falsified memories, Arnie heads off to Mars to get to the bottom of an interplanetary conspiracy. The director of Starship Troopers and Robocop fashions another violent, funny, and surprisingly cerebral sci-fi action pic.
Halloween is close-ish, but people prepare for that way too soon anyway…MAGIC! Bring your spunk, identity, illusion, and/or (sexual?) fantasy! What makes you and the world around you magical? What illusions do we uphold or should we take down? Convey the supernatural connection between musicians and their audience!
That said…it’s loose. Come do whatever you want.
Signups are at 8, we’ll start at 8:30. Sets limited to 5 minutes If you really can’t make it at 8, text me and I’ll put you down.
Date: Wednesday, October 14 Time: 8-10PM Place: WestCo Cafe
Across time and culture, storytelling and oral tradition are an indelible element of humankind. Connect with your primordial self and tell a story at The Sloth’s first event of the year! The Sloth (based loosely off the group that wouldn’t let us use their name) provides a time and place where individuals can come together to share true stories from their life. We laugh, we cry, it’s all very cathartic.
Seeing as the month of Spooktober is well upon us, the theme of the night will be MONSTERS Feel free to interpret the theme any way you’d like – tell a story about the monsters under your bed or the ones peeking through closet doors; monsters from your past you’ve overcome and those you struggle to defeat. Monsters can be living or dead, and some of the scariest are nowhere at all—save for your head. Stories can be happy, sad, funny, ominous: all emotions are valid.
If you’d like to tell a story at The Sloth, please email wesloth[at]gmail[dot]com with a 200 word-ish pitch of your story by WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 at 11:59 PM. Stories should aim to be about 5 minutes long.
There is room for 7 STORYTELLERS to tell their stories SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 in the WESTCO CAFE. Whether you tell a story or not, come out to the event and remind yourself of the importance of never judging your peers – you never know what they’ve gone through, but you might find out a little at The Sloth! Learn, share, & listen with us.
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, October 14 at 11:59 PM
Stethoscope Press, Wesleyan’s student-run press, is open for submissions! Stethoscope loves to publish creative, long-form texts: In the past, we’ve published an illustrated guide to the birds of Connecticut, a graphic novel, a collection of short stories and collages, a multimedia memoir, and a novella. This is a year-long commitment that enables you to work one-on-one with an editor from October through late April, as well as workshop your book with the entire press. Writers will also be responsible for the design of their book with the help of Stethoscope’s design editor.
Interested? To apply, please send us a Word document with:
1) Name, major, year, and any past writing experience.
2) A one-page proposal describing your idea for a book. The proposal should be as detailed as possible–please include what you want to do, literary influences, and any other related thoughts. Please also include a couple sentences on why you feel Stethoscope is the best fit for your project. Your book may change over time, but it is important for us to get a sense of your thought process and creative interests.
3) Please also send us 6-8 pages of writing that relates to your proposal or showcases your strengths. Feel free to send one piece or several excerpts.
If you have any questions, contact Rebecca Brill at rebrill[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.