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Second Stage Presents: Weekend of Workshops ROUND 2!!!

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Second Stage Workshop Queen Maya Herbsman ’17 writes in:

Welcome to Weekend of Workshops Round 2!! This time around we are teaching a WHOLE BUNCH OF EXCITING NEW THINGS!!!!

This weekend we have workshops for DIRECTORS, ACTORS, PLAYWRIGHTS, STAGE MANAGERS, DESIGNERS (Costume, Set, Lights, Sound, EVERYTHING!), DRAMATURGS AND MORE! As always, all workshops will take place in the ’92 Theater and will last around an hour unless otherwise specified. We’re doing some amazing stuff this weekend, come check us out and email Maya Herbsman (mherbsman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) with any questions!

Click through the jump for the schedule and descriptions of each workshop:

EASY Wes Info Session!

From Ilana Newman ’18:

Do you like to Eat Allergy Safe and Yummy? Want ~ hot tips ~ for dining at Wes? Want to cook allergen-free meals with us? Interested yet?

EASY Wes is having its first info session! EASY Wes is dedicated to supporting students with any type of eating restriction. We’re here to help! Questions? Email us at EASYatWes[at]gmail[dot]com

Date: Friday September 29
Time: 8-8:30PM
Place: Fisk 208

Table Talk w/ Amy Bloom!

Hazem Fahmy ’17 writes in:

tabletalkCome to the Shapiro Center to celebrate writing in all shapes and forms. Drop by Table Talk to eat snacks, get feedback from Amy Bloom and praise, pity, and parse your writing and that of others. Bring a piece of writing, bring your brain, and bring your stomach. There will be snacks and cheese!

Date: Thursday, September 29
Time: 5-7 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center

Theory Certificate Presents: Capitalism and Planetary Crisis

theory_0929_moore_emailFrom Professor Matthew Garrett:

The rise of capitalism after 1450 marked a turning point in the history of humanity’s relation with the rest of nature. It was greater than any watershed since the rise of agriculture and the first cities. In relational terms, it was even greater than the rise of the steam engine. This history has assumed new salience in an era of runaway global warming and the Anthropocene narrative, which purports to explain the origins and prime movers behind such deepening planetary instability. In this talk, environmental historian Jason W. Moore explains why and how the early modern origins of capitalism, understood as a world-ecology of power, capital, and nature, have shaped the crises of the twenty-first century. Sponsored by the Certificate in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory.

Date: Thursday, September 29
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: Downey 113

Library Workshops for Senior Thesis and Essay Writers

From Olin Library:

The library is offering workshops for seniors writing a thesis or an essay. Topics include finding resources here and elsewhere, discovering specialized resources, interlibrary loans, reference services, EndNote, and more. Sessions will be offered on Monday 9/26, Tuesday 9/27, Wednesday 9/28, and Thursday 9/29 at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00 each day. No need to sign up ahead of time. Choose a date and time convenient for you and join a group for a 45 minute info session at Olin Library’s reference office. Attendees will be granted expanded interlibrary loan privileges.

Date: Monday, September 26 to Thursday, September 29
Time: 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM every day
Place: Olin Library, Reference Desk

Apply to be on the Green Fund!

wesleyangreenfundFrom The Wesleyan Green Fund:

Looking for a way to get involved in sustainability on campus? Want to support others in making their environmentally friendly dreams a reality? The Wesleyan Green Fund is accepting applications for new members until October 3rd! Email ieck[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with any questions.

Apply here.

Application deadline: Monday, October 3rd

 

8 to 8 is up again!

8-to-8-telephoneA very important message:

8 to 8 (the student run anonymous, confidential, listening service) is starting up for the semester. Call us anytime between 7pm-7am on weekdays or 7pm-10pm on Friday/Saturday at 860-685-7789 or chat with us through our website http://8-to-8.group.wesleyan.edu/ from 7pm-2am any night of the week. Our well-trained, committed, non-judgmental members are here to listen to your problems (or non problems). Please call us!

Seriously, 8 to 8 is awesome, and they’re there if you want to talk about anything at all. Call ’em! Beep ’em! Chat ’em thru the website!

The Writing Workshop is Officially Open for the Semester!

spongebob-essay-memeFrom Ford Fellow Gabe Borelli ’16:

Writing is hard. Sometimes we make mistakes. But whether you like it, love it, or hate it, writing is a part of life here at Wes. And sometimes it’s hard to get our ideas into just the shape we want them.

But fear not! Professor Meg Furniss Weisberg and I have just the solution! We’re excited to announce that the Writing Workshop has officially re-opened its doors as of Monday, September 12th.

At the Writing Workshop a staff of trained peer tutors is available to meet with you at every stage of the writing process. You can meet with a tutor to discuss ideas for an upcoming assignment, edit a rough draft of a paper, or review a professor’s comments on completed work. Everyone is welcome and all services are free. Make an appointment through your E-portfolio (click on “Writing Workshop”) or stop by during drop-in hours. One-on-one appointment slots last 45 minutes (though you do not have to use the whole time period), and all Workshop Tutors will be taking drop-in students in the event that there are un-booked appointments when you decide to drop in.

If you have any questions, please contact Ford Fellow Gabriel Borelli at (860) 685-2440 or writingworks(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

For the writing workshop’s fall schedule, click through: