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Need Something To Do? Come to the Wesleyan Writers Conference

Writers from around the world  gather at Wesleyan for the Wesleyan Writers Conference (June 14th to June 17th and One-day Program June 16th).  Come and start a new writing project, improve a piece you wrote this semester, network with major writers, editors, publishers, and agents.

Award-winning faculty and guest speakers include:

  • Wells Tower ’96, New York Times best-selling author
  • William Finnegan, New Yorker journalist
  • Amy Bloom ’75, author and Wesleyan’s Kim-Frank Family University Writer-in-Residence
  • Roxana Robinson, award-winning fiction writer whose novel Cost was selected by the Washington Post as one of the five best novels
  • Honor Moore, poet and memoirist
  • Lis Harris, journalist and New Yorker writer
  • Johnny Temple ’88, Akashic Books publisher
  • along with more than 20 writers, top-ranking agents and editors, and others

More information about the Wesleyan Writers Conference.

To register, please visit this site.

Contact:  Anne Greene, Director, Wesleyan Writers Conference 860-685-3604/ agreene(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Writing Workshop Closes May 14

The Writing Workshop will stay open through the evening of Monday, May 14th. At 11 PM on Monday night, we close our doors for the year.

Happy last day of classes, everyone! Enjoy the day. Savor the knowledge that tomorrow when you wake up you have spring fling to look forward to, not chemistry. But keep in mind that this is just the eye of the storm: before you know it, reading “week” will have passed and finals will be upon us.

For all you out there trying to pretend this isn’t so: finals start on Tuesday, May 15. That’s less than one week away. Luckily, the Writing Workshop is sticking with you right up until the last possible moment!

As of right now, all remaining appointments are booked. But don’t fret! You can still visit the drop-in office (Olin Room 106) from 7-11 PM tonight, Thursday (why yes, we are open on spring fling!), Sunday, or Monday. Though, we advise you get there closer to 7 if you want to guarantee a meeting.

This is your last chance to have an experienced, professional, meticulous, delightful tutor look over that final paper before you hand it in! Don’t miss out!

A Reading By Winners of Wesleyan’s 2012 Writing Prizes

The 2012 writing prizes student winners will read from their work at the Russell House on Wednesday, May 9th.
  • Corey Dethier ’12
  • Katherine Gibbel ’15
  • Aditi Kini ’13
  • Marina Reza ’13
  • Anna Swartz ’13

Date: Wednesday, May 9
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: The Russell House (350 High Street)

* A reception will follow the reading. *
For more information, please visit The Russell House Prose and Poetry Series.

Study with the Writing Programs Fellows!

Come study with the Writing Programs Fellows!

Discuss ideas for an upcoming final assignment, edit a draft of a paper, or review a professor’s comments on completed work.

Snacks will be served!

  • Date: Monday, May 7th
  • Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Place: Shapiro Center Lounge (Allbritton 318)

Sponsored by Writing at Wesleyan and the Shapiro Creative Writing Center

Amy Bloom’s Under the Hood: Car Talk for All Bodies, All Parts

Amy Bloom, Kim-Frank University Writer in Residence, is hosting Under the Hood: Car Talk for All Bodies, All Parts TONIGHT with Mary Jane Minkin M.D.

You’ve got questions, they’ve got answers! This event brings together two women who are not afraid to talk about anything– from hormones to homoerotism & from partners to pelvic exams… you name it, they know it!

Bloom and Minkin are both well known authors who have appeared on NPR talking about the inner and the outer lives of people and relationships.

Bring your questions!

Date: Tonight (Monday, April 23)
Time: 7 PM
Place: Shanklin 107

Writing At Wesleyan Presents Poet CA Conrad

Come to Russell House this Wednesday to see poet CA Conrad.

CA Conrad is the recipient of The Gil Ott Book Award for The Book of Frank (Chax Press, 2009) and is a 2011 Pew Fellow in the Arts.  He is also the author of A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon: New (Soma)tics (Wave Books, 2012), The Book of Frank (Wave Books, 2010), Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), (Soma)tic Midge (Faux Press, 2008), and Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006).

  • Date: Wednesday, April 25
  • Time: 8 p.m.
  • Place: Russell House (350 High Street)

* A book signing and reception will follow the reading. *

For more information, please visit The Russell House Prose and Poetry Series.

Sandwiches at the Wesleyan Farmers Market

From Will Levitt ’12 and Damiano Marchetti ’12:

 This week, we bring you a sandwich with beet tzatziki, fresh fennel and feta cheese on Hartford Baking Co.’s ciabatta.

See you there!


Damiano + Will

When: Tomorrow, 4/18,
Time: 12 pm – 1 pm
Where: Wesleyan Farmers Market, Usdan Courtyard
Cost: $6, cash only