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Writing At Wesleyan Presents Author Sam Lipsyte

Come to Russell House this Wednesday to see author Sam Lipsyte. 

Sam Lipsyte is a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow and the author of the story collection Venus Drive and three novels: The Ask (a New York Times Notable Book), The Subject Steve, and Home Land (a New York Times Notable Book and winner of the first annual Believer Book Award). Lipsyte’s fiction has appeared in The New YorkerHarper’sThe Paris ReviewThe Quarterly, Tin House, NOON, and The Best American Short Stories, among other places. He lives in New York and teaches at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.

  • Date: Wednesday, April 18
  •  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.

Congratulations COL Fiction Contest Winners!

Here’s the list of this year’s COL Fiction Contest winners:

(for the best story submitted by a Wesleyan student )

Amy Block
,   for  “The End of Anything”
Taylor Steele,   for  “Legacy”

HONORABLE MENTION:    Laura Bliss, “Sunset Bridge is Falling Down”   –    Patrick Cline,  “Tallow”    –   Tess Crain,  “Kudzu”    –    Rachel Goodman, “It’s Not Easy”   –  William Miller, “A King of Infinite Space”   –    Zachary Valenti, “Blood Brothers”    

(for the best story submitted by a junior)

Piers Gelly,   for  “Two Deaths”
Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn,   for  “Metro”

Cassandra Celestin, “Cora”   –   Cameron Couch, “Gullible”  –  Peter Myers, “On the Road Home”  –  Alex Wilkinson, “Asylum” –  Glenn Stowell, “Across Their Path”  –  Kyra Sutton,”Neck Sugar”   

(for the best story submitted by a sophomore)  

Matthew Amylon,   for The New Girl”

Adam Bresgi, “This Is Not Art”    Elizabeth Deatrick, “Rockfish”  –  Sade Jack, “Whatever Happened to Baby Rose?”    Lauren Nadler, The Bogeyman’s a Star”    Christina Norris,“Low Point”  –  Nicole Okai, “The White Picket Fence”   

Game Night at The Shapiro Creative Writing Center

From the writing programs:

Come and play word-related games at the Shapiro Creative Writing Center!
Snacks will be served!
Date: Monday, April 16th
Time: 4:30 P.M.
Place: The Shapiro Creative Writing Center Event Room (Allbritton 311)Sponsored by the Shapiro Creative Writing Center and Writing At Wesleyan.

WesFest: Meet and Greet with Student Publications!

Writing At Wesleyan and the Shapiro Creative Writing Center will host a meet and greet with members of Wesleyan’s student publications.

Come and learn about all of the exciting writing opportunities and outlets on campus. Professor Anne Greene, Director of Writing Programs, and the Writing Programs Fellows will be available to speak about writing at Wesleyan.

Dessert from Fusion Bakery will be served.

Date: Saturday, April 14
Time: 1:30 to 2:30 PM
Place: The Shapiro Creative Writing Center (Allbritton 311)

Apply to be a Writing Tutor for 2012-2013!

If you’re an articulate writer, organized student, and all-around gregarious person looking for a job for next year, look no further! Apply to be a writing tutor!

The Writing Workshop is currently hiring Workshop Tutors, Course Tutors, and Writing Mentors for the Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 semesters.

Tutors will be compensated for one semester of work with a $400 stipend and 1 course credit in English. All tutors are trained in ENGL 491/2, the Ford Teaching Seminar, which meets on Tuesdays from 12-1 PM.

There are two steps in the application process:

  1. The pre-application form is due online on Monday, April 23 at 5 pm. This is a short form indicating your interest in applying for a position.
  2. The full application is due on Monday, April 30 at 5 pm. Applications are to be delivered to Professor Greene’s office (Downey House Room 207).

To learn more, visit our website. Please direct any questions to Ford Fellows Anya Backlund and Katherine Mechling (writingworks@wes or ext. 2440) or Professor Anne Greene (agreene@wes or ext. 3604).

GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL – (Re)imagining Post-Industrial Urbanity: Films of the Ruhr Area, Germany

Come and see three films from the Ruhrgebiet, a large post-industrial area in
western Germany. In an introductory session, Sina Nitzsche, Visiting Assistant
Professor of German at Oglethorpe University, and Kate Thorpe, Teagle Writing
Fellow at Wesleyan, will place these films in the context of the transformation
through art and image-making that the region is experiencing.

Friday, April 13, 2012:

7 PM Introduction

7:30 PM Bang Boom Bang a film by Peter Thorwart,

Saturday, April 14, 2012:

5 PM Losers and Winners, a documentary by Ulrike Franke and Michael Loeken,

7 PM Solino by Fatih Akin

All events will take place in Downey House 113.

The event is sponsored by the German Studies Department, Writing at Wesleyan, and the Goethe Institute Boston.

Dorothy Wickenden, Author and Executive Editor of The New Yorker, At Russell House

Come to Russell House this Wednesday to see Dorothy Wickenden, author and Executive Editor of The New Yorker

Dorothy Wickenden is the author of Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West, an acclaimed biography, family memoir, and portrait of the settling of the American West. She has been the executive editor of The New Yorker since 1996 and prior to that was an editor at Newsweek and at The New Republic. She edited The New Republic Reader: 80 Years of Opinion and Debate and is on the faculty of The Writers’ Institute at  CUNY’s Graduate Center. 

  • Date: Wednesday, April 11
  •  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.