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Audition for Family Frenzy


The ever-cozmopolitan Coz Deicke ’15 wants you to audition for his new show becoz you’re talented and stuff:

Family Frenzy is a developing play focused on the dynamics and conflict of the contemporary family. The play will explore fun questions like: What do you do when your arch-nemesis is also your aunt? What fills the generation gap? Are Bloody Marys thicker than water? What wins out: nature, nurture, or neglect?

Auditions will be held in the East Room of the Theater Studios on Wednesday, November 20th, 4:30-7 pm and on Thursday, November 21st, 4:30-7 pm.

Actors of all ages and types are encouraged to audition! Cold reads will be provided but 1-2 minute monologues are more than welcome! No experience is necessary. If you can’t make the audition times and are interested, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Questions? Email cdeicke(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, mherbsman(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, or mtreuhaftali(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Dates: Wednesday, November 20th and Thursday, November 21st
Time: 4:30-7pm
Place: East Room
Facebook: cozbook; facecoz?

Submit to The Shapes We Make


Lily Myers ’15 and Kate Weiner ‘15 want your writing nomnomnom:

Want to share your beautiful poems, essays, and art on feminist issues? The Shapes We Make is a brand-new blog dedicated to cultivating compassion and empowerment for everyone. We would love to feature your work! Please send submissions to lmyers[at]wesleyan[dot]edu and kweiner[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
And be sure to check out the blog!


Recycle the Sun: A Q&A With E. Oks

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If you haven’t heard Evan Okun ’13’s, otherwise known as E. Oks, new album Back Up, Black Out, you’re seriously depriving yourself. Available for free on his Bandcamp, Okun’s album encapsulates his outlook on life with smooth rhymes atop a soundscape of samples and carefully crafted beats. Oh, and it’s rife with Weskids. Like, on every track. I chatted with Okun about the album, the inspiration and process behind it, the videos it’s spawned. I got to dig into his mind and it was pretty dope – here’s the product.

WeSLAM presents: The Third Preliminary Slam

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Feeling spooky? Cool. Come to X House this Saturday, November 2nd, for WeSLAM’s Third Preliminary Slam! Get haunted by the words of some great poets facing off for a spot on the Wesleyan Slam Team. There will be blood. One poet will be sacrificed. Ten poets will slam. Three poets will survive.

Sean “Mega” DesVignes will be featuring! He’s a sick poet; check him out here.

Additionally, there’s a open mic before the slam. Totally non-judgmental environment. Show off your stuff. Get some feedback.

If you want to sign up for the slam, please send an email to weslam[dot]wesleyan[at]gmail[dot]com after 5PM. If you sign up between 5 and 6 but don’t make the first nine slots, you’ll be in the lottery for the tenth spot.

Date: Saturday, November 2
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: X House
Facebook: koobecaf

Join the Wesleyan Movember Team


Jesse Galganov ’17 thinks you’d look better with a mustache :

Movember is an initiative that raises money and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health. Guys grow out their moustaches for the entire month of Movember, while raising money for an awesome cause. There is a Wes Movember team and anyone is welcome to join! It’s a lot of fun, a good excuse to grow out a ‘stache and supports a very worthy cause.

If you have any questions about this, contact me at jcgalganov[at]wesleyan[dot]edu. It starts on November 1st, so if you’re into it, create an account now! 
Date: Friday, November 1st

The Second Preliminary Slam


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WeSLAM‘s killing it with the events lately. This is the second of three preliminary slams. Ten poets. Three victors. The victors are guaranteed coveted spots in The Final Slam, in which they’ll be competing for a place on the 2013-14 Wesleyan Slam Team. If you want to watch your peers spill their hearts out or make you laugh in poems under three minutes and ten seconds, you don’t want to miss this. Also, the slam will feature two amazing poets – Safia Elhillo and Connor Sampson! If you’re interested in competing in the slam, want to check out some of Safia and Connor’s poems or just want to see where you’ll be this Thursday, venture beyond the jump.

WeSLAM Poetry Workshop – Saturday, 4:00 PM

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WeSLAM wants you to be the very best (poet), like no one ever was:

Do you have a poem that you are thinking about performing in a poetry slam, but you want some help and suggestions and edits? Or do you just want to work on some material with a lovely, good-looking group of poets? We are having a poetry slam workshop this Saturday at 4 PM in Allbritton 311! All are welcome. We will help out with page edits or performance edits or both. Bring what you are working on!

Date: Saturday, October 12
Time: 4PM
Place: Allbritton 311

WeSLAM presents: Anis Mojgani in the Chapel


Anis Mojgani, two-time National Poetry Slam Champion and winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam, is coming back to Wes! He killed it in 2010 and he’s back and better than ever. He’s authored three poetry collections was nominated for the National Book Award in 2011. His poems will make you feel things you didn’t know words can make you feel. Embrace the feels – come to this showcase.

WeSLAM Alumni Mike Rosen ’11, Josh Smith ‘11, & Nate Mondschein ‘12 will be opening and Tory Mathieson ‘14 and Will Fraker ‘14 will make beautiful music.

Check after the jump for videos of Anis performing and location info.

The Hangman’s Lime Wants Your Poetry

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Zach’S porn ’15 can’t make his name a gamertag. He also wants to publish your poems:

The Hangman’s Lime, Wesleyan’s oldest and only current all-poetry magazine, wants your poetry! Want to showcase your new Homeric epic? Your prose poem about the relationship between Lord of the Rings and your latent psychological issues? Lovely – submit to us at hangmanslime[at]gmail[dot]com by November 21. Submissions are reviewed anonymously.

E. Oks Releases Second Music Video

Evan Okun ’13, aka E. Oks, is killing it as usual. He just released the second video from his debut album, Back Up, Black Out (check it out here), for the song “All Relative.” The song was produced by Lucas Turner-Owens ’12, aka SANK0FA, and the video was shot by Taylor Harbison. Featuring a soulful Jack Johnson sample and some nice multiple perspective action, the track is solid, as is the video, capturing the essence of Washington Heights through intimate black-and-white views of bodegas and intersections. The video features Donat De La Cruz, a professional poet who has featured at Wes and met E. Oks at the first inter-collegiate poetry slam WeSLAM ever attended! The first video may have been in Hawaii, which is cool and all, but E. Oks wants you to know that, “Hawaii’s good, but Wash Heights’ gooder.” Check it out. Show some love.