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Come to the YAMANTAKA \\ SONIC TITAN show NOW

Last-minute public service announcement: the post for the WESU-sponsored YAMANTAKA \\ SONIC TITAN show at the Chapel TONIGHT somehow fell through the cracks, but you should know that this concert begins at 10 p.m. and will be thunderous and wonderous. Please join WESU and friends for this concert. We can hear the band soundchecking and we can confirm that THE ORGAN will play a role in the proceedings. NOVELTY DAUGHTER \\ a.k.a. Faith Harding ’14 will be opening.

Apply to be a writing tutor

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that Savannah Whiting ’13/GRAD has written in with a great job proposal:

Have you always dreamed of having your name on one of those colorful Writing Workshop posters? Want to get Wes Compliments on your brains, not (just) your body?

If you’re an articulate writer, organized student, and all-around gregarious person looking for a job 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 2014 and Spring 2015 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, a one-semester course that meets on Tuesdays from 12-1 PM.

There are two steps in the application process:

You will attend tomorrow’s Tim Fite concert at Eclectic

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Manon Lefèvre ’14 has the information:

Tim Fite is one of a kind. He’s a print maker! An illustrator! A multi-instrumentalist! And a hell of a performer.

Tim creates sonic experiments combining genres from hip hop to folk in inventive ways that make you want to dance. His latest project iBeenHACKED focuses on how humans have been hacked by technology and asks us to consider the cyborg in all of us.

He can’t wait to meet you. Come hang out and listen to wonderful music like this.

AND THIS

Also, Alma’s Engine, Weiner Apocalypse, and Novelty Daughter will be opening!

Tim will be on at 10:00. COME BEFORE PUNK @ DKE. Facebook.

Date: Friday, April 11th
Time: 9pm to 11pm
Place: Eclectic
Cost: Free

This year’s Annie Sonnenblick evening features author Charles Baxter

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Writing Programs is thrilled to announce that celebrated author Charles Baxter will read from his upcoming work on Wednesday, April 9th2014 at 8:00 p.m. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House. Earlier that day, at 4:15 p.m., Charles Baxter will hold a Q&A session in Allbritton 311.

Charles Baxter is the author of five novels and five books of short stories, most recently Gryphon: New and Selected Stories. He has also written two books of literary essays, Burning Down the House and The Art of Subtext, published by Graywolf. His recent pieces appear in 2013 Best American Short Stories and 2013 Best American Essays. Baxter edited the Library of America edition of Sherwood Anderson’s stories. He teaches at the University of Minnesota.

For more information, please call 860.685.3448 or click here. For program information contact Anne Greene at agreene[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or 860.685.3604.

Date: Wednesday, April 9
Time of Q&A: 4:15 p.m.
Location of Q&A: Allbritton 311
Time of reading:
 8:00 p.m.
Location of reading: Russell House, 350 High St.
Cost: $0

Have a slice and learn about the Writing Certificate

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Interested in the Writing Certificate? Feeling peckish?

Stop by 41 Wyllys room 115 at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 3 to learn about the Writing Certificate from Prof. Anne Greene, Director of the Writing Certificate, and to procure some piping-hot oven-baked pizza.

The Writing Certificate is open to students from all majors and offers you a change to develop your writing in many forms, both creative and critical. Poetry, fiction, screenwriting, playwriting, biography, science writing, political and literary journalism, and academic writing for nonspecialists—your Writing Certificate experience could include all this and more.

Pizza will be served.

Date: Thursday, April 3
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: 41 Wyllys, room 115

This year’s Joan Jakobson Visiting Writer is New Yorker journalist William Finnegan

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Writing at Wesleyan is thrilled to remind you that the 2014 Joan Jakobson Visiting Writer is celebrated New Yorker journalist William Finnegan, who will read from his forthcoming work on Wednesday, April 2nd2014 at 8:00 p.m. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT. Earlier that day, at 4:15 p.m., Finnegan will hold a Q&A session in Downey 113.

William Finnegan has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1987. He has written recently about poverty, organized crime, immigration, coun­terterrorism, and international trade and has also contributed articles on surfing, the Olympics, and punk-rock music. He has twice received the John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Magazine Journalism, and in 2010 his report from Mexico, “Silver or Lead,” won the Overseas Press Club’s award for best reporting in any medium on Latin America. He is the author of four books, including Crossing the Line, and Cold New World: Growing Up in a Harder Country. His new book, a surfing memoir, is forthcoming in 2014.

For more information, please call 860.685.3448 or click here. For program information contact Anne Greene at agreene[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or 860.685.3604.

Date: Wednesday, April 3
Time of Q&A: 4:15 p.m.
Location of Q&A: Downey 113
Time of reading:
 8:00 p.m.
Location of reading: Russell House, 350 High St.
Cost: $0

The 48 Hour Magazine has arrived

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As if to console us for the unseasonal snow falling from the sky like a diffuse, wet insult, things have converged such that today also marks the arrival on campus of the brand new MAPS-themed 48 Hour Magazine.

You can pick up a free copy in Usdan, Exley, Olin, Pi, the COL Library, the Art Library, the Shapiro Center, or, perhaps, WesWings. When these stores are exhausted, we will replenish them, so be on the lookout.

You can also see the magazine’s phenomenal web version here or download a PDF here.

Our contributors include:

Writing at Wesleyan presents poet Myung Mi Kim

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Celebrated poet Myung Mi Kim will read from her upcoming work on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at Russell House. Earlier that day, at 4:15 p.m., Myung Mi Kim will hold a Q&A session in Allbritton 311.

Myung Mi Kim’s books of poetry include PenuryCommonsDURA, and The Bounty. Her first book, Under Flag, won the Multicultural Publisher’s Exchange Award of Merit. A professor of English in the Poetics Program at the University at Buffalo, Kim is the subject of the book Building Is a Process / Light Is an Element: essays and excursions for Myung Mi Kim.

For more information, please call 860.685.3448 or click here. For program information contact Anne Greene at agreene[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or 860.685.3604.

Date: Wednesday, March 26
Time of Q&A: 4:15 p.m.
Location of Q&A: Allbritton 311
Time of reading:
8:00 p.m.
Location of reading: Russell House, 350 High St.
Cost: $0

Attend Wes ACLU’s First Meeting of the Semester

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From Emily Greenspan ’16:

The Wesleyan American Civil Liberties Union chapter will be having a meeting this Thursday at 6PM in PAC 104 to discuss planning an event on the school-to-prison pipeline and the role that race plays in our country’s prison system. We hope this topic (which we discussed relatively thoroughly last semester) will be of interest to you, but even if it’s not, please come and share your interests/ideas with us!

Date: February 27
Time: 6–7 p.m.
Location: PAC 104