Creative Nonfiction Club Meeting

shapZenzele Price ’18 writes in:

Open to all nonfiction writers and readers alike! Do you have a passion for prose? Looking for a chance to worshop the latest installment of your memoir? Need a book reccommendation? Just here for the snacks?

Head to the Shapiro Center this Tuesday at 5 for all of the above. Bring your writing, bring a quote, bring the picture of Joan Didion you keep on your nightstand.

Date: Tuesday, October 18
Time: 5-6PM
Place: Shapiro Center (167 High St)
Facebook Event: Here

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A lot of this is recycled text (thx Maya) from recycled text from two years ago (thx Samira), but here are some tips and guidelines for submitting your events!



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“Tula Telfair: Invented Landscapes”—Michael S. Roth Interviews Henry Adams

tula-telfair-landscapesFrom the CFA:

Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth ’78 interviews Henry Adams, Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University and Menakka, and Essel Bailey ’66, Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the College of the Environment at Wesleyan, about Professor of Art Tula Telfair‘s new book, “Tula Telfair: Invented Landscapes.” Ms. Telfair’s hyper-realistic landscape paintings are at once awe-inspiring and extremely personal. Featured essays by Mr. Adams and Mr. Roth explore the technical and aesthetic aspects of Ms. Telfair’s work, her personal history, and the interplay between realism and invention.

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts and the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program.

Date: Wednesday, October 19
Time: 6-7:30 PM
PlaceRing Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
cfa link

Audition for Mneumonic, a Senior Theatre Thesis

mneumonicRebecca Hsieh ’17 writes in:

Mnemonic is a senior honors project in Directing that will take place at the 92 Theater on March 7-9 2017.

Please prepare a brief monologue or a short story (~2 minutes). Otherwise, audition material will be provided.

We do not believe in discrimination based on race, nationality, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, political persuasion or beliefs, disabilities, or otherwise. Everyone is encouraged and welcomed to audition and will be given full consideration.

Please use this link to sign up for an audition time slot (Walk-ins are welcome).

From Complicite: “Crossing continents and centuries, Mnemonic’s fragmented narrative takes in the discovery of Otzi the iceman, a search for an absent father and the longing for a lost love in an exploration of memory that questions our reliance on this most subjective of storytellers.”

Performers will receive full academic credit for their work in the Fall and Spring semester. If you would like to audition but can not attend the mentioned dates, or if you have any questions, please contact Ali Jamali (Director, ajamali[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) or Rebecca Hsieh (Stage Manager, rhsieh[at]wesleyan[dot]edu).

Dates & Times: Monday, October 17th, 8:00pm-11:00pm Wednesday, October 18th, 7:00pm-10:00pm
Place: East Room (Theater Department)

South African Musician Derek Gripper Brings Musical Talent to Wesleyan

The Music Department writes in:


South African musician Derek Gripper conjures anew a centuries-old musical heritage, interpreting kora (21 string harp) compositions for solo classical guitar. He has created a repertoire of arrangements of African music, based on transcriptions of works by Toumani Diabaté, Ali Farka Touré, and others.

Date: Friday, 4th of November
Time: 20:00-21:30
Place: Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown
Price:$28 general public; $26 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students

Submit to the Subway Ride: TIME

From Haenah Kwon ’17:

tsrIT’S ABOUT TIME. The Subway Ride, the all-inclusive human expression magazine, is accepting submissions for our Fall’16 magazine and blog, and it is, indeed, about TIME. You know the rules, submit any work (anonymously or not) you have as long as you think it is respectful to others and is vaguely- or closely- related to our theme. Be creative!

We accept videos and sounds/music in addition to printable works.
We will also have boxes traveling around campus (related to ‘REGRETS’ and ‘TIME TRAVEL) (especially near bathrooms and cafes) where you can submit anonymous short pieces, so watch out for those.

Email everything to thesubwayride[at]gmail[dot]com.
More info:

We are, after all, cans of pine-apples (points for you if you get the reference).

1975. Russia. Dir: Andrei Tarkovsky. With Margarita Terekhova. 108 min. 35mm print

Shakespeare said an artist’s role was to hold a mirror up to nature; in this semi-autobiographical work, Tarkovsky does just that, though his looking-glass is a fractured and opaque as human experience itself. The movie weaves a series of haunting, half-remembered dreams as a dying man reflects on his broken past.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Omar Fraire – “Quotation_Synergies”

What exactly is this? What does this quotation mean? An intriguing submission from the CFA:

“To crack a nut is truly no feat, so no one would ever dare to collect an audience in order to entertain it with nut-cracking. But if all the same one does do that and succeeds in entertaining the public, then it cannot be a matter of simple nut-cracking. Or it is a matter of nut-cracking, but it turns out that we have overlooked the art of cracking nuts because we were too skilled in it and that this newcomer to it first shows us its real nature, even finding it useful in making his effects to be rather less expert in nut-cracking than most of us.”

Date: Tuesday, October 18
Time: 9-10:30 PM
Place: World Music Hall
cfa link

Film Series: Finding Dory – In 3D!

2016. USA. Dir: Andrew Stanton & Angus MacLane. With Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks. 97 min.

Your favorite, forgetful, whale-speaking blue tang buddy is back and she’s looking for answers. The follow-up to Pixar’s 2003 classic dives us back into, and back out of, the ocean for another heartfelt adventure with the turbulent aquatic family.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5