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Title and Author: Three Daughters of Eve (Havaanin Üç Kizi) by Elif Shafak
NOTE: I accidentally read the English version of the book without knowing that it also had a Turkish translation. Shafak has some of her works originally written in English, and some in Turkish, and I wasn’t able to figure out which category this book lives in. But good for you! You get an English review of this book.
Rating: 4 stars with a side of Dessert Parfait.
a note: apologies for being such SHIT about posting the past few weeks. we’ve been, well, suffering.
Title and Author: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Rating: 4 Michael Roths, with a side of Sweet Potato Fries
A Quote: “There’s a Japanese phrase that I like: koi no yokan. It doesn’t mean love at first sight. It’s closer to love at second sight. It’s the feeling when you meet someone that you’re going to fall in love with them. Maybe you don’t love them right away, but it’s inevitable that you will.”
Title and Author: Educated by Tara Westover
Rating: 5 Michael Roths, with a side of Sweet Potato Fries
From SC&A and the Friends of the Wesleyan Library:
Wesleyan’s Special Collections & Archives has an excellent collection of Shakespeare’s works, from 1623 to the present. Drop in to this open house to view rare, illustrated, and unusual editions of the Bard. There are two sessions: 12-1 pm, and 4-6 pm.
Date: Thursday, April 21 — today!~
Time: 4-6 PM
Place: Davison Rare Book Room, Special Collections & Archives, 1st floor Olin Library
From Jennifer Hadley:
Done with your books and don’t want to pack them? We’ll help them find good homes. Please consider donating them to the Friends of the Wesleyan Library for our ongoing book sale. You can leave the books in the donation bins in Olin Lobby or Science Library Lobby. All proceeds help support library events and special projects. Thank you, and have a good winter break!
Date: Today, December 16th through December 23rd
Time: Ends at 5:00 PM on the 23rd
Place: Olin and SciLi Lobbies
Five students are working with Stethoscope Press to publish books. Come hear samples of their works in progress.
SOPHIE CHABON || a techno-gothic novella set in the year 2356ish
CORNELIA CHANNING || stories on the mundane and the magical
NIKKU CHATHA || an Eastern and a Western: a genealogy
MAX FRIEDLICH || The Fuccboi Poetics
ZENZELE PRICE || a memoir on mothering of all kinds
Date: Friday, December 4
Time: 5 – 7 PM
Place: Alpha Delt
Rebecca Brill ’16 writes in:
Stethoscope Press, Wesleyan’s student-run press, is open for submissions! Stethoscope loves to publish creative, long-form texts: In the past, we’ve published an illustrated guide to the birds of Connecticut, a graphic novel, a collection of short stories and collages, a multimedia memoir, and a novella. This is a year-long commitment that enables you to work one-on-one with an editor from October through late April, as well as workshop your book with the entire press. Writers will also be responsible for the design of their book with the help of Stethoscope’s design editor.
Interested? To apply, please send us a Word document with:
1) Name, major, year, and any past writing experience.
2) A one-page proposal describing your idea for a book. The proposal should be as detailed as possible–please include what you want to do, literary influences, and any other related thoughts. Please also include a couple sentences on why you feel Stethoscope is the best fit for your project. Your book may change over time, but it is important for us to get a sense of your thought process and creative interests.
3) Please also send us 6-8 pages of writing that relates to your proposal or showcases your strengths. Feel free to send one piece or several excerpts.
If you have any questions, contact Rebecca Brill at rebrill[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
To apply: email stethoscopepress[at]gmail[dot]com
DEADLINE: Wednesday, October 14 at 5 PM
From the folks at Stethoscope:
Now in its sixth year, Stethoscope Press is Wesleyan’s student-run publishing press. Each fall, we select several writers who work one-on-one with an editor to produce a book of original work over the course of two semesters.
This year, we’re proud to be publishing the largest and most diverse series of books yet: two memoirs, a play, an ethnography, and two collections of prose/poetry. Come hear these student authors read from their books:
Oh Lord Prepare Me by Rebecca Brill
Paul Bunyan & Babe the Big Blue Ox In The Land Of Gods & Monsters by Gabe Gordon
From the Mouth of the River by Janika Oza
You Guys Are The Best Listeners by Kathleen Radigan
Waiting Room by Avigayl Sharp
Modern Pilgrims by Ethan Tucker
Copies of the books will be distributed for free. Just in time for summer reading.
Date: Sunday, May 10 — TODAY!
Time: 2-3:30 PM
Place: Russell House
From Library Assistant Jennifer Hadley:
Have books you don’t want to keep? Please donate them to the Friends of the Wesleyan Library. Book donation bins are in Olin Lobby and Sci Li lobby, or contact libfriends[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for larger donations. All proceeds help support library projects, such as events and the preservation of special books.
From a girl you should really get to know if you don’t already, Kayla Stoler ’14:
Seven students are working with Stethoscope Press to publish books. Come hear samples from their works-in-progress.
Sarah Esocoff ’15 :: Mitchell and Graham.
Nathan Friedman ‘GRAD :: Six popular songs after Lawrence Durrell.
Oliver James ’14 :: A field guide to the common birds of Wesleyan.
Amy Mattox ’17 :: The desert wets its linen lips.
Ananya Menon ’15 :: Anonymous people, daily living.
Hailey Sowden ’15 :: Water, fire, light, and fruit.
Sean Winnik ’14 :: // Oui means yes in French.
Date: December 6, 2013
Time: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: 20 B Fountain