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400 Years of the Bard in Print: From the First Folio to Text Messages

Shakespeare-posterFrom 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

Accepting Book Donations

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 

Stethoscope End-of-Semester Reading

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

Get Published: Stethoscope Press Seeks Writers

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

Stethoscope Press Release + Reading

11187135_10206410805530265_3655054205986905297_oFrom 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

WANTED BOOKS

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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.

:: STETHOSCOPE READING ::

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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
Cost: Free

Library Book Sale Ends Tomorrow

2013 book sale photo

From library assistant Jennifer Hadley:

This Sunday is the last chance to get books from this fall’s library book sale.

Please give a  good home to the remaining books from the Friends of the Wesleyan Library book sale.  The books are both in Olin Lobby and in a red curtained area in the center of the first floor stacks (follow the blue trail from the lobby).  They will be yours for .50 cents each or you can take home a whole box for $7 (help yourself to boxes under the table) —  or whatever you can afford.  Pay on the honor system by putting the money in the honor box on the shelf outside Smith Reading Room.  Student groups are welcome to take as many books as they want for a good cause.

The books will remain in Olin Lobby until Monday morning, at which point they will be picked up for sale or donation elsewhere.

Many, many thanks to the freshmen of the Wesleyan lacrosse team who volunteered to move thousands of books for the Friends on Friday evening and extra thanks to the two team members who came out to help us on Saturday morning at 8 a.m.!

All proceeds help the Friends of the Wesleyan Library present programs such as lectures and films and support library projects to preserve  and make the library collections more accessible.

Friends of the Wesleyan Library Book Sale

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From Jennifer Hadley and the Friends of the Wesleyan Library:

The Friends of the Wesleyan Library will hold their annual Book Sale on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Olin  Library. Over 3500 books will be offered for the bargain price of $1-$5, with special books $10+. Cash and checks will be accepted. The selection ranges from in-depth academic works to popular novels, with recent donations of books about  music, film, engineering, science, and much more. It’s always fun to browse and you never know what treasures you will find. For more information, contact libfriends[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Saturday, November 2
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Place: Olin Library

English Department Open Mic Ft. Elizabeth Willis

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From the world famous English Major’s Committee:

We are excited to invite you to our first open mic night of the year! The open mic is a time for anyone to get up and share their work (poem, stories, plays, etc) with an audience of their peers (and perhaps faculty).  All you have to do is sign up is write your name in a 5 minute slot in the google doc I have attached below or come a few minutes early to the event. This semester’s open mic will be this Friday, October 4 at 7 pm in Downey House Lounge.

We are also honored to announce that Professor Elizabeth Willis will be out headliner! She will start the night by reading her own poetry. And for those of you who are not familiar with her award winning work, get excited by reading  a few of her poems here and here.

Come join us for a wonderful evening of coffee, cookies, and student work. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet other passionate writers and lovers of writing. Bring your friends!

Click me! I’m a link to the sign-up google doc!

Date: Friday, October 4
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Place: Downey House Lounge