The deadline to apply for writing prizes awarded by the Writing Programs and the English Department is Monday, March 2. Applications for the Annie Sonnenblick Writing Award are due March 27.
The English Department and Writing Programs invite students to submit outstanding poetry, fiction, and other prose for consideration for prizes. These prizes recognize exceptional student writing and also support summer projects and graduate study. Prizewinners have included students from all majors and class years. Students have undertaken various ambitious projects through summer fellowships, including travel to Bangladesh, Kenya, and other foreign destinations. Students have also completed research, oral history projects, and personal writing initiatives. Wesleyan Writers Conference scholarships are also available.
Most awards include a cash prize. For a description of the awards, click here.
To apply, fill out the online application here, and send your submissions as email attachments to etinker[at]wesleyan[dot]edu (English Department Prizes) or swashburn01[at]wesleyan[dot]edu (Writing Programs Prizes) with the subject heading: Writing Prize—(Name of Prize). If submitting for more than one prize, please send in separate emails.
From Miranda Haymon ’16 and Wy Ming Lin ’16:
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German Studies Department has received a grant from the German Embassy in Washington DC and is looking for creative submissions pertaining to the historic event. Submissions can include a poem, a 1000-word essay, a one-page cartoon, a digital story, or even a collage. The best three submissions will receive gift card prizes of $200, $100, and $50 respectively. Please submit all entries to Debbie Pozzetti in Fisk 401 by November 9 at 4:00PM.
If you have any questions, please send them to Professor Iris Bork-Goldfield at ibork(at)wesleyan(dot)edu. For more events about the Fall of the Wall, please visit the many talks on campus throughout the month.
Submission Deadline: Sunday, November 9, at 4 PM
More information here.
From Sophie Duncan ’13, Queen of the Farmers’ Market:
Come on over to the Wesleyan Farmers’ Market on Wednesday and check out our new indoor location! There will be tasty treats for sale, so bring your cold, hard cash.
Guaranteed to make you as happy as this little munchkin.
Date: Wednesday, November 7
Place: Zelnick Pavilion
Cost: Bring yo dolla dolla bills, y’all
Sophie “Betch” Duncan ’13 writes in to let y’all know about a dope way to snack. The Farmers’ Market will shake things up with both their vendors and their day of choice. Read on if I’ve piqued your attention, and even if I haven’t…
You know the drill, it’s a farmers’ market and it’s awesome. But this time, it’s on the weekend! And in coordination with Foodstock and a collection of food trucks. Come get your fill of live music, greens and other veggies, apples, bread, and more! Bring your cash money.
- Date: Saturday, May 5
- Time: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- Place: Usdan Courtyard
So, come on out. You might end up as happy as this person.