Tag Archives: Creative Writing

A Celebration of “Silent Sounds”

Celebrate the writing excellence of students in Middletown Public Schools, grades 6 through 12, and hear their winning submissions of essays, short stories, and poetry from the annual literary magazine “Silent Sounds.” Co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts, Community and University Services for Education, and the Middletown Public Schools Cultural Council.

Date: Wednesday, May 5
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Place: CFA Hall
Cost: Free

Table Talk With Amy Bloom

11100864_816570028417590_8375788788519409747_nFrom the Shapiro Creative Writing Center:

Amy Bloom is coming back for one final Table Talk before school ends! Bring your ideas, your outlines, your drafts, whatever, and workshop them with Amy and others. This is a great chance to get some feedback before you work on things over summer!

Special end-of-semester snacks! Free coffee! Don’t miss this chance to praise, pity, and parse your writing, or anyone else’s.

Date: Thursday, April 30
Time: 5-7 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center, 167 High Street

FB event.

Screenwriters’ Lounge Inaugural Session

S_Lounge_MaratFrom Joseph Eusebio ’17:

Screenwriters’ Lounge will act as a weekly gathering place for all those interested in screenwriting, learning the form (we can teach you!), or simply hanging out. The current structure is loose, but it will always involve snacks, drinks, friends, and a cozy space.

If you have something you’re working on or something you’ve completed, please bring it! As a part of the newly established/funded Wesleyan Film Project, we can also help you produce your material, and will be planning film and screenwriting events throughout the year.

Mondays, 8-10pm, Shapiro Creative Writing Center

Come to the inaugural session for new friends and special snacks — Facebook event here.

Date: Monday, September 29 (and every Monday)
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center

Table Talk with Amy Bloom

Screenshot 2014-09-21 14.01.54From the Shapiro Creative Writing Center:

Join Wesleyan Writer-in-Residence Amy Bloom for a discussion of all things prose. Bring papers, creative writing, and all reading/writing issues to discuss with Professor Bloom and your peers. Come to the Shapiro Center for snacks, prizes, and a chance to praise, pity, and parse your own writing, or anyone else’s!

Date: Thursday, September 25
Time: 5-7 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center, 167 High Street

Shapiro Writing Center Access


From the folks over at the Shapiro Creative Writing Center:

Did you know that if you’re enrolled in a creative writing course, you can access the chillest study space on campus? Shapiro, located at 167 High (the corner of Church and High), is here for you!

For access, email irode[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with the info below.

1. Name
3. Name of the creative writing course you’re enrolled in this semester

Spread the word!

Table Talk on Hiatus

AmyBloomAmy Bloom ’76 has a new headshot and Izzy Rode ’14 has some unrelated news:

Table Talk with Amy Bloom will be taking a break until January 30th. See you then!


Yusef Komunyakaa Reads at Russell House – Wednesday, 8:00 PM


Sarah Chrystler ’13, now a Kim-Frank Fellow, sends us this blurb about an epic reading at Russell House this Wednesday:

Celebrated poet Yusef Komunyakaa will read from his new work on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. in Wesleyan University’s, Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT.

Yusef Komunyakaa is a Pulitzer Prize winning poet and the author of twenty books of poetry. He received a bronze star for his service as a journalist in the Vietnam War and is a professor and senior distinguished poet in the graduate Creative Writing Program at New York University. Komunyakaa will celebrate the release of a limited edition of “Love in the Time of War.”

“Love in the Time of War” is designed and produced by Middletown’s own Robin Price, Printer & Publisher. Testimony: A Tribute to Charlie Parker (Wesleyan) and Love in the Time of War (Robin Price, Printer & Publisher) are releasing in fall 2013. Price will kick off the event with a brief explanation of her work on the silk and aluminum book.

Co-sponsored by Friends of Olin Library, the Center for African American Studies, Writing at Wesleyan, the English Department, the Music Department, and Wesleyan University Press.

A reception and book signing will follow the reading.

Date: Wednesday, September 11
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: Russell House

Shapiro Creative Writing Center Open House

Capote At Home

It’s really that time of year again! A time of joy, of orientation, of new students, and, of course, of Wesleying events posts. Amy Bloom ’76 and Izzy Rode ’14 at the Shapiro Writing Center write in with a great opportunity (also, snacks):

Interested in creative writing at Wesleyan? Wondering what writing opportunities are offered at Wes? Looking to find the best study space on campus?

Drop by the Shapiro Creative Writing Center this Friday to meet Amy Bloom, Wesleyan writer-in-residence, and Shapiro Center Fellow, Izzy Rode, and share some snacks and chats!

Date: Friday, August 30th, 2013
Time: Noon–2pm
Place: Shapiro Center for Creative Writing, 167 High (located on the corner of Church St. and High St.)
Cost: Free!

Stethoscope Press Final(s) Reading & Launch Party


From Kate Weiner ’15‘s book.

From Piers Gelly ’13:

Come to Espwesso at 7:00 p.m. tonight for the Stethoscope Press final reading and launch party! Our books are finally here and at this reading they’ll be free for the taking. Past experience has shown that the books go like hotcakes, so arrive on time in order to get your copies of:

  • Relative Strangers, a book of poems by Josh Krugman ’14
  • Oroitz, a philosophical mystery novella by Nate Dolton-Thornton ’15
  • Informant, a collection of essays in China by Amy Zhang ’15
  • Civics, a collection of Cold War-era short stories by Rachel Pincus ’13
  • Home, a collection of short stories about homes and homelessness by Kate Weiner ’15

Refreshments will be served!

Date: Today, Wednesday, May 15
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Espwesso
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