From Stethoscope Press:
Now in its seventh 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 have fuckbois, families, dystopias, jungles, connection, misery… what a wild ride! Come get cozy and hear snippets of these exciting works in progress!
Cornelia Channing ’16
Sophie Chabon ’17
Nikku Chatha ’16
Max Friedlich ’17
Zenzele Price ’18
Date: Friday, December 4
Place: Alpha Delt
From Elijah Jimenez ’18:
Increase your global potential! Study French, Italian, or Spanish, and open the door to life and work experiences on five continents.
French studies: reach 250 million speakers worldwide (blue)
Italian studies: reach 65 million speakers worldwide (yellow)
Hispanic Literatures & Cultures: reach 420 million speakers worldwide (green)
Romance Studies: combine 2 languages!
If you are interested in our majors but cannot attend the information session on October 12, please contact Kristine Schiavi (kschiavi[at]wesleyan[dot]edu).
Date: Monday, October 12
Time: 12PM – 1:30 PM
Place: 300 High Street, the common room
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
The amazing Rachel Earnhardt ’17 invites you to an interest meeting for her student forum class:
In this student forum, we begin by exploring the canon of American environmental literature and discussing key elements of ecocriticism. We will then dive into contemporary topics/mediums like environmental journalism, writing about climate change, urban nature journaling, environmental justice literature and many more. Through a variety of writing exercises, we will work to shape our voices as we are part of the next generation of environmental communicators. In addition, there are some v exciting guest speakers lined up to complement the course material! This is a 1.0 credit (pass/fail) course.
If you need more incentive, there will be DESSERT at the meeting (and probably several classes too).
***If you can’t come to the interest meeting or can’t wait until tomorrow, please email me and I can send you a copy of the syllabus!***
Date: Tuesday, September 8th
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Place: Allbritton 311
From Rebecca Brill ’16:
Stethoscope Press, Wesleyan’s only student run publishing press, is looking for a few more editors! As an editor, you will work one on one with a writer to create a beautifully published book by the end of the year. If you love the process of writing, editing, and designing, consider joining us for a rewarding and collaborative experience. In the past, we’ve published graphic novels, poem collections, novellas, memoirs, and short stories.
To apply, please send a 5-7 page writing sample to stethoscopepress[at]gmail[dot]com and a few sentences on why you’re applying and what kind of writing excites you. The deadline is Sunday, September 20 at 4pm.
Don’t hesitate to email Rebecca Brill (rebrill[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) with questions.
Deadline: Sunday, September 20 at 4 PM
Wesleyan, I will not lie. I am so excited about this event that I considered letting it get “lost in the internet ether” and go unposted so that I could be the only person in attendance. Alas, I am not so evil. Embrace the night and get thee to this event. From Rachel Warner ’14:
Rowan Ricardo Phillips is a poet, translator, and literary and art critic. He is the author of the forthcoming book of poems Heaven (FSG); of The Ground (FSG), his first book of poems; and When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness (Dalkey), a collection of literary criticism on poetry. He is translator of Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth, Salvador Espriu’s Catalan novel. A frequent contributor
to ArtForum, The New Republic and The New Yorker, Phillips is also a devoted writer of poetico-philosophical takes on soccer, which he contributes to Howler, The New Republic and The Paris Review, and a deep listener to cante hondo and The Wu.
From Hibiki Mizuno ’15:
You go to WesMaps American Studies and see a billion awesome courses…want to find out what the major’s all about? Come to the American Studies Open House! Thai food + apple cider + Italian cookies will be served!!
Date: Tuesday, October 29
Time: 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Place: Center for the Americas (Across from Fiske)
From Christina Norris ’14:
Interested in philosophy? History? Literature? Foreign language? Studying abroad? Creative writing? Formal writing? Classics? Modern theory?
Hey freshmen, come check out College of Letters.
Date: Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
Time: 4:15 PM
Place: COL library (41 Wyllys, 3rd floor)
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