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Apply to be the Kim-Frank Fellow in the Writing Programs

Sophia Franchi ’15 writes with this great opportunity:

Attention, seniors! Unsure what to do next year? Looking for a job with significant responsibilities and learning opportunities? Interested in a career in teaching, writing, or the arts?

Look no further. Apply to be the 2016-2017 Kim-Frank Fellow in the Writing Programs!

The Kim-Frank Fellow organizes and supervises a broad range of writing programs and events on campus. The job offers an opportunity to work with distinguished writers, journalists, and other artists in addition to teaching and tutoring experience. The Kim-Frank Fellow assists in running the university’s Writing Certificate and writing programs, has teaching responsibilities, and contributes to the development of new courses.

The fellow has graduate student status and is eligible to take two academic courses, conduct research, and work collaboratively with faculty members.

Applications are due Wednesday, March 9 at 4:30 PM. To apply, please email the following application materials to Professor Anne Greene at agreene[at]wesleyan[dot]edu and cc: russellhouse[at]wesleyan[dot]edu, using the subject line “Kim-Frank Fellowship Application.”

  1. A letter of interest explaining your academic experience and future plans
  2. A transcript
  3. A resume
  4. Two academic papers, preferably with grades and the instructors’ comments
  5. The names of two faculty members who can serve as references. Your references will be contacted if you are a finalist.

For more information, visit the Writing at Wesleyan webpage or contact Anne Greene, University Professor in English and Director of the Writing Certificate, at 860 685 3604 or agreene[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Wednesday, March 9th
Time: Due 4:30 PM

HalloQueen: Drag Kings and Queens and Humans WANTED

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The Halloween party of the year is COMING SOON, and so is your chance to rock the runway:

We’re looking for drag performers who are interested in walking for a fashion show and performing one musical number. It can be lip-syncing to a song, dancing, singing live, or whatever. We want someone who is going to bring their “A” game and really work the runway. Those selected to be in the show will get free admission. 

Contact skershaw[at]wesleyan[dot]edu if you wish to perform!

And keep an eye out for ticket sales– tickets will be available through paypal and at Usdan starting tomorrow.

 

Michael Cunningham Masters Class

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The incredible Amy Bloom ’76 and less-so-but-working-on-it Izzy Rode ’14 at the Shapiro Creative Writing Center are excited to announce:

Apply for a masters class with Michael Cunningham this spring!

Michael Cunningham is the author of the novels A Home at the End of the WorldFlesh and BloodThe Hours (winner of the Pen/Faulkner Award & Pulitzer Prize), Specimen Days, and By Nightfall, as well as the non-fiction book, Land’s End: A Walk in Provincetown. His next book, The Snow Queen, comes out in May, 2014. He lives in New York, and teaches at Yale University and now is offering a series of Master Classes, 2.5 hours on 3 Wednesday nights at 167 High Street, Shapiro Center for Creative Writing. Dinner will follow after the first and third class. Space is limited to 12 students; seats will be filled on a rolling basis.

The dates are as follows:
February 5th
March 5th
April 16th

No fee, no credit–just extraordinary honor and opportunity.

Application Requirements:
A cover letter: why you want to take this class and two books you have loved–and why.
Fiction sample (No more than 10 pages)
Must have taken at least one fiction-writing workshop previously.
Must commit to attending all 3 workshops. No exceptions.
Please send these documents to Amy Bloom at amy[at]amybloom[dot]com, no later than November 18.