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Active Minds Anthology Submissions


Get your pens ready, Sonia Max ’17 has an opportunity for you to express yourself.

Active Minds at Wesleyan is collecting stories, poems, artwork, and other artistic representations related to student experiences with mental health and illness.

They could inspired by a personal experience or an experience with a family member or a friend. Submissions before October 15th will be collected in an printed anthology published in early December.

Submit to: wesleyanactiveminds[at]gmail[dot]com titled “Anthology Submission.” Feel free to submit anonymously and change names as needed.

From: Now until October 15th

Low Budget Poetry Reading

Paul Klee reading

Josh Krugman ’13 writes in with a chance to take a break from the books and get a taste:


Reading never-before-heard work:
Amy Mattox
Ben Guilmette
Jackie Soro
Josh Krugman
Mariama Eversley
Bring a friend, a frenemy, a familymember, a crush, a teacher, a teacher-crush, this is no time to be shy it’s the end of the semester you know how time is.Hot assam tea courtesy of Adit Baruah for all!

  • Date: Tomorrow, Sunday, December 8
  • Time: 5pm
  • Place: 155 Lincoln St. 1F
  • Facebook: event


WeSLAM Presents: The 24-Hour Group Slam (feat. The Good News Poetry Tour)


Oh Boy:

Have I a treat for you!

Come on out to the first poetry slam of the semester tonight! Two-person poems will be written, edited, and rehearsed in the 24 hours before the slam. These pieces will be raw, fresh, and/or tasty, so you will not want to miss out on the feast. Who will win? (It doesn’t matter.) Come out and see!

There will be an open mic before the slam, during which all acts are welcome. Come up and do your crazy act with the monkey if it strikes your fancy so.

And The Good News Poetry Tour will be featuring! Check out a poem from one of them here.

  • DATE?: Today (Sat., February 23)
  • TIME?: 7:30pm
  • PLACE?: WestCo Café
  • FACEBOOK?: Here.
  • PANDA?: Panda.

More about the illustriously Good News Poetry Tour after the jump, for proof of their brilliance.

“A Poetry Reading”

Whether you’re into venison, poetry, or Baltimore, Charlotte Heyrman ’13 can hook you up with at least two of three:

for the second time around, baltimore and wesleyan poets will collide at 69 Home Avenue. This Monday night, join us for an evening of words, wit, and wunderbar.

poets include RM O’Brien and Jeremy Hoevenaar, Betsy Sallee ’13, Claire Dougherty ’13, Caleb Corliss ’13, Josh Krugman ’14, and Virgil Taylor ’15.

Date: Monday, February 18
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Place: 69 Home Avenue
Cost: Free

Interested in a 24-Hour Group Poetry Slam?


WeSLAM, Wesleyan’s premiere spoken-word organization, wants to know if you would be interested in participating a 24-hour group slam. Basically what this means is that you would be paired up with a fellow poet on a Friday night, you would brainstorm ideas for a group piece (examples: 1, 2, and 3), and then you would wake up early Saturday morning and get writing. On Saturday night, you would compete against other group poems for a chance at first place.

If this sounds remotely fun to you at all, then please email Coz Deicke ’15 at cdeicke(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Hangman’s Lime Deadline Extended

Tryna get your poems published? You’ve got another month to procrastinate. From Rebecca Coven ’13:

Sad that you missed the
Hangman’s Lime deadline last week?
Well we’ve got good news!

Deadline extended
til the first of December.
Send us your poems!

Deadline: December 1
Contact: hangmanslime(at)gmail

Espwesso Poetwy Weading tonight!

Come check out some great student poets reading original pieces at Espwesso tonight from 9-11!  Part of MINDS and SHOFCO’s benefit weeks at the cafe.


Robby Hardesty ’12
Claire Dougherty ’13
Betsy Sallee ’13
Alek Barkats ’12
Peter Myers ’13
Emily Brown ’12
Josh Krugman ’14
Leia Zidel ’12
Glenn Stowell ’13

WeSLAM Presents: 2nd Preliminary Slam (feat. SciryL)

From WeSLAM:

Midterms are ending. Fall break is approaching. But before you make your brief getaway (or lack thereof), come and join us this Thursday for some words and some lovin’.

This is because WeSLAM is coming to Malcolm X House for THE SECOND PRELIMINARY POETRY SLAM OF THE SEMESTER. 12 poets. 2 rounds. Only 4 will move on to the Wesleyan Grand Slam. If you wish to participate, get in line to sign up at X-House at 7:45pm. Open mic is at 8:00pm. The slam goes down at 8:15.

But that’s not all. We are bringing in SCIRYL to feature. SciryL (“lyrics” spelled backwards) is a poet, rapper, singer, and overall lyrical genius. He has even been a poet on HBO’s Def Jam Poetry. Check him out here and here.

  • DATE: October 20th (TOMORROW)
  • TIME: signups @ 7:45pm, open mic @ 8pm, slam @ 8:15pm
  • PLACE: Malcolm X House, 345 High Street
  • WHO’S THE BOSS?: You, clearly.

Love, Solomon.

WeSLAM Poetry Workshop

From WeSLAM:

Always wanted to slam but haven’t “gotten around to it” yet? Have lots of poems but no idea how to perform them? Want some feedback on work you have written?

Come to the WeSLAM Poetry Workshop! This Saturday the 15th! 4:30pm! Usdan 110!

The 2nd Preliminary Slam is just around the corner on Thursday, October 20th. This workshop is open to anyone, whether you’re planning to slam or not, but we would definitely encourage anyone who is planning to spit at the prelims to come through. We can focus on both writing and performance (and we may even have some guest workshop-ers coming in to help out). Newcomers welcome (this is a great way to start out), as well as slam veterans. Brings poems and your beautiful selves.

  • WHEN?: Tomorrow (Saturday), October 15th @ 4:30 pm
  • WHERE?: Usdan 110.

WeSLAM Presents: 1st Preliminary Slam (feat. Safia Elhillo)

From WeSLAM:

WeSLAM hit the ground running this year with our first ever slam showcase. (Missed it or want to re-live it? Check this awesome vid, courtesy of Reid Hildebrand ’14.) But now, it’s time for the moment we’ve all been waiting for…


12 poets. 2 rounds. Who will take the first four spots in the 1st Semester Grand Slam? Come watch these poets battle with beautiful words TOMORROW in Fayerweather 106. We’ll start things off with an open mic at 7:30pm, then the slam will go down at 7:45pm. Anyone is welcome to slam, regardless of experience (click here for details). You’re not going to want to miss this. And we don’t want you to either.

But that’s not all. For the first slam of the semester, it’s go big or go home. So to feature for y’all, we are bringing in Safia Elhillo, currently ranked 7th in the Women of the World Poetry Slam. Warning: Safia will spit hot fire. She will throw punches. Bring a friend; you’ll need hir hand to squeeze real tight. Check her out here.

Head to the Facebook event page for more info.

  • WHERE?: Fayerweather 106 (below Beckham Hall, in the Hogwarts-esque building near Usdan)
  • WHEN?: TOMORROW (Sat., 10/1); signups @ 7:15pm, open mic @ 7:30pm, slam @ 7:45pm (slam slots are first-come-first-serve, so get there as soon as you can!)
  • WHY?: Because it’s gonna be awesome.