Courtesy of Zenzele Price ’18:
The semester is in full swing, and it’s time for the return of Table Talk with Amy Bloom! Bring all your plans (drafts, outlines, concepts, you name it!) for all things prose to workshop them with Amy Bloom and the Wesleyan writing community.
Free snacks, great people, and valuable critique! Don’t miss this chance to praise, pity, and parse your writing, or anyone else’s.
Come to chat, come to share, come to snack!
Date: Thursday, March 2nd
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Place: Shapiro Center (167 High St)
Facebook event: LINK
Shoko Yamada ’17 writes in:
Got creative inspirations? Looking for a non-scary, open artistic platform for your creations?
The Subway Ride is here for a shy artist like YOU!!!
Our theme for the semester is SOUND, and we are looking for prose, poetry, photography, drawing, recording, any written (in ANY language), visual, audio medium that we can publish and/or put on our blog!!!
Email us with any sumbissions or questions at: thesubwayride[at]gmail[dot]com
The Subway Ride is an all-inclusive publication that recognizes the humanity of the artistic and literary process, prioritizes celebration over criticism, and provides a common space in which individuals with different backgrounds and identities can contribute to a welcoming
artistic space. Our past contributors include Wesleyan students including lots of international students, Usdan staff workers, Middletown community members, Center for Prison Education prison scholars, and more!
Check out our previous issues and blog here: http://thesubwayride.weebly.com/
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/626668810807536/
Submission Deadline: After Spring Break
Professor Anne Greene and Kim-Frank Fellow Rachel Warner ’14 write in:
Love the writers and poets who come to speak at the Russell House? Want to get paid to watch them read? Come work for the Russell Series of Prose and Poetry!
At the Writing Programs we are hiring several students to join the staff of the Russell House for the fall semester. You will work closely with the Kim-Frank Writing Fellow, helping to run the visiting writers’ talks. Duties include greeting the campus audience and members of the public, managing the reception, setting up and breaking down each event, and helping to meet the speaker’s needs. Perks include meeting the authors (and having your books signed!) and sharing the reception food after the event, including desserts from the Green Room. Applicants should be well-organized, polite, and calm in the face of last-minute problems.
To apply, please send the following material to Rachel Warner at
russellhouse[at]wesleyan[dot]edu by 4 p.m. on Monday, May 11:
1) A statement of interest that describes your work experience.
2) A resume, if you have one available.
3) Your spring class schedule and a list of any other time commitments you’ve already made.
Date and time: Applications due Monday, May 11th by 4:oopm
Send applications to: Rachel Warner, russellhouse[at]wesleyan[dot]edu
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.
PSA from The Shapiro Creative Writing Center:
Have a story, a screenplay, a paper, a script that you want to workshop? Luckily for you, Amy Bloom is coming back one last time to talk all things prose!
Free snacks, awesome people, and the chance to praise, pity, and parse your writing, or anyone else’s. Don’t miss it!
Date: Thursday, November 20th
Time: 5-7 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center, 167 High Street
From the literary lovelies of the English Majors Committee:
The English Majors Committee would like to invite you to an Open Mic Night on this Friday, February 21, at 7:00 pm, in the Downey House Lounge! This is an opportunity for all students to come and share their work with a friendly audience of fellow students and faculty. We welcome any work that can be read aloud, including fiction, nonfiction, poems, and plays.
If you would like to read, you can sign up in advance for a five-minute slot on the attached Google doc––we will also have a sign-up sheet at the event. We’ll start the night with a reading by our headliner, Professor Salvatore Scibona. As usual, there will be coffee and cookies to snack on.
The open mic night is open to students from all majors––feel free to pass this info along, and tell your friends!
Date: Friday, February 21st
Place: Downey House Lounge
Facebook: [link goes here]
Teagle Fellow Kate Thorpe ’06 invites you to a day of readings and panels by innovative writers of prose and poetry:
You are warmly invited to attend A Celebration of New Letters: A day of readings and panels by innovative writers of prose and poetry. Speakers for this event include acclaimed poets, fiction and nonfiction writers and representatives of various alternative presses and literary organizations such as Wesleyan University Press and Poets House.
Speakers include: Heather Christle, Richard Deming, Dorothea Lasky, Douglas A. Martin, Richard Meier, Stephen Motika, and Parker Smathers. In addition to readings and panels on alternative publishing and innovative literary forms, there will be time throughout the day for informal conversation with these writers.
The event is sponsored by the Wesleyan Writers Conference and Shapiro Creative Writing Center.