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Reading by Author Pankaj Mishra

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The Wesleyan University Writing Programs is hosting a reading by Jacob Julien visiting writer Pankaj Mishra. Pankaj Mishra is the author of a novel, The Romantics, winner of the Los Angeles Time’s Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and several works of nonfiction. He is a regular contributor to Bloomberg View, The New York Review of Books, The Guardian, and The New Yorker. In 2014, he was awarded the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize in Nonfiction. His most recent books include From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia and Age of Anger: A History of The Present.

Date: Wednesday, March 1st
Time: 8-10pm
Place: Russell House

An Evening with Said Sayrafiezadeh

saidZenzele Price ’18 writes in:

Come to the Shapiro Center on Monday, April 18th, for a reading of Saïd Sayrafiezadeh’s works. Mr. Sayrafiezadeh’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and McSweeney’s, among other publications. He has also been the recipient of the Whiting’s Writer Award for Nonfiction and a Cullman Center fiction fellowship.

Not only is Mr. Sayrafiezadeh an award winning writer – a small group of Masters Class students also had the privilege of working with him this semester.

Join us for an evening of literature and discussion. Refreshments will be provided.

Date: Monday, April 18
Time: 9-10 PM
Place: Shapiro Center (167 High St)
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Stethoscope End-of-Semester Reading

Five students are working with Stethoscope Press to publish books. Come hear samples of their works in progress.

SOPHIE CHABON || a techno-gothic novella set in the year 2356ish
CORNELIA CHANNING || stories on the mundane and the magical
NIKKU CHATHA || an Eastern and a Western: a genealogy
MAX FRIEDLICH || The Fuccboi Poetics
ZENZELE PRICE || a memoir on mothering of all kinds

Date: Friday, December 4
Time: 5 – 7 PM
Place: Alpha Delt

Rick Barot Reads at Allbritton

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From Sophia Franchi, GRAD:

Award-winning poet Rick Barot will read from his work on Thursday, November 19th, 2015, at 8:00 pm in Wesleyan University’s Allbritton Center, 222 Church St, Middletown, CT.

Rick Barot attended Wesleyan and The Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. He has published three books of poetry, all with Sarabande Books: The Darker Fall (2002); Want (2008), winner of the Grub Street Book Prize and finalist for the Lambda Literary Award; and Chord (2015). His poems and essays have appeared in numerous publications including Poetry, The Paris Review, The New Republic, Ploughshares, Tin House, The Kenyon Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Threepenny Review.

Gregg Bordowitz Reads at Russell House


From Sophia Franchi, GRAD:

Award-winning writer and artist Gregg Bordowitz will read from his work on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015, at 8:00 pm in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT.

Gregg Bordowitz’s books include Volition (2009); General Idea: ImageVirus (2010), and The AIDS Crisis Is Ridiculous and Other Writings, 1986-2003 (2004), winner of the 2006 Frank Jewett Mather Award. His videos and performances, including Fast Trip Long Drop (1993), A Cloud in Trousers (1995), and Habit (2001), have been seen at the Tate Modern, the Museum of Modern Art, and other venues. He has also written and directed The History of Sexuality Volume One By Michel Foucault: An Opera, which premiered at Tanzquartier Wien, Austria in 2010.

Eduardo C. Corral Reads at Russell House


From Sophia Franchi GRAD:

Eduardo C. Corral is the author of Slow Lightning, which won the 2011 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. His other honors include a Whiting Writers’ Award and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems have appeared in publications including Best American Poetry 2012, Beloit Poetry Journal, Huizache, Jubilat, New England Review, Ploughshares, and Poetry Northwest. A graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, he is currently the

Described by Junot Díaz as “wise and immense,” Slow Lightning invokes the work of Federico García Lorca, Félix González Torres, Robert Hayden, and Gloria Anzaldúa. The collection was a finalist for the Publishing Triangle Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry, and the Kenyon Review called it an exploration of “the shadowy borderlands of both gay and Chicano identity.” With Corral’s poems, writes Carl Phillips, “we can make of what would blind us a conduit for changed vision.”at North Carolina State University.Writer-in-Residence at
North Carolina State University.

Reception and book signing to follow the reading. For more information, please call 860.685.3448 or visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/writingevents

Date: Wednesday, November 11
Time: 8 PM
Place: Russell House, 350 High Street
Cost: Free

Jaimy Gordon Reads at Russell House

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Award-winning author Jaimy Gordon will read from her work on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015, at 8:00 pm in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT.

Gordon is the author of four novels, including Lord of Misrule, winner of the 2010 National Book Award for Fiction. She is a past fellow of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and the Bunting Institute at Harvard University. She has been awarded multiple Literature Fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts and teaches in the Prague Summer Program for Writers. She grew up in Baltimore and now lives in Michigan.

Free and open to the public. Reception and book signing to follow the reading. For more information, please call (860) 685-3448 or visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/writingevents.

Date: Wednesday, November 4
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: Russell House

More info about Gordon after the jump!

Amy Bloom Reads at Russell House

AmyBloom_0209This Wednesday, celebrated author and Wesleyan Professor Amy Bloom will read at Russell House. I personally think this is a Really Big Deal and everyone on campus should consider going. Rachel Warner ’14 has the nitty gritty for you:

Celebrated author, Amy Bloom, will read from her new work on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT.

Stethoscope Press Book Release and Final Reading


Alec Harris ’14, worth all the Wescams in the world, invites you to a lovely literary experience:

Stethoscope Press will be holding a final book release this Friday at 7:30 PM at Russell House! Our five remaining writers will be reading from and giving away their finished work. Come to Russell House to hear:

  • Oliver “Big Bird” James ’14
  • Sean Winnik ’14
  • Hailey Snowden ’15
  • Ananya Menon ’15 and
  • Amy Mattox ’17

Come support these wonderful, insanely talented writers and get all of their books FOR FREE. They have worked the entire year to produce some beautiful books for everyone to read.


We hope to see you there.

Date: Friday, April 25, 2014
7:30 PM
Russell House

Open Events at the 2014 Shasha Conference

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The directors of the Shasha Seminar for Basic Human Concerns this year invite you to their open events:

Saturday, April 5th:

10:00-11:30am: Interview of Michael Cunningham and Richard McCann by Faith Middleton of WNPR [Beckham Hall]

11:30-Noon: Reading by Richard McCann [Beckham Hall]

4:00-4:30pm: Reading by science fiction writer Sam Delany [Beckham Hall]

8pm: Michael Cunningham Reading and Talk [Memorial Chapel]

All open events are free. We hope to see you there!