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Last Table Talk with Amy Bloom of the Semester!

amy-bloomFrom the Shapiro Writing Center:

Come to the Shapiro Center to celebrate writing in all shapes and forms. Drop by Table Talk to eat snacks, get feedback from Amy Bloom and praise, pity, and parse your writing and that of others. Bring a piece of writing, bring your brain, and bring your stomach. There will be snacks and cheese!

Date: Thursday, December 1
Time: 5-7 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center

Word Game Night @ the Shapiro Center

a_game_of_thrones_board_game_dFrom Hazem Fahmy ’17:

Classes are up and running again, and luckily so is Word Game Night at the Shapiro Center! Every Tuesday at 8:00 pm, take a study break and come over to enjoy delicious snacks, awesome prizes, and beating all your friends at word games!

Date: Tuesday, September 20
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: Shapiro Writing Center (167 High)

Shapiro Center Open House


Zenzele Price ’18 writes in:

Hey, frosh! Head over to the Shapiro Center for Creative Writing on Thursday to learn more about Wesleyan’s creative writing hub! The Shapiro Center offers readings, classes with professional writers, workshops with peers, and an open space for student events. It’s also a 24 hour study space with an endless supply of free coffee and animal crackers.
Refreshments will be available.
Date: Thursday, September 8th
Time: 6-8PM
Place: Shapiro Center (167 High St)

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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Word Game Night

word game night shapiro

From the folks at Shapiro:

Classes are up and running again, and luckily so is Word Game Night at the Shapiro Center! Every Monday at 7:00 pm, take a study break and come over to for free snacks, excellent company, and the chance to take down all your friends in Scrabble, Taboo, or whatever you choose!

Date: Monday, February 1
Time: 7-9 PM
Place: Shapiro Center (167 High St)

Come work for the Shapiro Center!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASofi Goode ’17 writes in:

Apply to be the Spring 2016 Junior Fellow for the Shapiro Center for Creative Writing! This paid position is a wonderful opportunity to work closely with Writer-in-Residence Amy Bloom, collaborate with the Senior Fellow to plan Shapiro Center events, and continually reach out to Wesleyan’s vibrant writing community.

We are seeking an applicant that is adaptable, a self-starter, responsible, and in possession of a sense of humor (hilarity, while appreciated, is not required). A car as well as a mild interest in reading and writing are a huge plus. If interested, please shoot an email to Sofi Goode expressing your interest. Include your history with creative writing at Wesleyan, and an informal resume including any relevant experience. Please direct all questions and applications to sgoode(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.



An Evening with Richard Blanco

An Evening with Richard BlancoFrom the Shapiro Writing Center:

Award-winning writer and President Obama’s inaugural poet, Richard Blanco is also a public speaker, author, and civil engineer. Blanco’s work has appeared in numerous poetry collections, including the Best American Poetry series, and he was the 2006 recipient of the PEN Open Book Award for his publication “Directions to the Beach of the Dead.” Blanco was the first immigrant, the first Latino, the first openly gay person, and the youngest person to be the U.S. inaugural poet.

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

Date: Wednesday, November 18
Time: 9-10:30 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center



Info Session for Writing for Television II

writing for tvFrom Professor Amy Bloom:

Have you already written a screenplay? A TV script? A webseries? Are you ready to go deeper /better/smarter/odder with your next script? Do you know something about character and dialogue? Are you looking to develop a calling card for the industry, for entry into a writing room, an agency, the network waiting room or your scrapbook? Can you take criticism and make use of it? Can you offer feedback to other writers? Do you understand the difference between a movie and a TV show/ a sketch and a TV show/a play and a TV show? Would you like to write a show unlike any other?

Come learn more about Advanced Writing for Television, taught by Amy Bloom in spring 2016. Professor Bloom and TA Max Friedrich will answer questions about the class and applications process, and snacks will be provided!

Date: Tuesday, November 3
Time: 5-6 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center
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Table Talk with Amy Bloom

table talk amy bloomFrom the Shapiro Creative Writing Center:

Fall break is almost upon us and what better time to take stock of your writing projects? Come hash out your ideas with Amy Bloom, your friends, and free snacks! Bring concepts, outlines, drafts, or whatever you have for a great discussion of all things prose.

Date: Thursday, October 22
Time: 5 PM – 7 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center (167 High St.)
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Table Talk With Amy Bloom

table talkFrom the Shapiro Creative Writing Center:

Drop/add is over and it’s time to get down to the daily grind. Brighten things up by discussing your ideas with a professional writer and your peers. 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.

Date: Thursday, September 24
Time: 5-7 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center, 167 High Street

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