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Table Talk with Amy Bloom

From 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, and get ready to workshop 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 snack, come to share!

Date: Monday, October 16th (today!)
Time: 5-6PM
Location: Shapiro Center (116 Mt. Vernon)

Shapiro Writing Center Access


From the folks over at the Shapiro Creative Writing Center:

Did you know that if you’re enrolled in a creative writing course, you can access the chillest study space on campus? Shapiro, located at 167 High (the corner of Church and High), is here for you!

For access, email irode[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with the info below.

1. Name
3. Name of the creative writing course you’re enrolled in this semester

Spread the word!

Table Talk on Hiatus

AmyBloomAmy Bloom ’76 has a new headshot and Izzy Rode ’14 has some unrelated news:

Table Talk with Amy Bloom will be taking a break until January 30th. See you then!


A Slice with Donald Margulies

Izzy Rode ’14
 writes in: 

Dear all,

On Thursday, April 11, we have the great pleasure of hosting A Slice
with Donald Margulies at the Shapiro Center for Creative Writing.
Margulies is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and will be joining
us from 5-6:30pm for an informal chat and Q+A. His play, Dinner With
Friends, will be seen at the Roundabout Theatre in NYC this year–
directed by the incomparable Pam Mackinnon. Soda and pizza will be

Sponsored by the Shapiro Center for Creative Writing and Amy Bloom,
Kim-Frank Writer in Residence.

Date: Thursday, April 11
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Place: Shapiro Center for Creative Writing (167 High)
Cost: Free

Playing God: The Ultimate Addiction featuring Rami Shapiro


Courtesy of Rabbi David Teva:

You’re not who you think you are. You’re not who other people think you are. In fact who you really are can’t be “thought” at all. And yet we continue to live our lives as if we were God; as if we were in control; as we were free to set and secure our destiny. The truth is otherwise, and the truth will set you free. Join as he pulls the curtain back from the Great and Terrible Wizard of Self to reveal a little ego with a large megaphone. He will offer practical spiritual advice on how to live holistically and intentionally in a chaotic world. Free Indian Food!

Date: Friday, February 22
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Place: Usdan 108
Cost: Free

Shapiro Center Creative Writing Conversation

Vicky Chu ’13 urgently writes: 

Interested in creative writing classes?
Still debating whether to pursue creative writing at Wesleyan?
Just want some delicious tea and dessert?

Come join your peers for a friendly, informal discussion with students writing creative theses. They will share their insights and discuss their experiences doing creative writing at Wesleyan.

Date: Tuesday, November 13
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Shapiro Lounge, 167 High (corner of Church and High)
Cost: Free