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Speak Your Piece Looks Into The Future

The last Speak Your Piece episode of the semester [sad-face] provides a glimpse into the future—a time when the weather doesn’t suck and you’re not drowning under the weight of final exams and papers. Get pumped. Details and link from Daniel Levine ’11:

On this last episode of the year, Speak Your Piece is looking into the future.  Author John D’Agata looks into the distant future of Yucca, Adam Bresgi ’14 shares a poem about his future son, and Claire Dougherty ’13 looks into a crystal ball.


Speak Your Piece, feat. David Rakoff

Once again, this week’s Speak Your Piece episode pays tribute to the most recent Russell House Distinguished Writer—in this case, the brilliantly sardonic David Rakoff. Dan Levine ’11 writes in with details:

This week we feature David Rakoff, revered and bestselling essayist and journalist and founding contributor to This American Life.  We bring you two essays and an excerpt of the question and answer session from Rakoff’s Nov. 10 reading at Wesleyan’s Russell House.

Speak Your Piece is putting together a special Thanksgiving episode.  Send us stories, poems, essays, etc. about food, family, Alice’s Restaurant, or whatever else Thanksgiving means to you to speakyourpiece(at)wesufm(dot)org.

Speak Your Piece: WeSlam Edition

This week’s episode of Speak Your Piece, from Dan Levine ’11:

This week, we are pleased to bring you a special program featuring slam poems recorded live at an amazing WeSlam qualifying slam poetry competition on November 4 at Wesleyan’s Malcolm X House.

This episode features  Zach Goldberg ’13, Matthew Figueroa ’12, Simone Moore ’11, Nick Petrie ’12, Justin Yoshimaru ’14, and Tennesee Mowrey ’14.

Check it out here.

New Speak Your Piece Episode

Speak Your Piece main man Dan Levine ’11 writes in with this week’s episode—tune in here:

We’re back from fall break with a great episode featuring three Wesleyan student writers. Zach Schonfeld ’13 takes a biographical tour through his father’s record collection, Natalie Fine ’13 tells about what may be the worst restaurant in America, and Mike Rosen ’11 shares a story of Fire Island.

Listen up.

And remember: Speak Your Piece is a show for you to share your writing. If you have any short fiction, poetry, essay, or any other creative writing that you’d like to share on the air, send it in to speakyourpiece(at)wesufm(dot)org.

Speak Your Piece: New Episode

Dan Levine ’11 sends in this week’s episode, available here, which features author Matthew Sharpe reading a selection taken from his September 28 Russel House reading. Some info from that event:

Matthew Sharpe is the author of the novels You Were Wrong (published this fall by Bloomsbury), JamestownThe Sleeping Father, and Nothing Is Terrible, and the short-story collection Stories from theTube. He has served proudly in the English department at Wesleyan, and has also taught at Columbia, Bard, and New College of Florida. He has received fellowships in fiction writing from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts, and lives in Manhattan.

This particular reading comes from You Were Wrong. Check it out.

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece is back! Daniel Nass ’13 writes in with excellent news that has nothing to do with dental surgery:

Speak Your Piece is a weekly creative writing radio project, featuring original short fiction, poetry, essays, and other creative writing by authors in the Wesleyan community, read aloud by the authors. The show airs each Sunday afternoon at 4pm on WESU, at 88.1 FM Middletown and streaming live at wesufm.org.

You can also find past shows at our website or Facebook page. Speak Your Piece is a show for you to share your writing. Email us your writing that you’d like to share on the air. Also let us know if you’re interested in joining the team of writers, editors, and producers that put the show together each week.

Speak Your Piece #8: Theses

This week’s episode of Speak Your Piece, Wesleyan’s story-telling podcast, is devoted to senior theses. The show features works by Kira Akerman ’10, Hannah Kauffman-Skloff ’10, Alice Goldsmith ’10, Emma Drew ’10, Dave Wolovsky ’10 and Nina Wasserman ’10. Music for the show comes from the senior thesis recital of Ben Seretan ’10, as well as some Duchampion tunes (Ben, Asa Horvitz ’10, Jake Nussbaum ’10 and Will Brandt ’10). The episode also features the mob which gathered outside of Olin (’10 as well) last Tuesday as theses were turned in.

Speak Your Piece #9: Theses

You can find old episodes of SYP on iTunes, by searching Speak Your Piece on the iTunes Store page. Piece out.