From the wacky and silly Rachel Day ’16:
Across time and culture, storytelling and oral tradition are an indelible element of humankind. Connect with your primordial self and tell a story at The Sloth’s first event of the year!
The Sloth (based loosely off the group that wouldn’t let us use their name
) provides a time and place where individuals can come together to share true stories from their life. We laugh, we cry, it’s all very cathartic.
Get your pens ready, Sonia Max ’17 has an opportunity for you to express yourself.
Active Minds at Wesleyan is collecting stories, poems, artwork, and other artistic representations related to student experiences with mental health and illness.
They could inspired by a personal experience or an experience with a family member or a friend. Submissions before October 15th will be collected in an printed anthology published in early December.
Submit to: wesleyanactiveminds[at]gmail[dot]com titled “Anthology Submission.” Feel free to submit anonymously and change names as needed.
From: Now until October 15th
Tonight, at 8:00 PM in the WestCo cafe, will be the The Sloth’s inaugural performance. Like in the rhyming podcast that wouldn’t let us use their name for our event, ten Wesleyan students will tell 4-8 minute stories related to the theme STEALING/STOLEN. These ten students are:
Sam Sikder ’14
Dylan Turmeque ’13 MA ’14
Gabe Gordon ’15
Francesca Moree ’14
Lizzie Shackney ’17
Christoper Sanders ’17
Issy Rouse ’14
Aaron Veerasuntharam ’14
Yona Roberts-Golding ’14
Jana Heaton ’14
Come watch and listen!
Date: TODAY, Friday, February 28
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: WestCo Cafe
Ayo Wesleyan. I’m just gonna leave this here…
Tell me a story from your Winter Break.
Here’s the link.
Feel free to leave winter-break-themed links/procrastination devices in the comments.
In these break times, I know some of us tend to feel lonely or lost or down. or maybe not! either way, sneeze is always lounging around near a computer. #dontpanicitsonlyamonth
In a world of pithy tweets and ephemeral snapchats, where six-second attention spans face a proliferation of media so vast it seems only to stimulate their hunger for information rather than satisfy it, what real chance does a story have at being heard? Last Thursday and Friday, a motley assortment of professors, health practitioners, and industry professionals descended upon the CFA for a conference entitled “Narrative in the Age of Distraction” to examine the value of narrative and explore its technologically imposed limits. Their input, by turns reassuring and unsettling, rearticulated that all-too-frustratingly-apparent paradox of our time: the story is dead, long live the story.
The conference, co-sponsored by The Connection Institute for Innovative Practice and Wesleyan’s College of Letters, Writing Programs, and Science in Society Program, was divided into two “tracks,” each focusing on the role of narrative in a different field. The first, “Healing Letters,” addressed the uses of narrative in medicine, followed by “Narrative in the Age of Twitter,” a series of discussions about the future of long-form storytelling in the cyber-free-for-all it must both complement and transcend. The premise of the conference was that narrative, whether functioning as art or healing, is a crucial determinant of how we perceive the world, and yet it is threatened by the very media that support it.
Listen to and share stories with the Wesleyan community about queerness. Everyone is invited to speak- whether it be a personal coming out story, the story of a friend or family member, or another experience with queerness that has been influential for you. Students, faculty, and staff are all encouraged to join us (hosted by QueerWes)!
Date: Thursday, October 10
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Nics Lounge
DJ Nina G ’15 is looking to hear your crazy drinking story for her late-night Thursday WESU radio show:
The show is called Road Trip and has music and stories that fit a theme. The theme this week is drinking stories, and I’m sure you have some silly tales to share. Any stories that are related to alcohol will do. Email ngerona[at]wes to schedule a time sometime before Thursday to record.
P.S. All stories will be anonymous (unless you don’t want them to be).
Deadline: Any time before 2:00 a.m. this Thursday (or Friday morning if you rather). (Show airs 2:30-3:30 a.m.)
Place: My place or yours? Anywhere quiet enough for audio recording.
Alma Super-Eccentric ’14 is just that cool:
Come join workers at Wesleyan, WesDEF, and USLAC for the Worker’s Day Picnic!
12pm on the Lawn by 200 Church.
Come and meet our campus workers and enjoy a meal with them. We will also have a facilitated conversation where our fellow students and workers will share their stories. Feel free to bring your friends and food.
Date: Today, May 3
Time: Noon (90 minutes!)
Place: 200 Church
CRITICAL UPDATE: Wesleying has just learned via SMS that the lunch will be provided by Iguanas Ranas. Awwwwwwww snap.
Sarah Corey ’15 has two first names:
Come share and listen to stories, eat, relax, and get to know new people in an open and friendly environment.
Story Theme: Transformative Moments. A moment/day/year/person that changed your life (or maybe just slightly altered it)
Sunday at 5 in the Usdan Multipurpose Room!
Date: Sunday, March 3
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Place: Usdan Multipurpose Room
Greetings, readers. We’re reporting to you live from WestCo Cafe, where the esteemed and honorable Brendan O’Donnell ’14 is about to delve deep into the tales of his triumphs and travails in Chile last semester. If you’re not sure why this is a thing, here’s a bit of context from our event post this afternoon:
Some weeks ago, when Brendan O’Donnell ’14, otherwise known as BZOD, otherwise known as The King of Friends, made his triumphant return from Chile, I joked that he had so many people to catch up with, he should just have one huge catch-up session and get it all out at once. He replied that he was actually thinking of booking the CFA Hall for similar purposes (and our readers enthusiastically approved). Instead, he has opted to reserve WestCo Cafe.
According to Brendan, he declined to invite Michael Roth ’78, “and his dog was less than responsive.” Roth or no Roth, if you can’t make the event yourself, our livelog updates will appear past the jump.