Sam Raby ’17 writes in:
Have you ever wanted to write comedy? Love Clickhole, Broad City, and other #currentpopularcomedy? Want to sit in a room with other funny people and make jokes every week? Join the Ampersand, Wesleyan’s only humor publication! We meet every Thursday at 4:30 in the basement of Allbritton. Snax and laughs will be #provided.
Date: Thursday, January 29th
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Place: Allbritton, rm. 004
From Savannah Whiting ’13/GRAD:
Never written a paper for college? Feel like you’ve never written a paper for college? Apply now for a Writing Mentor, a personal tutor who will meet with you privately to help you with your writing. Mentors can help you at all stages of the writing process—generating ideas, structuring your essay, improving grammar, clarity, and style, or simply managing your time—and will meet with you weekly to address all of your writing worries and woes. If you participate, a specially trained sophomore, junior, or senior will meet with you throughout the semester.
We work with students of all writing abilities and in all disciplines, and all services are, of course, free.
Applications are available here.
Please apply by noon on Thursday, February 5th. We will notify new mentees by the 9th, and hold a reception for new mentor-mentee couples on Tuesday, February 10th, from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in Allbritton311.
We look forward to working with you!
Deadline: Thursday, February 5th
From Piers Gelly ’13:
On November 7-8, the College of Letters, the Writing Programs, and the Science in Society Program, will be co-sponsoring with The Connection Institute for Innovative Practice “NARRATIVE IN THE AGE OF DISTRACTION,” a conference on the role and importance of narrative in an age of increasing technological and attentional distractions. The conference will feature healthcare practitioners and researchers who use narrative in their practice, as well as leading narrative practitioners who will discuss their adherence to long-form narrative in the digital age.
Among the participants are Rita Charon, M.D. Ph.D., Director of the Narrative Medicine program at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; the medical sociologists Arthur Frank, Shadd Maruna and Michael Rowe; Mary Gaitskill, novelist/National Book Award finalist; John McElwee, fiction coordinator at The New Yorker; Molly Barton ’00, Global Digital Director of Penguin Random House; Cami Delavigne, screenwriter of Blue Valentine; Tom Barber, M.D., of Boston University Medical School; Michele Klimczak, MSW, of The Connection; Judi Hannan, author of Motherhood Exaggerated; Jimmie Briggs, award-winning journalist and human rights advocate; Lisa Weinert of Lisa Weinert Consulting; Uzoamaka Maduka of The American Reader; Jennifer Gonnerman, award-winning journalist and author; Guy Story of Audible; and Noah Rosenberg of Narrative.ly.
To register, and for more information, please visit here.
Registration is FREE, and all are welcome. Please register if you plan on attending any part of the conference.
Date: Thursday, November 7 to Friday, November 8
Time: I P.M. Thursday to 6 P.M. Friday
Place: World Music Hall (for registration)
Conference Schedule after the jump:
Credit: Bill Waterson
Writing is hard. Sometimes we maek mistakes. Were human.
But fear not! Ford Fellow Piers Gelly ’13 has just the solution:
We’re excited to announce that the Writing Workshop will officially re-open its doors this Sunday, September 8th!
The Writing Workshop provides trained undergraduate writing tutors who will help you with any and all aspects of writing, from brainstorming theses to reorganizing body paragraphs to figuring out which prompt to answer. One-on-one appointment slots last 45 minutes (though you do not have to use the whole time period). Our schedule for the semester is as follows: