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Ampersand First Meeting

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

Apply for a Writing Mentor


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
Link: Here

Narrative in the Age of Distraction: A Conference

Narrative in the Age of Distraction

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:

Re-Opening of The Writing Workshop

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:

English Department/ Writing Programs Prizes

The English Department and Writing Programs are currently accepting applications for the 2008-2009 school year. The writing awards are awarded for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, fellowships for summer projects and graduate study. Applications are due Wednesday March 25th by 4 PM to the English Department Office 204.

The English Department and Writing Programs encourage students to submit materials for the writing awards. In particular, we’d like to encourage freshmen to apply for the Cole Prize and juniors to apply for the Annie Sonnenblick Writing Award.
If you’re a senior who plans to attend graduate school in literature in future years, do keep the Winchester fellowships in mind.

– Anne Greene, for the prize committee

To apply for the Cole, Connelly, Horgan, Murphy, Reed, and Wesleyan Fiction prizes, please submit:
1) A cover sheet that includes:

a. the name of prize for which you are applying

b. the title of your submission,

c. your name, class year, & Wes ID number

d. your contact Information: email address, cell phone number, post office box number.

2) One copy of the piece of writing you are submitting: the submission must be a clean copy, double-spaced. You may submit no more than two pieces (a total of 30 pages together) for each prize. Your work will not be returned.

For information on the Sonnenblick, Olin and winchester awards, visit the Writing website.

For more information on the awards and the application process, click here.