Welcome to the third installment of THESISCRAZY 2014, the feature where we interview thesis writers in the midst of their last minute panic (of course it’s a good idea). To see our first two THESISCRAZY features for this year, click here and here. To see previous years of THESISCRAZINESS, click here.
If you’re interested in doing a THESISCRAZY interview, email staff(at)wesleying(dot)org!
Wanna rite moar good? Hit up Savannah Whiting ’13 at the Writing Workshop for your own personal writing mentor:
Worried about your writing? Fear no more! 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.
Maxwell Bevilacqua ’12 is just really, really curious, bless his soul:
What was your first time?
MAX BEVILACQUA ’12 wants to know for a book entitled First Times: A Collection of Stories.
You (and anyone you know here, or outside of Wesleyan) are encouraged to submit no more than 1000 words, about any first time experience you have had. I hope it goes without saying — no topic is off-limits. The goal of this publication is simply to collect the wonderful stories we all have, but seldom have the opportunity or prompt to share.
Selected entries will be published anonymously unless one indicates a preference otherwise.
Deadline: May 1 at 11:59 p.m.
From Samantha Maldonado ’13 comes news of an excellent event happening in Allbritton tomorrow for anyone interested in writing, magazines, or cultural criticism:
n+1 is a Brooklyn-based magazine of politics, literature, and cultural criticism. Editors Carla Blumenkranz, Dayna Tortorici, and Elizabeth Gumport will read a piece they wrote from the newest issue, discuss different genres of writing, talk about the publishing industry, and answer your questions.
Once you’ve properly digested that event blurb, head over to Pyxis to read Maldonado’s interview with the editors. Then consider offering said editors your couch for a night; it seems they’re not pleased with the hotel reservations their interns have booked at the Wesley Inn & Suites on Washington Street:
Various Wesleyan people were quick to respond with alternative suggestions:
Emma Mohney ’12 begins seeking her replacement:
Do you like to write and enjoy working with writers? Are you interested in teaching or arts administration? Would you like to begin your post-graduate career with a prestigious fellowship? If so, apply to be a Ford Fellow next year—deadline March 27th!
The Ford Fellowship in the Writing Programs is a prestigious one-year, post-graduate position that offers teaching and administrative experience as well as graduate training. Two Fellowships will be awarded for the 2013-2014 academic year, and the deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 27th at 4:30 p.m. Find more detailed application information here.
For more information, contact Professor Anne Greene at 860-685-3604 (agreene@wes) or the current Ford Fellow, Emma Mohney ’12, at writingworks@wes.
Deadline: Wednesday, March 27
Maxwell Bevilacqua ’12 takes a break from his full-time day job performing with a Creed cover band to talk about, ahem, more literary fancies:
Come to Russell House this Wednesday, February 20, 2013 to see poet Siddhartha Deb.
Siddhartha Deb is the author of the novels The Point of Return (a New York Times Notable Book) and An Outline of the Republic. His nonfiction book The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India won the PEN Open award. His writing has appeared in Harper’s, The Guardian, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, The Nation, n+1, London Review of Books, and The Times Literary Supplement. He has received grants from the Society of Authors and the Nation Institute and a fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies.
Date: Wednesday, February 20
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Russell House (350 High Street)
Tryna get your poems published? You’ve got another month to procrastinate. From Rebecca Coven ’13:
Sad that you missed the
Hangman’s Lime deadline last week?
Well we’ve got good news!
til the first of December.
Send us your poems!
Deadline: December 1
Piers Gelly ’13 (who’s teaching a great student forum on potion-making, btw!!!) sends in an ingenious method of getting your thesis published:
We are Wesleyan’s only student-run press. We publish books by individual student writers, who work one-on-one with our editors all year. We will help take you from idea to creative work to layout to published book. If selected, you will meet fortnightly with your editor to work on your project. The final book will be thirty to fifty pages, beautifully designed, and adorned with a handsome letterpress cover. To submit, please send the following to stethoscopepress(at)gmail(dot)com:
- A project proposal of one or two paragraphs explaining your idea for your book as well as your interest in publishing a long-format work. Any and all genres accepted.
- A sample of your previous work. This should be about five pages and in the genre in which you plan to write your book.
- Our submission deadline is Sunday, September 30th, so do not delay!
Last year’s books went like hotcakes, but in case you haven’t yet seen one and are curious, there are still some fat stacks at the College of Letters and in the writing lounge.
Deadline: September 30