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Wesleyan Writers Conference/Columbia Publishing Course Information Session

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Interested in writing and publishing? Looking for summer opportunities?

Come to the information session for the Wesleyan Writers Conference and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism’s Columbia Publishing Course on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, at 4:15 p.m. in Downey 113.

The Wesleyan Writers Conference (June 10-14) welcomes new writers, established writers, and everyone interested in writing, editing, and publishing. Scholarships for undergraduates and credit toward the Writing Certificate are available. More information can be found here.

The Columbia Publishing Course (June 14-July 24) is an intensive introduction to all aspects of book, magazine, and digital media publishing. More information about the course can be found here.

Date: Tuesday, February 24
Time: 4:15-5:15 PM
Place: Downey House, Room 113
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Writing Certificate Info Session (and Lunch)

chapteroneFrom Taylor Steele ’14:

Considering Wesleyan’s exciting Writing Certificate? Come and learn about the Certificate at an information session and lunch this Friday, November 14th, from noon to 1 p.m. in Allbritton 311. Professor Anne Greene and Ford Fellow Taylor Steele will talk about the goals, opportunities, and logistics of the program, and how it can help you pursue your love of writing here at Wes! (If you’re not convinced yet, we’ll be serving pizza).

The Writing Certificate offers students from all majors a chance to practice writing in a range of forms. Courses approved for the Certificate include fiction-writing, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, translation, and nonfiction, including biography, science writing, journalism, and writing about academic subjects for non-specialists.

Questions? Contact Professor Anne Greene at agreene@wes or 860-685-3604.

Date: Friday, November 14
Time: 12 PM
Place: Allbritton 311

Creating Children’s Books Info Session

Genna DeGroot ’15 hates kids and art:

Like children’s books? Interested in learning how to make one? Well hot diggity are you in luck because Amy Bloom, Wesleyan’s author in residence, is teaching her amazing course on “Creating Children’s Books” in the spring. This is a really fun and challenging workshop class that allows students to develop their storytelling and illustration skills, culminating in the creation of their very own children’s book at the end of the semester.

Check the course description on wesmaps. We’re accepting (informal) applications for the class November 3rd—just send an email to amy(at)amybloom(dot)com and gdegroot(at)wesleyan(dot)edu to express your interest in the class and set up an interview. Interviews start November 10th!

I’ll be hosting an information session about the class at 5pm on November 4th in the Shapiro Creative Writing Center to answer any questions you guys might have about the class—come by!

Date: November 4
Time: 5pm
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Lair

Writer Elif Batuman speaks at Downey House

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I am tripping over myself with excitement because this Friday, May 2nd, the writer Elif Batuman will be on campus for a Writing Programs-sponsored reading. Batuman is the author of The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them, as well as numerous journalistic and critical essays for Harper’sThe New Yorker, n+1The London Review of Books, and many other periodicals of renown.

At 4:30 p.m. in Downey House room 113, Batuman will read from her work and offer a brief Q&A. Do not miss the event many have already begun referring to as “the literarary event of the semester” and “likely to be very good.”

You might enjoy this New Yorker piece in which Batuman describes training with three-time Muay Thai boxing world champion and autodidact Bunkerd Faphimai, and writes the sentence, “It was astounding to see these enormous men, in protective helmets and mouth guards and shin guards, flying to all corners like discarded robots while Bunkerd stood in the middle of the ring, cheerfully wiping blood from his nose and displaying no sign of fatigue or ill humor.”

Date: Friday, May 2
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Downey House, room 113
Cost: $0

More selections of Batuman’s writing follow:

Have a slice and learn about the Writing Certificate

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Interested in the Writing Certificate? Feeling peckish?

Stop by 41 Wyllys room 115 at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 3 to learn about the Writing Certificate from Prof. Anne Greene, Director of the Writing Certificate, and to procure some piping-hot oven-baked pizza.

The Writing Certificate is open to students from all majors and offers you a change to develop your writing in many forms, both creative and critical. Poetry, fiction, screenwriting, playwriting, biography, science writing, political and literary journalism, and academic writing for nonspecialists—your Writing Certificate experience could include all this and more.

Pizza will be served.

Date: Thursday, April 3
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: 41 Wyllys, room 115

Writing Certificate Informational Meeting @ 4:15 TODAY

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From Ford Fellow Piers Gelly:

Interested in the Writing Certificate? Join us at this official informational meeting!

The Writing Certificate is open to students from all majors and offers you a change to develop your writing in many forms, both creative and critical. Poetry, fiction, screenwriting, playwriting, biography, science writing, political and literary journalism, and academic writing for nonspecialists—your Writing Certificate experience could include all this and more.

Stop by Allbritton 311 at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, to learn about the Writing Certificate from Prof. Anne Greene, Director of the Writing Certificate; to speak with Certificate students and alumni; and to hear a reading by two prize-winning student writers who are pursuing the Certificate.

Refreshments both sweet and savory will be served.

Date: Today
Time: 4:15 pm
Place: Allbritton 311

Writing Certificate Info Session (and Lunch)

An appetizing message from Ford Fellow Emma Mohney ’12 over at the Writing Workshop Blog:

Considering Wesleyan’s exciting Writing Certificate? Come and learn about the Certificate at an information session and lunch this Friday, April 12th, from noon to 1 p.m. in Allbritton 311. Professor Anne Greene and current students pursuing the Writing Certificate will talk about the goals, opportunities, and logistics of the program, and how it can help you pursue your love of writing here at Wes! (If you’re not convinced yet, we’ll be serving Mondo pizza).

The Writing Certificate offers students from all majors a chance to practice writing in a range of forms. Courses approved for the Certificate include fiction-writing, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, translation, and nonfiction, including biography, science writing, journalism, and writing about academic subjects for non-specialists.

Questions? Contact Professor Anne Greene at agreene@wes or 860-685-3604.

What: Writing Certificate information session
Date: Friday, April 12
Time: 12pm – 1pm
Where: Allbritton 311
‘Za?: Ya

Bridging the Gulf: Communicating Science —and Uncertainty—After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Reddy at the Oil Spill

Claire Miller ’15 writes in:

Cathy Shufro, a visiting professor from Yale, presents Christopher M. Reddy, PhD, who will be at Downey House to discuss issues surrounding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Reddy works for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and his talk at Wesleyan will offer insights into the scientific communities response to  crises.

Christopher Reddy has a strong interest in how scientists explain their work to the public-especially in the midst of a crisis. During the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, he served as academic liaison for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Unified Command, collaborating with the EPA, the fish and Wildlife Service, BP and the defense department in informing the public about the spill.

Writing Certificate Information Session

From Russell House (18)’28:

Interested in the Writing Certificate?

Please come to our information session: Friday, Nov. 2, 12pm-1pm, 41 Wyllys.

Professor Anne Greene, Writing Certificate Coordinator, and Kate Thorpe, Teagle Fellow in the Writing Programs, as well as current students working towards the certificate will provide helpful information about the certificate program and answer any questions you may have.

Mondo Pizza will be served.

Please contact Kate Thorpe, kthorpe(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, or Professor Greene, agreene(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, if you have questions.

Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 12pm-1:0pm
Place:  41 Wyllys room 114
Cost: We pay you in pizza nomnomnom

Writing Certificate Information Session and Lunch

Come and learn about the Writing Certificate at an information session and lunch TOMORROW, March 29th. Talk with students who are completing the Writing Certificate: Lindsay Abrams ’12, Matt Alexander ’12, Tess Crain ’12, and Alex Wilkinson ’13.

The Writing Certificate offers students from all majors a chance to practice writing in a range of forms. Courses approved for the Certificate include fiction-writing, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, translation, and nonfiction, including biography, science writing, journalism, and writing about academic subjects for non-specialists.

More information about the Writing Certificate is available here.

MONDO Pizza will be served. 

Date: Tomorrow, March 29th
Time: Noon
Place: 41 Wyllys Avenue, Room 112