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House Hopping Day: WRITING HOUSE is hungry for you

Alicia Fuhrman ’12 threatens my life should I not post this. But more importantly, COOKIES. But more more importantly, a pre-diet Cookie Monster. “Sometime food” my ass.

This SUNDAY, at 12:30 PM, Writing House invites you to a luncheon involving…
alphabet soup!
scrabble, bananagrams, and mad libs!
(those=attempts at writing-themed food and miscellany)

It’ll be a chance to see the physical house, demand answers to any specific questions you might have, muse and mingle with potential future housemates (as well as the current ones), throw some ideas out on what you want the house to do (and, possibly, see them come to reality before the semester is up), and/or at the very least, get a free hot lunch. The house is right across the street from Russell House, at 202 Washington St.

Date:   Feb. 20
Time:   12:30 PM onwards ’til a socially responsibly late hour
Place:  202 Washington St.

Coffee/Q&A with Amy Bloom, Feb. 17

Alicia Fuhrman ’12 wants to enable your caffeine-pencil lead addiction:

An offering from Writing House’s faculty-led, writing-related, workshop-like series:
join resident author Amy Bloom (click here for her interview with the New Yorker) for coffee and a Q&A of sorts this THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 4:15 PM in ESPWESSO. Q’s can be anything from your own writing troubles/victories (feel free to bring original material to share), thoughts on her recent works, on writing in general, on creating in general, etc. etc. Can’t speak for the A’s, but it promises to be a good time.

As usual, space is limited to the first 30 people to express interest via email to afuhrman(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date:   Feb. 17
Time:   4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Place:  Espwesso

Film Hall Screens: Lord of the Flies

Film Hall and Writing House will be screening Lord of the Flies tonight in the basement of Nics 6. The film is the story of what happens when a group of pre-adolescents are stranded on an island with no adults. Forced to establish their own government, the young boys degenerate tragically into savagery–so come take a study break, eat some popcorn, and enjoy this really awesome and intense movie!

Date: Sunday, February 13th
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Film Hall (basement, Nicolson 6)
Cost: absolutely nothing!

Creative Writing Workshop

Put the bottle down, Jim. Your writing troubles are over. Well, not really. But it’s a start. It’s kind of like therapy. But with less crying. Maybe.

Anyway, what did Alicia Fuhrman ’12 say again?

Writer’s block? Think again. On FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 4:15 PM in the ALLBRITTON WRITING LOUNGE, the first in a Writing House-sponsored series of faculty-led creative workshops/events will occur. Anne Greene will be leading the first fifty students to respond by Thursday at noon via email to afuhrman(at)wesleyan(dot)edu in a creative writing, prompt-based exercise. It is an opportunity to be forced into creative output, to privately foster, develop, or tease writing urges/abilities, to simply enjoy putting pen to paper outside of a formal setting, or to generally muse/be amongst others who share similar (or perhaps entirely different) thoughts. Prompt will be released by email Thursday evening to those who expressed interest.

Date:   Feb. 11
Time:   4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Place:  Allbritton Writing Lounge

That’s right, Jim.

Pre-Russell WITH Music at Writing House

Free food. Kitschy kitsch de la kitsch. Sinatra. A guy who talks about Sinatra having written about Sinatra. People who are somewhat interesting having somewhat similar interests with you. Anyway, Alicia Fuhrman ’12 says

In anticipation of the kickoff speaker of the spring Russell House Series, Writing House is continuing its semi-regular Pre-Russell house lounge/snack gathering. This time, Music House will be lending some of its finest for kitschy swing tunes (visiting author James Kaplan most recently penned a Sinatra bio), while some form of edibles/drinkables will be offered. Come enjoy the ambiance beginning an hour prior to the event itself, which is an easy 200 feet across the street.

Date:   Feb. 9
Time:   7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Place:  202 Washington St.

More Program Houses Accepting Applications for Spring Semester

Unhappy with your present living arrangements? Coming back from a semester abroad? Both the Bayit and Writing House have open spots for next semester, as well as all the other program houses including in this mega-post.

Sydney Hausman-Cohen ’13, of the Bayit, writes in:

Come live in the Bayit! Good location, huge kitchen and tons of fun! Email shausmancohe(at)wesleyan(dot)edu if interested.

And, from Alicia Fuhrman ’12, of Writing House:

Right now, apply to live in Writing House for the spring. Four spaces available. Email afuhrman(at)wesleyan(dot)edu for an application to be eligible for the following perks:


You’re fan of pre-gaming right? Why not expand the concept further? Alicia Fuhrman ’12 knows how to do it:

Writing House Pre-Russell House


What better way to preface a Russell House speaker event than with cider and autumnal treats? Come to WRITING HOUSE on SEPTEMBER 29 at 7:00 PM before MATTHEW SHARPE’s event at 8:00 PM, and enjoy all manner of Lyman Orchard foods and beverages. Take the opportunity to mingle in that awkward post-dinner time bracket, contemplate the wonderful Writing at Wesleyan speaker series, and gorge on cider, all while within feet of Russell House itself.

  • Date: Wednesday, Sept. 29
  • Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Place: WRITING HOUSE (202 Wash)

House Hopping at Writing House

More house hopping events today!:

Come visit Writing House this Sunday for House Hopping! We have a schedule of fun events going on all day, so stop by and we can combine our poetical, fictional, and magical abilities!

2pm – Cookie Writing Activity (yum)

3pm – Wesleyan Student Poets (Davy Knittle, Chiara Di Lello, Leia Jane Zidel) and Writing House Reading

4pm – Writer’s Block Meeting (anyone welcome!)

We look forward to meeting you and giving you tours of our beautiful space!

Date: Feb. 21
Time: Noon – 5:00 PM
Place: 202 Washington Street