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Apply to be the Kim-Frank Fellow in the Writing Programs

Sophia Franchi ’15 writes with this great opportunity:

Attention, seniors! Unsure what to do next year? Looking for a job with significant responsibilities and learning opportunities? Interested in a career in teaching, writing, or the arts?

Look no further. Apply to be the 2016-2017 Kim-Frank Fellow in the Writing Programs!

The Kim-Frank Fellow organizes and supervises a broad range of writing programs and events on campus. The job offers an opportunity to work with distinguished writers, journalists, and other artists in addition to teaching and tutoring experience. The Kim-Frank Fellow assists in running the university’s Writing Certificate and writing programs, has teaching responsibilities, and contributes to the development of new courses.

The fellow has graduate student status and is eligible to take two academic courses, conduct research, and work collaboratively with faculty members.

Applications are due Wednesday, March 9 at 4:30 PM. To apply, please email the following application materials to Professor Anne Greene at agreene[at]wesleyan[dot]edu and cc: russellhouse[at]wesleyan[dot]edu, using the subject line “Kim-Frank Fellowship Application.”

  1. A letter of interest explaining your academic experience and future plans
  2. A transcript
  3. A resume
  4. Two academic papers, preferably with grades and the instructors’ comments
  5. The names of two faculty members who can serve as references. Your references will be contacted if you are a finalist.

For more information, visit the Writing at Wesleyan webpage or contact Anne Greene, University Professor in English and Director of the Writing Certificate, at 860 685 3604 or agreene[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Wednesday, March 9th
Time: Due 4:30 PM

Elif Batuman Reads at Russell House

_MG_9701.CR2Sophia Franchi ’15 writes in:

Award-winning author Elif Batuman is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them, a finalist for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism. The New York Times Book Review described The Possessed as “hilarious, wide-ranging, erudite, and memorable…a sui generis feast for the mind and fancy.”

Her work has appeared in the 2014 Best American Travel Writing and the 2010 Best American Essays collections. She has received several awards, including a Whiting Award, a Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award, and the Paris Review Terry Southern Prize for Humor. Recently writer-in-residence at Koç University in Istanbul, she holds a PhD in comparative literature from Stanford University.

Free and open to the public. Reception and book signing to follow the reading. For more information, please call (860) 685-3448 or click here.

Date: Wednesday, February 24
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: Russell House

The Streets of New York: A Conversation with Gerard Koeppel

Sophia Franchi ’15 writes in:

Gerard Koeppel’s talk will focus on his most recent book, City on a Grid: How New York Became New York (2015), which tells the story of how New York’s city streets came to form the rectilinear grid that millions of people now walk through every day. The New York Times describes City on a Grid as “prodigiously researched” and “engaging,” and the Wall Street Journal calls it “entertaining…breezy and highly readable.”

The book explains how New York’s legendary grid came to be, who did it and why, and what it meant for the growing United States. “Koeppel’s book answers these questions in an easygoing, good-humored manner, with interesting facts unearthed on nearly every page…This is one of those books you always wished would be written.”

Koeppel is also the author of Bond of Union: Building the Erie Canal and the American Empire and Water for Gotham: A History. Before writing mostly about the past, he wrote, edited, and produced the present at CBS news. He has contributed to numerous other books, including the Encyclopedia of New York City, of which he was an associate editor, as well as reference works, newspapers, journals, museum exhibits, and historical signage at city parks. He was born on the grid and has lived all over it since.

Free and open to the public.
Reception and book signing to follow the reading.
For more information, please call 860.685.3448 or visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/writingevents

Date: Thursday, February 18
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Place: Usdan 108

The Writing Workshop Is Open!

Leonid_Pasternak_-_The_Passion_of_creation1Ford Fellow Elana Rosenthal GRAD writes in:

Does the long list of writing assignments on your syllabus make you shudder?

At the Writing Workshop a staff of trained peer tutors is available to meet with you at every stage of the writing process. You can meet with a tutor to discuss ideas for an upcoming assignment, edit a rough draft of a paper, or review a professor’s comments on completed work. Everyone is welcome and all services are free. Make an appointment through your E-portfolio (click on “Writing Workshop”) or stop by during drop-in hours.

The Workshop is open Sunday-Thursday, 7-11 p.m.

Spring 2016 Schedule:

Sunday:
Drop-in – Sci Li 77 – Allison Conley (ENGL)
Appointment – Olin 106 – Ariel Ciccone (RELI/WRCT)
Appointment – Sci Li 266 – Annie Ferreira (HIST)

Monday:
Drop-in – Sci Li 77 – Alison Denzer-King (PSYC/CSED)
Appointment – Olin 106 – Kobi Bordoley (COL/JIS)
Appointment – Sci Li 266 – Elizabeth Shackney (PSYC/GOVT)

Tuesday:
Appointment – Downey 104 – Sophia Franchi (FELLOW/ENGL/FRST) (1:45-4)
Drop-in – Sci Li 77 – Jenna Shapiro (HIST)
Appointment – Olin 106 – Jane Levy (ENGL/PSYC)
Appointment – Sci Li 266 – Savannah Jeffreys (PSYC)

Wednesday:
Drop-in – Sci Li 77 – Aryeh Lieber (ENGL/FRST)
Appointment – Olin 106 – Kate Bodner (ENGL/HISP)
Appointment – Sci Li 266 – Casey Smith (CSS/CMES/CIR)

Thursday:
Appointment – Downey 103 – Elana Rosenthal (FELLOW/COL/FRST) (1:45-4)
Drop-in – Sci Li 77 – Yao Ong (COL/ENGL)
Appointment – Olin 106 – Daniel Kim (GOVT/COE)
Appointment – Sci Li 266 – Oona Wallace (HIST)

Date: Every Sunday-Thursday
Time: 7-11 PM
Place: Olin 106, Sci Li 77, and Sci Li 266

Table Talk with Amy Bloom

AmyBloom_0209Zenzele Price ’18 writes innnnn:

Drop/add is over and it’s time to get down to the daily grind. Brighten things up by discussing your ideas with a professional writer and your peers. Bring all your plans (drafts, outlines, concepts, you name it!) for all things prose to workshop them with Amy Bloom and the Wesleyan writing community.

Free snacks, great people, and valuable critique! Don’t miss this chance to praise, pity, and parse your writing, or anyone else’s.

Come to chat, come to share, come to snack.

Date: Thursday, February 11th
Time: 5-6:30 PM
Place: Shapiro Center (167 High Street)
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Stethoscope End-of-Semester Reading

Five students are working with Stethoscope Press to publish books. Come hear samples of their works in progress.

SOPHIE CHABON || a techno-gothic novella set in the year 2356ish
CORNELIA CHANNING || stories on the mundane and the magical
NIKKU CHATHA || an Eastern and a Western: a genealogy
MAX FRIEDLICH || The Fuccboi Poetics
ZENZELE PRICE || a memoir on mothering of all kinds

Date: Friday, December 4
Time: 5 – 7 PM
Place: Alpha Delt

Submit to Arcadia Political Magazine

The incredible Matt Wallock ’18 writes in:

Hi everybody! Arcadia Political Magazine is now accepting submissions for our Fall 2015 issue! Submit here by Friday, November 6th at 5pm: Arcadia submission form here. You can write about ANY political topic that interests you: international, national, state, local, campus, radical, theoretical, personal, critical, creative, etcetera. Let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas! We’re always happy to give feedback or help brainstorm.
Best, The Arcadia Team.
Contact us at arcadiapoliticalmagazine[at]gmail[dot]com, and follow us online, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Date and time: Submission deadline is Friday, November 6th at 5:00pm.
To submit to Arcadia: Use this form

Library workshops for senior thesis and essay writers

"Portrait of clever student with open book reading it in college library"

“Portrait of clever student with open book reading it in college library”

For any lost seniors out there:

The library is offering workshops for seniors writing a thesis or an essay. Topics include finding resources here and elsewhere, discovering specialized resources, interlibrary loans, reference services, EndNote, and more.

Sessions will be offered on Monday 9/28, Tuesday 9/29, Wednesday 9/30, and Thursday 10/1 at 11:00, 1:00, and
3:00 each day. No need to sign up ahead of time. Choose a date and time convenient for you and join a group for a 45 minute info session at Olin Library’s reference office. Attendees will be granted expanded interlibrary loan privileges.

Dates: Monday, September 28 through Thursday, October 1
Times: 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM each day
Place: Olin Library

The Writing Workshop is Open for the Semester

Ford Fellow Elana Rosenthal ’15/GRAD writes in with information about Wesleyan’s Writing Workshop:

Does the long list of writing assignments on your syllabus make you shudder?
At the Writing Workshop a staff of trained peer tutors is available to meet with you at every stage of the writing process. You can meet with a tutor to discuss ideas for an upcoming assignment, edit a rough draft of a paper, or review a professor’s comments on completed work. Everyone is welcome and all services are free. Make an appointment through your E-portfolio (click on “Writing Workshop”) or stop by during drop-in hours.

Read on after the jump for the Fall 2015 Writing Workshop schedule:

WesStuffed Food Blog seeks leader

Ari Rudess ’15 writes in:

WesStuffed founders Ari Rudess ’15 and Alex Irace ’15 are looking for a fearless leader(s) to manage Wesleyan’s official food blog. Everything is established: the domain name, the publicity initiatives, and the connections with Middletown restaurants and on-campus eateries (we promise you will never go hungry again.) The only qualifications are that you love food, enjoy writing, and are interested and committed to taking the reigns on this endeavor. If you’re the next overlord of WesStuffed, shoot an email to arudess[at]wesleyan[dot]edu and cc. lhess[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

If taking charge is too daunting, but you want to get involved, email arudess[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.