Author: fordfellow

The Shapiro Center for Writing at Wesleyan University is a hub for students to work on their academic writing. Whether you need a one-time appointment with a tutor before a paper is due, or you would really benefit from having someone to work with on a consistent basis throughout the semester, we have trained tutors willing to help!

Spotlight: Klekolo World Coffee

It doesn’t matter how you pronounce it, Klekolo makes a good cup of coffee. With a large menu (including all espesso drinks, chai, teas, “Smooshies,” and soy substitutes), reasonable prices, and a close walk to campus, it is a great,…

A Writer’s Habits: Anya Backlund

What type of writing do you do? Recently, I’ve been writing nonfiction. I’m inspired by history – and by how we come to know history, and to understand history.  I find inspiration in historical documents, from early American law and…

Spoil Yourself: School Supplies

Perhaps I’m just materialistic, or easily brainwashed by hipsterdom, or never grew out of adolescence, but I love shopping for school supplies. A good pen, a clean notebook, a juicy highlighter—these make homework so much more satisfying to complete. Pens:…

TED Talks: Watch writers worth knowing

If you haven’t ever stumbled upon the magical world of TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design), it’s an organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” The annual TED conference brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers & doers, who are challenged to give the…

Spotlight: The Book Barn

Nestled away on a sheltered plot in Niantic, the Book Barn, a humbly converted farm, is home to six book-filled, stand-alone buildings that made up the original homestead. The buildings are bursting with over 350,000 used bindings, piles and shelves…