Category Archives: External Resources

Why You Should Get to Know Olin Library’s Special Collections and Archives, Part I

In need of new material, or hoping to pursue an original research project? Look no further than behind the big glass door to the right of Olin lobby, in Wesleyan’s Special Collections and Archives. University Archivist and Head of Special … Continue reading

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What We Can Learn From The Great Gods of Writing: Success Comes from Rituals and Superstition

Certain authors have very specific complexes or actions that they have to take before they can get into the right frame of mind for writing. For example, George Steiner takes a page of prose in the “any relevant language” and … Continue reading

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Writer’s Toolbox: Skim

I have mixed feelings about classes where the bulk of the readings are in the form of scanned documents rather than textbooks or printed course booklets. On the one hand, it’s far cheaper and better for the environment to stick … Continue reading

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Register for the 2011 Wesleyan Writers Conference!

Are you interested in attending the Wesleyan Writers Conference from June 16th through June 20th? The five-day conference is a wonderful opportunity to attend seminars and lectures led by Roxana Robinson, Amy Bloom, Joshua Henkin, Honor Moore, Lis Harris, Peter Blauner, … Continue reading

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Spotlight: Russell Library

Though there is no denying that we have a word-class library at our disposal (or three), Middletown’s own Russell Library is a comfortable, secluded spot only slightly, but sufficiently, removed from the bustle of campus. Only a block away from … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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