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“Birds Blur Together”: Poetry Reading this Friday

Charlotte Heyrman ’13 has organized an awesome poetry reading, which will take place this FRIDAY, September 14 at 7 p.m. in the backyard of 69 Home Avenue. She writes: This Friday, RM O’Brien and Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez will read from … Continue reading

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NYTimes Best of 2011: The Art of Fielding

It’s quite a task to scour through all the wonderful books published in 2011 to come up with a top ten list. But if anyone is up for the challenge, it’s the New York Times! Last week, the Times set … Continue reading

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Most anticipated books of summer

Stealing (borrowing?) some tips from Huffington Post, here are some of the most anticipated books to be released this summer: Mohammed Hanif, “Our Lady of Alice Bhatti” (Published by Random House; August release) Aravind Adiga, “Last Man In Tower: A … Continue reading

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What’s On Your Summer Reading List?

A random collection for sure, but I am excited to tackle all these. The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. (Just moved to New Orleans. We shall see…) Mornings on Hourseback by David McCullough. Because Teddy Roosevelt is … Continue reading

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Why You Should Get to Know Olin Library’s Special Collections and Archives, Part II: A Student Writer’s Experience and How-To Crash Course

Special Collections and Archives has served as an incredibly useful resource for my writing career at Wesleyan over the past two years, since I was first introduced to the department in English 201. Many of you reading this blog have … Continue reading

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Reflections from a Student Journalist

Journalism is alive at Wesleyan—in the Argus, within smaller publications, on Wesleying and other student blogs, and, most recently, in the curriculum, in the form of Forward Editor Jane Eisner’s course, “The Journalist as Citizen.” Innumerable books and websites are … Continue reading

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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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Reading as Hunting: Chase, Don’t Search, for Prey!

Imagine two different scenarios: In the first, it’s a stormy afternoon and you decide to spend the day with a nonfiction book. You pick one up that looks appealing, curl up in one of the Olin armchairs, and begin reading, … Continue reading

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Why You Should Raise Your Hand

An important question has stuck with me throughout Anne Greene’s “Distinguished Writers/New Voices” course: What do you actually say to writers you admire when they come to speak? Anne Greene requires her students to attend the Russell House lecture series … Continue reading

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