Author: labrams

Student Writers Wanted

Instead of going into hibernation this winter, the Writing Blog is looking for new student contributions!  Tell us about a great (nonrequired) book you read over vacation, review a literary event, or write an editorial about whatever you think Wes…

From Wes to the Real World: Colleen Oakley

Colleen Pickett Oakley ’96 has been writing continuously since her time at Wesleyan, where her senior thesis in English and Women’s Studies took the form of a play about Marie Laurencin, an often-overlooked artist in Picasso’s circle. A poet, playwright,…

Guide to Proper Citation

When you’re ready to start compiling sources for your final papers, the library’s put together some great guides to make sure you do so in (proper) style.  Below, we’ve organized the information for quick reference in any discipline.  For more…

Websites We Love: Written? Kitten!

Sometimes, the best writing motivators are the simplest.  And on the rarest, but also most exciting occasions, they involve kittens. That’s right, the popular procrastination technique of looking at cute pictures of kittens has been transformed into the most efficient…

Writers and Collectors

Although I’ve had some positive e-reader experiences (and one negative one that involved trying to read an entire novel on my iPod touch), I’ll never give up on paper.  Aside from the feeling and smell of actual books, they’re also…

What We’re Thankful For

Happy to have a break for now but aware that final paper deadlines are coming up, we all know there’s a lot to be thankful for in the 21st Century.  As someone who is never quite sure how to spell…

Stethoscope Student Writers: Daniel Goldman

Student-run Stethoscope Press has selected four students who will be working with peer editors to write and publish their own books.  Get to know the writers, and keep checking the Writing Blog throughout the school year to read about their progress. Daniel Zachary Goldman, a double…

Attack of the Emoticons :o

A while back, the New York Times turned an investigative eye towards the emoticon phenomenon.  Now more than ever, it seems, these little faces representing the range of human emotional experience from happy to sad and everywhere in between, have been popping up everywhere. The article…

Stethoscope Student Writers: Jason Katzenstein

Student-run Stethoscope Press has selected four students who will be working with peer editors to write and publish their own books.  Get to know the writers, and keep checking the Writing Blog throughout the school year to read about their progress. Jason Katzenstein, an English major…