I hope you all are having lovely and successful summers! In preparation for a BIG year for QueerWes next year, WE’RE GONNA HAVE ELECTIONS. We’re going to expand leadership so the work is divided up, more focused, and more people can be involved in the group’s decisions. EVERYONE is welcome to apply (freshmen, you too!).
FRIDAY, APRIL 19TH ,2013
DOWNEY HOUSE LOUNGE
|Come meet and talk to pre-frosh about queer life at Wesleyan! Refreshments will be served.|
QUEERWES: COME TO PSI U AT 6PM TO DECORATE. Bring friends!
FB Event here
David Levithan, an award-winning young adult writer, is perhaps best known for his works Boy Meets Boy, Wide Awake, and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. He has been awarded two Lambda Literary Awards for excellence in LGBT literature. He is also the founding editor of PUSH, a part of Scholastic focused on new young adult writers and voices.
Pizza will be served.
Sponsored by Open House, the Shapiro Center for Creative Writing, and Amy Bloom, Wesleyan’s Kim-Frank Writer in Residence.
WeSlam and QueerWes present:
This Saturday. 7:30 PM. Alpha Delt main floor. Featuring Cameron Awkward-Rich and Sam Sax.
WeSLAM is back from spring break with a tan and a shorter attention span. Get ready for our second ever Short Poem Slam.
The rounds will go like this:
1st round: 1 minute poem
2nd round: 30 second poem
3rd round: 15 second poem (remember, haikus exist)
But that’s not all. The incredibly talented Cam Awkward-Rich (Wes ’11) and Sam Sax, also known as the Gay Pride Poetry Tour, will be featuring with a set of poetry that you do not want to miss.
In 2012, Cameron Awkward-Rich represented bay area venues at the National Poetry Slam, the Individual World Poetry Slam, and the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational and made final stage in the latter two. Usually, you can find Cam on the train somewhere between his home in Oakland and Stanford University, where he is pursuing a PhD from the program in Modern Thought and Literature.
Sam Sax is a Michener fellow at UT Austin. He is Oakland’s first two-time queer Grand Slam Champion and Bay Area’s first Unified Grand Slam Champion. He has performed everywhere; from universities and slams to basements and alleyways. Sam now conducts workshops for queer youth at risk.
Come hear their mind blowing poetry. And some shortpoems. They will be short.
*If you’re interested in participating in the Short Poem Slam, send WeSLAM an e-mail (at WeSLAM.firstname.lastname@example.org) between 5 PM on Wednesday and 5 PM on Friday.
Facebook event here.
P.S. Cameron is a personal hero of my and everyone should attend because he is THE BEST (and I bet Sam is pretty great too). See you there!
These men from a fraternity at Emerson College raised enough money (and more) to fund a prospective brother’s top surgery. I think this bring a TON of important things to light from fantastic to frustrating. I think it’s a happy moment in that this fraternity is openly embracing a brother even though, by some ridiculous societal standards, some would not choose to see him as a “brother”. In this way, I think this is fantastic. This cause also brings a lot of things to mind that are queerly frustrating, such as the fact that even though this particular fraternity at a progressive school is embracing this man, this does not apply to most cases. Also, I thought the entire time of less privileged transgender and transexual individuals who cannot afford surgeries they need and insurance won’t cover as well as those who lack support and others to work to help find them the money. Food for thought.