Vanity Fair: “Fosse/Verdon: 5 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets from the Cast and Creators”, Vanity Fair editor Radhika Jones, who moderated a panel that included Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02, Hon. "With all the tumult around us, I am so thankful for the efforts, the exuberance, and the caring attentiveness of the Wesleyan community. Wesleyan University. Yanique is from the island of St. Thomas. For the first time Winter Session will be held online and students can choose from a short or long session. Sean McCann Director of Academic Writing Professor of English 860.685.3596 smccann@wesleyan.edu Tiphanie Yanique Director of Creative Writing Associate Professor of English Associate Professor of African American Studies 860.685.4886 tyanique@wesleyan.edu Lauren Silber Assistant Director of Academic Writing lsilber@wesleyan.edu Title What Little Life You Have Creator Sharp, Avigayl (Avigayl Sharp) (Author), (Tiphanie Yanique) (Thesis advisor), (Sally Bachner) (Thesis advisor) 2. The Register-Mail: “Video Slots Take Heavy Toll on Some Players”, In this article exploring the expansion of video slot gaming in a region of Illinois, Assistant Professor of Psychology Mike Robinson shares what he has learned through his research about how gambling affects our brains through the pleasurable release of dopamine. TIPHANIE YANIQUE: School was … Born in the Virgin Islands and teaching now in New York City, the writer Tiphanie Yanique, has garnered wide acclaim for her new novel, Land of Love and Drowning. Tiphanie Yanique is a novelist, poet, and short story writer originally from the U.S. Virgin Islands. [5] She received tenure there before heading to Wesleyan University, where she was the director of the Creative Writing program. 4. The Forward: “8 Practical Tips on How to Lead a Progressive Seder This Year”, Asked for advice on leading a “progressive seder” for Passover this year, Wesleyan’s Director of Religious and Spiritual Life and University Jewish Chaplain David Leipziger Teva suggested adding a shoelace to your seder plate to express solidarity with the migrants fleeing their homes to cross into the U.S. “In thinking about the 92,607 migrants and refugees who in March of 2019 alone were detained after crossing the US Mexico border, I was struck by the fact that one of the first things that our US Customs and Border Patrol (USCBP) does is force these tired and vulnerable people to remove their shoelaces,” he explained. The United States Virgin Islands of St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John are the childhood homes of Professors Rashida Shaw McMahon and Tiphanie Yanique, and the current homes of their families. Visit fal.cn/3bJ7a to learn more. She has written a delightful exploration of the tensions and complexity of matrimony, in language that's deceptively simple. Born in the Virgin Islands and teaching now in New York City, the writer Tiphanie Yanique, has garnered wide acclaim for her new novel, Land of Love and Drowning. All Rights Reserved. Read more: fal.cn/3bMUJ In 2010 the National Book Foundation named her a "5 Under 35" honoree. [10], Yanique's children's picture book I am the Virgin Islands was published in December 2012 by Little Bell Caribbean/Campanita Books,[11] and was commissioned by the First Lady of the Virgin Islands as a gift to the children of the Virgin Islands. Tiphanie Yanique is a widely published and highly regarded fiction writer, essayist and poet. They obviously stayed in touch: Cape Air has used Shoreline planes during its Boston Harbor test runs.”,  6. Wesleyan Winter Session financial aid deadline is November 29. Visit wesleyan.edu/wintersession to learn more. Wesleyan University. Yanique's debut collection, How to Escape a Leper Colony: A Novella and Stories, was published by Graywolf Press in 2010, and has received praise from journals including the Caribbean Review of Books,[8] The Boston Globe,[9] and O, The Oprah Magazine. Sorey was recently featured in the Composer Portraits series at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre. Williams, Kai Naima (Kai Naima Williams) (author), (Tiphanie Yanique) (Thesis advisor), Wesleyan University English (Degree grantor) Date 2020-04-15 Description My Coven Came to Scrap ! 5. “Basically, they are talking about how gambling and uncertainty can even change how you respond to losing. Tiphanie Yanique is the author of How to Escape from a Leper Colony. Tiphanie Yanique is the author of Wife, a collection of poems published in November 2015. "[15], She received the Academy of American Poets Prize in 2000, and has had residencies with Bread Loaf,[16] Callaloo, Squaw Valley and the Cropper Foundation for Caribbean Writers. Applications are available in portal. [23] Land of Love and Drowning also won the Phillis Wheatley Award for Pan-African Literature, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Family Foundation Award, and was listed by NPR as one of the Best Books of 2014, as well as being a finalist for the Orion Award in Environmental Literature and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. youtube.com/watch?v=4rGUfH… #WesCreative Retweeted by She also teaches creative writing, currently based at Emory University. [2], In 2006, after receiving her Cambor Fellowship, Yanique served as the 2006–07 Writer-in-Residence/Parks Fellow at Rice University, teaching creative writing, fiction and nonfiction, and working as the faculty editor of The Rice Review literary magazine. She added: ‘I think that today, most people would agree, we are more polarized than ever.’”, Tatum’s talk at MIT’s Wong Auditorium covered topics including the difference between race and racism, what is possible in the political arena, and the “long-running conditions of material inequality in the U.S.”, 7. “You hear gamblers talk about chasing losses,” Robinson said. “Now, the chief executive of Cape Air has an entire squadron.”, In this tale of Wolf’s acquisition of the seaplanes, Chesto notes some Wes-related history: “Wolf first learned to fly a seaplane at the Goodspeed Airport along the Connecticut River, while going to school at nearby Wesleyan University. They immediately bonded over a shared love of character-driven stories and juicy filmmaking styles. Wesleyan planetary scientist Martha Gilmore talks to All Things Considered (@npratc) about why it’s time to take a closer look at the planet Venus given all its similarities to Earth. The stories physically travel outward from the Earth, starting on familiar land, moving to an orbit around Earth, and eventually to another solar system. Professor of English Tiphanie Yanique, a core member of the Virgin Islands Studies Collective, recently led a workshop on St. Thomas at the Virgin Islands Literary Festival. [13], Her first novel Land of Love and Drowning was published by Riverhead Books in 2014, and was described by Publishers Weekly as "an affecting narrative of the Virgin Islands that pulses with life, vitality, and a haunting evocation of place",[14] and the reviewer for BookPage wrote: "Yanique’s vivid writing, echoing Toni Morrison and Gabriel García Márquez, builds a whole world within its language and cadence. M 1:20-4:10. She is currently an associate professor of English and creative writing at Emory University and lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and three children. Women and Hollywood: “Tribeca 2019 Women Directors: Meet Bridget Savage Cole [’05] and Danielle Krudy [’07]—Blow the Man Down”Â. Croix. [7], At the 2016 Forward Prizes for Poetry Yanique won the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection[24][25] for her 2015 collection Wife, which the chair of judges Malika Booker described as: "a generous and witty book, an agile exploration of the many relationships within marriage. The winning segment was produced at This American Life in partnership with ProPublica, where Dreier serves as an immigration reporter. Yanique’s maternal roots are in the Virgin Islands. W 2pm-4pm in 219 Downey Hal “…storytelling can be something more than mere entertainment…Something primordial, something that the very existence of a people may depend on…-Mario Vargos Llosa, The Storyteller Days after the story aired on This American Life, the Suffolk County legislature forced the police department to conduct an internal investigation into how it had handled the MS-13 murder cases. Shortly after graduating, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in Literatures in English and Creative Writing at The University of the West Indies for which she conducted research on Caribbean women writers, such as Merle Hodge and Erna Brodber in Trinidad and Tobago. The New School. Following strict safety guidelines, Wesleyan's Javanese gamelan classes were able to meet in-person this fall, even producing a bi-weekly virtual mini-concert series. Shoreline Aviation was run by, “The Shapeshifting Music of Tyshawn Sorey”, “Video Slots Take Heavy Toll on Some Players”, “V.I. In an essay titled “Americans in a Battered Paradise,” Yanique explains that 2017 marks 100 years since the transfer of the Virgin Islands from Danish to American rule. Yet this major anniversary has been scarcely noted in the continental United States. “Wesleyan University graduates Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy met on a film set in Coney Island. 🎉 Tiphanie is from the Virgin Islands and received tenure from The New School before heading to the English Department at Wesleyan University as an associate professor, where she was also the Director of the Creative Writing Program. Tiphanie is also a … The United States Virgin Islands of St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John are the childhood homes of Professors Rashida Shaw McMahon and Tiphanie Yanique,… Full story & concert archive: fal.cn/3bV0L, Playwriting professor Edwin Sánchez will premiere his new play, “THE MERIT SYSTEM” at the @Long_Wharf Theater New Works Festival, on Dec. 4. They have collaborated on numerous music videos, shorts, and writing projects. for the live performance on Friday. The Hamilton creator had gone to Wesleyan University with Sam Wasson [’03], author of the 2013 biography Fosse—on which the FX series is closely based. Professor of English Typhanie Yanique writes in The New York Times on how the news media’s coverage and the U.S. government’s response to Hurricane Irma’s devastation in the U.S. Virgin Islands reflects a bigger failure of America to fully embrace and grant rights to the citizens who reside on the islands. She is the author of two novels, one children’s book, one collection of poems, numerous works of short fiction, and many nonfiction essays. The Pandemic Planning Committee reminds the on-campus community to remain vigilant and safe, continuing to follow safety guidelines. [6][7] She is now Associate Professor at Emory University. Gratitude from President @mroth78: fal.cn/3bPbf, Shoutout to Ed, Karen, and all the staff at @Weswings and @RBCWes for safely and efficiently helping to keep Cardinals fed this fall. She is a member of the Smith (of St. Thomas and Tortola) and Galiber (of St. Thomas and St. Croix) families. Tiphanie Yanique (born September 20, 1978) from Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, is a Caribbean American fiction writer, poet and essayist who lives in New York. Wesleyan's Graduate Liberal Studies program will be held online this spring. “There is something awesomely confounding about the music of Tyshawn Sorey [MA ’11], the thirty-eight-year-old Newark-born composer, percussionist, pianist, and trombonist,” begins this profile of Sorey, assistant professor of music. Tiphanie Yanique is the author of the poetry collection, Wife, which won the 2016 Bocas Prize in Caribbean poetry and the United Kingdom’s 2016 Forward/Felix Dennis Prize for a First Collection.Tiphanie is also the author of the novel, Land of Love and Drowning, which won the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Award from the Center for Fiction, the Phillis Wheatley Award for Pan … She was raised in the Hospital Ground neighborhood of St. Thomas by her grandparents, Beulah Smith Harrigan (former children’s librarian of the St. Thomas Enid Baa Library and youngest child of Captain Smith of the Fancy Me) and Delvin Harrigan (former fireman and taxi dispatcher). npr.org/2020/11/26/939…, Congratulations to Sam Elias '15, LA Dodgers Baseball Analyst and former NESCAC Pitcher of the Year, on winning the World Series title! Exhilarating, fierce and effortless, Land of Love and Drowning is the imaginative tale of a family’s fight to endure. Boston Globe: “Cape Air on Course for Seaplane Takeoff in Boston”. [1][2], Yanique attended Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Elementary School and graduated from All Saints Cathedral School in 1996. Virgin Islanders were granted American citizenship a decade after this transfer, yet still cannot vote in U.S. general elections. ’15, provided excerpts of the conversation: “‘I picked up a book off the shelf, and my job was to read the book and put it in Tommy Kail’s [’99] hand,’ said Miranda. Professor Tiphanie Yanique, tyanique@wesleyan.edu Office Hours: M 12pm-1pm and T 12pm-1pm in 2nd Floor Office, The Shapiro Center From the website: “WBUR announced today that Hannah Dreier [’08] is the winner of the 2019 Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize. wesleyan.edu/cfa/events/202… #WesCreative @wesleyan_u @wes_alumni Retweeted by She also teaches creative writing, currently based at Emory University. @rhodes_trust, On Nov. 15, Visiting Dance Artist-in-Residence Eiko Otake led a virtual tour and conversation titled “An Artist’s Practice in the Year of Pandemic and Political Cries.” Tiphanie Yanique Yanique is an award-winning fiction writer, essayist, and poet. ‘The Runaways’ proves that investigative reporting continues to effect change.”. In this recurring feature in The Wesleyan Connection, we highlight some of the latest news stories about Wesleyan and our alumni. Magazine Premium created by c.bavota. Blow the Man Down is their first feature-length film,” writes Gabriela Rico, who follows with the directors’ candid Q&A. Retweeted by [12], Her short fiction, essays and poetry have appeared in journals and anthologies including Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing, Best African American Fiction, Transition Magazine, American Short Fiction, The London Magazine, Prism International, Callaloo, Boston Review. Wolf first learned to fly a seaplane at the Goodspeed Airport along the Connecticut River, while going to school at nearby Wesleyan University. 📸 by Simon Duan '23, Now through Sunday, November 22, 2020: stream the 33 minute video "ED/HF" by Renée Green '81 online on the website for the exhibition "A SCULPTURE, A FILM & SIX VIDEOS." Reading Religion: “Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Bias”, “Through the medium of cartoons, Gottschalk and Greenberg examine complicated concepts such as Islamophobia and stereotypes in a manner that is both accessible and comprehensive,” according to this review of Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Sentiment: Picturing the Enemy, coauthored by Professor of Religion Peter Gottschalk and Gabriel Greenberg ’04 and recently re-released in an expanded and revised second edition. Gifts made today will be matched, up to $50,000, by Trustee Andrew Vogel ’95. Wesleyan Home → Writing → Creative Writing → Creative Writing. wesleyan.edu/cfa/events/202… @WesHumanities #WesCreative Retweeted by “This book is accessible enough to include on an undergraduate introductory syllabus, but also specialized enough for readers who are familiar with the concept of Islamophobia, or the study of the Muslims in the United States, to benefit from.”, Randall MacLowry ’86 is the producer and editor; Tracy Heather Strain is the filmmaker for this documentary, which PBS notes as “the first in-depth presentation of Hansberry’s complex life, using her personal papers and archives, including home movies and rare photos, as source material.” The couple cofounded The Film Posse, Inc., to work together in creating documentaries of high quality, and according to a press release, “spent more than 14 years raising money to develop the independently-produced film, which the couple produced with Strain serving as director and writer, and MacLowry and Chad Ervin as editors. Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart had its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and its television premiere on the PBS biography series American Masters in January 2018.”, 2. We hope to see you on campus again in the spring! 3. Retweeted by Her work has also appeared in Callaloo, Transition Magazine, American Short Fiction, & the London Magazine. Tiphanie is also a … In 2010 the National Book Foundation named her a "5 Under 35" honoree. This comes to us from Ujamaa: Greetings Wesleyan Community, As many of you know, many Caribbean islands are still recovering from the devastation caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria last month. Broadway World: “MCC Launches Season with Ross Golan’s The Wrong Man Directed by Thomas Kail [’99]”. Prof. Tiphanie Yanique, tyanique@wesleyan.edu. That was nearly 40 years ago, but there’s a connection to this latest deal. Blow the Man Down premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival on April 26. 116 MT Vernon /Shapiro Center, Room 102. the girl child in contemporary narratives . Recipe For Resurrection is a critical engagement with a dehumanizing archive of enslavement in which I use poetry to combat the visual and linguistic manifestations of anti-blackness in primary sources from Edgefield, South Carolina in the antebellum era. The Iris Hours is a collection of connected short stories that follow three recent high school graduates and a young out-of-towner as they spend the first day of summer in a carefree beach town. She was an assistant professor of writing at The New School, where she taught undergraduate and graduate students, and won the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award. Deadline to apply for degree candidacy and financial aid is December 10. In June 2016, Hamilton director Kail and Miranda began planning a way to bring Fosse back to the screen.”, 4. Greetings Wesleyan Community, As many of you know, many Caribbean islands are still recovering from the devastation caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria last month. The Wrong Man (“the wrong man meets the wrong women in the wrong place at the wrong time”) is a new stage musical, written by multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan (book, music, lyrics), Tony Award–winning director Thomas Kail and three-time Tony and four-time Grammy Award–winning orchestrator Alex Lacamoire. Tiphanie Yanique is a Fulbright Scholar, a National Book Award 5 Under 35 awardee, winner of the Bocas Prize for Caribbean Poetry, the United Kingdom’s 2016 Forward/Felix Dennis Prize for a First Collection, the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Award from the Center for Fiction, the Phillis Wheatley Award for Pan-African Literature, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal … That was nearly 40 years ago, but there’s a connection to this latest deal. These islands were struck twelve days apart by Irma and Maria, both as category 5 hurricanes. “‘It seems to me pretty clear we’re living in a pushback moment,’ Tatum said, referring to resistance against both political progress by blacks and a diversifying population. Jon Chesto ’93 writes: “Dan Wolf [’79] needed to get his hands on an amphibious aircraft before he could fulfill his yearslong quest to bring seaplane service back to Boston Harbor. In 2000, she earned her undergraduate degree from Tufts University in Massachusetts. Office Hours: M 12pm-1pm and T 12pm-1pm in 2nd Floor Office, The Shapiro Center . Tiphanie Yanique (born September 20, 1978) from Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, is a Caribbean American fiction writer, poet and essayist who lives in Brooklyn, New York. teaches at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT - Faculty, Wesleyan University This website uses cookies and other technologies to better understand visitors’ experiences. [citation needed]. National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" honoree; This page was last edited on 15 October 2020, at 13:30. He plans to pursue an MPhil and DPhil in neuroscience at @UniofOxford under the Rhodes Scholarship. The St. Thomas Source: “V.I. Peter Dizikes, of the MIT News Office, writes: “Candid discussions about race relations are vital at a time of ‘pushback’ against social diversity in the U.S., said Beverly Daniel Tatum, the former president of Spelman College, in a talk at MIT on Thursday. Wesleyan University, South Asia’s Caste System Discussed by Scholars, Students, Kurtz Speaks on Improving Thinking Skills in Schizophrenia, Otake on “An Artist’s Practice in the Year of Pandemic and Political Cries”, Wesleyan Community Gathers for Thanksgiving Service, Offers Reflections. Visit the link below to learn more and register to tune in (virtually!) See you in February! AMY GOODMAN: Tiphanie Yanique is a award-winning poet, a novelist from the U.S. Virgin Island of Saint Thomas, hit hard by Hurricane Irma, Category 5 storm. Copyright © 2014 News @ Wesleyan. Wesleyan University, Join in on the “Caste Conundrum and Identity Politics” conversation this Saturday, hosted by Shakti, the South Asian Student Coalition at Wesleyan twitter.com/idsnupdates/st…, #TBT | As a way of celebrating Jed Hoyer's '96 promotion with the Cubs, let's take a trip back to Jed's playing days for @WesBaseball, specifically the 1994 squad (his sophomore year) who went 30-8 and became the first Wesleyan team that advanced to the College World Series ⚾ Retweeted by Wesleyan University, Mon., 11/23, 6pm: @wesleyan_u Assoc. MIT News: “Candid Conversation about Race: In MIT Talk, Beverly Daniel Tatum [’75, P’04, Hon. @WesCFA #WesCreative, Tonight, 8pm, YouTube: @wesleyan_u Gamelan Ensemble offers 6th in series of 30-minute virtual mini-concerts, demonstrations featuring classical music of Central Java, a number of repertoires from two gamelan styles, Surakarta and Yogyakarta. What Little Life You Have is a collection of linked short stories about Jewish women and their mothers, from the Soviet Bloc to the Midwest. 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And then what follows is - was it inhabited?” Professor of English Tiphanie Yanique, a core member of the Virgin Islands Studies Collective, recently led a workshop on St. Thomas at the Virgin Islands Literary Festival. Candid Conversation about Race: In MIT Talk, WBUR Announces Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize Winner”, Yanique: Hurricane Irma Response Reflects Unresolved Feelings on U.S. Virgin Islands’ “Americanness”, roth.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2020/11/30/dec…, Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts. Tiphanie Yanique BA, Tufts University; MFA, University Houston Univ Pk Professor of English; Professor, African American Studies Affiliated Faculty Amy B. Bloom BA, Wesleyan University; MSW, Smith College Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing; Professor of the Practice in Creative Writing; Professor of the Practice, English is a collection of connected short stories about practical magic, friendship, sex and love between queer witches of color. The news media made a big deal out of Hurricane Irma’s landfall on the Florida Keys, Yanique writes, “But in truth Irma had struck United States land days before as a disastrous Category 5 hurricane. That was when it hit the United States Virgin Islands, devastating my home island, St. Thomas.”, “Was it habitable? It sounds counterintuitive, but for gambling addicts losing money triggers the rewarding release of dopamine almost to the same degree that winning does.”, 3. Registration for Wesleyan Winter Session closes on December 16. Wife won the Bocas Prize in Caribbean poetry and … In 2010 the National Book Foundation named her a "5 Under 35" honoree. twitter.com/Long_Wharf/sta…. She also teaches creative writing, currently based at Wesleyan University. Read the full story here: fal.cn/3bLas Tiphanie Yanique (born September 20, 1978) from Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, is a Caribbean American fiction writer, poet and essayist who lives in New York. My Thanksgiving will be smaller this year, but my heart is filled with gratitude." Directly impact the lives of Wes students who need us now more than ever: fal.cn/3bVKy. And she was a high-school student when Hurricane Marilyn hit in 1995. (14,521 - 14,540 of 18,385) Pages. Read more: fal.cn/3bFlR Retweeted by “Apparently anything, even the shoelaces of young children, considered ‘nonessential and potentially lethal’ is confiscated.”, 5. Girls. Paternally, she is also a member of the Giraud family originally of Dominica. A poet, essayist, and fiction writer who teaches creative writing at Wesleyan, Yanique comes from St. Thomas and has written fiction about life in the Virgin Islands. Visit wesleyan.edu/masters to learn more. A poet, essayist, and fiction writer who teaches creative writing at Wesleyan, Yanique comes from St. Thomas and has written fiction about life in the Virgin Islands. “Dreier’s winning entry, ‘The Runaways’ is an hour-long investigative report that documents how the Suffolk County Police Department in New York failed to investigate a series of gang murders when the victims were immigrant teenagers.
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