January 13th, 2013

English 1022E Review/Discussion

Join us for a review/discussion session for everything related to the 1022E class under Professor Bentley, with a central focus on the upcoming midyear test.

The sessions will occur on both Monday January 14th, AND Tuesday January 15th, from 6:00 to 8
:00 pm both days, in UCC 373.


Check out the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/319595561474586/



December 7th, 2012

A few quick shots of our poetry slam last week! It was a wonderful success, thanks to the hard work of our events coordinators. Apologies for the lacklustre image quality - a healthy distance was kept to avoid psyching out the contestants. Keep an eye out for our next poetry slam in second semester (:

In the meantime, happy holidays to everyone!

November 27th, 2012
At 9:00 p.m. on November 29th, The Coterie will be holding a Poetry Slam in the East Lounge of the UCC. Come out and participate in any of 3 categories (Spoken Word, Classical, and Hip Hop), or watch Western’s own perform.
Ben McCabe, a 20 year old spoken word artist who represented London at the 2012 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, will be performing. There will also be a first place prize awarded to one poet in each category. Admission is free, and there will be coffee, tea, and pastries for all to devour. Escape from the unbearable weight of your essays and enjoy an inspired night!http://www.usc.uwo.ca/poetryslam/default.htm Sign up online here http://www.usc.uwo.ca/forms/view.php?id=43 or on the night of the event. 
Hope to see you all there!

At 9:00 p.m. on November 29th, The Coterie will be holding a Poetry Slam in the East Lounge of the UCC. Come out and participate in any of 3 categories (Spoken Word, Classical, and Hip Hop), or watch Western’s own perform.


Ben McCabe, a 20 year old spoken word artist who represented London at the 2012 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, will be performing. There will also be a first place prize awarded to one poet in each category. Admission is free, and there will be coffee, tea, and pastries for all to devour. Escape from the unbearable weight of your essays and enjoy an inspired night!

http://www.usc.uwo.ca/
poetryslam/default.htm

Sign up online here http://www.usc.uwo.ca/
forms/view.php?id=43 or on the night of the event.

Hope to see you all there!

April 2nd, 2012

Screening 2243G: Haunted Screen

The Department of Film Studies Presents:

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 

(Germany 1920, d: Robert Wiene)

Live Piano Accompaniment: Yanick Allwood (Don Wright Faculty of Music)

April 9th, 1:30pm, University College 84

For more information, see also attached poster….

You are all invited!

Dr. Tobias Nagl
Associate Professor & Undergraduate Co-Chair
Department of Film Studies
University of Western Ontario, UC 73
London, ON N6A 3K7
Canada

March 7th, 2012

Would you like to be a part of the Coterie exec team 2012/2013?

It’s silly, crazy, fun, and a great experience!

We are now accepting applications for various positions! If you have a passion for English and the Arts, please apply!

We have three positions available, and three questions you need to answer to apply.

Please send your answers to the application questions and your resume to thecoterie.uwo@gmail.com by Friday, March 9, 2012, at the latest.

Click on the pictures above to have a clearer view of our position descriptions and application questions!

We look forward to hearing from you and working with you next year!

The Coterie Exec 2011/2012

February 28th, 2012

We had an amazing night filled with laughs and good music at our Annual Charity Coffeehouse event!

We were able to collect lots of food for donation to the London Food Bank, which was both humbling and gratifying.

Thanks to everyone who came out and all of our excellent performers!

January 18th, 2012
The Coterie’s Annual Charity Coffeehouse is coming up soon!
On February 2, 2012, (7:00 PM is when it starts!) at the Spoke, we will be having a fun coffee-filled night of music, spoken word, and other performances. We’ll even have an open-mic for any of you brave enough to grace the stage with your presence.
On a more serious note, I just want to emphasize the importance of our charity event, because in doing so, we hope to pose a united stance on the need to help those who cannot help themselves. It’s cold outside (I’m sure we grumble about it), but I hope that we can take some time out of our busy lives to think about those who must face the harsh winters or feel hunger on a daily basis. This is our chance to give what we can.
All we ask is for one (or more!) non-perishable food item(s). All the proceeds we receive will go directly to the London Food Bank.
Come out for a great night that will be fun and surely to put us all on a high (a coffee high, that is!)
Hope to see you all there!
Click on the poster to RSVP to our Facebook event, or email us at thecoterie.uwo@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns!

The Coterie’s Annual Charity Coffeehouse is coming up soon!

On February 2, 2012, (7:00 PM is when it starts!) at the Spoke, we will be having a fun coffee-filled night of music, spoken word, and other performances. We’ll even have an open-mic for any of you brave enough to grace the stage with your presence.

On a more serious note, I just want to emphasize the importance of our charity event, because in doing so, we hope to pose a united stance on the need to help those who cannot help themselves. It’s cold outside (I’m sure we grumble about it), but I hope that we can take some time out of our busy lives to think about those who must face the harsh winters or feel hunger on a daily basis. This is our chance to give what we can.

All we ask is for one (or more!) non-perishable food item(s). All the proceeds we receive will go directly to the London Food Bank.

Come out for a great night that will be fun and surely to put us all on a high (a coffee high, that is!)

Hope to see you all there!

Click on the poster to RSVP to our Facebook event, or email us at thecoterie.uwo@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns!

January 11th, 2012

Help! How do I ask a professor for a reference letter?

Well, we’re here to help.

Here’s a quick link that will give you a good rundown:

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/how-to-ask-for-a-reference-letter.aspx

And here are some of my personal tips:

1. I found it best to bring all your work (hopefully you did well!) to them, and also to type up something simple (a paragraph or more) about yourself, what you’ve done in university, why you want to apply to your program. Not only does it jog their memory of you (if you haven’t talked to them in a while), but it also allows them to see something concrete when writing your reference letter.

2. Make sure you ask if they would be comfortable writing you a STRONG reference letter. Better that you find out now and ask another professor, then to realize later that a professor wrote you a weak reference letter.

3. Don’t be nervous! =)

BAD POETRY EVENT? Yes, you heard right.
On January 19th, the Graduate English Society is hosting a Bad Poetry Night at the Spoke.
Come out to experience poetry at its greatest and lowest!

BAD POETRY EVENT? Yes, you heard right.

On January 19th, the Graduate English Society is hosting a Bad Poetry Night at the Spoke.

Come out to experience poetry at its greatest and lowest!

November 27th, 2011

Ever wondered about the history of the English language? Don’t want to take English 3001 for a full year, 3 hours a week?

This video tells you it ALL in 10 minutes (or well, as much as it can fit within 10 minutes)!

Check it out! =)