Mar 18, 2015

Hey Olives!

Its a bit late, seeing as how our submissions are closing in about a month, but here are our current Contest Prompts!

ProseDevelop a story in which a character has an out-of-body experience. For this prompt, the experience can be interpreted in a number of ways: physically, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, or possibly even a combination of these. In other words, convey some kind of detachment or disassociation from "reality". 

PoetryWrite a poem about extinction. Whether you want to explore this as a concept, a fact of reality, or even as an experience is entirely left up to you as a poet. Write about extinction, whatever this may mean to you.

DramaWrite a scene in which a character makes an extreme assumption based on very little information he or she as received.

Art: TBA

Mar 12, 2015

Hey Olives! We received an email today asking for anyone interested to attend the CUNY Office of Graduate Studies for their Spring 2015 Graduate Studies Fair on Monday March 30, 2015, just wanted to share it with you all.

The City University of New York

Join us at the next CUNY Graduate Studies Fair on Monday,
March 30, 2015
to explore over 800 Master's and Doctoral 
degree programs in more than 160 disciplines taught by leaders 
in their field. Speak with graduate admissions professionals and 
faculty from all 13 CUNY colleges and professional schools offering 
Master's and Doctoral programs. Additionally, we have a full day of 
program-specific workshops that will help you prepare for 
graduate school.

Spring 2015 Graduate Studies Fair
March 30, 2015, 2:30-7:30 PM
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Ave (at 34th Street)
New York, New York 10016
We hope to see you at the Fair!

Lindsay Pursoo
Graduate Recruitment and Marketing Specialist
Graduate Studies at CUNY

Mar 10, 2015


OLIVETREE REVIEW OPEN HOUSE ON WEDNESDAY MARCH 11th AT 3:30-6:30! COME THROUGH TO TH212 OLIVES AND MINIONS OF OTR (if you're in class gently whisper to your friends, or yourself, a promise that you'll visit us to chat, to have free food, and to make memories)

Mar 4, 2015

3D Doodler

"It's like a mini hand held 3D printer. Seems like you could make some cool things with this! "
Check out this cool video, Olives!

Feb 11, 2015

Exploring The Hero's Journey: A Writer's Guide

A compelling look at the hero's journey, according to the movie Alien. Shout outs to Joseph Campbell, the preeminent writer who explored the ideas in this article.

Nov 17, 2014

William S. Burroughs "The Bunker"

William S. Burroughs had what is known as "The Bunker," a place of reflection into the depths of the humanity. What's your creative space like? Do you like to work in darkness? Do you like to have a view of the the world outside or do you prefer to be isolated? 

Set in William S. Burrough's New York City apartment, the Bunker, this experimental film mixes images 
and audio of the nuclear holocaust from Hiroshima, Burroughs, and real confessions. 
 Film by Ram Devineni