Showing posts from February, 2009

Select Events Going On This Weekend:

Friday February 27th at 7pm
Philip Fried
@Book Culture: 536 W 112th St (between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway)
tel: 212-865-1588
Subway: 1 to 110th St–Cathedral Pkwy

Manhattan Review editor Fried welcomes contributors Mark Sullivan (Slag), Jeanne Marie Beaumont (Curious Conduct), Marc Kaminsky (Shadow Traffic) and D. Nurkse (The Border Kingdom).

Saturday February 28th at 6:30pm
Yusef Komunyakaa (Pulitzer Prize) + Juanita Torrence-Thompson
Price: $15
@American Association of University Women
111 E 37th St (between Lexington and Park Aves)
tel: 212-684-6068
Subway: 6 to 33rd St
Creole Dinner Buffet and Musical Interlude

Sunday March 1st @3pm
156 Rivington St. (Clinton/Suffolk Streets), 2 blocks south of Houston
Subway: F/V to Delancey/Second Avenue, then walk East and South
Price: A paltry $3
Open mic hosted by Bruce Weber, Eugene Ring, John Bredin, John Marcus Powell, George Spencer. No list, No Time Limit, No B.S., Workshop feel, Try…

Spring 2009: Open Houses/ Deadline

The Olivetree Review Spring 2009 Info:

Open Houses for current and prospective editors:

Fiction Editors - 2/25 @ 2 pm and 3/2 @ 2pm
Poetry Editors - 2/27 @ 4pm
Art Editors - 2/24 @ 2pm

Deadline for Spring 2009 Submissions: April 1st
Contracts are available outside the office (Thomas Hunter 212)

Questions can be directed to

More Hunter College Literary News:

Book Essay Competition: First Prize: $100 Gift Certificate!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Hunter College Library

Has a book ever --
Changed your life? Increased your understanding of yourself or others? Broadened your outlook? Piqued your curiosity about something? Raised your consciousness? Changed the way you feel? Encouraged you to do something?

If so, tell us about it and you may win one of four prizes!

To celebrate National Library Week, the Friends of the Hunter College Library are sponsoring the annual Charlotte Katz Millenson Competition for students. Tell us about the influence of a book on your life in not more than 5 typed pages, double spaced. Your entry may be in the form of an essay or a book review. The book could be from your childhood, or one you just finished reading. It may have been a novel you read for pleasure or an assigned reading for a class, and it could have been written at any time, on any subject. The contest is open to all currently enrolled Hunter College s…

Going on this week:

Going on at Hunter:
Friday, February 20, 2009The Olivetree Review V-Day Recovery mini open-mic. 5-7 pm The Olivetree Review Office or next door (TH 212)

More HUNTER going-abouts>> Spring 2009 Distinguished Writers Series

Thursday, February 26, 2009
Irish poet and Pulitzer Prize winner, Muldoon is the poetry editor of The New Yorker. Horse Latitudes (2006) is the most recent of his ten collections.

All readings take place in the Faculty Dining Room, Eighth Floor, West Building. Most readings will begin at 7:30p.m (FREE)

---------------------------More from the collective literary Hutzpah:

Bluestockings Bookstore: 172 Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington :: 212.777.6028

Sunday, February 22nd @ 7PM - FREE
Reading: “CALYX: A Journal of Art and Literature by Women”
While the calendar is yet again marking the birth of our first president, we are listening to the contributors tothe newest issue of “CALYX,” America’s forem…

Do you fancy yourself an undergraduate playwright?

Since I am apparently still on the e-mailing list for Manhattan Theatre Club from the time I participated in one of their programs, I received word of a new contest that I think would be nice to divulge to other individuals. Please take note, participate if you fit into the guidelines, and the best of luck to you! :)

Dear past participants of MTC’s Write Now! program,We wanted to let you know about an exciting new playwriting contest that MTC is co-sponsoring with Dentyne. The contest asks for short plays about sustaining personal relationships in the age of technology, and has a pretty spectacular grand prize - $7500 and a professional performance of your play at New York CityCenter. Some important things to note off-the-bat: All entries must be postmarked by March 9 You must be 18 or older to enter If you happen to be a full-time undergraduate student at StanfordUniversity, HunterCollege of CUNY, UCLA, or NorthwesternUniversity, there’s a separate contes…