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Open Houses, Prompts, Updates, and Contest News!

So our open house this past Wednesday was a success. If you weren't able to make it, don't worry! It's not too late to join the Olivetree! In fact, we'll be hosting informal mini-open houses every Wednesday in March and the first week or two of April for those who want to join mid-semester. Stop by any time from 4 to 6 to get information about becoming an editor or submitting material.

We also had a very successful inaugural prompt Thursday. If you haven't heard, the OTR is now hosting weekly free-writes Thursdays from 1-2 in TH212. I'm proud to share my response to our first set of prompts: astronaut, asymmetry, asylum:

-Astronaut/asylum/asymmetry,Astronauts find asylum in outer spacewhile asylums are filled with asymmetry,Asymmetrical minds, elderly men withbrains of boys who think they are astronauts.Bouncing off padded walls--gravity fails them.Their minds dwell in zero gravity. They waxasymmetric in their maddeningly symmetrichospital gowns. They find no asy…


For the many students who have been emailing us asking about how to become an editor or submit material to the Olivetree Review, we will be holding an open house today (Wednesday) at 4pm in our office, Room Thomas Hunter 212. All your questions will be answered and you can get to know our staff. Feel free to bring some of your writing or art to share!

The Olivetree is also officially beginning weekly free-writes on Thursdays from about 1 to 2pm. Anyone is welcome to come and join us. More information about these sessions will be given at the open house!


Welcome Back, Olives!

Hey, Olives...
As we all get settled and in gear for the start of the Spring semester, a few announcements.  Firstly, due to Hunter College and The-Powers-That-Be, The Olivetree Review's  Fall 2010 issue will be released next month.  In the meantime, we'll be having a few Open Houses within the coming weeks -- dates and times forthcoming, so stay tuned!
Onto other items of interest, poetry editor Jade recently informed us of an event called Amp Up Youth Summit!, described as "a day of workshops, presentations, and skills training from experts and leaders in sustainability and environmental justice.  A chance to connect, collaborate, and create a powerful movement."  There will be a panel of speakers from successful campaigns on hydrofracking, water privatization, and environmental justice, including Christine Quinn.

Amp Up Youth Summit!
A Project of Earth Day New York
Hunter College
West Building, 3rd Floor

For more info:  Contact Adam at
Or you can regist…