Hunter Creative Writing MFA Faculty Reading

From left: Nathan Englander, Kathryn Harrison, Tom Sleigh, Peter Carey. Photos by Jennifer
Jade Yeung
The OTR was at the Hunter Creative Writing MFA program's annual reading on Monday, celebrating the new releases of several writers on the Hunter faculty: Tom Sleigh for his book Army Cats, Nathan Englander for his short story collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, Kathryn Harrison for her novel Enchantments, and Peter Carey for his forthcoming novel The Chemistry of Tears.

Contest Winners and Open Mic Re-Cap

A warm congratulations to the winners of the Spring 2012 contests!
"The Flow" by Jantsa Erdenebayar (art)
"The Black Hole Speaks" by Cailen Jimenez or CJ (poetry)
"Tricks are for Kids" by Esther Ko (fiction)
"Seeing Eye God" by Alanna Wray (poetry runner-up)

Check out their winning pieces in Issue 51. As was mentioned before, anyone who didn't make the finals will still be considered for publication. I also want to thank everyone for submitting this semester. In the short time we're had open submissions, we've received art and writing from 77 students. Without the help of our OTR staff, USG, Media Board, caring professors and the coordination of the art and english department, we'd have a much smaller pool of submissions to edit.

I want to thank everyone who attended and/or performed at the open mic and helped with set up and break down. And a huge thanks to everyone who provided artwork for our pop-up gallery. Also, a shout out of Connie for organizing it. You all rock. Like last semester, we had a FULL HOUSE! I announced the contest winners and gave the present students this pre-prize festive cupcake:
... with a missing dinosaur head. Opps.
It's been awhile since attendees used the theme as a prompt and I'm glad the notion of "deconstructing gender" has struck inspiration (and wardrobe changes) in many. To see more photos from Thursday night, visit our Facebook album. Here are some highlights from the event.

OPEN MIC NIGHT this Thursday!

A huge warm thank you to everyone who submitted their work for the Spring 2012 OTR Issue! The office received an amazing amount of writing pieces and art from over 70 students this semester! We are most definitely feeling the love. Editors are currently reviewing your pieces and editorial meetings will be held until May 5th! Stay tuned!

Also at the open mic we'll be announcing the winners of the poetry, prose and art contests. So come by and cheer on your friends!

Can't wait to see you all there!