by Renee Seledotis Ernest Hemingway’s “Iceberg Theory” states that the deeper meaning of a story should shine through implicitly. Like an iceberg, the surface of the story, what is revealed to the reader, should be barely anything compared to what lies beneath. The more the author knows about the story, the fuller and richer it … Continue reading Hemingway’s Iceberg Theory: A Tool for Detail
by Kat Zuzow Fanfiction is the product of a fan who has immersed themselves in a TV show, cartoon, anime, book series, etc., and has let their imagination run wild in the pre-created universe they lost themselves in, so far gone enough to write about it. It answers the question “what if this happened instead?” … Continue reading Fanfiction Deserves Recognition
by Ashley Glasper When I first enrolled in college, I swore to never take an online class. I was always an “in-person” type of student. I loved being on campus. around other people, and seeing my teacher face-to-face. Even sitting in a classroom that was lecture-style with 100 students was intriguing to me, so imagine … Continue reading Relearning How to Learn
by Channer Podlesak It’s my sophomore year of college, and I’m sitting in my room trying to figure out what classes to take during the upcoming semesters. I’ve just officially switched from a biology major to English, a decision that was equal parts exhilarating, and intimidating. As I’m scrolling through the long list of courses, … Continue reading The Class I’ve Been Waiting to Take
by Caitlyn Ulery When we were first asked to quarantine ourselves back in March, I believed it was a blessing. With my classes and my job moving fully online, surely I would have infinite free time to devote to writing! I had grand intentions of writing daily, of creating at least one noteworthy poem a … Continue reading Creating Art from the Ugly: Finding Motivation to Write in Quarantine
by Cassidy Eubanks Pinterest: A popular place to compile recipes (Easy French Macaron: pinned to “Yummm” board), DIY projects (DIY: Tank Tops (Muscle Tees): pinned to “Useful” board), and wedding plans (Lord of the Rings Inspired Wedding Day, pinned to “Autumn Wedding” board). But today we’re going to discuss a lesser-known function of this site: … Continue reading Pinterest as a Writing Tool
We are excited to announce and share a peak of our latest volume of the Oakland Arts Review! This summer, the OAR staff gathered to stuff envelopes with copies of the Oakland Arts Review Vol. 2 to send to the artists and writers who contributed to our latest issue. As we begin preparing for our 3rd issue, we are brainstorming ideas to make the Oakland Arts Review accessible to everyone who visits our website.
We are working on putting a digital version of each issue online for our readers to access in an aesthetically pleasing way, rather than a simple PDF. However, while that project is in progress, we would like to share the cover and table of contents of Vol. 2 right away!