Communication

Olive Sullivan

Research Interests:

  • Global Journalism
  • Community Journalism
  • Writing and Editing
  • Medieval History

Professional Membership:

  • College Media Advisors
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  •  -- Kansas City Press Club Pro Chapter
  •  - -Southwest Missouri Pro Chapter

Honors/Awards/Recognition

  • Gold Remi Award "Best Adaptation" from Worldfest Film Festival, Houston, Texas for the short film "Cleveland in My Dreams" - 2006
  • Best Comedy, "Cleveland in My Dreams," Route 66 Film Festival, Springfield, Ill. - 2005
  • Best of Fest, "Cleveland in My Dreams," Bare Bones International Script 2 Screen Fest, Tulsa, Ok. - 2005
  • Featured playwright at Playwrite's Showcase of the Western Region, Denver, Co., for the play, "We Be Women" - 2004
  • Kansas Press Association, Sports Writing (honorable mention) - 2004

Presentations and Workshops:

  • Aug. 20, 2010 - featured poet for the Riverfront Reading Series at The Writers Place, Kansas City, MO
  • July 26, 2009 - "Hot Women, Hot Words," poetry reading at the Percolator, Lawrence, KS
  • April 29, 2009 - Guest reader at The Percolator, Lawrence, KS
  • Sept., 2009 - Creative writing workshop, closing presentation, at eleventh annual Tar Creek Conference, Miami, OK
  • Sept., 2008 - Memoir writiing workshop at tenth annual Tar Creek Conference, Miami, OK
  • May, 2007 - "Our Voices Will Not Subside," keynote speech at the ninth national Tar Creek Conference, Miami, OK
  • April 28, 2004 - "Take Back the Night," keynote speech at victims advocacy event, Pittsburg, KS
  • May 1, 1994 - Featured reader at "May Day at the Mercury Cafe," Denver, CO
  • March 1994 - "Community College of Aurora Artists Night," Aurora, CO
  • Oct. 1, 1994 - "Grammar for the Medical Transcriptionist," Symposium, MIle High Chapter of the American Association of Medical Transcriptionists, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Oct. 7, 1994 - "Creating Reality: Using LIterature for Identity and Cultural Change," The Community College Humanities Association Regional Conference, Colorado Springs, CO
  • March 1993 - "Faculty Wordplay," Community College of Aurora, Aurora, CO
  • Oct. 29, 1993 - "Building Community: Outsiders Empowering Outsiders at Community Colleges," at The Community Colleges Humanities Association National Conference, San Antonio, TX
  • March 5, 1993 - "Cultural Diversity in the English Composition Classroom," at the Colorado Community College Composition Conference, Greeley, CO
  • Jan. 31, 11992 - "Towards a Writing Philosophy: Setting Goals and Standards for the Writing Classroom," at the Community College of Aurora, CO
  • May 13, 11985 - Granite Wind Writing Circle reading at the Slightly Off-Center Theater, Denver, CO
  • March 21, 1985 - "Free Speak" reading at Loretto Heights College, Denver, CO

Published Poems:

  • November 2011 - "Driving West" and "The Seventh Year," in Begin Again: 150 Kansas Poems, ed. Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Woodley Press, Topeka, KS
  • August 27, 2011 - "Driving West," 150 Kansas Poems, a website by Kansas Poet Laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, in commemoration of the Kansas sesquicentennial.  http://150Kansaspoems.wordpress.com
  • May 5, 2011 - "The Seventh Year," 150 Kansas Poems, a website by Kansas Poet Laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, in commemoration of the Kansas sesquicentennial. http://150Kansaspoems.wordpress.com
  • July 6, 2009 - "Concerto in a Minor Key," WomenBloom website, ed. Allison Allen, http://womenbloom.com/Our-Stories/Member-Essays/Concerto-In-A-Minor-Key.html
  • June 2009 - We Start as Water chapbook published by Sullivan Ink, Pittsburg, KS
  • September/October 2007 - "Grass," York Unitarians, York, England
  • Spring 1997 - "Landslip," Radiance: The Magazine for Large Women, Oakland, CA
  • Summer 1996 - "Real Life," Radiance: The Magazine for Large Women,  Oakland, CA
  • March/April 1996 - "Yard Work," Backwoods Home Magazine,Montague, CA
  • April 1995 - "Coming Back from New Mexico at Night," Puma Prints, the newsletter of the Chihuahuan Desert Conservation Alliahce, Carlsbad, New Mexico
  • Summer 1994 - "Gas Station Guru," Resonance: One World, Many Voices
  • Fall 1986 - "Baking Day," The Odessa Poetry Review, Odessa, MO
  • Fall/Winter 1982 - "Avebury," "Grandmother's Ghosts,: in The Little Balkans Review, Pittsburg, KS

Fiction/Creative Essays:

  • The Denver Post Contemporary Magazine
  • York (England) Unitarians Newsletter
  • A Room of One's Own (Canadian literary journal)

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