Month: September 2013

Post-Apocalyptic Top 3

Post-Apocalyptic is a big genre right now, especially in current television shows and movies.  From zombie outbreaks to alien invasions, post-nuclear attacks to worldwide technological crashes, and even natural disasters that destroy modern civilization – you have access to your favorite end-of-the-world scenario in many forms.

However, when recommending post-apocalyptic as a genre, what are your top 3?  I will happily start this, though mine are all visual in form (but it takes talent to write a good screenplay or tv show episode, as well):

1)      Falling Skies (tv show)

2)      Elysium (movie)

3)      The Road (movie)

And the final season of the television show Fringe is definitely a close fourth.

But enough from me, what are your top three?  Please, comment below to let us know.

Thanks for reading, and have a lovely day!

Dystopian Top 3

Hello Forum Magazine readers!  Today we’re talking about Dystopian art and stories, or, more specifically, your favorites within the Dystopian genre.  Whether we love, hate, or carry a lukewarm temperament toward it, we must admit that Dystopian art is definitely popular, right now.  We can argue the reasons for or merits of this amongst ourselves later, but for today’s discussion is about your top three Dystopian pieces (whether visual or written art).

So our question to you is: do you have three favorites that you consider the best in the genre, or even just the best representatives of it?  What do you consider the three art pieces, stories, novels, plays, what-have-you that are the first three Dystopian pieces that someone new to the genre should see?

I’ll start:

1)      The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

2)      1984 by George Orwell

3)      The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins is a very close runner up to this list.

But enough about my favorites, what are your favorites?  Please, comment below so that everyone can see, and possibly appreciate your top three.

Thanks for reading, and have a lovely day!

Get Lit – Get Lucky

Hi there, fellow writers!  

Did you know that Litquake, San Francisco’s annual literary festival, is hosting their first-ever literary singles night?  What’s that you say?  You haven’t?  Well, let us tell you about it.

It will be a night of writerly bliss, featuring a lineup of guests that includes Alia Volz, the former host/producer of Literary Death Match.  It’s a chance to have a night out with fellow writers and literary nerds.  Bring a friend (for a $5 discount) or meet some there for a night of fun icebreakers, cocktails, and conversation.

Litquake is hosting it’s very own version of the ‘Literary’ Dating Game, during which you can watch or even join contestants to compete for a date with one of six sexy authors. They guarantee you won’t be leave empty handed, whether you go home with a fun prize, a date, a new friend, or even a fun story to tell.

Come September 20th to the Verdi Club (2424 Mariposa Street) at 7:00 pm for a night of lively entertainment!

For more information on becoming a ‘Literary Dating Game’ contestant and to see who else is going to Lit Singles Night check out their page at http://www.litquake.org/calendar-of-events/get-lit-get-lucky or https://www.facebook.com/events/281973938610193/.

We’re Back For Another Semester

Hello Forum Community,

Welcome back to a new semester at CCSF!  We hope your summer was relaxing and full of lovely imagery that you can use as inspiration for this semester’s creative endeavors.

Of course, a new semester for us means a new call for submissions to you and the opportunity to get noticed for your work!

We know you have something you’ve been working on this summer and we thrive on your submissions. Now is your chance to get published!

Whether it be written or visual art, put your finishing touches on them now, and send them to us ASAP.

The submission deadline for the Fall 2013 issue is Tuesday, September 24th.

Look forward to seeing your imagination at work!

forumccsf.org/submissions for more information.