Community Events

HAVARIE/COLLISION (LITQUAKE SF; OCTOBER 13TH, 2017, 6:00PM-8:30PM)

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Havarie. Dir. Philip Scheffner. Real Fiction Filmverleih, 2016.

The European Refugee Crisis: Havarie and the Art of Slow Cinema
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (2550 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110) 6:00PM-8:45PM, October 13, 2017

$15 adv./door

Moderator: Nilgun Bayraktar
Participants: Merle Kröger, Philip Scheffner

Goethe-Institut San Francisco presents a reading with Merle Kröger (Radio Bremen Crime Novel Award 2015 / German Crime Novel Award 2016) and a film screening with Philip Scheffner in collaboration with the Litquake Festival and the Center for the Art of Translation.

Inspired by a short cellphone video of a raft of refugees, shot by a tourist from the deck of a cruise ship, Merle Kröger and Philip Scheffner created both a feature film and a novel, Havarie (Collision). Scheffner’s film loops the original clip into a haunting 90-minute “slow cinema” hallucination and meditation on the nature of refugees, while Kröger’s book unspools a crime story from the same collection of characters. Kröger reads from her book, followed by a screening of Havarie, and then an onstage discussion with both Kröger and Scheffner. Moderated by CCA film professor Nilgun Bayraktar. (LitQuake 2017)

Literature Events Around Town: Lyrical Revolt|Revuelta Lírica

It’s spring break, so no Forum lab today. Still, that’s no excuse to neglect y’all!

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Answer Coalition presents:
Lyrical Revolt|Revuelta Lírica

An evening of progressive poetry, spoken word and vocal performances for social justice.

Una noche de poesía, palabra oral y expresión creativa.

2969 Mission St, San Francisco (between 25th and 26th Streets)

April 1, 2017 7:00 pm
Open mic sign up starts at 6:00pm

Litquake 2015!

Two of CCSF’s Creative Writing faculty, Xochiquetzal Candelaria and Jen Sullivan Brych, will be reading at Litquake events this week!

Xochiquetzal Candelaria

Look Again, Faces on the Wall; Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

When: Oct. 16 @ 7:00PM

Where: Mission Cultural Center; 2868 Mission St.

Description: Artists widen the scope of time capturing and releasing a moment. Hear this group talk about creating art that persists and emboldens in this era of displacement. Includes screening of Anatomy of a Mural, Rick Goldsmith’s 15-minute film about the creation of the Mission Cultural Center’s mural. Donations accepted at the door.

Jen Sullivan Brych

Anthology SF

When: Oct. 17th @ 8:30PM

Where: Adobe Books; 3130 24th St.

Description: anthology presents a collection of inspiring, compelling, humorous, and beautifully crafted poetry and fiction for those hungry for striking language and captivating voices.

D.A. Powell Poetry Reading @ Mission Campus Thursday March 19th

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Please join Forum and City College’s Creative Writing department for a night of Poetry with D.A. Powell. The reading will be held at The Mission Campus(22nd and Valencia) Room 107/108. The reading will be followed by an Open Mic with beverages and food.

Latin American Poetry Group and Poet Laureate Reading

Come join Steven Mayers to read and discuss the poetry of San Francisco’s first Latino Poet Laureate, Alejandro Murguía! The group will meet on Wednesdays 9/10, 9/17, and 9/24, from 4:30 to 5:30, in the Rosenberg Library at City College of San Francisco, R205E.

On Wednesday, October 1st, at 12:00, CCSF’s Creative Writing Program and Forum Magazine will be hosting a reading with Alejandro Murguía . The reading will be held at the main campus of the City College of San Francisco, in the Multi-Use (MUB) Building, Room 140, at 50 Phelan Ave., San Francisco, located two blocks from the Balboa Park BART station.  Limited parking is available on campus. The reading will take place on Wednesday, October 1st, at noon. Seating begins at 11:30. A Q and A session will proceed the reading, with reception to follow. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Murguía’s poems weave together English and Spanish, along with themes such as history, politics, race, culture, and love. His publications include two collections of short stories, Southern Front and This War Called Love, a collection of poetry entitled Stray Poems, and a work of creative non-fiction, The Medicine of Memory. A two-time recipient of the American Book Award, Murguía is a founding member and the first director of The Mission Cultural Center, a founder of The Roque Dalton Cultural Brigade, and co-editor of Volcán: Poetry From Central America. He teaches at San Francisco State University.

The reading will be held at the main campus of the City College of San Francisco, in the Multi-Use (MUB) Building, Room 140, at 50 Phelan Ave., San Francisco, located 2 blocks from the Balboa Park BART station; limited parking is available on campus. The reading will take place on Wednesday, October 1st, at noon. Seating begins at 11:30. A Q and A session will proceed the reading, with reception to follow. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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You can visit the Facebook invitation here and invite more people!