Pictures are now posted on our Facebook page from our April 30 open mic. Thank you so much to everyone who came, it was a great event! And don’t forget to join us this Wednesday, May 14 from 6-8 pm for our “How to Get Published” writing panel at CCSF’s Ocean Campus, VA 115.
Come to the Ocean Campus this Monday for a great talk by a prize-winning author!
Who: Jonathan Freedman
What: Discussing his most recent novel, his career as a writer and the transition from fiction to non-fiction.
Where: Batmale Hall, Room #349
When: Monday, March 10th 3-4:30 pm
For more info on Jonathan’s work, visit his website!
Following in the spirit of Forum‘s recent publication party—which, if you missed, was a great success and a lot of fun—we are hosting a second open mic and reading this semester, this time at the ever-excellent Cafe La Boheme. Located next door to the 24th Street BART station, Cafe La Boheme is not only easy to get to but also serves as a dependable locale for finding good food, drink and conversation—and, in the case of this upcoming Sunday, a chance to hear the latest literary works of the CCSF community as well. So whether you have some new or old work you would like to read, you’d like to hear some great stories and poetry, or you’re simply looking for something to do Sunday night, come on out and enjoy the festivities!
When: Sunday, April 14, 2013 @ 5:30 PM
Where: Cafe La Boheme (3318 24th Street)
Just want to let y’all know the series is updated for our upcoming Nov. 5th show at Brick & Mortar! Please
RSVP and share on your facebook / twitter / email blasts / whathaveyous so that the series gets as much exposure as possible. There is no facebook event because all promotion is sponsored by NoisePop’s Do415.com, which is where everyone attending should RSVP. The flier is also attached for your printing and spreading purposes. Remember, the show is free but the bands split up 20% of the bar ring, so the more drinkers we get through the door, the happier we’ll be at the end of the night.
There’s some additions to the evening’s itinerary as well…
Load-in 5:30, soundcheck 6. doors at 7.
7 – 8pm: DJ Neil Martinson
8 – 8:30: Colin Ludlow Mattson & The Folks
8:30 to 8:45: Short readings from contributing authors of Forum Magazine
8:45 – 9:15: Betsy and Beau
9:15 – 9:30: Short readings, raffle winners
9:30 – 10:15: Sea Dramas
10:15 – 10:35: DJ Neil Martinson
10:30 – 11:15: Luke Sweeney & Wet Dreams Dry Magic
11:15 – ? DJ Neil Martinson
Please feel free to coordinate with the other acts (including mine) if there is backline equipment you’d like to share, (i.e. amps & drums). Thanks in advance to all of you for contributing your many talents to what should be a beautiful harvest of music, literature, and revelry!
L’s Caffe have been kind enough to sponsor a reading/fundraiser for Forum.
Reading will be crime novelist and teacher Seth Harwood and poets Nic Alea and Aimee Suzara and possibly others (watch for updates). There will also be the usual open mic, maybe a raffle and, excitingly, the latest issue of Forum will be out so you’ll have your first chance to see (and/or purchase) the latest batch of poetry, prose and art from the CCSF community.
Thursday, May 31
2871 24th Street, SF CA
between Bryant + Florida
at 6:30 pm
Benjamin Bac Sierra author of the novel Barrio Bushido and poet Athena Kashyap whose work has appeared in Noe Valley Voice, Spork, The Fourth River and many others will be reading this coming Monday, May 7 in Visual Arts 114. There will also be standard reading fare — an open mic as well as food and drink and a raffle. Hope to see you there.
One more reminder. Yes, we are have a reading tonight at the Ocean Campus, 6 pm, MUB 140. There will be a raffle, food and drink and an open mic which may feature a contest — a chance to get featured on this very blog so check it out.
Tomorrow, Saturday, February 4 —
Join us for a night of live music, readings, and dancing as we celebrate our latest edition of Forum!
Magazines hot off the press will be available to purchase for $10 as well as raffled off throughout the night and contributors will each receive a free copy of the magazine. Well-known authors will read from their latest works before the mic is opened to the public to read poetry, sings songs, chant wisdom…anything, really!
Featured readers will be:
There will also be an open mic and music from local band Rival Parties, DJs and as well as live jazz to kick off the evening. The event is also a fundraiser to benefit Forum*, a $7 donation is suggested but not mandatory. Things get underway at 6:00 pm at N.I.P. at 17th & Capp (Look for the wooden door that says “NIP;” Please enter/exit discreetly).
*this is not an official class/club/magazine event
This weekend, the Free University of San Francisco is offering classes taught by such local luminaries such as Matt Gonzalez, the former San Francisco Supervisor and mayoral candidate, and San Francisco Poet Laureate Diane di Prima. As you can tell by the name, these classes are free, as well as open to the public. Here’s more information from Kwame Opoku-Duku, Forum‘s Managing Editor for the spring 2011 issue:
Alan Kaufman and Diane Di Prima are both literary icons in San Francisco and throughout the U.S. (and probably beyond). The event is taking place at on Saturday at Viracocha, at 998 Valencia St.
Kaufman starts his lecture on Kerouac, Thelonious Monk and Jackson Pollack at 11:30 am downstairs. His lecture will go until 1:30pm.
Di Prima begins her lecture entitled “Vision and the Visionary Poet” at 2pm upstairs. She is scheduled to speak until 4pm.
These are the literary aspects of the Free University of San Francisco but there is much more going on to satisfy all of your political, musical and artistic desires.