Thank you so much to everyone who made our Forum Spring 2014 issue launch party such a success! Big thanks especially to: Bird & Beckett Books for so graciously hosting the event in their fabulous bookstore (seriously check it out, it’s amazing!), our contributors for producing all the immensely beautiful content in this issue, to our advisors and staff for putting in the long hours needed to get the work in print, CCSF’s graphics department for dedicating their talents to the layout, and to everyone who came to the launch party to show their support.
A special thank you to Bill McGuire, whose tireless efforts to raise money for the English Department social fund added up to a very generous donation to support our production costs. We still get all teary just thinking about it.
If you’d like to buy an issue of Forum’s Spring 2014 issue, please stop by Bird & Beckett or the CCSF Ocean Campus Bookstore. Each copy is $10, and all profits go toward funding future issues of the magazine.
If you’d like to work for Forum next semester, we’d love to have you! Just apply through CCSF (applications are open to everyone) and register for English 35L. Or, if you’d like to submit your work to be published, please visit our submissions page for more guidelines. The Fall 2014 submissions deadline will be in September.
Have a great summer, everyone! Before you take off to enjoy backyard BBQs and camping trips by the lake, please take a minute check out photos of our launch party over on our Facebook page. Just click the pic below:
The Forum Spring 2014 issue has been published! Please join us for our launch party at Bird & Beckett on Monday, June 9th from 7-8:30 to pick up your copy, take part in an open mic, and for a chance to win some fabulous prizes! Hope to see you all there, and thank you everyone who contributed your work to our magazine. We couldn’t put together such a great publication year after year without you!
Forum Magazine would just like to take a moment to thank the fabulous Kristen Philipkoski, Thomas Sayers Ellis, and Julia Scheeres for their wonderful talk last night on the writing and publishing process! We would also like to thank everyone who came and made the event such a great, informative event. Thank you, everyone! Such a wonderful night! Pictures from the event can be found by clicking below:
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.