Category Archives: Community Events

Fundraiser for Forum (2/4/2012)

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:

Seth Harwood

Sarah Page

Kwame Opoku-Duku

Marc Kockinos

Paul Roccanova

Josef Aukee

Bethany Rose

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

Weekend events at the Free University

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.