“If a writer were a free man and not a slave, if he could write what he chose, not what he must, if he could base his work upon his own feeling and not upon convention, there would be no plot, no comedy, no tragedy, no love interest or catastrophe in the accepted style, and perhaps not a single button sewn on as the Bond Street tailors would have it. Life is not a series of giglamps symmetrically arranged; but a luminous halo, a semitransparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end. Is it not the task of the novelist to convey this varying, this unknown and uncircumscribed spirit, whatever aberration of complexity it may display, with as little mixture of the alien and external as possible?”
– Virginia Woolf
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
― Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan
For the first time ever, Forum Magazine will have a presence at Lit Crawl! Our readings will take place at the Latin American Club (3286 22nd St.) from 6pm to 7pm, and feature artists from our Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 issues including Charlotte Hull, Real Lapalme, Seth Luther, Natalie Saunders, John Silverman, and Jerome Steegmans.
If you don’t already know about it, Lit Crawl is a citywide event during which venues such as art galleries, bars, bookstores, bowling alleys, cafes, community spaces, restaurants, stores, and even police stations host simultaneous live readings around the city in just over three hours. In some cases, artists can show up to read their fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and more at these venues to live audiences from their areas. (Hint: Look for the ‘Open Mic’ listings!) So whether you’re an artist, a connoisseur of art, or both you can get something out of it. Each and every event is free, though they will be accepting donations and every little bit helps!
For more information, please follow the above link. We hope to see you there!
“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.”
― Lloyd Alexander