Forum Celebrates National Poetry Month

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forum logo Forum Magazine celebrates National Poetry Month by featuring student authors and inviting the public to share their own writings. With special guest Aaron Shurin.

Established in 1937, Forum is a student-run literary journal that serves the City College of San Francisco community. Dedicated to providing a platform for contemporary, urban voices, Forum collects, edits and publishes quality works of literature and the visual arts.

National Poetry Month Events at the Main Library:

Poetry in Song Concert. April 2, 6 pm, Latino Hispanic Room. Singers perform art-song arrangements of poetry from around the world.

World Literature Book Club: Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters. April 4, 6 pm, Paley Room—3rd Floor.

Celebrating Maya Angelou. April 9, 6 pm, Latino Hispanic Room. SF’s Poet Laureate Kim Shuck hosts a program devoted to the iconic poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou.

Poets on Film: Rita Dove & Billy Collins. April 11, 3 pm, Latino Hispanic Room.

Poem Jam. April 11, 6 pm, Latino Hispanic Room. Poetry reading with SF Poet Laureate Kim Shuck, the Lowell Poetry Club, and special guests.

Open Mic Poetry. April 19, 2 pm, Talking Books and Braille Center. Call 415-557-4253 to sign up.

Forum Magazine Celebrates National Poetry Month. April 24, 5:30 pm, Latino Hispanic Rm.

Tongo Eisen-Martin: The Price of the Ticket. April 25, 6 pm, Koret Auditorium. Poet Tongo Eisen-Martin and Friends.

Poet Rozalie Hirs: Work in Stuttering. April 27, 12 pm, Latino Hispanic Room. Netherlands-based poet and composer Rozalie Hirs presents on poetry and the creative process.

Evening of South Asian-American Poetry. April 30, 5:30 pm, Latino Hispanic Room. With Athena Kashyap, Tanuja Mehrotra Wakefield, and Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Geeta Anand.

This is a Reading, Writing & Poetry program from SFPL. We love reading/sharing/creating words.


This is a Performance program from SFPL. We host events featuring music, art, dance and more..

Upcoming Events

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 2:00 pm
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 2:00 pm
Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights General Floor Area
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 6:00 pm
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Saturday, September 28, 2019, 10:15 am
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