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SkidNews and Folio Co-Host Student Reading (4/2)

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

The password will be “Palomino.”

This Thursday night at 9pm, Skidmore News and Folio will be teaming up to bring you “Speakeasy,” an evening of student readings in Wilson Chapel. Is your heart heavy with forlornness over that best friend you’ve been crushing on since your “Can Literature Save the Environment?” Scribner Seminar with whom it will simply never ever be? Then sign up to read that poem you wrote about him/her and invite him/her to the reading! This is the chance you’ve been waiting for! There’s less than two months in the semester! It can be something like this really shitty movie.

Or if you’d like to sit, listen, laugh, sob, and maybe roll your eyes when appropriate, that’s great too! Real talk, this is a great opportunity. For creative writers, there’s approximately zero opportunities to read original work of any sort (we all know no one goes to Lively Lucy’s Open Mics for anything besides Bon Iver covers anyway), so there should be lots of good shit coming to the surface from your peers. Plus there will be refreshments as well!

If you’re interested in reading some original work, contact Cara Dempsey at cdempsey@skidmore.edu or Nicole Smith at nsmith@skidmore.edu with your name, contact info, and a 2-3 sentence bio. They ask that all readings be under 5 minutes long, so make sure you time that shit and don’t be that guy who goes on and on. I don’t care if you’re this generation’s Toni Morrison: I’m a millennial and my attention span is the length of a fucking millipede.

Find out more info on the Facebook event page.

Folio Wants Your Literary Shit

Monday, October 13th, 2014
Times New Roman. Simple. I like it.

Times New Roman. Simple. I like it.

A message from the editorial board at Folio:

Folio, Skidmore’s oldest student-run literary magazine, is currently accepting submissions for publication on our website (skidmorefolio.tumblr.com) and in our annual end-of-the-year publication. We’re interested in any form of artistic expression, be it writing (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or perhaps some indeterminable genre), photography, art, sheet music, and anything else that involves the creative impulses of Skidmore students! Please send any submissions to folio@skidmore.edu as a separate attachment, along with any information you think we should know about the submission(s). Multiple submissions are both allowed and encouraged! If you have any questions, please email folio@skidmore.edu or jlemay@skidmore.edu.

Folio is one of two surviving literary magazines from my freshman year, with BARE being the other (RIP Skidmore Scribe and Palimpsest), so do what you can to keep these two magazines/websites in circulation and send all your artsy junk their way.