The Forwardian Arts Society held their Literary Lovers’ Gathering on Thursday September 23rd at The Cheeky Monkey Coffeehouse in Stroudsburg, PA. A modest number of people attended and the majority of the conversation centered around the future of the group’s literary and arts magazine, “Forwardian.” The cancellation of the Juried Art Show was mentioned as was the thought of approaching the idea in the future along with holding competitions in literary areas.
The gathering also explore the possibility to create a management staff to help facilitate the tasks of putting together a magazine. One person agreed to serve as Literary and Poetry Editor and it was noted a Job Description should be written up so the duties and task would be clearly defined. This was subsequently done along with the positions of Art and Photography Director, Funding and Distribution Director, Copy Editor, and Editor in Chief. Endeavors to fill those positions will commence soon.
In the meantime, the next Literary Lovers’ Gathering will take place Thursday October 21st at 6pm at The Cheeky Monkey Coffeehouse. This will be preceded by a Film Lovers’ Gathering featuring the film “Zardoz” on Friday October 1st at 7pm, a Visual Arts Lovers Gathering on Sunday October 3rd at 3pm, a Performing Arts Gathering on Thursday October 7th at 6pm, and a Music Lovers‘ Gathering on Thursday October 14th at 6pm. Other events The Forwardian Arts Society will hold include “ArtSmash3 of the Poconos: ArtSmash meets PoconoArts Squared” taking place Saturday September 25th beginning at 10am in conjunction with The PoconoArts Council event. Please Explore The Forwardian Arts Society Website at www.theforwardianartssociety.com or call 570-269-3348 for more information about the fellowship and all it has to offer.