Catching up with Nick Forrest!
Here at First Person Arts, we always like to keep up with our former staff, especially when they’re doing really cool things like spearheading the launch of a Philly lit mag!
Nick Forrest, our former administrative assistant, is leaving Philly for the University of Montana to get his MFA in Creative Writing. However, before going off into the wilderness, Nick is one of the founding editors at APIARY Magazine, Philly’s up and coming lit mag and blog.
APIARY has been praised by Eric Smith, founder of Geekadelphia, who says, “This journal gives a voice to those drowning under the waves of other writers already coasting along. It’s important. It’s necessary…”, as well as The City Paper, ArtBlog, and more! With a mission of bringing together writers of different ages, races, religions, and crafts, the magazine is about to launch and celebrate its second Issue on June 3rd. Unlike other magazines, the editors at APIARY travel across the city to workshops, open mics, readings, and school classrooms to find all of the different voices that make Philadelphia so full of life and energy!
You definitely do not want to miss out on APIARY’s launch party on June 3rd in the PhillyCAM studios of the Painted Bride Art Center, 5-10 PM. The Event will include readings and live music from local hip-hop artist Kuf Knotz. There will also be a half-hour show of poetry performances and interviews called “The APIARY Mixtape” which was filmed in collaboration with public access channel PhillyCAM.
– Laura Reeve