Friday, December 1, 2017

The Last of Fall Issue

Dear Readers,

It's our Last of Fall issue!

The past three months have been a whirlwind. What a fantastic ride it has been!

Steel City and Affinity CoLab Presents Story/Poetry Slam:
Our September 2017 Story and Poetry Slam at Steel City Coffeehouse included the prompt RELIEF and became a promotional event for the Benefit Concert for Americares' hurricane relief efforts. We raised money by raffling off tickets to this incredible concert featuring some of our favorite local bands.

In October, we had a spooktacular themed slam that inspired our micro-issue: Ghost Stories, Words Unsaid. And, our most recent event with the theme, Tradition, was one of the most well-attended events yet! Our next event is NEW YEAR'S EVE! At our favorite coffeehouse Steel City on 12/31/17 from 2:00-4:00 pm, please join us for an Anti-Resolution Party!

The Creative Light Factory
We at Affinity CoLab are pleased to announce that we are joining forces with the Collegeville writers' meet-up, Just Write! Our mission to open a physical space for workshopping and writing is officially underway. This special nonprofit, Creative Light Factory, will open March of 2018, and we could not be more thrilled. Memberships available soon!

This issue's contributors:

A huge thank you goes to our contributing writers for this issue. Affinity CoLab exists because of you and our dear readers. Thank you for keeping this strange experiment turned online lit magazine ALIVE! I truly hope you enjoy this season's issue!

Tradition, Patty Kline-Capaldo
Relief and Tradition, Katy Comber
Tradition and Relief, Fred W. Feldman
Painting-Inspired Prose, Sharon Hajj
Poetry Works, Sam Traten
The Opposite of a Gun, Laura Woodswalker
Flash Writing Series, Abby Cohen
Poetry Series, deep blue river

Interested in becoming an Affinity CoLab contributor? Contact us at

Thank you dear readers!
Katy Comber
Affinity CoLab Founder and Curator

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