Open daily 11-7 & every Friday until 9

653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park

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Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!

Lourdes Figueroa

POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Monday, February 18th – 7-9 pm
Jeremy Vasquez & Lourdes Figueroa, followed by an open mic

Lourdes Figueroa was born in California during a trip her parents made from Mexico to the USA when they worked in the campo tilling the soil for tomatoes. Lourdes is a proud 2009 and 2011 VONA alum. Her work has been published in the SF Poet’s 11 2008 & 2010 and in Generations. She received her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of San Francisco. Her first chapbook, yolotl, was published by Spooky Actions Books.

Jeremy Michael Vasquez is an artist, author, activist, and educator in San Francisco. He uses his expression of art to facilitate healing workshops for youth in the Bay Area. As a spoken word and musical artist, he has performed at many community events and correctional facilities. Serving as a keynote speaker at conferences, colleges and universities, and public high schools nationwide, Jeremy has used his pain as a platform. With his 2017 book, Unshackled, he has been called to free people through storytelling and vulnerability.

An open mic follows the featured readers. Sign ups begin at about 6:45.

Our twice-monthly POETS! series has been hosted by Jerry Ferraz since the beginning 15+ years ago.  Since her appointment in 2017 as San Francisco Poet Laureate, Kim Shuck has joined Jerry as co-booker and co-host of the series.

Open mic participants come from all directions. There are typically 10-15 readers in the open mic, and time is generally restricted to about 3 minutes per poet.



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Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.

The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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