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Monday, April 8th – 7pm
Norma Smith and Ellyseo Metcalf featured readers
at Kim Shuck’s Virtual Poets 2nd Mondays Online Reading Series – open mic follows

Kim Shuck’s B&B-sponsored online poetry series has been going strong, on Zoom and Google Meet, for several years now and attracts a broad community of poets. 2nd Mondays, Kim hosts two featured readers and conducts the open mic that follows. 4th Mondays, it’s all open mic.

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The featured readers this time out are Norma Smith and Ellyseo Metcalf. Read on!

Norma Smith has lived in the East Bay for more than half a century. She has worked as a journalist, a translator-interpreter, community scholar-educator, event and conference organizer, and as an editor, writing coach, and workshop facilitator. Norma’s book of poems, HOME REMEDY, is available at https://blacklawrencepress.com/books/home-remedy/

Ellyseo (el-LEE-see-oh) Metcalf is another lost soul that read The Stranger in high school and never recovered. Unable to find meaning within the Marine Corps, religion, or education, he now scribbles pretentious blasphemy in faux leather journals.


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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

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.

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The Independent Musicians Alliance

Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.


Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site

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