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in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Saturday, April 5th – 7 p.m.
Amerarcana No. 5:
A Bird & Beckett Review
release reading and celebration!

Join us Saturday night, April 5th, to celebrate the fifth edition of our annual literary magazine, Amerarcana.  On hand for the reading will be contributors Duncan McNaughton, Richard O. Moore, Julien Poirier, Sunnylyn Thibodeaux and Sarah Heady, joining editor and designer Nicholas James Whittington and cover artist Jack Whittington.

Amerarcana is really Nick’s baby, and we’re mighty proud of what he’s accomplished over the five issues since its debut in 2010.  It was beautiful and edifying out the gate, and its standards and quality have only grown stronger over time.  Help us toast the new issue & send it out into the world.

Visit Amerarcana’s webpage for detail and background.  Better yet, stop by the bookshop to pick up a copy and see for yourself.

An East Bay launch party will take place a week later, on Friday, April 11th at 8 pm, with contributors Micah Ballard, Steve Dickison, Marina Lazzara, Jackson Meazle and John Sakkis at the Public School, 2141 Broadway, near 19th Street BART station.

Schedules permitting, we’re hopeful that contributors Diane di Prima, Clark Coolidge and/or Will Alexander will be able to attend one or the other of the readings.





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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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