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in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Sunday, November 13 – 10am
SF Lives Live Talk (streamed):
Poet/bookman Josiah Luis Alderete
in conversation with journalist Denise Sullivan

San Francisco journalist Denise Sullivan conducts a monthly series of conversations (the second Sunday of each month from 10-11 a.m.) with The City’s activists, educators, arts and cultural leaders and lesser-known workers, the everyday people who help make this place we call home, live streamed from Bird & Beckett Books.

November 13, at 10 a.m., Denise and Josiah Luis Alderete will have a conversation from our stage in a live stream viewable on the Bird & Beckett Facebook page and YouTube channel.

During the pandemic, poet Alderete, joined forces with a couple of friends and fulfilled a long held vision: To open a bookstore in the Mission District. Medicine for Nightmares is not only a bookstore; it’s a gallery and community space with a commitment to supporting the local literary and arts community and its historically Spanish-speaking neighborhood, 24th Street in San Francisco. Alderete’s recent poetry collection Baby Axolotls y Old Pochos was published in 2021 by Black Freighter Press. For more information visit sflives.com


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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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