Jorge Argueta and Jerry Ferraz share the featured slots on tonight’s reading — which coincidentally is Jerry’s birthday!
Jerry has been hosting our reading series for more than a dozen years, and was on the first bill of poets we ever presented here. Â He’s a native son of the city, and has been wandering the streets with his pint sized guitars for decades, performing enigmatic yet epic song-poems and taking in the city around us. Â Surely, his heritage comes from the bardic and troubadour traditions of time gone by.
Jorge has had a long and beautiful career in poetry, and bilingual children’s books as well. Â He has a warm heart, a fierce strength and a sage demeanor — and a beautiful way with language in both Spanish and English.
An open mic follows.
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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