Live Streams Every Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, and more!

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Poet Tongo Eisen-Martin sits for a portrait on the reading stage at Bird & Beckett Books and Records on Wednesday March 14, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Friday, June 4 – 7:30pm
Tongo Eisen-Martin
+ Ahkeel Mestayer
jazz! live-streamed from the bookshop every Friday evening
is this not jazz? listen and discover!

San Francisco Poet Laureate
Tongo Eisen-Martin
Ahkeel Mestayer

~~Two sets of poetry & percussion~~

Crucial words and beats for our times

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We encourage you to read more about our poet laureate at this link
and to seek out his works, his readings and his books

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View our live streams on our

YouTube channel and our Facebook page.

No audiences in the shop just yet.

$10-20 suggested donation
Pay what your economics allow
at this link

We pay a “guaranteed fair wage”
$150 to each of the artists performing
in our live streams
and you are the first one we look to in order
to get that money together, so please do what you can!

We are extremely grateful as well to the many individuals
in the community who donate to our nonprofit
Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the “BBCLP”)
to help us build up the general fund from which
we augment audience donations when necessary!

Monthly donations are particularly helpful.

Donate to the BBCLP at this link to further our work!

Any questions?
Email [email protected] or call us at 415-586-3733!

We also thank and gratefully acknowledge
the City & County of San Francisco’s Grants for the Arts
for operating support of 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.

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