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Thursday, January 6th – 7pm
Judith Ayn Bernhard & Silvi Alcivar, poets, hosted by Jerry Ferraz & Michael Koch + open mic

On the first Thursday of each month, Jerry Ferraz and Michael Koch host a poetry reading with a couple of headliners and an open mic.

Thursday, January 6, 2022, at 7pm
Judith Ayn Bernhard and Silvi Alcivar
are the featured poets

Reservations are encouraged, as audience capacity is limited to 20 during the current uncertainty.
To reserve, call 415-586-3733.

Proof of vaccination and a mask are required.
BYOB, and please leave your mask in place except when taking a sip.

Can’t make it to the shop for the reading?
Catch the live stream on Bird & Beckett’s YouTube channel or Facebook page.
Donations to help us pay a small honorarium to the posts and hosts are very much appreciated. You’ll see information on how to donate on the video screen. Thanks so much for supporting the culture, the poets and Bird & Beckett.

Judith Ayn Bernhard is a poet, prose writer and a founding editor of Andover Street Archives Press.  She teaches writing, leads writing workshops and tutors young writers in reading and English composition. Her most recent book is Marriages: Stories.  She is a member of The Revolutionary Poets Brigade.  She lives in San Francisco with her husband, writer Byron Spooner.

Silvi Alcivar is a lover of typewriters, Sufjan Stevens, bunnies, jellyfish, wild parrots, San Francisco, old people, and wind. Her poetry lives in the moment two strangers meet over her red royal typewriter–the anonymity an invitation to speak, the typewriter keys a willing listener. As poet and owner of The Poetry Store, Silvi writes and sells custom poetry on-demand and as art. In addition to selling tens of thousands of poems worldwide, she has performed her work on stage and radio, as well as exhibited in galleries throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2005, Silvi has also dedicated herself to teaching poetry classes for the elderly. She holds degrees in writing and art from Cornell University and Penn State. To learn more and buy her work, visit www.thepoetrystore.net or follow her @thepoetrystore.


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