653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Tuesday to Sunday
noon to six


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But nothing beats being in the room
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Thursday, May 5 – 7pm
Sarah Menefee & D L Forbes
+ open mic

D L Forbes has, for decades, except for a few poetry readings in London and Vancouver in the late 1970’s, remained contentedly enough in the poetry closet of life; until cajoled once more into reading at Bird & Beckett. When asked why, he whined, “Sarah Menefee made me do it!” Apart from that, he has produced seven volumes of poetry, three novels, and a recent memoir regarding his biological father, Ludwig Wittgenstein – “Wittgenstein’s Son and U. G.Krishnamurti – Ducks or Rabbits.”

Sarah Menefee is a San Francisco poet and homeless movement activist, and retired hospital, casino, day care, office and retail worker, currently an occasional artist’s model. She is a founding member of various organizations, including Revolutionaries for a New America and ‘First they came for the homeless’. Her most recent books are ‘Human Star’ and ‘CEMENT’, as well as various chapbooks and self-published volumes.

Jerry Ferraz and Michael Koch host featured poets plus open mic on the first Thursday of each month, followed by an open mic. Sign up at 6:45.

BYOB and a mask. Live in the shop!

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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

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