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
with the music & the musicians!

Thursday, July 7 – 7pm
Poets Julie Rogers & Peter Marti read their work
Jerry Ferraz and Michael Koch host featured poets plus an open mic
on the first Thursday of each month

Julie Rogers is the author of three Omerta Publications chapbooks published pre-Covid that will be released on this occasion: Trading Fours and Sharing Breath, both written with her late husband, poet David Meltzer; and her own volume, Life on Earth. Her other books include House of the Unexpected, and “Instructions for the Transitional State.”  Two Tone Poetry & Jazz, a cd recorded with David Meltzer and saxophonist Zan Stewart, will also be available. Julie teaches creative writing and is the Director of TLC Transitional Life Care. Find her at www.julrogers.com.

Peter Marti graduated from SF State University, studied at the Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. was a member of the San Francisco-based poetry collective Birthstone in the ’70s, was a rock n roll singer in ’80s, and was part of the Wordland performance poetry group in the ’90s. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2002 and has been regularly published in print and on-line ’zines. Recent collections include: Elephants I Didn’t Ride, Thighbone Trumpet Echo, and the upcoming Son of Rocket Science.

Bird & Beckett’s monthly reading, taking place the first Thursday of each month with featured poets followed by an open mic, is programmed and hosted by Michael Koch and Jerry Ferraz.

Donations to reward the featured poets are appreciated.
BYOB and a mask.

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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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