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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Monday, June 6th – 7-9pm
POETS! Carlos Suarez and Bob Anthony plus an open mic

Jerry Ferraz hosts a poetry reading here at Bird & Beckett twice a month, with an open mic following two featured readers. He’s done it for years, and Bird & Beckett has become known as a particularly rich and welcoming environment for experienced poets and those just beginning to test the waters.

Carlos Suarez has known his mind as a writer for decades, and his volume called “Between Rivers” has long been a favorite — evoking a contemporary and timeless landscape of urban and conceptual human habitation.

As for Jerry Ferraz, a native of this soil – Eureka Valley born – a wandering bard of the San Francisco back lanes – painter of the zen comedy - he’s kept Glen Park and Bird & Beckett on his peripatetic route for many years, tuning the space twice a month for pairs of featured poets and a revolving and ever expanding cast of open mic denizens.

Read his poem “Dharma Dream Walk” and others at www.sfheart.com


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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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