Gary Hicks, whose work bristles with an acute challenge to the regressive and repressive facts of our times, is joined by Sharon Doubiago, who for decades has written from a fused personal-political-social standpoint that has earned her untold respect as a poet, short story writer, memoirist and essayist.
Jerry Ferraz, native son and peripatetic troubadour, hosts our twice monthly (1st & 3rd Mondays) poetry series. Â An open mic follows the featured readers.
at wallyâ€™s (for Luis Rodriguez)
and the thunder
organ and the
through the dark
has wrapped us
in a mantle
of salvation while
music, a statement
to those who
would destroy existence
that creation makes
— Gary Hicks
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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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