Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!
Monday, February 2nd – 7 pm
Poets Gary Hicks and Sharon Doubiago
open mic follows
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. An open mic follows the featured readers.
at wally’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
"It is in doubt and not in faith that the salvation of the world is to be found. Faith is a delusion and a snare: a pitfall, a prison. It intimidates the intellect. With fear of eternal damnation religion crushes intellectual activity; with hero worship it destroys individuality; with hopes for the beyond it prevents the growth of ideals for the present. It makes of us a race of intellectual cowards; it changes but little if any our daily conduct toward each other. But doubt sets us free."
-- Job Harriman, 1902
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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