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Poets + Open Mic continues!
Next reading:
Monday, April 12 at 7pm
Featured poets
Dan Brady and E. K. Keith

San Francisco Poet Laureate Emerita Kim Shuck continues to host the twice-monthly Bird & Beckett poetry series on Zoom, with the assistance of Brett Benson. The readings now take place on the second and fourth Monday of each month. At 7pm. Bring your work!

Tonight, the featured readers are Dan Brady and E. K. Keith, two long-time poetry reading organizers — a theme that will continue for this reading and the next one on April 26th. Dan runs the series at Sacred Grounds coffee house — as far as we know, the oldest poetry open mic in the City! E. K. organizes Poems Under the Dome — an annual event that takes place at City Hall — among numerous other poetry events and series.

Join the Zoom reading to hear their poetry, then stay for the open mic and read your own.

Email [email protected] to receive an invitation to the Zoom event.





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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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