Jerry Ferraz and Michael Koch co-host Bird & Beckett’s monthly poetry reading on the first Thursday of each month, with an open mic following the featured readers.
Maria Serafin, â€œThe Word-Weave Rumbera,”Â is a performance poet and percussionist, widely known for her work as leader of El Grupo Sinigual, with its 35-year history of performances from San Francisco, Los Angeles to Miami. Mariaâ€™s voice has been likened to that of salsa queen, Celia Cruz.
Francisco Orrego, a poet and painter, was born in San Francisco’s Mission District and raised from ten until eighteen years of age in Medellin, Colombia. A self taught artist, he now spends his time searching for his soul as a conscious objector of human expectations.
Please bring proof of vaccination and a mask, also BYOB.
No charge, though small donations help us pay an honorarium to the featured poets.
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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