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Poets! A reading + open mic in the bookshop every first Thursday
December 2 – 7:00pm
Francisco Orrego & Maria Serafin

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, “The Word-Weave Rumbera,”  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. Maria’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.

Can’t get to the shop for the reading?
You can catch the live stream on Bird & Beckett’s
YouTube channel or Facebook page.




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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

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