653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Open to walk-in trade and browsing
Tuesday to Sunday
noon to six


Live Streams every weekend!
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to catch a show in progress!
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YouTube channel!

But nothing beats being in the room
with the music & the musicians!

Featured readers Ken Weichel and Jeffrey Zable
open mic follows
Thursday, June 2nd – 7pm

Jeffrey Zable is a teacher, conga/bongo player, and a writer of poetry, flash fiction and non-fiction. His writing has appeared in hundreds of literary magazines and anthologies—more recently in Fiery Scribe, Third Wednesday and Fleas On The Dog.

Ken Weichel has been writing and creating collages for the last fifty years. His latest book Azure, a collection of poems, was just published. He continues working and promoting the Book Arts, and has long operated Androgyne Books, an independent small press focused on the work of San Francisco and Bay Area poets and short story writers, as well as translations of modern Dutch poets. The press has its roots in the poetry magazine Androgyne, which published its first issue in 1971.

Our monthly 1st Thursdays poetry series is booked and hosted by Jerry Ferraz and Michael Koch. All are welcome to read in the open mic. Sign up prior to the 7pm start.

A live stream will be found on Bird & Beckett Facebook page and YouTube channel.


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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

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