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in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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But nothing beats being in the room
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Sunday, June 11 – 2-4 pm

Eight writers from Eclectica Mag share their work!

Eclectica is more than one of the first online literary magazines–it’s an ever-growing community of artists and writers. Join us for a reading at Bird and Beckett in part to celebrate Eclectica’s first 20 years but also to celebrate the written word itself. As Melvin Sterne, founding editor of Carve Magazine, has said, “In another 20 years, when people look back on literature’s ongoing evolution, they will be talking about Eclectica.”

Readers will include CCA professor, and Glen Park neighbor, Judith Serin along with friends and students Gavin Austin (San Francisco native), Soma Mei Sheng Frazier (2017 San Francisco Library Laureate), Keith Mark Gaboury, Erica Goss, Dennis Kaplan, Joanell Serra and, from Chicago, Stuart Ross.

Come hear what the Hoopla is all about! They’ll be happening all around the nation this summer to celebrate the latest issue of Eclectica!


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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.

The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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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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