Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!
Sunday, June 21st – 2pm:
Wake Up America! If Not Now, When?
The first of two live streamed readings
taking place 6/21 & 7/12
Poets address the core issues of racism, oppression and struggle
A formidable roster of poets assembles
this Sunday and three Sundays later
for a reading addressing the searing moment,
its long time coming and its crucial path forward.
We are proud to be associated with
this monumental gathering of voices
at this pivotal moment in time
Read at the link below an extensive piece prepared
by organizer and host Kim McMillon
to learn about, and from, the participating poets,
each a seasoned and impassioned artist,
all sharing a sense of urgency that we must heed.
"I don’t think the printed book is going to disappear any time soon. The codex (the bound book) is a wonderful container for information: simple, portable, inexpensive. Flip through the pages. No scrolling. No crashes. And the book, at its best, aspires to and attains the state of art."
-- Les Ferriss
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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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