Posts Tagged ‘literature’

Bird & Beckett Book Club

Thursday, Nov. 3rd, 7 pm Book Club 1st Thursday of each month all welcome! Falconer, by John Cheever, will be the book discussed this week. Next up:  Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom This group has been meeting monthly since long before there was a Bird & Beckett!  Formed when our predecessor “Glen Park Books” was first established…

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Walker Brents on Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh

Sunday, October 30 – 2:30 pm Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh Walker Talks! Expository explorations on literary, mythological & historical themes Walker Brents III can always be relied on to entertain and edify as he muses on topics of timeless interest — in this instance, the Shahnameh.  Composed by the 10th century Persian poet Ferdowsi, the Shanameh recounts the…

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Meltzer on Stage

Sunday, October 16 – 2 pm Maestro David Meltzer The Stuntman! Interviewed on  the Bird & Beckett stage by Gerry Fialka David just wowed ’em in the Mission, at our Litquake reading at Kaleidoscope, trading “fours” with his new bride Julie Rogers and then dazzling ’em all with his fleet-footed delivery of the newly penned…

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Layla and Majnun

Sunday, September 25, 2:30 pm Walker Talks! Mad love: The Story of Layla and Majnun Walker Brents III tells the tale of Layla and Majnun — a 7th century Arabic story, best remembered from the rendering by 12th century Persian poet Nizami. Cherished by Persians, Arabs, Afghans, Turks, Azerbaijanis, Uzbeks, Indians and Pakistanis, the story…

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Post-colonial literature + Macy Blackman

This coming Sunday… September 18th… two events A Panel Discussion of New Writing from India, Africa and the Caribbean Music by Macy Blackman and the Mighty Fines first up: literary panel at 2 pm! Speakers: Aaron Bady – Rohit Chopra – Gautam Premnath Academic specialists Rohit Chopra (Asst. Prof., Dept. of Communication, Santa Clara Univ.), Gautam Premnath…

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Paris Portraits + Manning/Pilorz Outfit

Paris & Points Further Out! Sunday, August 14: Paris Portraits at 2:30 / Outfest! at 4:30 Gertrude Stein’s Circle evoked in a monologue based on Harriet Lane Levy’s Paris Portraits Manning / Pilorz combo featured in our Outfest! sequence of “free jazz” concerts Get your hiking on Mt. Tam done early, and let Stern Grove…

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