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Tuesday, February 13th – 7pm
Chris Carlsson presents his new novel
When Shells Crumble

Meet one of San Francisco’s most crucial chroniclers! Chris Carlsson has been observing and promulgating the City’s progressive past, present and future for decades. Writer, historian, bicyclist, blogger, photographer and much more, he’s been a core citizen of the City since 1978.

You know his work whether you realize it or not — from his books on San Francisco politics, his role in Critical Mass and bicycle culture, his immersion in FoundSF and Shaping San Francisco — he’s had an immense impact on your life, and ours as a collective soul expressed as the urban core of a variegated bioregion. He’s just one of many who have been forging the consciousness of the San Francisco Bay Area and coastal California since the days of Frank Norris, but he’s one who is here now, and he’s irreplaceable. He epitomizes what makes San Francisco uniquely alive and undefeatable.

Hear him at Bird & Beckett Tuesday the 13th with his new novel, When Shells Crumble.

Here’s what the Chronicle had to say about his book:
A.D. Cirulus / SF Chronicle: When Shells Crumble


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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.

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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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