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Thursday, March 21st – 7:30pm
Walker Talks
The Grail

Walker Talks! A monthly exploration on a diversity of topics by Walker Brents III. Tonight, The Grail. (Basically a live stream — at show time, the talk will be live on Bird & Beckett’s Youtube channel and Facebook page, but you can also come in person if you like – call 415-586-3733.)

Expressed in material analogy, the Grail is a sword or stone or spear or cup.  Each of these has its own poetic history arising differently in culture after culture, in age after age.  The unity shared by these analogical forms is one seen not with but through the eye, and has given rise to many forms of poetic speech, residing in one source—the faculty of human poetic vision.  This is the vision which has from ancient times transformed the subject matter of the literary epic from heroic exploit to sublime character formation.  This is not so remote as it may seem at first, for its source is in every day poetic speech—as common as sand, and as precious as gold.

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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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