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in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Wednesday, January 29th – 7pm
Fire Thieves Reading Series
pulls into Bird & Beckett

San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck
in association with the
Academy of American Poets and Bird & Beckett Books


Fire Thieves 7

Fire Thieves Board the Peace Train

Bird and Beckett Books, 653 Chenery Street in San Francisco
Wednesday, January 29th at 7pm (doors at 6:30pm)

Joyce Jenkins, Gary Gach, Judy Bernhard, Val Ibarra, Milena Garrone
and others
share their meditations on the subject of Peace.

The Fire Thieves is a monthly intergenerational poetry series that will culminate with The Fire Thieves Anthology in 2020. Each reading features 2 Elders, 2 Middle Age and 2 Youth poets performing featured sets of work at a different landmark in San Francisco each month.

Bird & Beckett is a 20-year old institution in the Glen Park neighborhood of San Francisco highly regarded for both its rich stock of new and used books and for its vibrant poetry and music series (programmed by the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project funded from a broad base of individual donors as well as San Francisco Grants for the Arts, the Zellerbach Foundation and others).

The Fire Thieves is made possible by the Academy of American Poets with funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and contributions from Bird and Beckett Books, Peggy Peralta and May Kodama.


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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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