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BEAT REUNION: A Celebratory Night of Panels, Performances, and a Beat Café

Mechanics' Institute Library & Chess Room

Friday, July 12, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

San Francisco, CA

BEAT REUNION: A Celebratory Night of Panels,...

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Mechanics' Institute Member Ended Free $0.00
Contemporary Jewish Museum Ended Free $0.00
Public Ended $15.00 $0.00
Poetry Flash Ended Free $0.00
City Lights Booksellers Ended Free $0.00

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Event Details

Get hep and make the scene! The BEAT CAFÉ opens at 5:30 pm offering a meeting place for cool cats to imbibe, dig the vibe, and reunite. Featuring poetry and jazz with “Goddess of the Beats” poet ruth weiss.

Delve deeper and get your jets going with two PANEL DISCUSSIONS: The Prophetic Voice: Blake, Whitman and Allen Ginsberg at 6:30 pm explores the link between this great Beat poet and his visionary lineage. Followed by The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg at 7:45 pm which celebrates Ginsberg’s journey through the major social, cultural and political revolutions of his day, and how he launched the Beat Generation and inspired the zeitgeist of the ‘60’s.

Panels moderated by Alan Kaufman with Neeli Cherkovski, Jerry Cimino, Brenda Knight, Don Lattin, Regina Marler, Gerald Nicosia, Steve Silberman, Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan. Dramatic readings by Bruce Bierman, Naomi Newman, Laura Sheppard, ruth weiss. Includes author book sales and signing.

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Mechanics' Institute - 4th Floor Meeting Room / 2nd Floor Library
57 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94104

Friday, July 12, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)


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Mechanics' Institute Library & Chess Room

The Mechanics' Institute Library and Chess Room is an historic membership library, cultural event center, and chess club located in the Financial District of San Francisco, California at 57 Post Street. Founded in 1854 to serve the vocational needs of out-of-work gold miners, the Institute today is a favorite of avid readers, writers, downtown employees, students, film lovers, chess players, and the 21st century nomadic worker who needs a quiet place to plug in a laptop and do research.

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