BEAT REUNION: A Celebratory Night of Panels, Performances, and a Beat Café
Friday, July 12, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
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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The Mechanics' Institute today is a vibrant intellectual and cultural center serving the entire Bay Area. The Institute serves its members with a large general-interest circulating and research library; the oldest chess club in the United States; and an active program of literary and cultural events.