Photos: Alejandro Murguía at Top of the Mark

Last night, San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía performed with jazz accompaniment at the Top of the Mark, the inaugural engagement of our ongoing series, Celebrating the Beats, happening Tuesdays this March and April, 2015. Check out the photos from Alejandro’s performance at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Flickr page » Next Tuesday, join us again at […]

Panel Discussion: Herbert Huncke Centennial

Panel Discussion: Herbert Huncke Centennial

Our Herbert Huncke Centennial event in January featured a panel discussion with Hilary Holladay, author of Herbert Huncke: American Hipster; Dennis McNally, author of Desolate Angel; Tate Swindell, record producer of Herbert Huncke: Guilty of Everything, Ben Schafer, editor of The Herbert Huncke Reader; Brenda Knight, author of Women of the Beat Generation; and Laki […]

Top of the Mark: Poetry & Jazz Series

This March and April, The Beat Museum proudly presents Poetry & Jazz at the Top of the Mark! March 3 6:30-8:30 San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía, The Voice of the Mission performs with jazz accompaniment March 10 6:30-8:30 Jazz Poet, Painter & Playwright Charles Curtis Blackwell & Poet Vincent Kobelt perform with The All-Star […]

The Joan Anderson Letter: Gerd Stern and Mike McQuate

The finding of ‘The Joan Anderson Letter’ written by Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac in December, 1950 is a critically important event in the history of The Beat Generation. It has been called ‘The Holy Grail’ of The Beat Generation because it was this letter that caused Kerouac to radically shift his style of writing […]

Video from Jack Kerouac’s 90th Birthday

by Jerry Cimino So many people who love Kerouac and his works wanted to join in our 90th Birthday celebration, that we decided to hold it over a span of two days. On Sunday, March 11th, Al Hinkle (Big Ed Dunkel from On the Road) and John Allen Cassady (first person in the history of […]

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