An Excerpt from the Joan Anderson Letter – Journal of Alta California
To say we’ve been eager to finally read the heretofore unpublished portions of the Joan Anderson Letter would be a profoundly absurd understatement. Yet, while the complete text of Neal Cassady’s legendary letter to Jack Kerouac has yet to be made available to the public, you can read this exclusive excerpt from the Joan Anderson […]
At 99, the Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti Has a New Novel
Today, the New York Times announced that Lawrence Ferlinghetti will publish his latest work, a novel called Little Boy on the occasion of his 100th birthday in March, 2019.
Celebrate Jack Kerouac’s Birthday at Capo’s
In celebration of Kerouac's birthday, we're partnering with Tony Gemignani's Capo's restaurant in North Beach. Enjoy a delicious 5-course Chicago style Italian dinner with wine, beer, specialty cocktails, poetry and jazz!
The Beat Museum is Celebrating 15 Years
From our humble beginnings in Monterey, on the road with the Beat Museum on Wheels, to our current home in North Beach, the Beat Museum celebrates 15 years!
2017 Year-End News
As the year draws to an end, a look back at 2017
Beat Generation Legacy Fund – Advisory Board
The following people believe a permanent Beat Museum in North Beach is an idea worth pursuing.
Happy Birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti!
Lawrence Ferlinghetti turns 97 today.
Future Uncertain for Lowell’s Grotto and Stations of the Cross
In Lowell, Massachusetts, Jack Kerouac’s hometown, there is some uncertainty about the future of two important landmarks: The Grotto, and the Stations of the Cross, both of which feature prominently in Doctor Sax, and reside on the grounds of the Franco-American School (known as the Franco American Orphanage in Jack’s time) which, it has been […]
Bob Dylan Treasures, Including Lyric Notebooks
A treasure trove of 6,000 Bob Dylan pieces has been acquired by the George Kaiser Foundation in Tulsa.
The Making of Sgt. Pepper’s Cover
If you're a Beatles fan, you'll love the numerous alternate covers that were considered for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band
Photos from ‘The Crow and I’
Ria Burman from Out of the Booth captured some excellent photos of poets Bill Gainer, SB Stokes, Cassandra Dallett, William Taylor Jr., Paul Corman-Roberts, and Neeli Cherkovski reading in support of Neeli’s new book The Crow and I on January 22nd, 2016.