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Cathy Cassady: Travel Tips for the Timid

Travel Tips for the Timid by Carolyn Cassady $17.99 Add to cart Join us for an afternoon with Cathy Cassady, eldest daughter of Neal and Carolyn Cassady, and editor of the newly published Travel Tips for the Timid, written and richly illustrated by Carolyn. For many years, and somewhat unbeknownst to her children until after […]

Long Shot & Works by Danny Shot

appearing with Jack Hirschman Jessica Loos and Niko Van Dyke Works honors the longtime Long Shot magazine, credo of “Writing from the Real World.” This collection of poems traverses a course from the swamps of New Jersey to the endless possibilities of the open road, with rest stops along the way to visit with family […]

Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal

The Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal celebrates its 2018 edition. Featuring readers: Andrena Zawinski Eileen Malone Kim Shuck Alice Rogoff Cesar Love K.R. Morrison Stephen Kopel Rocio Ramirez

Opening Reception – ‘The Beat Scene’: Photographs by Burt Glinn

The Beat Scene: Photographs by Burt Glinn $39.95 Preorder Now! Don’t miss the opening reception of The Beat Scene: Photographs by Burt Glinn, at the Beat Museum! These brilliant images, captured by Magnum photographer Burt Glinn in New York and San Francisco in 1959 and 1960, offer an intimate look into the lives and times […]

Laborfest: Revolutionary Poets Brigade

The dystopian world we live in will be challenged by words and music that will bring solidarity and unity of all working people. Poets: Mahnaz Badihian Lisbit Bailey Kristina Brown Pauline Craig John Curl Diego De Leo Agneta Falk Maria Cristina Herrera Martin Hickel Jack Hirschman Karen M. Magoon Rosemary Manno Sarah Menefee Barbara Paschke […]

Previous Events

‘Nearing the Exit’: Poems by Herbert Gold

Novelist, memoirist, essayist, Herbert Gold returns to his earliest form of literary expression, poetry—here in a publishing first, Nearing the Exit. In these poems 94-year-old Gold visits his past and future, with a tip of the hat to the theme of his recent book Still Alive: A Temporary Condition (2008, republished as Not Dead Yet, […]

Half Past the Unlucky: A Friday the 13th Reading

& drawing for Poems Under the Dome On Friday the 13th, join us for an auspicious evening of poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month. This event will also include the only drawing for a guaranteed spot to read at the 13th Annual Poems Under the Dome at City Hall! Daphne Gottlieb Daphne Gottlieb stitches […]

Book Release: ‘Word Cave’ by Tamsin Smith

Celebrating the release of Tamsin Smith’s latest verse collection, Word Cave. Published by Risk Press, this beautiful book features a cover portrait by Emilio Villalba, back cover collage detail by Matt Gonzalez, and photographs by Josh Smith, in addition to 96 heart-crafted poems from me to you. All proceeds from the sale of the book […]

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