Thanks to Everyone Who Attended ruthFest!

ruthFest: Celebrating ruth weiss at 90 and the Women of the Beat Generation

We’d like to thank everyone who joined us on Saturday for ruthFest: Celebrating ruth weiss at 90, and the Women of the Beat Generation, and especially everyone who performed or presented:

Kim Shuck
San Francisco Poet Laureate, reading from her own work.
Agneta Falk
Reading the poetry of Denise Levertov, and her own work.
Cathy Cassady
Gave a presentation on the life and work of Carolyn Cassady.
Melody Miller
Sneak Peek of ruth weiss: the beat goddess, her documentary currently in production, with Q&A.
Marilyn Kriegel
Reading her own poetry, and introducing ruth weiss.
ruth weiss
Gave a wonderful performance with her band
Doug O’Connor (bass)
Rent Romus (saxophone)
Hal Davis (percussion)
Brenda Knight
Presentation “Memory Babes”—a talk on the women of the Beat Generation.
Stephanie Heath
Presentation “Enduring Lessons: What the women of the Beat Generation taught me about being a mother and artist.”
Nicole Henares
Reading the poetry of Elise Cowen, and her own piece, “Removing the Bullet With Butterfly Wings, The World is Not a Vampire: On Reading Kerouac’s On the Road in the #MeToo Era”
Mary Norbert Körte
Reading from her poetry.
Joanna McClure
Reading from her poetry.
Panel Discussion
A discussion with Mary Norbert Körte and Brenda Knight, moderated by Estelle Cimino.