Archives for February 2013

Sunday, March 17th, at 2 pm:
Poets Roxane Beth Johnson, Robin Ekiss & Xochi Candelaria

Roxane Beth Johnson’s first book of poetry, Jubilee (Anhinga, 2006), was the winner of the 2005 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry. Philip Levine was the judge. Her second book, Black Crow Dress, will be hot off the press from Alice James Books. She has … [Read more...]

Sunday, March 10th, at 4:30 pm:
Betty Wong’s Musical Celebration of the Year of the Snake

Betty Wong hosts a musical celebration of the Chinese New Year with a cavalcade of music from  Asia and North & South America, featuring faculty and friends of San Francisco's Community Music Center (CMC). Classical and folkloric pieces from a … [Read more...]

Sunday, March 10th, at 2 pm:
Retrofitting Babel – An Informal Talk about Translation and Translators

Carlos Suarez addresses a few salient issues of translation: How to make a mess and influence literary history without getting caught. The at times amusing troubles poetry translators get into, and how they survive them. The uses of mirrors … [Read more...]

Thursday, April 18th, 7:00 p.m.
poets Virginia Barrett & Bobby Coleman
+ open mic

Jerry Ferraz hosts our once-a-month, third-Thursday poetry session, usually featuring one or two strong local poets followed by one of the most intriguing open mics around. This month, Virginia Barrett and Bobby Coleman are our featured poets. Two … [Read more...]

jazz in the bookshop
Third Fridays 5:30 to 8:00 pm
The Scott Foster Quartet

live jazz in the bookshop every friday Beginning this July, guitarist Scott Foster leads a quartet of his own in Bird & Beckett's third-Friday-of-the-month slot... 5:30 to 8:00 pm... no cover charge, but your donations at the shows and your … [Read more...]