Poets Lyon, Mackey, Ormerod + Suffrage

Sunday, October 2nd – 1 pm

From New York:
Three Poets – One Hour

Brant Lyon
Mary Mackey
& Jane Ormerod

Three poets who love to perform, on tour!
Jane Ormerod called us up and said she was coming to San Francisco, and could she bring some friends along for the ride, so how could we say no?
Brant runs a reading series pairing poets with an improvisational band, and has had his music performed in all sorts of venues, from Carnegie Hall on down to the Bowery Poetry Club and the Nuyorican Poets Cafe… Mary’s poetry has been translated into twelve languages and she is entranced by the merger of Portuguese into her work… Jane has performed in Los Angeles, Seattle, Ireland, The Netherlands, you name it… and recently performed at the John Cage Retrospective in Bexhill-on-Sea, England… Welcome them to San Francisco & Glen Park.  One hour of your hardly strictly weekend!  What have you got to lose?

 Sunday, October 2nd – 2:30 pm

2011: The Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in California

Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers and Poets Created Civil Liberties in California

Authors Elaine Elinson & Stan Yogi 

Wherever There’s a Fight captures the sweeping story of how freedom and equality have grown in California, from the gold rush right up to the precarious post-9/11 era. The authors will be in the store to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in California, and other topics from their recent Heyday Press release.  Rock the vote!