Monday, August 7th – 7-9 pm
POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Donnelle McGee and Vincent Meis
Two featured writers followed by an open mic

Donnelle McGee reads recent poems and other work. Vincent Meis reads from his novel, Deluge (Fallen Bros. Press, 2016). Donnelle McGee is a Jimi Hendrix freak and wishes he could dunk a basketball. He earned his MFA from Goddard College. He is … [Read more...]

Wednesday, August 2nd – 7:30-9:30 pm
San Francisco’s Incoming Poet Laureate Kim Shuck
reads new and selected poems

Kim Shuck has been selected as San Francisco's seventh poet laureate, and will succeed Alejandro Murguia in early August. Her four published collections (three books and one chapbook) are Smuggling Cherokee, Rabbit Stories (prose), Sidewalk Ndn and … [Read more...]

Sunday, June 11 – 2-4 pm

Eight writers from Eclectica Mag share their work!

Eclectica is more than one of the first online literary magazines--it's an ever-growing community of artists and writers. Join us for a reading at Bird and Beckett in part to celebrate Eclectica's first 20 years but also to celebrate the written word … [Read more...]

Friday, March 3rd – 5:30-8 pm
Don Prell’s SeaBop Ensemble
jazz in the bookshop every Friday since 2002

Don got his start in L.A. in the 1950s, traveling for several years as a member of the Bud Shank Quartet and put in 30 years with the SF Symphony as well... Tonight, he's joined by Al Molina, trumpet; Jerry Logas, reeds and Kris Gustafson, … [Read more...]

Sunday, February 19th – 2-4 pm
Sunnylyn Thibodeaux — “What’s Going On” release party
joined by poet Lauren Levin – The Braid

Sunday, 2/19, at 2 pm -- a reading by poets Sunnylyn Thibodeaux and Lauren Levin. Sunnylyn will read from her new chapbook, "What's Going On." She is described as a "New Orleans poet stranded in San Francisco." She received her MA from New College … [Read more...]