Thursday, August 14th – 7:00 pm
looking for a book club?

Try ours!  Anywhere from a half dozen to a dozen people show up once a month (two of them have been coming for more than 15 years! while others come and go) to discuss a wide range of books -- from lightweight confections to serious fiction, issue … [Read more...]

Wednesday, May 21st – 7 pm
Book Event: Mingus Speaks
author/interlocutor John Goodman talks!

Author John Goodman will speak at Bird & Beckett the evening of May 21st on the man, Charles Mingus, and the book, Mingus Speaks: Interviews with Charles Mingus, 1972-1974 (John Goodman, author; Sy Johnson, photographer; University of California … [Read more...]

Sunday, May 11th – 2:00 pm
Gabriel Garcia-Marquez,
a talk by Carlos Suarez

Carlos Suarez considers the work of the great writer, whose passing has us so many of us considering the time we first encountered One Hundred Years of Solitude. … [Read more...]

Wednesday, April 23rd at 7:30 pm
Designing with the Mind in Mind
book event with
GUI wizard Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson, Ph.D., founder of UI Wizards, Inc., explores the psychology underlying the rules that make graphical user interfaces work. Early user interface (UI) practitioners were trained in cognitive psychology, from which UI design rules were … [Read more...]

The Art of the Memoir
a reading of new works
Thursday, January 23rd, 7 pm

January 23 (Thursday) - 7 pm A reading by memoir students of Alan Kaufman. Kaufman is renowned for his work in teaching the art of the memoir, and can always be relied upon to bring in some terrific writers finding their way in the craft. … [Read more...]