Laurie Barkin

Sunday, July 17th – 1:00 pm LaborFest Writers’ Group Each year, LaborFest hosts writers in a reading and workshop at Bird & Beckett.  Come to listen and, if you like, to participate. LaborFest is in its 18th year, and this year, in addition … [Read more...]

Ten Years That Shook the City

Sunday, July 10th, 2:00 pm TEN YEARS THAT SHOOK THE CITY: SAN FRANCISCO, 1968-1978 A reading by editor Chris Carlsson and contributors Pam Peirce, Andrew Lam and Mary Jean Robertson Though the starting and ending dates of this anthology may be … [Read more...]

QR Hand

QR Hand, Jr. -- Kim Shuck -- Bill Vartnaw POETS! reading series with open mic Jerry Ferraz, m.c. 1st and 3rd Monday of every month Monday, June 6, 7 pm Q. R. Hand, Jr.'s poetry, according to his late, great compadre Reginald Lockett, "traverses … [Read more...]

Misisipi Mike

Misisipi Mike all by his lonesome which way west? Sunday concert series Sunday, June 5th, 4:30 & 5:30 pm (two sets) Mike Wolf moved out west from Pass Christian, Mississippi, a punk rock kid filled with frustration, lived the life, hit the … [Read more...]


POETS! Stewart Florsheim and Tom Centolella read their work Sunday, June 5th, 2:30 pm Two practiced and well published writers at the top of their game. To get a fuller picture of these two poets, read the write-up on our "Events" page (click … [Read more...]