Bloomsday! June 16th
a benefit reading for
Bird & Beckett’s cash flow needs!
10 minutes of Ulysses read aloud every hour on the hour from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed... --Come up, Kinch.  Come up, you fearful Jesuit... And thus is introduced young, intense Stephen Dedalus whose day unfolds … [Read more...]

Thursday, Sept. 18 — 7:00 pm
Nancy Morejón, Cuban writer,
in a farewell reading and
70th birthday celebration!

Nancy Morejón is a highly regarded Cuban poet, essayist and literary critic, past president of the Writers' Section of the Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba (UNEAC).  Her work has been translated into numerous languages.  In 2001, she was winner … [Read more...]

Monday, June 9th – 7 pm
CCSF Forum Spring Issue
publication party!

Join us this evening to hear from contributors to the new issue of Forum, the literary and arts magazine of City College of San Francisco! CCSF is a crossroads for students of all ages and backgrounds -- and bright futures -- and we are always … [Read more...]

Sunday, November 24th — 2:30 p.m.
Walker Talks! on Rainer Maria Rilke
and the Duino Elegies

Each month, Walker Brents III explores a topic from the realms of literature, mythology, history--wherever his interests take him--and he never fails to take his listeners along on a fascinating excursion deep into his subjects.  This month he … [Read more...]

Saturday, November 16th, 7 pm
Book Release Party!
Jason Friedman’s debut
short story collection, Fire Year
from Sarabande Books

  Dazzling writing & great company Saturday night, November 16th, 7pm, at Bird & Beckett Books to celebrate the release of Jason Friedman's short story collection! From a recent review: In a collection of seven pieces of … [Read more...]