Tuesday, Sept. 23rd – 7:00 pm
Poets Maria Mazziotti Gillan
and Jan Beatty

Maria Mazziotti Gillan, in California from her home back east for the Petaluma Poetry Walk, recently published a new volume of poems called The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets.  She is a recipient of the 2014 George Garrett Award for Outstanding … [Read more...]

Sunday, Sept. 21 – 2 pm
Poets Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet
+ Robert Thomas

Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet's The Greenhouse, published this month by Bull City Press, won the 2014 Frost Place Chapbook Contest.  Judge David Baker praised The Greenhouse “for its interplay of restlessness and patience, its mapping of an interiority … [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...]

August 29, 30 and 31… jazz trifecta!

Live music from the Bird & Beckett bandstand three nights a week, EVERY week! Fridays, it's "jazz in the bookshop" from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Saturdays, "jazz club" from 8 to 11. Sundays, our "which way west?" concert series from 4:30 to 6:30 … [Read more...]

Monday, August 18th – 7:00 pm
POETS! Ayo Khensu-Ra
with saxophonist Ra-Ta
open mic follows, Jerry Ferraz m.c.

A voice in poetry like Ayo's does not come along often.  Attend to it and see what you find there.  Ayo's father, Ra-Ta, will ride along on saxophone.  "some kind of poetic musical endeavor…" says Ayo... "or musical poetic endeavor…whatever. Me … [Read more...]