POETS! Monday, August 4th, 7 pm
featured poet: Steve Carolan
followed by an open mic

Featured poets plus an open mic twice a month at Bird & Beckett -- on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.  Jerry Ferraz  hosts.  All welcome to read in the open mic.   Tonight's featured poet, Steve Carolan, is a North Beach denizen, … [Read more...]

Monday, June 2nd – 7 pm
POETS! Featured readers:
Paul Fericano and Linda King
open mic follows

 A rich reading with two poets of extraordinary experience.  Paul Fericano has a compulsively fascinating history as a poet and satirist with roots in the 1970s San Francisco cultural and political scene.  He has run Poor Souls Press since 1974, … [Read more...]

Monday, May 5th – 7-9 pm
Jerry Ferraz performs
The Golden Key
A troubadour’s fairy tale

Jerry Ferraz is known widely for his link to the bardic tradition, with his small guitar and wandering ways and his long poetic narratives in song that roll out without recourse to the page.  Unfettered to contemporary preoccupations, they can be at … [Read more...]

Monday, April 21 — 7:00 pm
POETS! hosted by Jerry Ferraz
Featured readers: Ronald Sauer
& Michael Koch — open mic follows

Ronald Sauer is a poet, translator and raconteur steeped in the work of Baudelaire, Aloysius Bertrand, Voltaire, Jacques Prevert, Jacques Roumain, the surrealists, and more.  A little background on Michael Koch will follow. Jerry Ferraz hosts … [Read more...]

Sunday, April 13th — 2:00 pm
PEN Oakland Writers

A reading by six writers, all officers or Board members of PEN Oakland:  Floyd Salas, Claire Ortalda, Sharon Doubiago, Kirk Lumpkin, Judith Cody and John Curl. About PEN Oakland: PEN Oakland (the "blue collar PEN") was founded in 1989 … [Read more...]