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An Evening With Gary Snyder This Wednesday

Posted by GPGarry | Posted in Book Events | Posted on 30-11-2013

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If you know anything about the beat generation scene for which San Francisco was a paramount backdrop, you know that Gary Snyder is a consummate legend in such circles. Snyder, a Pulitzer Prize winner for poetry, is one of only five writers who read at the legendary debut of Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl.” He is known for his many volumes of thought-provoking poetry which explores nature, spirituality, nativeĀ  culture, and so much more.

What better place to see Snyder than at ground zero for beat culture, City Lights Bookstore (who has published nine volumes of Snyder’s writing) in San Francisco. Snyder will be reading on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 at 7:00 PM at City Lights. The event is free, so be sure to get there early as it is likely to fill up fast. This is an opportunity to see a real legend of poetry and beat generation culture, at no cost, and not one to be missed if you appreciate the written word and live in the Bay Area.

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“Bikes to Books” Event This Sunday

Posted by GPGarry | Posted in Book Events, Street Events | Posted on 03-10-2013

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jkalleyAnyone who knows anything about San Francisco knows that it is certainly a town known for its literary muscle, and this Sunday, October 6th there will be a great opportunity to celebrate San Francisco literary culture while getting a little exercise as San Fran cyclist and writer Nicole Gluckstern hosts “Bikes to Books.”

The event will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of twelve San Francisco streets being named after notable authors and artists of the likes of Jack Kerouac and Jack London. Gluckstern will be taking cyclists on a two-hour route connecting all 12 notable San Francisco streets. The infamous blogger Burrito Justice also created a map which is being published by City Lights bookstore showing the route annotated by relevant historic info related to the streets and their namesakes.

The ride ends at Jack Kerouac Alley and City Lights bookstore, where San Fran literary enthusiast Evan Karp will be hosting a map release party where samples will be read from the works of the authors for which the streets are named. The event starts at 10:30 AM at Jack London street. For more info on the proceedings, check out the Burrito Justice post regarding the event.

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