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AS IF the WBC wasn’t enough to call Art Predator to the SF Bay Area!

July 23, 2009

It’s the San Francisco International Poetry Festival
Weds. July 22-Sun July 26

Wednesday, July 22

  • Words with a View

    In celebration of the San Francisco International Poetry Festival, the SFPL is hosting an exhibition featuring art and broadsides from participating poets. Exhibition runs from July 11 – August 2, 2009

    at Main Library, Third Floor, General Collections

  • Red Poet Film Screening

    Join us for a documentary film about Poet-in-Residence for Friends of the SFPL, Jack Hirschman, directed by Matthew Furey.

    Jack Hirschman will be present.

    6:00 pm at Koret Auditorium, Main Library

Thursday, July 23: Look for me at this one!!

  • Jack Kerouac Alley Kick Off Party

    Join musician Jonathan Richman to celebrate the kick-off of the 2nd Biennial San Francisco International Poetry Festival with an outdoor party featuring poetry and music.

    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Jack Kerouac Alley

Friday, July 24

Saturday, July 25

But wait! There’s MORE!

Saturday, July 25

Sunday, July 26

  • North Beach Poetry Crawl

    1:30pm – 3:00 pm: Beat Museum
    Hosted by Tony Ryan, featuring Ámbar Past (Mexico) reading with Alejandro Murguía, and Al Young (United States).

    1:30pm – 3:00pm: Kerouac Alley
    Hosted by Bob Coleman. Poets: Ferruccio Brugnaro (Italy) reading with Jack Hirschman, and Carla Badillo Coronado (Ecuador) reading with Jessica Loos.

    3:30pm – 5:00pm: Caffe Trieste
    Hosted by Soheyl Dahi, featuring Ziba Karbassi (Iran) reading with Niloufar Talebi, and Najwan Darwish (Palestine) reading with Sharon Doubiago.

    3:30pm – 5:00 pm: Beat Museum
    Hosted by Csaba Polony. Poets: Francis Combes (France) reading with Matt Gonzales, and Agneta Falk.

    5:30pm – 7:00 pm: Live Worms Gallery
    Hosted by Bix Warden, featuring Tarek Eltayeb (Sudan/Austria) reading with Kareem James Abu Zeid, and Sasha Pimentel Chacòn (The Philippines).

    5:30pm – 7:00 pm: Kerouac Alley
    Hosted by Nadya Williams, featuring Georges Castera/Joj Kastra (Haiti) reading with Boadiba, and Taslima Nasrin (Bangladesh) reading with Dottie Payne.

    with Ámbar Past, Al Young, Ferruccio Brugnaro, Carla Badillo Coronado, Ziba Karbassi, Francis Combes, Agneta Falk, Tarek Eltayeb, Sasha Pimentel Chacòn, Georges Castera/Joj Kastra, Taslima Nasrin, Najwan Darwish

    1:30 pm – 7:00 pm at locations in North Beach

  • Washington Square Park Closing Party

    Join host Jack Hirschman with Jonathan Richman and Friends of the Library Executive Director Donna Bero for the closing event, featuring an indigenous Quichua dance by poet Carla Badillo Coronado accompanied by Jorge Molina, and music by the Vince Lateano Quartet.

    7:30 pm at Washington Square Park

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