Saturday, June 27, 2015
Location: The Mexican museum
The Beat Museum's "Beatnik Shindig" to be held in North Beach and at Fort Mason Center is the largest Beat Generation Conference to be held in twenty years. The last big Beat event was organized by Allen Ginsberg himself in 1995 at NYU in New York City.
The event will run the weekend of June 26, 27 & 28. It will commence with a Friday evening welcome party in North Beach and sessions will run all day Saturday and all day Sunday at Fort Mason. It will be educational, fun, inspiring and historic. Most events are ticketed and some events are free.
Events hosted at The Mexican Museum:
Alejandro Murguia: The Voice of The Mission and Poet Laureate of San Francisco
Alejandro Murguía is the author of This War Called Love (winner of the American Book Award) and The Medicine of Memory: A Mexica Clan in California (University of Texas Press). Currently he is a professor in Latina/Latino Studies at San Francisco State University. Last year City Lights Books released his new book Stray Poems. In May 2014, SF Weekly named him Best Local Author. He is the Sixth San Francisco Poet Laureate and the first Latino to hold the post.
June 27, 12:00 -1:15 p.m. – $10
“I Did Not Lose the Joan Anderson Letter”
Discussion, Storytelling & Conversation
Gerd Stern with Brian Hassett
For over 50 years Poet Gerd Stern was blamed for the loss of the famed “Joan Anderson Letter” written by Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac. Hear his story and insights now that the letter has been found. With Brian Hassett.
June 27, 2:00-4:00 p.m. – $10