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BEAT NEWS YOU CAN USE
 
  • The Beat Museum in The News
  • A World Without Walls - February 28th
  • Jack Kerouac Birthday Bash with John Allen Cassady - March 12th
  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti Turns 100 - Full Program of Events and Activities - March, 2019
 
THE BEAT MUSEUM IN THE NEWS

Q: What do the Japanese Tea Garden, The SFMOMA, The Walt Disney Family Museum, The California Academy of Sciences and the De Young Museum all have in common with The Beat Museum?

A: We're all mentioned as must-see in this article!
San Francisco: much to see, much to do

 
 

The French are calling us "The Guardians of The Temple of The Beat Generation!"

Sud Ouest is the third largest newspaper in France. Here is an article that ran (in French) just last week.

We're Open Every Day at Broadway & Columbus, 10 am - 7 pm
 
A WORLD WITHOUT WALLS - THURSDAY, FEB. 28TH

Presented by the World Poetry Movement (Medellín, Colombia) and the Revolutionary Poets Brigade (San Francisco)

http://www.kerouac.com/events/world-without-walls/

Featured readers: Thomas Antonic • Mahnaz Badihian • Lisbit Bailey • Judith Ayn Bernhard • Charles Curtis Blackwell • Kristina Brown • Pauline Craig • Aja Couchois Duncan • Tongo Eisen-Martin • Agneta Falk • Mauro Fortissimo • Rafael Jesus Gonzalez • Martin Hickel • Jack Hirschman • Karen Melander Magoon • Rosemary Manno • Sarah Menefee • Alejandro Murguia • Gregory Pond • Kim Shuck • David Volpendesta

 
JACK KEROUAC BIRTHDAY BASH WITH JOHN ALLEN CASSADY - TUESDAY, MARCH 12TH, 7 PM

Join Beat Museum Founder and Director Jerry Cimino as he reads the poetry and prose of Jack Kerouac. Musical accompaniment with personal accounts and stories by John Allen Cassady.

John Allen Cassady is the third child of Neal and Carolyn Cassady and just happens to be named after his father's two best friends, Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg.

John was born when his parents lived at 29 Russell Street in San Francisco and grew up in Los Gatos, CA on Brancroft Avenue where Jack Kerouac was a frequent guest.

And don't miss the hilarious story of why John is named John and not Jack Allen Cassady.

 
LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI TURNS 100
PROGRAM OF EVENTS & ACTIVITIES - MARCH 2019

There wouldn't be a Beat Museum were it not for Lawrence Feelinghetti. Poet, painter, publisher, businessman, World War II veteran, anarchist, pacifist - Lawrence Ferlinghetti changed not only America, but the world.

You would not want to call him a "Beat" to his face. To be sure, while he was friends with all of the well-known members of The Beat Generation - Ginsberg, Kerouac, Burroughs, Cassady, di Prima, Corso, Kaufman, weiss, Spicer, Michelene, McClure, Snyder, Welch, Whelan, Kandel and hundreds of other poets, writers and painters, "I was the publisher of The Beats," he would say. "I myself, I was more of a Bohemian."

Labels notwithstanding, Lawrence Ferlinghetti's name will forever be associated with The Beat Generation. From the moment he decided to publish what he knew would be a controversial book, Allen Ginsberg's "Howl," the die was cast. There was no turning back.

And here is something most people just don't know: Ferlinghetti set the whole thing up. He knew what the rules were. He knew you couldn't print certain words in a book in the United States of America in 1956. Lawrence Ferlinghetti expected to be arrested for his actions. So he did the smartest thing you could imagine - he sent a pre-release copy of "Howl" to the American Civil Liberties Union to ask their legal opinion. He was testing the system, and he was willing to risk jail to see if he was right. The rest, of course, is history.

SERIES OF PROGRAMS CELEBRATING LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI

 

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