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TUESDAYS AT NORTH BEACH

WHERE: North Beach Branch Library
WHEN: Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
WHAT: Free poetry readings

Join us every Tuesday evening in the historic literary epicenter of San Francisco to hear poets from near and far read their work!

Tuesdays at North Beach is a highly-respected weekly poetry series celebrating internationally acclaimed poets and showcasing local talent. Past guests have included Jonathan Richman, Diane di Prima, California Poet Laureate Al Young and freshly-discovered poets from our sister program, Poets 11.

The series is presented by Friends and curated by Friends’ Poet-in-Residence, Jack Hirschman. 

Interested in reading? Please contact Friends’ Literary Director Byron Spooner at byron.spooner@friendssfpl.org or call (415) 522-8602.

Note: Tuesdays at North Beach is a curated reading. The participating poets are invited to read and the schedule is set up well in advance of the events. Only when a scheduled poet cancels too late to locate a substitute do we revert to an open reading format. 

For more information, and to view a list of all upcoming events, please visit our calendar of events


 TUESDAYS AT NORTH BEACH POETS

 2018 Lineup for Tuesdays at North Beach (PDF)

 

JANUARY

  9   Jerry Ferraz & Julien Poirier

16   Bill Bradd & Doreen Stock

23   Judith Ayn Bernhard & Francisco Herrera

30   Diego De Leo & Nellie Wong

 

FEBRUARY

  6   Al Young & Judy Juanita

13   Gregory Pond & Tamsin Smith

20   devorah major & Q.R. Hand

27.  Charles Curtis Blackwell & Leonore Weiss

 

MARCH

  6   Sarah Menefee & Angelos Sakkis

13  Gary Hicks & Genny Lim

20.  Aja Couchois Duncan & Mauro Zanetti

27.  Byron Spooner & Agneta Falk

 

APRIL

  3   Rob Biederman & Silvi Alcivar

10   Kim Shuck & Romeo Alcalá Cruz

17   Lisbit Bailey & Jorge Argueta

24   Jack Foley (with Sangye Land) & Virginia Barrett

 

MAY

  1   Andrena Zawinski & Rafael Jesus Gonzalez

  8.  Jim Normington & Heidi McGurrin

15  Pireeni Sundaralingam & Michael Warr

22  David Watts & Barbara Paschke

29  Boadiba & Adrian Arias

 

JUNE

  5   Martin Hickel & Trang Cao

12   Carol Denney & Patti Trimble

19  John Curl & Nadine Lockhart

26  David Volpendesta & Dan Katz

 

JULY

  3   Kevin Simmonds & Melba Abela

10   Jewelle Gomez & Bob Booker

17   Alejandro Murguia & Brenda Quintanilla

24   Toshi Washizu  & Sharon Doubiago

31  Robert Anbian & Michael Koch

 

AUGUST

  7  Neeli Cherkovski & Chun Yu

14  Art Montecon & Devereaux Baker

21  Heather Bourbeau & Steven Gray

28  Jorge Molina & Julie Rogers

 

SEPTEMBER

 4   Mahnaz Badihian & Zaid Shlah

11  James Cagney & Jennifer Barone

18  Shirin Sadeghi & James Tracy

25  Anita Odena Cruz & Tony Robles

 

OCTOBER

  2  Stephen Kessler & Jeanne Powell

  9 Sarah Page & Clyde Always

16  Tongo Eisen-Martin & Cathleen Williams

23  Lynne Barnes & Pauline Craig

30  Stephen Kopel & Kristina Brown

 

NOVEMBER

  6  Karen Melander Magoon & Mauro Fortissimo

13  Bob Coleman & Tureeda Mikell

20 Rosemary Manno & Jeff Grossman

27  Colin O’Leary & Gail Mitchell

 

DECEMBER

  4  Avotcja & Soheyl Dahi

11  Francisco Orrego & Jessica Loos

18  Alice Rogoff & Maria Medina Serafin