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 email@example.com 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 Diego Di Leo & Doreen Stock 23 Judith Ayn Bernhard & Francisco Herrera 30 Bill Brand & Kitty Costello
FEBRUARY 6 Al Young & Judy Juanita 13 Gregory Pond & Tamsin Smith 20 Q.R. Hand & Kurt Lipschutz 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 & Jami Proctor-Xu
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 & Open Set 10 Jewelle Gomez & Bob Booker 17 David Volpendesta & open reading 24 Toshi Washizu & open reading 31. Robert Anbian & Michael Koch
AUGUST 7 Sharon Doubiago & Chun Yu 14 Art Montecon & Devereaux Baker 21 Heather Bourbeau & Steven Gray 28 Jorge Molina & open reading
SEPTEMBER 4 Shirin Sadeghi & Open Reading 11 James Cagney & Jennifer Barone 18 Mahnaz Badihian & James Tracy 25 Postponed until October 2nd
OCTOBER 2 **Anita Odena Cruz & Tony Robles
**This is the last reading at North Beach Library sponsored by the Friends until further notice.