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Mill Valley Library
(415) 389 4292


Sep 13 2023


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mill Valley Public Library


Mill Valley Public Library
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941

Beat Not Beat: Poetry Among the Redwoods

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th | 6:30-8:00 PM


History continues to repeat itself in the rapidly shifting climate of 21st-century America.  How far have we come from McCarthyism, the KKK, public lynching, the struggle for equal rights, and women no longer having rights to their own bodies across much of the United States? As Beat was then Beat is now as it is being studied, embraced, and practiced around the world by young and old alike. Appreciated for its candor, sense of history, and cultural and spiritual dynamism, more than ever Beat literature remains a vital and open invitation to self-expression elevated to the here and now by a period when Beat poets, the Vortex, Baby Beats, and their progenitors inspired one another through cultural, political, and humorous means to create new forms of consciousness weaponizing pen and paper to enact mighty forms of lyrical rebellion.

Join us as we celebrate the Beat Not Beat anthology, edited by Rich Ferguson, and co-edited by Kim Shuck!

There will be a small welcome reception from 6:30-6:45,

followed by the poets reading from 6:45-7:45,

and book signings from 7:45-8:00.

Please note:

This event will take place in the Amphitheater behind the Library. Participants are encouraged to bring portable seating, blankets and flashlights, and to dress warmly for a cozy time among the stars and redwoods. The Amphitheater has limited bench seating.

REGISTRATION REQUESTED so we can plan our reception accordingly:


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