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Bookstore Day Celebration: Book Release & Reading | SF

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Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Alley Cat Books | 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Event Details

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Join us for a celebration of Independent Bookstore Day April 28, 2018 and the release of “The City is Already Speaking: The Sound of Calle 24″–– a collaboration between booksellers, poets and writers, artists and activists who live, work, write and have been changed, fed, and shaped by 24th Street/Calle 24. This Limited Edition chapbook is a gift to all who support our local bookstores, and will be given to attendees with purchase (poets will receive their own quantity to distribute accordingly).

This Free event will feature Live readings/performances from the pool of poet contributors to this limited edition chapbook:

Josiah Luis Alderete is a full blooded Pocho indio who refries his beans and poesia in Spanglish.

Dee Allen. is an African-Italian performance poet currently based in Oakland, California.

Simon Crafts is a poet and bookseller at Alley Cat Books. He shares a birthday with Walter Benjamin and Roky Erickson.

Originally from San Francisco, Tongo Eisen-Martin is a movement worker and educator who has organized against mass incarceration and extra-judicial killing of Black people throughout the United States.

Flavia Elisa is an immigrant artivist from Mexico, raised in San Francisco.

E.K. Keith is a Latinx poet who calls San Francisco home and calls Texas regularly to keep in touch with her family.

Born and raised in San Francisco, Thea Matthews is a queer Black and Mexican American awarded poet, spoken word artist, activist, curator, bruja, revolutionary, collaborator, and researcher.

Alejandro Murguía is the author of Southern Front and This War Called Love (both winners of the American Book Award).

Kim Shuck embraces the fool and jester qualities of being a modern poet and artist.

Denise Sullivan is an author, journalist, cultural worker and literary organizer originally from the Ingleside District.

Ricardo Tavarez’s writing is influenced by culture, labor history and activism.

Come and get a free chapbook featuring SF Poet Laureate Kim Shuck, and a slew of SF based phenomenal poets.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: Literature
Address: 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110