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Centennial Celebration: Beat Generation Pioneer Herbert Huncke | North Beach

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Friday, January 16, 2015 - 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Beat Museum | 540 Broadway, San Francisco, CA

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“Herbert Huncke is the greatest storyteller I know.” – Jack Kerouac in a 1947 letter to Neal Cassady.

Herbert Huncke has long been a marginal figure among marginal figures. A Times Square hustler whose writings shone a naked bulb upon the gritty urban underworld, peopled with dispossessed characters scraping an existence from the fringes of society, Huncke not only inspired the Beat Generation—he gave it a name. His lucid, vivid storytelling ability, both written and orally, has captivated and inspired artists for decades. This January would have been Huncke’s 100th birthday.

Celebrate his centennial with appearances by:

  • Hilary Holladay (author – Herbert Huncke: The Times Square Hustler Who Inspired the Beat Generation)
  • Dennis McNally (author – Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, The Beats, and America)
  • Tate Swindell (record producer – Herbert Huncke: Guilty Of Everything)
  • Ben Schafer (editor – The Herbert Huncke Reader)
  • Brenda Knight (author – Women of the Beat Generation)
  • Regina Marler (author – Queer Beats)
  • Laki Vazakas (filmmaker – Huncke and Louis)

Presented bt the Beat Museum and Unrequited Records.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: Literature, San Francisco
Address: 540 Broadway, San Francisco, CA