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Online Program

Online Lecture: Notable San Francisco Figures — The Beat Poets

Program No. 24518RJ
Join us Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A on The Beat Poets of San Francisco.
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At a Glance

Join author and filmmaker James Dalessandro on an exploration of notable San Francisco figures. The revolutionary works of “The Beat Poets” of San Francisco changed both literature and culture. In this lecture, you’ll examine Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s “Coney Island of the Mind” and “Starting from San Francisco,” Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” and “Kaddish,” and Pulitzer Prize-winner Gary Snyder’s Buddhist/Environmentalist “Turtle Island.” You’ll also take a look at Beat icon Jack Kerouac, author of “On the Road” and “Dharma Bums,” and his extraordinary poetry in “October In The Railroad Earth.” Join James for a distinguished perspective as he reads from his own work taken from major poetry events, including the legendary Santa Cruz Poetry Festival that he founded in 1974.

General Notes

To attend the full series, please also enroll in ""Online Lecture: Notable San Francisco Figures — Mark Twain"" (#TBD, on December 7, 2022 at 2pm ET) and ""Online Lecture: Notable San Francisco Figures — The Mother of Modern Dance"" about Isadora Duncan (#TBD, on November 16, 2022 at 2pm ET) each at a cost of $25 per lecture." Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.

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