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Callous in Wonderland

Callous in Wonderland

6-10pm. Grant Street Gallery (216 Grant Street) $5

This Friday (Jan 21st) you can get your coffee fix and your literary fix in one convenient location, The Grant Street Gallery, next to Sweet_ness 7 café. Callous in Wonderland: A spoken word and art debacle will be a poetry slam hosted by MC Vendetta of the Bloodthirsty Vegans. New paintings by PJ Babiak and Phil Durgan will provide a backdrop during the event. In 1955, San Francisco held the Gallery Six reading that launched a generation headlong into infamy. Poets such as Allen Ginsberg, Philip Lamantia, Michael McClure and Gary Snyder sneered at society’s backbone as America’s innocence was about to take a turn for the worse. Fifty-six years later, the voice of the poet continues to be the town crier, artist Phil Durgan explains. For $5 admission you can participate or just watch. Food and wine is also included. The winning spoken word artist will win a cash prize. All you have to do is gather your courage, practice your vocal projection, choose a poem, and bring five dollars. Call 883-1783 to add your name to the list of competing poets.

-jill greenberg

  • phil durgan

    Hey folks! The event is from 7-10pm