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Saturday, October 14 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Babar in Exile

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This event features original participants to recreate an open mic from San Francisco's notorious and ground-breaking Café Babar reading series from the 1980-90s.

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Steve Artnson

Steve Arntson was born on the east coast but moved west early.  Although he was trained as a pianist, he discovered spoken word in SF around 1985 and has been writing and performing poetry ever since.
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Deborah Fruchey

Deborah is the author of 1 volume of poetry (Armadillo by Cyborg Press, 2015), 2 romantic comedies, 1 (new) flash fiction collection, and a self-help manual for the mentally ill. She also speaks for the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. | She has been part of the Bay Area... Read More →
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David Gollub

David Gollub was born in 1951, the son of an opera singer and a trial lawyer. He got a BA from Harvard and a Ph.D. from Stanford. He met David Lerner in Palo Alto in 1973. Lerner got him his first poetry publication. He has been on the Bay Area poetry scene since April 7, 1983, when... Read More →
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Q.R Hand

Q. R. Hand, Jr. moved to the SF Bay Area from NYC about forty years ago. Originally published in the 1968 classic, Black Fire: An Anthology of Afro American Writing, edited by Amiri Baraka (Leroy Jones) and Larry Neal, which has recently been reproduced by Black Classics Press, h... Read More →
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Bruce Isaacson

Zeitgeist Press
Bruce Isaacson was an early scheduler at Cafe Babar, a mid-'80s spoken word free-for-all. David Lerner rightly called it Gladiator School for Poets. Since, he was read at Poetry in Motion readings at Hollywood's Helena's and Largo, and was a finalist in the first Nuyorican Poetry... Read More →
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Julia Vinograd

Julia Vinograd was born a native of Taurus w/Pisces rising in the coal and corn bread heart of West Virginia, in 1943. She writes, "I left school to pursue a career of vagrancy, experimental mysticism and small villainies. I've been around the block and tackled; got a million miles... Read More →
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David West

An old school friend of Homer and Sappho, David West lives in SF by the River Styx with a great view of what used to be San Francisco.
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Kathleen Wood

Kathleen Wood was born in MO and currently resides in San Francisco. She was a constant habitué of the Cafe Babar reading series though most of its run. She’s had three chapbooks published by Zeitgeist Press, The Wino, the Junkie, and the Lord, Tenderloin Rose, and recently Tenderloin... Read More →


Saturday October 14, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Gents Barber Club 3041 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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