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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 P. Gollub is the author of Special Effects and You, Of Course, available from Zeitgeist Press (zeitgeist-press.com). During the late ‘80s and ‘90s, he was a host of the Cafe Babar poetry readings in San Francisco, and published the poetry zine Bull Horn. He lives in Ber... Read More →
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QR Hand

q.r.hand, jr. Legendary Babar poet of jazz and politics born in bed-stuy Brooklyn in 1937   moved to California in 1969   living in Vallejo since retiring from working as mental health counselor after bout with prostate cancer   poetry published in various journals and... Read More →
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Bruce Isaacson

Publisher, Zeitgeist Press
Bruce Isaacson has lived in San Francisco, Michoacán Mexico, Las Vegas,, New York City, and Leningrad Russia. He was the first Poet Laureate of Clark County, Nevada, the area that encompasses the Strip and city of Las Vegas, Nevada. He was known as one of the organizers of the... Read More →
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Julia Vinograd

Julia Vinograd is a Berkeley street poet. She has published over 60 books of poetry and three poetry CD’s. She won the American Book Award of the Before Columbus Foundation for The Book of Jerusalem and a Pushcart Prize for her poem “The Young Men Who Died of AIDS”. She... 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... Read More →


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

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