The 100th anniversary of Surrealism. City Lights in San Francisco have, along with other distinguished West Coast partners, inaugerated a two-week celebration. Inside the Magnetic Fields: Surrealism@100. Read more about it here (including a valuable collection of “source materials”). A full list of the lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, music, and performances can be found here. [2020 update – regrettably these links are no longer available] The event kicked off this past Tuesday with a gathering at City Lights on “The Literary Roots of Surrealism” and, last night, this was followed up by a special panel on “The Beats & Surrealism”, with special attention to Philip Lamantia and Bob Kaufman.
Jacquelin Jarnagin in the Lowell Sun writes up the Kerouac Anniversary memorial event that took place at at the Archambault Funeral Home in Lowell.
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Today (November the 9th) is Alice Notley‘s birthday. Happy Birthday, dear Alice!