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Saturday, October 19 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Babar in Exile

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Babar in Exile at Lit Crawl aims to recreate an open mic from San Francisco’s raucous and groundbreaking poetry scene of the 1980s and '90s. Featuring original participants of the notorious Café Babar, Poetry Above Paradise, and Club Chameleon series.

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Paul Corman-Roberts

Paul Corman-Roberts is an original core-founder of the Beast Crawl Lit Fest. He works extensively with SF Creative Writing Institute, Nomadic Press and his most recent collection of poems is We Shoot Typewriters (Nomadic Press 2015.)

Authors
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Steve Arntson

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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Richard Loranger

Richard Loranger is a writer, performer, musician, visual artist, and all-around squeaky wheel, currently residing in Oakland, CA. He is the founder of Poetea, a monthly literary conversation group. His books include Sudden Windows (flash prose), Poems for Teeth, The Orange Book... 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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QR 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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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 →
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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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Deborah Fruchey

sole proprietor, Last Laugh Productions
Deborah is the author of 1 volume of poetry (Armadillo by Cyborg Press, 2015), 1 (new) flash fiction collection, and several other books. She has just finished editing a collection of Vampyre Mike Kassel's unpublished work, and an anthology in tribute to Julia Vinograd.She has been... Read More →
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Jan Steckel

medical and scientific copy editor, freelance
I am a former pediatrician who stopped practicing medicine because of chronic pain. My poetry book The Horizontal Poet (Zeitgeist Press, 2011) won a 2012 Lambda Literary Award. My fiction chapbook Mixing Tracks (Gertrude Press, 2009) and poetry chapbook The Underwater Hospital (Zeitgeist... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Gents Barber Club 3041 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

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