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Voices on all Corners 

Wednesday, Jul 24 2013

In his Populist Manifesto No.1, San Francisco's poet darling and co-founder of City Lights Bookstore Lawrence Ferlinghetti beckons, "Poets, come out of your closets... Come down, come down from your Russian Hills and Telegraph Hills..." As he is one of the forefathers of the Beat movement, his bookstore is now famous for providing a place for San Francisco's literary talent to flourish. Our city's nurturing habit is still alive — San Francisco's WritersCorps, a joint project of the San Francisco Arts Commission and San Francisco Public Library, hires professional writers to teach creative writing to more than 16,000 young people from neighborhoods throughout the city. Writers in their teens and 20s who've participated in the program will be reading from their recently released literary collection: a travel guide composed of poems written on location in seven different S.F. neighborhoods and revised over several months. Experience San Francisco through that raw literary charge that comes from its public schools, libraries, juvenile halls, and community centers.

Mon., Aug. 5, 7 p.m., 2013

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