TUESDAYS AT NORTH BEACH (North Beach Library) began at the Readers Bookstore in Fort Mason eight years ago at the end of Jack Hirschman’s term as 4th Poet Laureate of San Francisco, when he became the Poet-in-Residence for the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, which group operates the Bookstore.
Members of the RPB, as well as non-members and, at times, visiting poets from other cities or towns, have been invited to read. The events are weekly, on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm. From 2013 when funds for the San Francisco International Poetry Festival –
He works with Byron Spooner, Director of Book Operations for the Friends; Judith Ayn Bernhard, of the Friends and the RPB, and branch library staff. They all hope that multi-linguality continues as a priority in the years ahead.