Neal Cassady – The Denver Years
Movie Screening – West Coast Premiere and Q&A with Filmmaker…
Neal Cassady was a charismatic, larger than life character. His charm, manic energy, sexual swagger, and free flowing verbosity made him the authentic ‘hero’ of The Beat Generation. The film features interviews with prominent and historical figures including Carolyn Cassady, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, David Amram, John Allen Cassady, Jami Cassady Ratto, Cathy Cassady Sylvia, Jerry Cimino, Tom Noel, Ed White and Al Hinkle. Director Heather Dalton along with Producers Joshua Hassel and Hina Chowdhry will be in attendance.
Mind Breaths: Learning Buddhism from Allen Ginsberg
“He taught me to meditate, now I’m an old veteran of the thousand day retreat-” Allen Ginsberg imagined Marc Olmsted saying this at his funeral in one of Allen’s final poems, “Death & Fame.” Marc Olmsted’s 25-year relationship with Ginsberg is chronicled in his new memoir Don’t Hesitate: Knowing Allen Ginsberg 1972-1997 – Letters and Recollections. Join Marc as he discusses the personal impact of the poet, Ginsberg’s Tibetan gurus, and Allen’s previously unpublished letters.
Though Jack Kerouac’s novel does not have a linear arc to its narrative, Nicole will describe how it linearly follows all of the archetypes in Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth (The Hero’s Journey).
David Meltzer brings the unique insight, wit and humor of his poetry to the stage as he reads from his works and discusses his life.
- Beat Biographers & Historians
- Professors & Teachers
- Writers, Musicians, Film Makers
- Dozens of Poets
- Music, Movies, Symposia, Panel Discussions, Beat Celebrities and more
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- Poetry Writing Workshop
- Young Scholars Discussing The Beats
- How to Self Publish in 2015
- The Politics of Poetry
- Developing Your Authentic reading Voice