Events, News, Updates, New Sketches and Why a Beat Museum in North Beach …..

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Jack Kerouac Alley between City Lights Bookstore and Vesuvio Cafe
North Beach in San Francisco, one block from Broadway.

Short and sweet and with lots of great links….

1). Appealing to Silicon Valley Heroes to Support Their Roots
2). More Sketches of What Might Be Possible
3). Why a Beat Hotel in North Beach
4). Our Advisory Board Has Grown Quite Robust
5). Beat Museum Poetry Festival 9/17 & 9/18
6). 100,000 Poets for Change – 9/24
7). Lowell Celebrates Kerouac – 10/6 – 10/10 in Massachusetts

1). WE’RE ANGLING FOR SOME SILICON VALLEY HEROES TO STEP FORWARD WITH SOME CASH
Our funding campaign for the New Beat Museum (The Beat Generation Legacy Fund) is making some waves down in Silicon Valley.  Here’s a recent quote from a San Jose newspaper article: “Silicon Valley, as we know it today, wouldn’t exist without The Beat Generation,” Cimino said. “In many ways, Beat Generation values became Bay Area values.”  http://beatnews.kerouac.com/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/r/beatnews/382763601399/

2).  A SKETCH IS A SKETCH IS A SKETCH
Some people absolutely loved the initial sketches of what our new Beat Museum might look like. Others, not so much. We’ve been kicking around a number of ideas, some including performance spaces and gathering spots. Nothing is yet carved in stone and the final result is fraught with possibility.
http://beatnews.kerouac.com/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/r/beatnews/998558036131/beat-museum-concept-sketches/
http://www.kerouac.com/beat-museum-concept-sketches/

3). WHY A BEAT HOTEL IN NORTH BEACH
Ever since we announced the possibility of a Beat Hotel to go along with a New Beat Museum in North Beach people have been weighing in with their opinions. Here’s some background as to how the idea came about and why it’s not so far fetched.
http://beatnews.kerouac.com/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/r/beatnews/701327278075/

4). BOARD OF ADVISORS IS GATHERING STEAM
Hundreds of people have reached out to us in support of our idea for a new Beat Museum. And just this week THREE famous Beat fans have joined our Board of Advisors: Wavy Gravy, Penn Jillette (of Penn & Teller) and Huey Lewis (of Huey Lewis & The News).
http://beatnews.kerouac.com/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/r/beatnews/142100584563/

5). NINTH ANNUAL BEAT MUSEUM POETRY FESTIVAL – 1-6pm Both Days
Mingle with dozens of Bay Area Poets at The Beat Museum 9/17 & 9/18
http://beatnews.kerouac.com/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/r/beatnews/805727269915/

6). 100,000 POETS FOR CHANGE
At The Beat Museum – September 24th, 2-6pm
http://beatnews.kerouac.com/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/r/beatnews/812630288453/

Hundreds of Gatherings Around the World on September 24th
http://beatnews.kerouac.com/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/r/beatnews/637695894618/

7). LOWELL CELEBRATES KEROUAC
If you’ve never been, you gotta go. And if you have already been, you want to go!
http://beatnews.kerouac.com/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/r/beatnews/407508911451/

To donate to our Beat Generation Legacy Project, please click here:
http://beatnews.kerouac.com/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/r/beatnews/444066280673/

Jerry Cimino
The Beat Museum
540 Broadway (at Columbus)
San Francisco, CA  94133
1-800-KER-OUAC
http://www.kerouac.com/

Join us! Become a “card carrying member” of The Beat Museum.
http://beatnews.kerouac.com/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/r/beatnews/777784429474/

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