Poet and author Alejandro Murguía gives his inaugural poet laureate address titled: The Parallel Literary Histories of San Francisco - Poetry in Times of Hope and Resistance. A poet, editor, translator, literary organizer and educator, Murguía is the 6th Poet Laureate of San Francisco.
1 p.m. – Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library
Opening Ceremony: Jorge Molina, Shaman of the Mission
Native American Invocation: Dr. José Cuellar, Professor Emeritus, San Francisco State University
Welcome: San Francisco City Librarian Luis Herrera
Introduction: Byron Spooner, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and Poet Roberto Vargas
Inaugural Address: Alejandro Murguía
2 p.m. Reception – Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, San Francisco Main Library
Entertainment by La Familia Pena Govea
A book sale by Readers bookstore follows his address.
- Author Talk: Dennis McNally
- Tuesday, October 21, 2014Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room
- Armistead Maupin in conversation with K.M. Soehnlein
- Thursday, October 23, 2014Main Library, Koret Auditorium
- Author Talk with Kathryn Ma; The Year She Left Us
- Saturday, November 1, 2014Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B