One hundred years ago, Ina Coolbrith was crowned California's first poet laureate at the Exposition Auditorium (now the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium) during the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Aleta George, author of Ina Coolbrith: The Bittersweet Song of California's First Poet Laureate, will speak about Coolbrith as poet, librarian, and the most popular literary ambassador in the early American West.
Presented by the San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library.
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Panama Pacific International Exposition.
Summer Stride 2016
Read. Create. Explore.
May 7 – August 14, 2016
*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.