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.
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