6:00 – 7:30: Literary Bazaar. Music, vendors, art, networking, Beat Generation scholarship, general creative hobnobbing, cash bar, snacks

7:30 – 7:45: Gather; Heart Sutra chant

7:45: Remarks and intro

8:00: Part I

  • Ann Charters reads from “Best Minds: A Tribute to Allen Ginsberg”
  • Patrick Warner reads selections from Allen Ginsberg;
  • Accompanied by  original music composed and performed by Steve Benson and Jordan Hoffman

8:45: Intermission

9:00: Part II

  • Gordon Ball reads from “East Hill Farm: Season with Allen Ginsberg”
  • Kevin Keady sings Allen Ginsberg songs

Allen Ginsberg, Eco Sanity and Marijuana Justice

A spoken word and musical gathering
honoring the life and activism of
Allen Ginsberg

Friday, April 7th, 2017 – 8 p.m.

The Sprinkler Factory

38 Harlow St.

Worcester, MA 01605


Featured Contributors:

Gordon Ball

Editor of Allen Ginsberg’s Journals Early Fifties Early Sixties, and Journals Mid-Fifties 1954-1958; professor, filmmaker (Farm Diary), author; reads from his memoir East Hill Farm: Seasons with Allen Ginsberg.

Patrick Warner

Curator of GINSBERG : GREEN, friend of the poet, reads from selected Ginsberg texts & interviews that exemplify & manifest Ginsberg’s Green Consciousness.

Steve Benson & Jordan Hoffman

Massachusetts-based composers/musicians, perform original music and atmospherics to accompany the spoken texts.

Kevin Keady

Songwriter, musician, one time caretaker of East Hill Farm, performs Ginsberg songs including “Gospel Noble Truths” and “Do the Meditation Rock”
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