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"Triple Spar" poster by Santa Cruz artist Melissa West. (c) 2010 Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts.

OCTOBER TRIPLE SPAR -- SPARRING WITH BEATNIK GHOSTSSparring With Beatnik Ghosts -- the wildly popular multimedia poetry series that has traveled throughout San Francisco and recently Beyond Baroque in Los Angeles -- is making it's way to Berkeley, Santa Cruz and again in San Francisco to showcase talented spoken word artists and musicians from all over California. Joining the Sparring for all three shows will be the powerful poetic sounds of Ellyn Maybe and Her Band from Los Angeles.This is part of a three-night tour of Northern California called the October Triple Spar.The Triple Spar kicks off with Round 9: Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts @ The Beat Museum on Thursday, October 14 at 7 p.m. (540 Broadway @ Columbus) in San Francisco. Guest Host Ginger Murray will present San Francisco beat icon David Meltzer, Ellyn Maybe & Her Band from Los Angeles; San Francisco poets Jerry Ferraz, Whitman McGowan, Margery Snyder; Bay Area poets Steve Arntson, Martin Hickel, Richard Loranger, Julie Rogers; and special guest San Diego poet Chris Vannoy. Keith Savage will also make a special appearance.Round 10: Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts takes place at Art House Gallery & Cultural Center, Friday, October 15 at 7 p.m. at 2905 Shattuck Ave (at Ashby) for a first-ever sparring round in Berkeley. Guest Host Mark States will present notorious street poet Bucky Sinister; Ellyn Maybe & Her Band; Bay Area poet Q.R. Hand; Oakland poets D’dra White and Jezebel Delilah X; Berkeley poets J.R. Brady, Tim Donnelly, H.D. Moe, A.M. Stanley and the Mystery Poet; plus special guest Mike The Poet from Los Angeles.Round 11: Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts is happening at Felix Kulpa Gallery on Saturday, October 16 at 7 p.m. (107 Elm Street @ Pacific Ave.) in Santa Cruz . Guest Host Marc Kockinos will present Santa Cruz Poet Laureate Gary Young; Ellyn Maybe and Her Band; Bay Area Poet Mel C. Thompson; San Francisco poet William Taylor Jr.; Santa Cruz poets Dennis Holt, Debbie Kirk and Ron Lampi; plus special guests Brenda Petrakos and Eric Lawson from Los Angeles.October Triple Spar: Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts – Rounds 9, 10 & 11 is produced by Daniel Yaryan and co-sponsored by Poetry Santa Cruz, Felix Kulpa Gallery, Streetlight Records, Santa Cruz Weekly, Art House Gallery & Cultural Center and The Beat Museum. Suggested donation is $5-$10 in Santa Cruz and San Francisco and $10 in Berkeley. For more information, contact Daniel Yaryan at dyaryan@gmail.com or 831-713-0437. Also visit the website:  www.sparringwithbeatnikghosts.com   

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