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Born to the Beat, the New Orleans event for the National Beat Poetry Festival, is set for September 12, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at City Park outside the Morning Call Coffee Stand. Invited poets will read selections of their own poetry or prose, and some many even read a poem by their favorite Beat poet or a short selection of prose by a Beat Generation writer. It's also possible that there will be an open mic for poets who attend the event. Music will be provided by local Indie band The Shiz, featuring Liz Hogan and Lilli Lewis.
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If you've heard of Allen Ginsburg, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Diane DiPrima, Amiri Baraka, and so on, then you've probably already had some exposure to The Beat Generation's work. The word beat for them meant both beaten down and beatific, and much of their writing was influenced by jazz. They were tagged with another name, too: beatniks, which was probably not endearing. You may listen to samples of beat artists via Rhino Record's disc set "The Beat Generation."
Megan Burns (emcee)|
William F. DeVault
Alex Jennings (emcee)
A Scribe Called Quess?
Mona Lisa Saloy
Music by The Shiz
Nordette N. Adams (Coordinator)