ALAN KAUFMAN, BRENDA KNIGHT: THE BEAT GENERATION

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They were a group of American post-World War II writers who came to be known as The Beat Generation. They were a cultural phenomena that both documented and inspired. Wednesday, May 14, 3 pm ET The Halli Casser-Jayne Show brings you the voices of The Beat Generation in a conversation with San Francisco author and poet Alan Kaufman, author and publisher Brenda Knight, and founder and curator of The Beat Museum Jerry Cimino.

Alan Kaufman is the author of two critically acclaimed memoirs Jew Boy and Drunken Angel and a novel Matches. Praised by authors as diverse as Hubert Selby Jr, Dave Eggars and David Mamet, he is also the editor of the bestselling anthologies The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry and more. He recently co-directed The Allen Ginsberg Festival and is co-founder with Clayton Patterson of The Acker Awards, an annual tribute given to members of the international avant garde underground. His works have been translated and appeared internationally.

Brenda Knight is a twenty-year publishing veteran, starting at Harper Collins. She is the author of American Book Award-winning Women of the Beat Generation. She has worked with many bestselling authors including Mark Nepo, Phil Cousineau, and Paolo Coehlo. She is founding editor of Viva Editions, a division of Cleis Press.

Jerry Cimino is the founder of The Beat Museum, which began in 2003 in Monterey, California and moved to San Francisco in 2006. The museum is dedicated to spreading the spirit of The Beat Generation, which is defined as tolerance, compassion and having the courage to live individual truth. The Beat Museum is home to an extensive collection of Beat memorabilia, including original manuscripts and first editions, letters, personal effects and cultural ephemera. 

Alan Kaufman, Brenda Knight, Jerry Cimino: The Beat Generation on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, May 14, 3 pm ET Listen online http://bit.ly/U4EEMd.

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