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Koret Auditorium
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102




6:00 - 7:30 PM

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Happy Anniversary, Ina Coolbrith!

San Francisco Public Library
Jun 25, 06:00PM – 07:30PM

One hundred years ago, Ina Coolbrith was crowned California’s first poet laureate at the Exposition Auditorium (now the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium) during the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Aleta George, author of Ina Coolbrith: The Bittersweet Song of California’s First Poet Laureate, will speak about Coolbrith as poet, librarian, and the most popular literary ambassador in the early American West.

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