The Beats in the Village: A Lecture by Steven Watson

The influence of the Beat Generation of writers can be felt from New York to San Francisco, Mexico to Tangiers. The birth of the Beat movement, however, was in New York: fostered both at Columbia University in the 1940s and Greenwich Village in the 1950s. This talk will focus on the homes of key Beat figures Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, and hipster landmarks such as the San Remo Cafe. Steven Watson is a cultural historian, producer, director, writer, documentary film maker, and the author of The Birth of the Beat Generation: Visionaries, Rebels, and Hipsters, 1944-1960.

Monday, October 24, 2011
6:30 pm

LGBT Community Center
208 West 13th Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues)