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a post-beat happening – words + guitar – michael goldberg + henry kaiser

August 19, 2017
7:00 pm
Octopus Literary Salon

Celebrating ex-Rolling Stone Senior Writer Michael Goldberg’s new rock ‘n’ roll novel, “Untitled,” Goldberg and Grammy winning experimental guitarist Henry Kaiser will collaborate on “a post-beat happening” at The Octopus Literary Salon in Oakland, CA on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Goldberg will read from his new novel while Kaiser improvises on electric guitar. Free. This will mark Goldberg and Kaiser’s third collaboration. When they appeared at The Octopus last year it was standing-room-only. Come early! What the critics say about Goldberg’s novels: “A page-turner." – Holly George Warren, editor of “The Rolling Stone Book of the Beats” “Oral prose. School of Twain and Salinger. It’s improvised, and its immediate and delayed echoes, its ellipses, its obsessions, make music.” – Larry Beckett, author of “Morning Glory” and “Paul Bunyan.” “Radioactive as Godzilla!” – Richard Meltzer, author of “The Aesthetics of Rock” “Kerouac in the 21st Century.” – Dennis McNally, author of “Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, The Beat Generation & America”

Octopus Literary Salon

2101 Webster St., Oakland, CA
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