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SF: Shig Murao biographer Richard Reynolds talk

03 Jun

In 1957, City Lights manager Shig Murao was arrested and thrown in jail for selling a copy of Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” to an undercover San Francisco police officer. Murao and City Lights publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti stood trial in a colorful courtroom drama that would see them exonerated; a major victory in the battle for the right to publish, placing them amongst such controversial figures such as Henry Miller, D.H. Lawrence, and later William S. Burroughs. Murao biographer Richard Reynolds will remember this Japanese American legend at the Beat Museum, 540 Broadway, S.F., beginning at 7 p.m. Event is free to the public. Info:www.shigmurao.org.

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June 3, 2012


Beat Museum
540 Broadway
SF, CA United States
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