What we're about

The Hemlock Club is a philosophical and literary salon, meeting at Dagny’s weekly in downtown Bakersfield. Friendly chat about the arts and life. Names like Neitzsche, Tolstoy, Socrates, and Shakespeare may be dropped at any moment. Please leave all pitchforks and torches at home. No membership fee.

From time to time the membership fills up (50 max), and from time to time I delete inactive members.

Upcoming events (5+)

Hemlock Club Philosophical and Literary Salon

Dagny's Coffee Company

Relaxed chat about literature, philosophy, art, science. Just show up, fully dressed--no shirt, no shoes, no service. Starbucks-like drinks and snacks available. RSVP would be nice but not required. Meet in Dagny's back room or outside (weather permitting); uncomfortable chairs and tables are provided. Look for me, the bald man with the unruly gray beard. (No resemblance to Friedrich Nietzsche or Socrates.)

Hemlock Club Philosophical and Literary Salon

Dagny's Coffee Company

Relaxed chat about literature, philosophy, art, science. Just show up, fully dressed--no shirt, no shoes, no service. Starbucks-like drinks and snacks available. RSVP would be nice but not required. Meet in Dagny's back room or outside (weather permitting); uncomfortable chairs and tables are provided. Look for me, the bald man with the unruly gray beard. (No resemblance to Friedrich Nietzsche or Socrates.)

Hemlock Club Philosophical and Literary Salon

Dagny's Coffee Company

Relaxed chat about literature, philosophy, art, science. Just show up, fully dressed--no shirt, no shoes, no service. Starbucks-like drinks and snacks available. RSVP would be nice but not required. Meet in Dagny's back room or outside (weather permitting); uncomfortable chairs and tables are provided. Look for me, the bald man with the unruly gray beard. (No resemblance to Friedrich Nietzsche or Socrates.)

Hemlock Club Philosophical and Literary Salon

Dagny's Coffee Company

Relaxed chat about literature, philosophy, art, science. Just show up, fully dressed--no shirt, no shoes, no service. Starbucks-like drinks and snacks available. RSVP would be nice but not required. Meet in Dagny's back room or outside (weather permitting); uncomfortable chairs and tables are provided. Look for me, the bald man with the unruly gray beard. (No resemblance to Friedrich Nietzsche or Socrates.)

Past events (47)

Hemlock Club Philosophical and Literary Salon

Dagny's Coffee Company

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