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History Cafe: Beat Poets

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This month we take a look at the cultural impact of the “Beat Generation,” including a discussion of the history of Beat Poets in Washington State, with author of Kerouac in Seattle, Jim Jones. There will be a screening of a short KCTS 9 documentary, Desolation Adventure, chronicling Kerouac's time in the North Cascades. In addition, poet, playwright and filmmaker, Lucas Smiraldo, will offer readings of the beat poets, accompanied by Tony Gomez on percussion.

About History Cafe
Join us on the 3rd Thursdayof the month at the MOHAI Cafe at the Museum of History & Industry's new location in Lake Union Park for lively a discussion about history. Each cafe features a different topic, and invites history enthusiasts to come together and share what you know. Grab a cup of coffee - or glass of wine - and enjoy learning about the past!

Please note: History Cafe is a free program, but if you wish to visit the MOHAI galleries, you must pay museum admission (galleries close at 8 pm).

This event series is brought to you by MOHAI, KCTS 9, The Seattle Public Library, and

RSVPs: Seating at History Cafe is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Your RSVP gives us an idea of how many people are coming, but does not guarantee you a seat, so we encourage you to arrive at least 15 minutes early. If an event is full on Meetup, you may still come.
Parking:After 6 pm, numerous lots near Lake Union Park offer free parking. Look for parking lots off Fairview Ave, Westlake Ave, or Valley Street, or take the South Lake Union Streetcar from downtown Seattle.