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Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s 100th Birthday

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Date(s) - 03/24/2019
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

City Lights Booksellers


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Join us in celebrating Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s 100th Birthday with a day of readings, reminiscences and joy at City Lights, along with neighborhood events at the Canessa Gallery, Vesuvio’s, and Café Zoetrope.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti (born March 24, 1919) is an American poet, painter, socialist activist, and the co-founder of City Lights Booksellers and Publishers. He is the author of poetry, translations, fiction, theatre, art criticism, and film narration. Ferlinghetti is best known for his first collection of poems A Coney Island of the Mind (1958), that has been translated into nine languages, with sales of more than one million copies.

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