Herb Gold @ 100: A Tribute to a Life in Letters


City Lights with Rare Bird Lit, San Francisco Public Library, and Vesuvio Cafe present Ari Gold and Ethan Gold, moderated by Peter Maravelis, celebrating the publication of – Father Verses Sons: A Correspondence in Poems – by Herbert Gold and Ari Gold, with Ethan Gold – published by Rare Bird Lit – at the North Beach Branch of the San Francisco Public Library, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133 – 4:00 pm – Followed by a reception and book signing at Vesuvio Cafe, 255 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-4508 – 5:30 PM – Free to the Public.

Herb Gold (March 1924-November 2023) literary icon and compatriot of the Beat Generation, published more than thirty books, including the bestseller Fathers. He won the Sherwood Anderson Award for Fiction, the Commonwealth Club Gold Medal, and the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award.

Ari Gold is a filmmaker and winner of the Student Oscar. His films have been selected at Sundance four times, and his upcoming movies Helicopter and Brother Verses Brother, companions to this book.

Ethan Gold is a songwriter, performer, and composer residing in Los Angeles and Berlin. He is releasing a trilogy of albums about the modern world, Earth City.

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