Rebbe of the Beats
Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $90
Date/Time: Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 & 25: April 1, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ken Blady, M.A., Educational Psychology, CSUEB, lecturer in history
Location: Concord Campus
Allen Ginsburg has been described as the “queer bardic yogi” and the “bearded, unbathed poet laureate and hustler of the beats.” Mr. Blady would add “Zeide (grandpa) of the New Wave.” He’ll explore the fascinating life and turbulent times of this counterculture icon, from his childhood days with a schizophrenic mother, to his student days at Columbia, and on to the tumultuous 60s. Ginsburg’s early associations with Lucian Carr, Bill Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac helped set the framework for the Beat Generation’s manners and mores. OLLI and Mr. Blady offer you a close look at this generous spirited “Rebbe of the Beats” and at such major works of his as Howl and Kaddish.
Start time: 10:30 a.m.
End time: 12:30 p.m.
Venue: Cal State East Bay
Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord