This weekend, the Free University of San Francisco is offering classes taught by such local luminaries such as Matt Gonzalez, the former San Francisco Supervisor and mayoral candidate, and San Francisco Poet Laureate Diane di Prima. As you can tell by the name, these classes are free, as well as open to the public. Here’s more information from Kwame Opoku-Duku, Forum‘s Managing Editor for the spring 2011 issue:
Alan Kaufman and Diane Di Prima are both literary icons in San Francisco and throughout the U.S. (and probably beyond). The event is taking place at on Saturday at Viracocha, at 998 Valencia St.
Kaufman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Kaufman) starts his lecture on Kerouac, Thelonious Monk and Jackson Pollack at 11:30 am downstairs. His lecture will go until 1:30pm.
Di Prima (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diane_di_Prima) begins her lecture entitled “Vision and the Visionary Poet” at 2pm upstairs. She is scheduled to speak until 4pm.
These are the literary aspects of the Free University of San Francisco but there is much more going on to satisfy all of your political, musical and artistic desires. Check out their website: