2012 Quiet Lightning "Local Heroes" poetry series
A. D. Winans
will be reading
Friday June 8 at the William Westerfield Mansion in
Monday, May 14,
2012 8:23 AM
On Friday, June 8, the Quiet Lightning "Local Heroes" poetry
series will honor and feature poets Lorna Dee Cevantes, A.
D. Winans, Jack and Adelle Foley, and other local icons.
The event will be held at the William Westerfield Mansion on
Alamo Square. The mansion has been home to artists of all
kinds since 1889, from The Grateful Dead to Kenneth Anger.
The event will be filmed and part of the show will be
included in the documentary House of Legends!.
The William Westerfield House sits across the street from
the northwest corner of Alamo Square at 1198 Fulton Street
(at Scott St.) the home is listed on the National Register
of Historic Places and is San Francisco Landmark Number 135.
A few bits of its rich history:
1965 -- Charles Fraccia purchases the building to use as a
residence but never occupies it. It is mentioned in the book
the Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.
1967 -- Underground filmmaker Kenneth Anger takes up
residence. He films Invocation of My Demon Brother starring
Manson family member Bobby Beausoleil and Anton LaVey and
featuring music by Mick Jagger.
1968 -- Members of the Family Dog occupy the house while
promoting acid rock concerts at the Avalon ballroom. Members
of the Grateful Dead and Big Brother and the Holding Company
are frequent visitors.
The show is on
Friday, June 8th and the readings will begin at 7:30 and end
just after 9, depending on intermission, with doors open at
7. Beer and wine will be served along with assorted
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