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Patrick Warner Speaks on "The Beat Generation and Cannabis in 20th Century America"
A fast-paced overview of the Beat Generation's literary and cultural contribution to the place & perception of marijuana in 20th century United States culture. With readings from key texts by Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, and with musical improvisation by Steve Benson. Presented by Patrick Warner, amateur literary historian, bookseller, writer, researcher. My BIO: Patrick Warner was friends with Allen Ginsberg from 1984 until the poet's death in 1997. Warner is currently the Book Manager of Bedlam Book Cafe in Worcester, Massachusetts, and the author of "Nicaragua Beat: Allen Ginsberg and the Sandinista Revolution" (not yet published).