Revolution #248, October 23, 2011

BAsics at LitCrawl

Revolution received the following report:

October 15, 2011. In San Francisco, on the culminating evening of the weeklong literary festival, Litquake, there is an evening called LitCrawl where hundreds of people rove from venue to venue during the evening, for three sessions of one-hour readings. This year, 70+ author events were held in the Mission district, at bookstores, cafes and other venues. Revolution Books hosted a reading called "The World Cries Out for Revolution." This event featured readings from BAsics, from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian as well as works by the participants.

Appearing in the standing room only café were journalists Larry Everest (Revolution newspaper) and Steven T. Jones (San Francisco Bay Guardian), former San Francisco poet laureate devorah major, and actor-director Michael Lange. At the end of the readings the audience, many of whom were hearing about Bob Avakian and BAsics for the first time, joined the host from Revolution Books in a heartfelt people’s microphone-style reading of BAsics 1:13 – "No more generations of our youth, here and all around the world, whose life is over, whose fate has been sealed, who have been condemned to an early death or a life of misery and brutality, whom the system has destined for oppression and oblivion even before they are born. I say no more of that."

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