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The Six Gallery, San Francisco

On Friday, October 7, 1955, the '''Six Gallery reading''' took place here.

On Friday, October 7, 1955, the '''Six Gallery reading''' took place here. It was a seminal moment in the Beat Generation movement and attracted such poets and writers as Alan Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Philip Lamantia, Michael McClure, Philip Whalen, and Jack Kerouac. The gallery has since closed but you can still visit the site where this watershed event took place.


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About The Six Gallery

 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, United States

 +1 415-554-6080

 www.sfartscommission.org

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