The Grand Piano

San Francisco 1975–80

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The Grand Piano Reading Series, 1976-79


For over three years, the Grand Piano Reading Series was a venue for writers in the San Francisco Bay Area and visitors to the area. As Ted notes in Grand Piano 5, more than 320 poets and performers were featured in the 153 events of the series, offering a wide range of work from many points on the literary spectrum and multiple generations.

The chronology below comes from our archival records. Look for links to original flyers and sound recordings.


August September October November December


January February March April May Juneflyer » July August September October November December


January Februaryflyer » Marchflyer » Aprilflyer » Mayflyer » Juneflyer » Julyflyer » Augustflyer » September October Novemberflyer » Decemberflyer »


Januaryflyer » Februaryflyer » Marchflyer » April May June Julyflyer » August September October November December

An earlier version of the above chronology appeared in Volume 1 of THE GRAND PIANO, with updates and corrections provided in Volume 4. Documentation that appears in upcoming volumes will be posted to the website.

Many thanks to Jennifer Reimer and Charles Legere for their assistance in compiling this chronology.