ISF2019: The Beats in India, with Deborah Baker

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SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

149 W Hastings St

Studio D

Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

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Indian Summer Festival 2019

The Beats in India, with Deborah Baker


“A fabulous book – comic, tragic, and written with great verve and nerve -about the Beats and their ‘passage to India’. - Michael Ondaatje

Pulitzer Prize nominee Deborah Baker takes us back to the moment when America's edgiest writers looked to India for answers as India looked to the West. In 1961 Allen Ginsberg, ecstatic sensualist and the voice of a generation, left New York by boat for Bombay. Baker follows Ginsberg and his companions as they travel from the ashrams of the Himalayan foothills to the opium dens of Delhi and the burning pyres of Benares. They encounter an India of charlatans and saints, a country of spectacular beauty and spiritual promise and of devastating poverty and political unease.

The fifteen months he spent in India had a lasting influence on Ginsberg and on American counterculture. The trip not only changed his life, it helped spawn generations of hippies, hipsters, writers, artists, rock-stars and soul-searchers. This is the story of a search for God, for love, and for peace in the shadow of the atomic bomb. It is also a story of India - its gods and its poets, its politics and its place in expanding the possibilities of the western consciousness.


Deborah Baker will be in conversation with Charlie Smith, Editor of The Georgia Straight.


Full venue description and accessibility information: SFU Woodwards Venue Information


Schedule:

5:30 pm – Box Office, Doors and Bar opens

6:00 pm - Event Start

7:30 pm - Event End

With event support from: Hari Sharma Foundation

Indian Summer Festival is made possible thanks to the wonderful support of:


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This is an all-ages event. Everyone, including children of any age, requires a ticket.


What is the refund policy for this event?

Refunds are not available for any Indian Summer Festival events.


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Seating is first-come first-served.


Will there be tickets available at the door?

While there may be some tickets available at the door, we recommend buying in advance as many events do sell out. The box office will open at 5:30 pm the day-of the event. Tickets will be at the door while supplies last, available for purchase by cash or credit card.


Will I be allowed in if I arrive late?

Latecomers will be permitted entry and seated by an usher at designated pauses in the show.


What is the accessibility of this event?

Please contact engage@indiansummerfest.ca if ticket price is an obstacle (subject to availability).

For Radical Access Mapping Project’s Full accessibility audit of SFU Woodwards/Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, see here

Mobility Access: SFU Woodwards is wheelchair and scooter accessible, including washrooms, ramps and elevators, and wide entrances and exits. There are two entrances: the Hastings Street entrance is at street level, and the Cordova Street entrance has a flight of stairs with a long ramp. There are elevators in the building and wheelchair designated seating in all rooms.

Parking: There is no designated parking, only street and parkade parking around the neighbourhood.

Transit: Plan your trip. Address: 149 W Hastings St Vancouver

Bathrooms: There are a mix of single stalled and multi-stalled gender neutral bathrooms, each with clear signage. All washrooms are accessible for wheelchairs and scooters.

Priority seating and early entry is available for this event for people with invisible disability, low vision, or chronic pain. We can arrange this onsite, or contact us to plan in advance.

Be scent-sensitive: Many people are allergic to scented products. Please help us keep our events accessible for everyone by refraining from wearing perfume, cologne, aftershave, and other scented products while attending all Indian Summer Festival events.

If you have any access requests or concerns regarding this information please email engage@indiansummerfest.ca

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SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

149 W Hastings St

Studio D

Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

Canada

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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