Litseen is a project of Quiet Lightning, a literary nonprofit with the mission to foster community based on literary expression and to provide a safe and supportive arena for said expression.

To that end, we maintain a daily calendar of the Bay Area’s literary events — as comprehensive as possible. We update the calendar weekly using our hub and daily as events come in; we go to events and film them and sometimes talk about them.

We also conduct weekly interview profiles of local authors (The Write Stuff); curate SF/Arts‘ monthly top 10 literary events (included via RSS on the left of your screen); write a bimonthly column for The San Francisco Chronicle; a weekly events preview/review column with The Rumpus; and work with KALW on The Litography Project.

If you ever know of an event that you don’t see listed, or you see something missing from the hub, or if you just have an idea/feeling/dream you’d like to share, please send us a line.


Evan Karp
Founding Editor, Litseen
Executive Director, Quiet Lightning