front cover of sPARKLE & bLINK 106 by nkiruka oparah

Quiet Lightning / virtual mixtape

Quiet Lightning presents their 134th show, held virtually on Monday, July 6, 2020, with readings/performance by (in the following order): Leah Mueller » Diana Donovan » Elizabeth Burch-Hudson » Christopher Dizon » Karisma Rodriguez » Halim Madi » Paolo…

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photo of Marina Lazzara courtesy of the author

Marina Lazzara on Remembering Your Dreams

An interview with Marina Lazzara from The Write Stuff series: Marina Lazzara received an MA in Poetics from New College of California and has published in various literary magazines…

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photo of Elizabeth Costello courtesy the author

Elizabeth Costello on Making in Response to Being

An interview with Elizabeth Costello from The Write Stuff series: Elizabeth Costello writes arts and culture commentary, nonprofit communications, fiction, and poetry. Her chapbook RELIC was recently released by…

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Juli Delgado Lopera

Juli Delgado Lopera on Being Vulnerable and Staying Grounded

An interview with  Juli Delgado Lopera from The Write Stuff series: Juli Delgado Lopera is an award-winning Colombian writer, historian, speaker and storyteller based in San Francisco. They’re the author…

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Jamey Genna

Jamey Genna on Never Giving Up

An interview with Jamey Genna, from The Write Stuff series: Jamey Genna teaches writing, theater, and art in the East Bay area of San Francisco. She received her Masters in…

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sPARKLE & bLINK 105 by Evan Karp

Virtual Quiet Lightning!

Quiet Lightning presents their 133rd show, held virtually on Monday, May 4, 2020, with readings/performance by (in the following order): Ronny Kerr » Joe Donohoe » Keith Mark Gaboury » Jon Bennett » Cynthia Darling » Leigh…

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Chat from QL on 5/4/20

Call for submissions: Quiet Lightning’s Virtual Mixtape on 7/6

Submissions are open for Quiet Lightning’s virtual show on 7/6, curated by Edmund Zagorin & Nazelah Jamison! All selected authors will be paid and published in sPARKLE & bLINK 106….

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Sciamachy by Anne Waldman

Sciamachy by Anne Waldman

Anne Waldman has just released a new album, SCIAMACHY. Give it a listen!

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Save the indie bookstores

Sign the petition: designate independent bookstores as cultural institutions

This is fully within the power of our local government and makes a lot of sense. Read more here and sign it!

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front image of The Racket's quarantine journal

Submissions open for The Racket’s weekly Quarantine Journal

In these times of shared solitude The Racket decided to put together a free, weekly online journal. Some writing, some art, once a week at…

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