Better Ancestors: Kai Sugioka-Stone, Amanda Muñiz, Isabelle Khoo-Miller, Arlene Biala & Melissa Merin

Better Ancestors: Kai Sugioka-Stone, Amanda Muñiz, Isabelle Khoo-Miller, Arlene Biala & Melissa Merin

Quiet Lightning hosted the second Better Ancestors, a quarterly series showcasing writers of color, with a virtual event on Monday, April 5, 2021. Hosted by Rhea Dhanbhoora and featuring,…

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Corey Ruzicano on Being in Community with People of All Kinds of Perspectives

Corey Ruzicano on Being in Community with People of All Kinds of Perspectives

An interview with Corey Ruzicano from The Write Stuff series: Corey Ruzicano (she/her/hers) is a writer and educator from the San Francisco Bay Area. Whether writing, producing, or teaching…

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Hazel White on Articulating Something with Enough Registers that Language Becomes an Event

Hazel White on Articulating Something with Enough Registers that Language Becomes an Event

An interview with Hazel White from The Write Stuff series: Hazel White is the author of Vigilance Is No Orchard (Nightboat 2018), which was a finalist for the National Poetry Series, Fence…

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Chun Yu on Being Completely at Ease, Loving Others and Yourself

Chun Yu on Being Completely at Ease, Loving Others and Yourself

An interview with Chun Yu from The Write Stuff series: Chun Yu is an award-winning, bilingual poet, graphic novelist, scientist, and translator. She is the author of Little Green: Growing…

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Ori Gutin, courtesy of the author

Ori Gutin on Having a Sense that What You Do Every Day Has Some Greater Meaning than Just Your Own Human Existence

An interview with Ori Gutin from The Write Stuff series: Ori Gutin is an up and coming picture book author who just released his debut title, The Butterfly Who Flew…

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Quiet Lightning / literary mixtape curated by Tom Pyun & Mary Ann Thomas

Quiet Lightning / literary mixtape curated by Tom Pyun & Mary Ann Thomas

Quiet Lightning presents their 138th show, curated by Tom Pyun & Mary Ann Thomas and held virtually on Monday, February 1, 2021, with readings/performance by (in the…

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Shelley Wong on Keeping it Real and Being Kind

Shelley Wong on Keeping it Real and Being Kind

An interview with Shelley Wong from The Write Stuff series: Shelley Wong is the author of As She Appears (YesYes Books, 2022), winner of the 2019 Pamet River Prize,…

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Ashley Reynolds on Never Being Limited by Identity

Ashley Reynolds on Never Being Limited by Identity

An interview with Ashley Reynolds from The Write Stuff series: When people ask what do you do, you tell them…? When people ask what I do I first tell…

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Paul Signorelli on Civility Serving as a Foundation of Discourse

Paul Signorelli on Civility Serving as a Foundation of Discourse

An interview with Paul Signorelli from The Write Stuff series: Paul Signorelli is a San Francisco-based writer-trainer-presenter-consultant. He focuses on innovations in lifelong learning, community partnerships and activism/advocacy, and…

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Patrick Earl Ryan on Seeing Yourself Not Only as a Victim, but as a Perpetrator of Harm and Hurt, Too

Patrick Earl Ryan on Seeing Yourself Not Only as a Victim, but as a Perpetrator of Harm and Hurt, Too

An interview with Patrick Earl Ryan from The Write Stuff series: Patrick Earl Ryan was born and raised in New Orleans and lives in San Francisco. He is the…

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