Patrick James Dunagan courtesy of the author

Patrick James Dunagan on Happenings without any Expectation or Presumption of Reward

An interview with Patrick James Dunagan from The Write Stuff series: Patrick James Dunagan lives in San Francisco and works at Gleeson Library for the University of San Francisco….

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Mary Ladd courtesy of the author

Mary Ladd on Holding Found Items at Arms Length

An interview with Mary Ladd from The Write Stuff series: Mary Ladd’s The Wig Diaries is an irreverent cancer book that pokes fun at diagnosis, treatment, medical bills and beyond. It is…

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Submissions open for the Jane Underwood Poetry Prize

Submissions open for the Jane Underwood Poetry Prize

About the prize The Jane Underwood Poetry Prize was established to celebrate and memorialize Jane Underwood, the founder and long-time director of The Writing Salon…

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sPARKE & bLINK cover art by Nancy Sayavong

Quiet Lightning / literary mixtape curated by Danielle Bero & Sage Curtis

Quiet Lightning presents their 136th show, curated by Danielle Bero & Sage Curtis and held virtually on Monday, November 2, 2020, with readings/performance by (in the following…

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photo of Riley Huff

Virtual writing group on Thursdays

CALLING ALL WRITERS! Words are great companions, but are you looking for a little more human interaction? If so, I’m starting a virtual writing group over Zoom for…

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front cover of Via Negativa by July Westhale

July Westhale & Katie Tandy discuss Via Negativa: Poems

Our dear friend and former columnist July Westhale talks with QL board member Katie Tandy about Westhale’s new book of poems Via Negativa (Kore Press,…

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Start A Riot!

Start A Riot! Chapbook Prize

In response to rapid gentrification and displacement of QTBIPOC+ literary artists in the San Francisco Bay Area, and in celebration of these communities’ revolutionary history,…

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art by Judit Navratil

Quiet Lightning / Poetry in Virtual Parks

Quiet Lightning presents their 135th show and the 6th annual Poetry in Parks, produced in collaboration with California State Parks and held virtually on Monday, September 7,…

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The videopoetry for La Chica's Field Guide to Banzai Living by Jennifer Hasegawa

The videopoetry for La Chica’s Field Guide to Banzai Living by Jennifer Hasegawa

Check out these videopoems Jennifer Hasegawa made for poems in La Chica’s Field Guide to Banzai Living! The book came out from Omnidawn in April…

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Ploi Pirapokin by Brandon Espy Photography

Ploi Pirapokin on Grieving for Your Ego’s Death & Shedding the Ideals of What You Are

An interview with Ploi Pirapokin from The Write Stuff series: Ploi Pirapokin is an extraordinary alien born in Thailand and raised in Hong Kong. She is the Nonfiction Editor…

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