Quiet Lightning presented a show @ The Lost Church on Monday, January 4th 2016, curated by Lapo Guzzini + Joanna Lioce and featuring readings by Michael Palmer, Laura Jew, Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes, Alexandra…
Quiet Lightning presented a show @ Smash Gallery on Monday, December 7th 2015, curated by Heather Bourbeau, Matt Leibel + Evan Karp and featuring readings by Lara Coley, Andrew O. Dugas, Lenore Weiss, Laura E….
Quiet Lightning 76 // sparkle + blink 65 was curated by Lapo Guzzini and Nora Toomey and held at Chez Poulet on May 4th, 2015, featuring readings by Matt Leibel » Suzannah Weiss » Maggie Tokuda-Hall » Jarvis Subia » A.G….
Quiet Lightning produced their 7th installment of Neighborhood Heroes on Thursday, August 7th 2014 at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, featuring Peter Bullen, Sarah Griffin, Lauren Traetto, Matthew Zapruder, Yiyun Li, Moneta Goldsmith, Katie…
The #1 international and New York Times bestselling author of "The Shock Doctrine" and "This Changes Everything", Naomi Klein presents her new essay collection, "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal" as part of the Berkeley Arts & Letters series, which offers discounted ticket/book bundles in advance. In conversation with Mother Jones […]
The Oakland-based writer and co-founder of The Escapery celebrates the publication of their debut short story collection, "Spider Love Song and Other Stories", with a group reading. They're joined by Carson Beker, Natasha Dennerstein, Kimberly Gomes, and Tomas Moniz. The book contains seventeen stories that focus on the challenges facing characters whose inner and outer […]
Margaret Atwood presents the sequel to her classic dystopian novel "The Handmaid's Tale" (1985), set in a totalitarian state that subjects fertile women into child-bearing slavery. The book is the basis of the popular television show of the same name, which debuted in 2017 and continues on Hulu. "The Testaments" is set fifteen years after […]
The finale of a three-event series organized by Nomadic Press, the inaugural Oakland Peace Festival celebrates Oakland and peace through music, art, writing, food, and community building. September's theme is Peace, with readings by Terry Taplin, Jevohn Tyler Newsom, Madi Dangerously, Joyce E. Young, and Asantewaa Boykin, a talk by Sandhya Jha and Yvette Felarca, […]
Author of two story collections and the bold novel "Your Face in Mine", which imagines a white, Jewish man who went missing twenty years before and reappears after having "racial reassignment surgery", altering his hair, skin, and physiognomy to allow him to pass as African American, Jess Row presents his essay collection "White Flights: Race, […]
Author of three previous collections of poetry, and founder of the indie press Black Ocean, Janaka Stucky celebrates his new book "Ascend Ascend" (Third Man Books). Written over the course of just twenty days, as Stucky was coming in and out of trance states induced by intermittent fasting and somatic rituals, the book-length poem is […]