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 California Institute of Integral Studies presents Ijeoma Oluo ("The Badass Feminist Coloring Book") discussing her new book "So You Want to Talk About Race," a contemporary take on the racial landscape in America. In 2015, Oluo was named one of the most influential people in Seattle. She started writing after the murder of Trayvon […]
Author of "The King is Always Above the People," which was longlisted for this year's National Book Award for Fiction, Daniel Alarcon returns to the Bay Area for a conversation with cultural critic and innovator Jeff Chang ("We Gon' Be Alright," "Can't Stop Won't Stop"). Alarcon ("At Night We Walk in Circles," "War by Candlelight," […]
Widely praised and held dear for her fluid thought, which defies conventional form, poet and critic Maggie Nelson ("Bluets," "The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning," "The Argonauts") visits City Arts & Letters for a conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson, a professor in the Department of History of Art at UC Berkeley who teaches courses on contemporary […]
A new Personhood Amendment outlaws abortion and prohibits in vitro fertilization and adoption by unmarried people. Four women in Oregon navigate the effects of this new legislation in "Red Clocks," the highly anticipated new novel by Leni Zumas ("Farewell Navigator" and "The Listeners"). Zumas is an associate professor in the MFA program in creative writing […]
For over a decade, InsideStoryTime has produced monthly events around the Bay Area, featuring largely fiction readings in a fun, cozy environment. Recently, the series has been alternating between San Francisco and Oakland. This month features Vanessa Hua ("Deceit and Other Possibilities"), Chiyuma Elliott ("California Winter League"), Ross Simonini ("The Book of Formation") and Gravity […]
Beloved Bay Area poet Matthew Zapruder ("Sun Bear," "Come On All You Ghosts") discusses his book "Why Poetry" with U.S. Poet Laureate Emeritus Louise Gluck (most recently, "Faithful and Virtuous Night"). Zapruder's first attempt at prose, the book is a series of meditations on poetry. The poets read some of their favorite works and discuss […]
Obi Kaufmann, author of "The California Field Atlas," talks about and signs his book, which combines science and art, maps, topographies, histories and trail paintings to present the state of California in untraditional ways. Having explored the backcountry for decades, Kauffman approaches the subject from the macro and micro levels. An unusual and gorgeous book.