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…
San Francisco Zine Fest returns for its 18th annual festival celebrating independent and underground publishing, with a spotlight on the do-it-yourself ethos. Nearly 250 artists and collectives from around the world present their zines, comics, and other goods. This year's guest of honor is Lawrence Lindell ("From Black Boy With Love" and "Couldn't Afford Therapy, […]
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, […]
The 2nd 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. August's theme is Equity, with readings by Josiah Luis Alderete, Flavia Mora, Darius Simpson, Daniel B. Summerhill and Vernon Keeve III, a talk by Cat Brooks and music […]
The Beat Museum hosts a special evening in collaboration with 70-year-old NY-based performance poet and organizer George Wallace, who is making a rare West Coast appearance. Wallace was Writer in Residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace from 2011-2014. Joining him are Iranian-San Franciscan poet and translator Mahnaz Badihian and San Luis Obispo-based Moroccan-American poet Youssef […]
Author of the short story collections "The End of Free Love" (2003), "Hydroplane" (2006), and "Spectacle" (2013), Susan Steinberg reads from her debut novel "Machine." The words 'experimental' and 'masterful' are often used to describe Steinberg's work, for which she has received a Pushcart Prize. A professor in the USF MFA in Writing program, Steinberg […]
Tupelo Hassman ("Girlchild") returns to San Francisco to read from her second novel "gods with a little g", about a young misfit growing up without a mother in a self-isolated California town even the Internet is blocked and the ways in which she and her friends come together to create a sense of family and […]