Litseen is a project of Quiet Lightning, a literary nonprofit with the mission to foster community based on literary expression and to provide a safe and supportive arena for said expression.

To that end, we maintain a daily calendar of the Bay Area’s literary events — as comprehensive as possible. We update the calendar weekly using our hub and daily as events come in; we go to events and film them and sometimes talk about them.

We also conduct weekly interview profiles of local authors and curate SF/Arts‘ monthly top 10 literary events.

You can now list your own event, but if you ever see something missing from the hub, or if you just have an idea/feeling/dream you’d like to share, please send us a line.


Evan Karp
Founding Editor, Litseen
Executive Director, Quiet Lightning