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.

Historically, we have maintained a daily calendar of the Bay Area’s literary events — as comprehensive as possible, updating regularly using our hub and as events come in; we would go to events and film them and sometimes talk about them (and books we’ve read).

For a long time, the better part of 10 years, we conducted weekly interview profiles of local authors and continue to curate SF/Arts‘ monthly top 10 literary events.

Like much else, when covid shut everything down in 2020 the nature of this site shifted. We’re still in the process of figuring out what kind of role we would like to serve with Litseen.

You can still list your own event, and 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
Founder, Quiet Lightning and Litseen