Better Ancestors: Jeneé Darden, Karla Brundage, Cinthia Marisol Lozano, Quynh-Mai Nguyen & Youssef Alaoui-Fdili

Better Ancestors: Jeneé Darden, Karla Brundage, Cinthia Marisol Lozano, Quynh-Mai Nguyen & Youssef Alaoui-Fdili

Quiet Lightning hosted the fourth Better Ancestors, a quarterly series showcasing writers of color, with a virtual event on Monday, October 4, 2021. Hosted by Kevin Dublin and featuring,…

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Chanpreet Singh on Staying Curious and Using Your Imagination Well

Chanpreet Singh on Staying Curious and Using Your Imagination Well

An interview with Chanpreet Singh from The Write Stuff series: Chanpreet Singh is a poet, actor and a writer based in California, USA. He regularly recites his…

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Amanda Muñiz on Ephemerality, and Having Pockets Full of Sand

Amanda Muñiz on Ephemerality, and Having Pockets Full of Sand

An interview with Amanda Muñiz from The Write Stuff series: Amanda Muñiz is a Mexican writer born in Puebla and raised in Oakland, California. She majored in English…

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Quiet Lightning / literary mixtape curated by Rhea Dhanbhoora & Mahdis Marzooghian

Quiet Lightning / literary mixtape curated by Rhea Dhanbhoora & Mahdis Marzooghian

Quiet Lightning presents a literary mixtape curated by Rhea Dhanbhoora & Mahdis Marzooghian, held virtually on Monday, August 2, 2021, with readings/performance by (in the following order): Ashley Mayne » Amanda…

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Better Ancestors: Valentina De Roca Fuerte, Kelechi Ubozoh, ASHA, Lourdes Figueroa & Teju Adisa-Farrar

Better Ancestors: Valentina De Roca Fuerte, Kelechi Ubozoh, ASHA, Lourdes Figueroa & Teju Adisa-Farrar

Quiet Lightning hosted the third Better Ancestors, a quarterly series showcasing writers of color, with a virtual event on Monday, July 5, 2021. Hosted by Christine No and featuring,…

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Joy Lanzendorfer on Saying Something About Life and What It Means to Be Human

Joy Lanzendorfer on Saying Something About Life and What It Means to Be Human

An interview with Joy Lanzendorfer from The Write Stuff series: When people ask what do you do, you tell them…? I tell them I’m a writer, but…

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James Morehead on Doing the Right Thing When No One Else Will

James Morehead on Doing the Right Thing When No One Else Will

An interview with James Morehead from The Write Stuff series: James Morehead is the Poet Laureate of Dublin, California, and his first collection of poetry, canvas, debuted June…

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Bob Calhoun on Finding a Real Live Bigfoot Right Now

Bob Calhoun on Finding a Real Live Bigfoot Right Now

An interview with Bob Calhoun from The Write Stuff series: Bob Calhoun is a San Francisco Bay Area author, journalist, and former punk wrestler and peepshow emcee. Since…

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Jessica Barksdale courtesy of the author

Jessica Barksdale on Finding the Joys in the Quotidian

An interview with Jessica Barksdale from The Write Stuff series: Jessica Barksdale’s fifteenth novel, The Play’s the Thing, and second poetry collection, Grim Honey, were both published spring 2021. Her…

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Joan Steinau Lester on Defining Yourself in a Powerful Tone

Joan Steinau Lester on Defining Yourself in a Powerful Tone

An interview with Joan Steinau Lester from The Write Stuff series: Dr. Joan Steinau Lester is an award-winning commentator and author, most recently the memoir Loving Before Loving:…

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