Better Ancestors @ Joyce Gordon Gallery

Better Ancestors @ Joyce Gordon Gallery

Quiet Lightning presents the 12th Better Ancestors, a quarterly series showcasing writers of color, at Joyce Gordon Gallery in Oakland on Oct 2, 2023. Hosted by Dr. Jeanne Powell and featuring, in order of appearance:

The readings were followed by a community Q&A, which you can also watch below:

Better Ancestors was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit

Read more about the series here, but know that the above artists have each invited someone to perform at the next regular event in the series, which will be held in the beginning of the 2024. We’ll have a special event in December, celebrating our 14th anniversary and the publication of sPARKLE & bLINK 116. Tickets and more information will be available soon at

Featured photo by Evan Karp