Quiet Lightning presents the seventh Better Ancestors, a quarterly series showcasing writers of color, in Oakland’s Mosswood Park on Monday, July 4, 2022. Hosted by Kelechi Ubozoh and featuring, in order of appearance:
Click on the three horizontal lines in the top right of the video to access the full lineup.
This was also the launch party for the first Better Ancestors edition of our literary journal sPARKLE & bLINK 114, featuring writers who performed in the series over the past year: Aja Couchois Duncan, Kelechi Ubozoh, Jenee Darden, Youssef Alaoui-Fdili, Amanda Muñiz, ASHA, Isabelle Khoo-Miller, Melissa Merin, Lourdes Figueroa, Kai Sugioka Stone, Karla Brundage & Quynh-Mai Nguyen, with cover art by Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh. You can read the whole issue online for free or order limited print copies at the link above.
Read more about the series here, but know that the above artists have each invited someone to perform at the next event, tentatively to be held in-person on Oct 3, 2022. More information will be posted soon at quietlightning.org.