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Quiet Lightning in the Doolan-Larson Building

November 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST

photo of Norm Larson in the Doolan Larson Building by Christopher Michel.jpg

Monday, November 4 in the Doolan-Larson Building

sPARKLE & bLINK 102 cover art by Zoltron

a literary mixtape, featuring:

A.A. Vincent
Noah Sanders
Anna Allen
Chelsea Davis
Kelly Alsup
Abe Becker
Emilie Osborn
Genie Cartier
Diana Donovan
Fernando Meisenhalter
Serena Chan
Lauren Ito
JC Walker
Richelle Lee Slota

and the artwork of Zoltron

Curated by Hadas Goshen & Kevin Madrigal and featuring all kinds of writing, this one-night-only show is $15 to attend and includes a copy of sPARKLE & bLINK 102 featuring all of the selected writing and covers by Zoltron.

Due to space constraints, only 50 guests are allowed. Tickets are for sale here, with all proceeds going toward our 10th anniversary fundraiser. Door tickets are not guaranteed, so we recommend you get your tickets now! Unless otherwise noted here, tickets are still available.

About the Doolan Larson Building
Recently named the 100th National Treasure by the National Register of Historic Places, the building is at the corner of Haight & Ashbury streets, where the store Mnasidika opened in 1965 by an openly bisexual woman named Peggy Caserta. Caserta convinced Levi Strauss to make bell bottoms, and was Janis Joplin’s ‘primary female love interest’ from ’66 until Joplin’s death in 1970. You can read more about it here (and in a biography Caserta has recently published). This is sure to be an intimate event – take a virtual tour if you’d like!

Upstairs @ the Doolan-Larson Building, photo by Evan Karp

Taking a tour of the building
SF Heritage will be conducting a tour of the building for up to 12 people at 6:45pm, before the show, and another tour of the same size following the show. Tickets for the tour must be purchased in advance.

Get tickets!

Thanks to everyone who sent in writing. We received 60 submissions and accepted 14 (23%). Of those selected, only 4 have read or performed with us before (29%). 10 (71%) of the selected authors will be reading for Quiet Lightning for the first time.

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Submissions are open for the first show of our second decade! Curated by Disruptor Sophia Passin and her co-curator of choice, Kathleen Torrez, this show will be on January 6, 2020 at a special location to be announced soon. Submissions are open through Wednesday, December 11 @ 11:59pm.

featured image: Norm Larson in the Doolan-Larson Building, by Christopher Michel


November 4, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
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Quiet Lightning
evan AT quietlightning DOT org
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Doolan-Larson Building
557 Ashbury St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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