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Quiet Lightning / literary mixtape curated by Kevin Dublin & Antony Fangary

May 3, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT


Quiet Lightning presents a virtual literary mixtape featuring all forms of writing, curated through a blind process by Kevin Dublin and Antony Fangary into a one-night only performance featuring:


Rohan DaCosta

Naomi Rosenthal

Carol Dorf

Siamak Vossoughi

Lauren Ito

Michael Warr

Dawn Angelicca Barcelona

Emily Dezurick-Badran


Carol Dorf

Sally Love Saunders

Siok-Hian Tay-Kelley

Charles Kruger

Alexander Laurence

Nick Plett

Genie Cartier

Sara Biel

Paolo Bicchieri

Sara Biel

Carolyn Wilsey

Andrew Paul Nelson

Chun Yu

Lauren Parker

Mary Gayle Thomas

Leah Mueller

All selected authors will be paid and published in sPARKLE + bLINK 110, featuring cover art by Stuart Robertson!

Please note: this show is free and all ages (with mature content), but RSVP is required.

If you’re in a position to support us by making a donation please consider doing so! 100% of our proceeds go directly to local artists and independent businesses, and despite losing out on door monies we’ve decided to keep paying everyone! Thanks for doing what you can to invest in an equitable arts ecosystem. There are two easy ways to support Quiet Lightning:

Make a tax-deductible donation of any amount:

Paypal or Venmo

Or consider supporting us on Patreon!


If you’d like to purchase the book you can do that here for $10 + shipping, or you can donate $15 or more to Quiet Lightning by Paypal or Venmo and we’ll send you sPARKLE & bLINK 109 + a surprise back issue.

A note about the books: if we don’t sell out before we print our next book, the price will go down to $5/copy. You can order most of our back issues hereYou should also know: we make all of our books available to read and watch for free. For virtual events we are printing 75 books/show. 100% of all proceeds, donations or not, go toward local artists and independent businesses.


Kevin Dublin is a writer of poetry, prose, scripts, and code originally from the small town of Smithfield, NC. His words have recently appeared in The Racket, Cincinnati Review, North Carolina Literary Review, Sparkle + Blink, and he is author of the chapbook How to Fall in Love in San Diego (Finishing Line Press, 2017). Kevin holds an MFA from San Diego State, leads workshops all over the bay area, including Litquake’s Elder Writing Project, and enjoys making video adaptations of poetry and developing web apps for writers.

Antony Fangary is a Coptic-American Poet, Educator, and Artist living in San Francisco. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in The Oakland ReviewNew American WritingInterimWelter, and elsewhere. His chapbook, HARAM, was published by Etched Press in 2019. Antony was Honorable Mention of the Ina Coolbrith Poetry Prize, Finalist for the 2019 Wabash Prize, Runner-up for the 2020 Test Site Poetry Series, and holds an MFA from San Francisco State University.

Can’t make it? The show will be archived in video and full text, like all of our previous readings! Find them, along with a daily calendar of Bay Area literary events + more, @ Litseen.

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May 3, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
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evan AT quietlightning DOT org
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