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Quiet Lightning presents Poetry in Parks 2018 @ Samuel P. Taylor State Park

July 31, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0

Read/perform with Quiet Lightning on September 16th — all forms of writing are accepted, and all selected writers are paid! This show is our annual collaboration with California State Parks, Poetry in Parks, and will take place at Samuel P. Taylor State Park!

Submissions are open through end of day Wednesday, August 15. Curators TBA soon.

Entry to this show is free. The first 100 people will receive a book featuring all of the selected writing and cover art by a local artist. Authors will read/perform as a literary mixtape, with no introductions or banter.



  1. Send us any kind of writing. Any kind! Make up new kinds and send them to us.
  2. No one gets more than 8 minutes of reading time. This varies of course but don’t send us more than 1,500 words unless you’ve timed the piece(s) multiple times and your speedy performance of the text somehow enhances it. We sometimes make an exception to this rule, but rarely.
  3. You may submit more than one attachment, but the word count of your entire submission should not exceed 1,500.
  4. By submitting, you commit to be present for the date: Sunday Sept 16, 2018.
  5. Do not put your name anywhere — neither in the submission itself nor in the subject/title/filename of your submission.
  6. We publish the accepted submissions in sparkle + blink for every mixtape show. It’s OK to submit previously published writings, but please let us know where they were published so we can give props.
  7. You may submit audio, but all submissions must include full text.
  8. We welcome and encourage submissions in any and all languages, but all submissions must also contain an English translation.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for any reason: evan@quietlightning.org.


July 31, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
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Quiet Lightning
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Samuel P. Taylor State Park
8889 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Lagunitas, CA 34938 United States
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