"accumulation of absences" by Tanya Hollis (created for kari edwards' no gender

“accumulation of absences” by Tanya Hollis (created for kari edwards, No Gender)

Yiyun Li
Peter Orner
Katie Crouch
Matthew Zapruder
Norma Cole
Sarah Griffin
Lauren Traetto
Peter Bullen
Moneta Goldsmith

Thursday, August 7th

Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission St.
6:30 p.m. (doors at 6)

first 100 people get a copy of sPARKLE & bLINK ft. art by Tanya Hollis

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Thursday, August 9th
w/National Poetry Slam
12:30 p.m. Courtyard Marriott, Oakland
submissions open thru Wed July 23

SFCity by Maga Rinconfor webBeast Crawl

Saturday, July 12 • 8pm
Oakstop • 1721 Broadway  (@ 17th), Oakland
Free • $3 Lagunitas • sPARKLE & bLINK w/Maga Rincon




QL returns for the Beast Crawl hat trick: for one and two we did a lil’ something called Random Play… but not this year! Full steam ahead, with sparkle + blink, Lagunitas and everything. The show, curated by Lapo Guzzini, Emma Smith, and Evan Karp, will be at Oakstop, in the third and final leg of the festival. We are proud to be hosting this lineup:

SFCity by Maga Rinconfor web

art by Maga Rincon!

Siamak Vossoughi
Kelly Egan
Kate Folk
Kara Vernor
Ivan Hernandez
David Wesley Green
Jill Tydor
Ashley Warren

Show starts at 8pm sharp!
Check out the rest of the fest — other legs start at 5pm and 6:30 (schedule here)
Oakstop: 1721 Broadway St near 17th St., Oakland
First 100 people get a copy of sparkle + blink

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oakstop! as seen from m'iphone

oakstop! as seen from m’iphone

Social Media Book Contest

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Neighborhood Heroes

Save the date! Thursday, August 7th @ the Contemporary Jewish Museum

National Poetry Slam

We’re doing 2 shows in 3 days again!*** Saturday August 9th we’ll be a part of the closing day of this year’s NPS! Submissions open as soon as we figure out what we want to do… any ideas? (Seriously, we’re open.)


We received 60 submissions to this show and accepted 8 (13%). 5 are first-timers (62.5%). The vets:

  • Siamak Vossoughi (14x)
  • Kelly Egan (2x)
  • Kara Vernor (1x)

***Recent videos + photos

Check out videos/photos from our last two shows: El Rio here, and Modern Eden w/ArtSpan here.