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Join us Monday, February 2nd at Viracocha for a literary mixtape curated by Sean Taylor and Evan Karp:

Rebecca Foust
Nayomi Munaweera
Jill Kolongowski
Pablo Baeza
Shideh Etaat
Peter Bullen
Suzannah Weiss
Alexander Peterson
Jon Sindell
Suzannah Weiss
Kristina Ten
Ari Moskowitz
Rachel Bublitz 


7:30pm, doors at 7 • Viracocha, 998 Valencia @ 21st
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Water Under the Bridge


Water Under the BridgeHelp us make / be a part of our second film, a narrative experiment that investigates San Francisco’s cultural identity. Directed by Katie Wheeler-Dubin and Mila Puccini, the film will be based on true accounts submitted by SF residents. These accounts will be intertwined with video interviews to enable a cross-­pollination of a variety of experiences. Read more about it, and send us your stories/memories/daydreams here. You have until March 1st.

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WeWork Golden GateMarch 2 @ WeWork

Submissions for 3/2 @ WeWork Golden Gate, curated by Alexandra Kostoulas and Evan Karp, are open through Wednesday, Feb 11. We’re cooking up something special for this one… do the same?


last month’s showsPARKLE & bLINK 61 by Quiet Lightning

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For the upcoming mix @ Viracocha, we received 47 submissions and accepted 12 (26%):

  • 5 of 12 have never read for QL before (42%)
  • Of those returning:
    • Peter Bullen, 8x
    • Pablo Baeza, 1x
    • Shideh Etaat, 5x
    • Alexander Peterson, 2x
    • Jon Sindell, 1x
    • Kristina Ten, 2x
    • Rachel Bublitz, 1x

Including this show, our 71st, we’ve presented 825 readings by 453 different authors.

vitriol cover by Akira Beard

Save the date: On Sunday, February 15th we’re throwing a Chemical Wedding w/readings by Sarah Griffin, Juliana Delgado Lopera, and Nora Toomey, and music by Alphadog (Kristina Dutton and Teddy Rankin Parker)!


Start ’15 with a literary mixtape on Monday, Jan 5 at Green Apple Books on the Park!

Allison Berke
Andrew Sloane
Claire Williams
Benjamin Wachs
Lisa Piazza
Charles Kruger
Mira Martin-Parker
Deborah Steinberg
Heather Bourbeau
Josiah Alderete
Cady Owens

Free copies of sPARKLE & bLINK for the first 100 people, featuring cover art by Tracy Piper!

This show was curated (and will be hosted) by Shideh Etaat, Sara Marinelli, and Evan Karp. We received 33 submissions and accepted 10 (30%). Of those 10:

  • 5 are reading at QL for the first time (50%)
  • 5 are returning (50%)
    • Benjamin Wachs (1x)
    • Lisa Piazza (2x)
    • Charles Kruger (5x)
    • Mira Martin-Parker (8x)
    • Deborah Steinberg (1x)

Submissions Open

Chemical Wedding / vitriol launch

read excerpts from + order vitriol magazine