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reading at 4:30pm, Monday January 2
START 2017 OFF RIGHT
free rush hour show on the steps of the Montgomery Street BART station!!
first 100 people to receive a copy of SPARKLE & bLINK 81
featuring all of the writing and art by Nancy Calef!
We received 55 submissions and accepted 13 (24% — for those keeping score at home, our average is about 14%).
3 of the 13 (23% — compared to an average of about 55%) have never read for QL before: D.S. Black, Melanie Bell, and Tony Press—we’re especially happy to welcome them!
A lot of our vets came out for this show—returning:
- A.D. Winans (2x, Neighborhood Hero)
- Cassandra Dallett (11x – third most of anyone)
- Charles Kruger (7x)
- Wild Red Hawk (1x)
- Madeleine Mori (1x)
- Jenny Qi (2x)
- Paul Corman-Roberts (15x – second most of anyone, Neighborhood Hero)
- Aurelia Lorca (4x)
- Akinyele Sadiq (1x)
- Charlie Getter (7x, Neighborhood Hero)
There will be a megaphone for the readers, and while there will be the (concrete) steps we won’t have other seating. Feel free to bring blankets or other things to sit on, and bundle up—it’s going to be chilly! We’ll have complimentary coffee and snacks (though we’ll happily take donations, 100% of which go directly to artists). If it’s possible for you to make this show, it’s going to be a great way to start the year—half of the city doesn’t have to go to work that day, so there will be a smaller than usual rush hour crowd… but a crowd nonetheless. Come hang out in public space with us and take in this provocative, emotionally devastating show. You’ll leave happy that you did, and we can almost guarantee it’ll be the best first Monday of the year you’ll ever have.
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