Ernest White II
MONDAY, FEB 1 @ 6PM
VIRTUAL / FREE + ALL AGES
ABOUT THE SHOW
We received 76 submissions and accepted 16 (21%)
Of those selected:
12 have never appeared at Quiet Lightning before (75%)
4 are returning (25%):
Tomas Moniz (10x)
Zephyros Major (1x)
Sangita Rajan (1x)
Ploi Pirapokin (1x)
Of those who submitted:
33 have never attended a QL (43%)
33 have read at QL before (43%)
12 have never been published (16%)
4 are published for the first time! (5%)
Age groups submitting:
19-29: 14 (18%)
40-56: 26 (34%)
57-64: 5 (7%)
65+: 11 (15%)
ABOUT THE CURATORS
Tom Pyun (he/him/his) is a writer and nonprofit worker living in San Francisco. His writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Best of the Net Anthology award. Tom has completed fellowships at Vermont Studio Center, VONA, and Tin House. His short fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in The Rumpus and Joyland and placed in competitions such as The Blue Mesa Review‘s Summer Story Contest. Tom has degrees from Vassar and Columbia and an MFA from Antioch University-Los Angeles.
Mary Ann Thomas (they/she) is the queer brown daughter of Indian immigrant parents, a travel nurse, bike tourist, and writer. They have bicycled over 10,000 miles: in 2014, she bicycled from San Diego to Montreal; in 2017, she biked across India from the Himalayas to Kerala, the state at the tip of the subcontinent where her family is from. Their writing has been featured in literary and travel platforms, such as The Rumpus, On She Goes, Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, and She Explores. They are working on a travel memoir about bicycling across her homeland towards sobriety and queerness.
Pictured: Outlet by Felicita Norris
Prior to this show, we have produced 137 events featuring 1,668 individual performances by 872 different authors and 116 visual artists in 91 venues, as selected by 72 curators. If you have any questions about the statistics, please don’t hesitate to write firstname.lastname@example.org.
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