This month, as Quiet Lightning celebrates five years, we’re proud to present a literary mixtape, an art exhibition, the kickoff to a yearlong ekphrastic project, and a chemical wedding with a magazine premiere:
December 4, 7:30pm (6:30)
The Emerald Tablet, 80 Fresno St.
$7-10, no one turned away for lack of funds
Readings by: Alex Peterson, Katie Wheeler-Dubin, Sarah Carpenter, Peter Bullen, Jeffrey Bussey, Joseph Bodie, Paul Corman-Roberts, Elise Hunter, Jessica Hahn, Daniel Riddle Rodriguez + Simon Crafts
sparkle + blink for the first 100 people, featuring art by Lana Licata. Cheap ice cold draft beers courtesy of Lagunitas. First look at the art exhibition (more info below).
Curated and hosted by Evan Karp and Lapo Guzzini, we received 52 submissions for this show and accepted 11 (21%).
December 5 @ The Emerald Tablet: artist reception from 6pm to 10pm for our first full gallery exhibition, with Maga Rincon, Luis Pinto, Fuzz Grant, Wesley Powell, Tanya Hollis, Adam Carlin, Nigel Sussman, Cate White, Todd T. Brown, and our directors, Sidney Stretz and Laura Ceron Melo. Check out some of their work in the show:
December 14, 6:30pm (5:30)
Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave.
$15 — get tickets
Music by Shenandoah Davis and Sean Nelson
Readings by Benjamin Wachs, Melissa Stein, Maw Shein Win + Jason R. Jimenez
The third in our Chemical Wedding series and the launch of our biannual magazine, vitriol; admission includes a limited copy (click the link to see contributors).
Advance tickets are recommended; between contributors and performers the 91-capacity is starting out ~ half full.
Food menu and full bar available. Come early and admire the magazine, mingle with a bunch of budding brilliant minds, and raise a glass to 5 more years of Quiet Lightning.
Submissions are open
- Writing: January 5 literary mixtape to be curated by Sara Marinelli, Shideh Etaat + Evan Karp @ a venue TBD through Wed, 12/17
- Visual art: The first round of our yearlong ekphrastic project through 12/21
Quiet Lightning is made possible in part thanks to the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the Leslie Scalapino O Books Fund, Lagunitas Brewing Company, and Vouched Books. All donations are tax deductible.