Balboa Theater

Thanks to everyone who sent in work for our first show of 2020 — and our second decade!

January 6, 2020, 7pm at The Balboa Theatre

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a literay mixtape, starring:

Sean Taylor » Robert Pesich » Caitlyn Clark » Thea Matthews » Tony Press » Sara Biel » Peter Bullen » Carol Dorf » Jennifer Kulbeck » Lea Gulino » Abe Becker » Chelsea Davis » Tomas Moniz » Richelle Lee Slota » Chandler Rae Fitchett » Elizabeth Horner Turner » Sarah Paris » Amy Smith

Curated by Sophia Passin and Kathleen Torrez, all selected authors will be paid and published in sPARKLE & bLINK 103, featuring cover art by Golbanou Moghaddas!

“Torn for Attachment” by Golbanou Moghaddas, cover artist for sPARKLE & bLINK 103

After the readings (and a hearty intermission: beer, wine, and snacks are available at the concession stand), we will screen our feature-length film Water Under the Bridge (directed by Katie Wheeler-Dubin and Mila Puccini, 2016).

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Tickets / RSVP

We never turn away anyone due to lack of funds! If you can’t afford a ticket for any reason, please send us a line at to let us know and we’ll reserve you a seat, or simply show up and let us know at the door – tickets will be available on the night of the show.

Stats for this show:

  • We received 89 submissions and accepted 18 (20%)
  • Of the 18 selected, 10 have read at QL before (56%)
  • Of the 18 selected, 8 are reading at QL for the first time (44%)