We’re headed to WeWork Golden Gate on Monday, March 2nd, and hot abomunists do we have a show for you!
curated byAlexandra Kostoulas + Evan Karp (whoever that is), this show:
Monday, March 2, 7pm start « doors at 6:30
$5-10 includes free beer (courtesy Lagunitas!) + sPARKLE & bLINK to first 100 (free for WeWork members)
25 Taylor St. near Market
All ages, all forms and formulations
Do you understand? these dozen author people will converge for one evening, each speak their part in an art piece conceived from their creations—one night only—and then walk down the stairs (or take elevator) onto Market St., and make their decisions?
No one turned away for lack of funds, ever. Come make art // breathe //
- Apr 12 Chemical Wedding @ The Emerald Tablet: Jason Morris, Clara Hsu, Alejandro Murguia + more TBA
- May 4 @ Chez Poulet (will this be a book release for The Sacred Text of Rosa Who is Great, written by Marcus Lund, illustrated by Stella Peach and printed by Tiny Splendor? Maybe! We hope so! What would that even look like? Last one was cool. Oh, I meant book release.
- Jun 4 Neighborhood Heroes @ Contemporary Jewish Museum. Is it too much to say that on this date, Daniel Alarcón, Brenda Hillman, Benjamin Hollander, Kathryn Ma, Gloria Frym, Katie Wheeler-Dubin, and Tomas Moniz are all going to read for us? For only $10, with a book and cheap frosties, Lagunitas style? That lineup without introductions is like the best 70 minutes of television that will never happen. Meanwhile, you could be tickling someone’s palm, silently and clearly smiling at your inability to say but a fraction of what you think, in this moment and ever, but hot potatoes bless the moon, the earth rock and the stupid flesh. I bring this up bc you can participate:
- Bound to Be Held: you can donate a book that’s been important to you to this museum exhibition that includes only such books and will be re-arranged, based on taste, color, etc. throughout the exhibition. Truly cool! If you’re interested, follow this link.
- You can just get a ticket and go to the show. This option no losers. Last year. The year before.
vitriol. have you seen it? do you have one? we’re almost sold out! get one, if you can… we only made 300 copies, and we’re working on the next issue now. with poetry by Melissa Stein, Maw Shein Win, Alejandro Murguia, Jason Morris, Jason Jimenez, Bill Hughes, Nora Toomey, and Clara Hsu, and fiction by Benjamin Wachs and Juliana Delgado Lopera, music by Shenandoah Davis, Sean Nelson, Taylor Jacobs, AlphaDog (Kristina Dutton and Teddy Rankin-Parker), Kyle Bruckmann‘s quartet Addleds, and Mills composition faculty and pianist Chris Brown playing solo piano and electronics, with essays by Dr. Indre Viskontas, Camille Seaman, and Arnaud Martin, the second issue—out on June 14, as part of a live show—is going to be sexier than a 10-dollar bill has ever been. You can get issue 1 and reserve issue 2 both for only $16.
In case you’re just scanning (and if you’re reading, red-handed!):
RSVP | submit to Quiet Lightning’s April 6 show at Mercury Cafe | contribute to our film | send us visual art for yearlong ekphrasis project culminating in gallery show
By the numbers
For Mar 2, we received 45 submissions:
- accepted 12 (27%)
- 7 of 12 first-timers (58%)
- 5 of 12 return to QL (42%):
- L.J. Moore (2x)
- Cassandra Dallett (3x)
- Jessica Hahn (2x)
- Siamak Vossoughi (16x)
- Sean Taylor (2x)