jan 5 @ green apple books on the park

Start ’15 with a literary mixtape on Monday, Jan 5 at Green Apple Books on the Park! Allison Berke Andrew Sloane Claire Williams Benjamin Wachs Lisa Piazza Charles Kruger Mira Martin-Parker Deborah Steinberg Heather Bourbeau Josiah Alderete Cady Owens Free copies of sPARKLE & bLINK for the first 100 people, featuring cover art by Tracy Piper! This show was curated Read More

vitriol, pushcarts, doc’s lab, ekphrasis + green apple books on the park, vids from the emerald tablet

vitriol We’re publishing a magazine called vitriol, part of a new bimonthly series that brings together musicians and authors. The release party for the first issue is Sunday, December 14th at 6:30pm at Doc’s Lab, with readings by Melissa Stein, Maw Shein Win, Benjamin Wachs, and Jason R Jimenez, music by Shenandoah Davis and Sean Nelson! 21+, $15 includes magazine Get tix Read More

quiet lightning @ the emerald tablet

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 Read More

nov 10 @ viracocha + december five-year anniversary month

We begin with an Exit Manifesto, “we want to make / sure our labor is pointless.” Magic, “a glowing green neon hand with “Psychic” written underneath it,” “distilled almost to a vapor. / Meanwhile, the violation / of social distance defines” Mattress Man, for when we are wolves we will spare you, a Disappearing Mirror, a raspberry macaron disappearing behind red, red Read More

500 artists, a chemical wedding, and the pantheon at viracocha

If every artist is a reason, there are about 500 reasons to attend our show on Monday. The show is in conjunction with ArtSpan + SOMArts, whose annual SF Open Studios and Day of the Dead exhibitions showcasing the work of over 450 local artists will be on view at SOMArts during the event. Doors open at 6:30; Read More

sunset and the things that follow

Join us on Monday, September 15th to watch the sunset at Lands End Lookout Point, followed by an outdoor show at a nearby location featuring readings by Raul Ruiz, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Adam Moskowitz, Brielle Brilliant, Ginger Buswell, Artie Moffa, Moneta Goldsmith, and William Taylor Jr.! This will be a free show, and the first 100 people will get a copy of sparkle + blink, with Read More

music + literature this sunday at the emerald tablet

If you want an unforgettable experience this weekend, join us on Sunday afternoon for an intimate performance by Luz Elena Mendoza and Edna Vazquez, in town from Portland to play The Fillmore the night before; they both make beautiful music and we’re thrilled to have them as part of our first collaboration with Name Drop Swamp Records and The Emerald Tablet.  Well, Read More

put your heroes in a museum

But be sure to take their work home with you. First 150 people get a copy of sPARKLE & bLINK, featuring art by Tanya Hollis created for this very evening! Readings by Norma Cole, Peter Bullen, Yiyun Li, Sarah Griffin, Peter Orner, Lauren Traetto, Matthew Zapruder, Moneta Goldsmith, and Katie Crouch! Approx. playtime: 75min + intermission, w/Lagunitas draft beer and books for Read More