time … to … combust … approaching

Announcing our lineup for the May 12 premiere of our first film, Combustion, to be held at The New Parkway Theater in Oakland:

Cover of sparkle + blink 52 by Fuzz Grant
Cover of sparkle + blink 52 by Fuzz Grant

Amy E. Glasenapp
Ginger Buswell
Brielle Brilliant
Lisa Piazza
Paul Corman-Roberts
Melissa R. Sipin
Brooke Ferguson
Shelby Hinte
John Babbott

With music by Kendra McKinley!

474 24th St., Oakland (map)
7:00 readings, doors at 6:30

$10, first 100 ppl get a copy of sparkle + blink
Dinner and full bar available • All ages welcome
Get advance tickets | RSVP

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Submissions to our June show are open through Wednesday, May 14th. Anything goes!

may 12 film debut at the new parkway

Combustion! Our first short film, based on the story by Amy E. Glasenapp and directed by Katie Wheeler-Dubin. Starring Kat Yoas, Lauren Wheeler-Dubin, and Ryan Van Runkle and these supernovas. Here’s the trailer:

At The New Parkway!
Monday, May 12 • 6:00 show at 7pm
$10 • Get advance tix

Submit to this show! Deadline is the end of Wednesday, April 16. Here’s how you do it.


ps. thanks everyone who came to our book release party for Zack Haber and Tupelo Hassman. That felt really fantastic to see so many friends and bright attentive faces, and the books are still real and so pretty and we are really proud of them! If you didn’t get a copy you can now do that here; you’ll also be able to pick them up in other places soon… though of course the best place to get them is at the shows! Come on May 12! Please submit. And check out Tiny Splendor… we’ll be working with them again but that doesn’t mean you can’t work with them! And/or be their friends. And three cheers for Hipstamatic — especially to their Director of Fun, Mario Estrada… what a magical way to release our first books. Videos and full text coming soon… Go forth, now; go forth and make people want to make more things!

submissions open for may debut of quiet lightning films

Quiet Lightning Films will premiere in Oakland at The New Parkway on Monday, May 12th. Read the story that inspired the film: Combustion, by Amy E. Glasenapp. We’re selling advance tickets — don’t miss out! We’re also accepting submissions. Get on it… submissions will be closed until June, for our July show.

Director Katie Wheeler-Dubin Making Fire

sparkle + blink 50 with the San Francisco Center for the Book
Friday, March 7th
375 Rhode Island Street
7:30 readings, doors at 6:30
$7-10, first 100 ppl get a special edition
$3 ice cold Lagunitas drafts
Free snacks • All ages welcome