Quiet Lightning is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 100% of all donations are tax-deductible and go directly to Bay Area artists and independently-owned businesses.

Since 2009 we have presented 1,811 readings by 975 authors in 150 shows, 120 publications and 94 venues – from dive bars and art galleries to state parks and national landmarks – selected through a blind submission process by 77 different curators. The shows are free and everyone involved in making the shows is paid. Read more about what we do here.

Help us keep it going. Thanks to the work of dozens of volunteers and interns, we need just one paid full-time staff member to make this sustainable. But we could really use your help in trying to earn a full-time, living wage to support this one person.

There are a few easy ways to support us:

Thank you!

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