to fairfax! in chicken’s bus we go…

We’re celebrating four years of Quiet Lightning on December 4th by taking Chicken John’s bus into Fairfax to team up with Pints & Prose for the thirteenth and final show in this year’s Tour Through Town.

Honeycomb Hideaway by Jovi Schnell

The curators for this momentous occasion were Meghan Thornton and Ian Tuttle, and they have selected:

Keenan Norris

Jennifer Williams

Sarah Carpenter

Sara Berkeley

Cassandra Dallett

Moneta Goldsmith

Adam Moskowitz

Carson Beker

Peter Bullen

out of 60 submissions (15%) and combined their work with that of Tuesday Night Writers:

Optimist Club by Jovi SchnellAmanda Conran

Tom Joyce

Tanya Egan Gibson

and Cyn Cady

to make a masterful literary mixtape:

sparkle + blink 47.

  •  Three of the thirteen (23%) have read at QL before:
    • Cassandra Dallett (2x)
    • Moneta Goldsmith (3x)
    • Peter Bullen (3x)

The show is at Peri’s Bar (29 Broadway, Fairfax) and begins at 7:00/7:30pm. If you want to ride from San Francisco in the bus you have to RSVP by sending an email to evan [AT] quietlightning [DOT] org. The first 35 people to RSVP get a guaranteed seat and a complimentary dinner on the way there! Important: to be sure we get to the show on time we need to leave SF at 5:30pm. We will meet on the north side of the Main Library (100 Larkin St.), in the parking lot across from United Nations Plaza; please don’t RSVP if you can’t be there before 5:30pm. We have been raising money to pay Chicken the little he’s asked for his troubles and the cost of dinner; if you can help, that would be amazing.

The show will be FREE. The first 100 people there will get a copy of sparkle + blink featuring this fabulous art by Jovi Schnell! There’s a feast at her website.

This is the end of our Tour Through Town. It’s been a magical year—just look at who we’ve collaborated with, where we’ve done shows, who’s read for us—and soon we will open submissions to be a part of our January show, which will be a release party for the winner of our first book contest! Selected by Sarah Ciston and Evan Karp and printed with Tiny Splendor, Quiet Lightning Books is about to have a hot start.

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Thanks to Orie Alpern for the photos, and to everyone who entered our Instagram contest (winners TBA soon); to The Center for the Art of Translation and The Lab for working with us to put together our last show (videos will be up soon); to our many volunteers. As always, thanks to the Zellerbach Family Foundation for their generous support and to Lagunitas Brewing Co. for their lubrication.

No doubt things will be just like they are in this video. All you have to do is get on the bus.

December 4th, 2013
Peri’s Bar • 29 Broaday, Fairfax

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