announcing our labor day lineup… and quiet lightning books

We are pleased to announce our lineup for the second installment of The Greenhouse Effect at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, on Monday, September 2nd:


Peter Bullen » Ginger Buswell » Elise Hunter » Sommer Schafer » Alana Siegel » Dani Burlison » Charles Kruger | Moneta Goldsmith » Cate White » Matt Leibel » Liza St. James » Lindsay Merbaum

with art by Inés Laresgoiti

and a free potluck picnic with live music starting at 4:30pm — stay tuned for details!

100 John F. Kennedy Drive | 7:30pm
• $5-10 suggested. No one turned away for lack of funds. More always accepted! First 100 people to pay receive a free copy of this month’s sparkle + blink.
• $3 ice cold drafts courtesy of Lagunitas.

This show homebrewed by Kelsey Schimmelman and Evan Karp. RSVP right h’yah!


  • We will announce Quiet Lightning Books — and our very first book contest — at this show. You don’t have to be there to enter the contest, but you will have a huge advantage!
  • The Bay Bridge will be closed. Please make travel plans ahead of time! BART will be running, but if you need a ride please let us know. Here are directions of every kind.
  • Things are heating up! This will be our 48th show. Number 49 will be in Kerouac Alley as part of CITY LIGHTS @ 60. We’re accepting submissions through the end of Wednesday, Sept 4.
  • Our 50th show will be part of Litquake on Monday, October 14th. Save that date!


  • We received 59 submissions for this show and accepted 12 (20% — maybe our all-time highest).
  • In this month’s show:
    • 5 first-timers (42%)
    • 3 second-timers (25%)
    • Elise Hunter, Matt Leibel, and Moneta Goldsmith are third-timers (25%)
    • Charles Kruger will appear for his fifth time (8% more than 3x)

If you’d like to volunteer for this show, please send us a line at volunteer AT quietlightning DOT org.

Here’s a bonus taste of things to come:

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