first dispatch from the conservatory of flowers

It’s hard to imagine an evening more lovely than the one we had last night at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers. We want to thank everyone there, especially Special Events and Programs Director Morgan Davis, as well as all of the readers and our artist, Tyler Iorillo, for an absolutely stunning, unforgettable experience. It’s hard to believe we get to do it all again next month!

Whether you were there or you missed it, you are sure to enjoy some of the photographs our friend Julie Michelle took:

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Infinite thanks to Julie for those — do check her out! Watch the videos and read a couple of thoughts here, and here are a few things to recap:

In February, Quiet Lightning will not be in San Francisco but in Santa Cruz as part of the legendary Santa Cruz Poetry Festival, brought back to life—after a 30-year hiatus—by Daniel Yaryan of Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts. Stay tuned for more information.

We are reserving one spot in our October Litquake show: the golden ticket! Submissions are due with the rest of the submissions for our September 5 show, by the end of Wednesday, August 17th. Please stipulate if you are submitting for both Litquake and September 5 or, if only for one or the other, which one. Please see our Submissions Guidelines.

Thank you all so much for your support – both monetary and otherwise. Of the people who filled out the tally, 38 attendees had never been to Quiet Lightning before, and 31 had never been to the Conservatory. And 45 people came to the show on a friend referral!

If you were there, please send any suggestions and/or ideas on how we can make the September 5 show even better. Comment below. We are still looking for a visual artist for the books. Also, we will have live music during our litnic on the front lawn (!), so keep that in mind when you’re making your Labor Day plans. Free food, live music, and another outstanding literary journal (performed live, of course).

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Thanks again!

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