a submission-based white album? of readers?

It’s just a phrase, maybe, but it was inspired by our first show of year 2. We counted 110 people but we’re not very good at that kind of thing yet. When we asked how many people had never been to a Quiet Lightning before, nearly 75% of the room raised a hand. But I’ll let Sarah Page tell you a bit about it:

The best thing for you to do would be to read the show yourself, below:

  • It was a warm and welcoming event. Being a part of it was like having a dream that I did not want to forget when I woke. A buzz kill to return to the office the next morning. — The man who i had not yet met 5 minutes before the show, leaning into the microphone: “Is Mike Palmer here? Would Mike Palmer please come forward.”

  • I attended Quiet Lightning for the first time on January 3rd and my life is richer for the experience. I was sweetly surprised by the feast of creative energy flowing freely from the authors. I left feeling delightfully satiated. — A woman who had “never been to anything like this” (this she said before the reading!).

Watch the entire document as a performance and read some more thoughts over at Litseen.

A big hearty thanks to Public Works and to our volunteers and to everyone who came out. To all of you new people: tell a friend. Especially a writerly friend. Our next show is Monday February 7 at supperclub. Roman-style beds. LED lighting. You don’t want to miss it! See the submission guidelines when you’re not sure what to do with yourself. Let the idea rattle around. Then, grab it. Take that thing and wrestle it onto the page. You don’t have to share it, but you could.