dancing with a paradigm shift

Thanks to everyone who came out to our recent two-year anniversary/Neighborhood Heroes show. We had a great show and look forward to our next year together. You can watch videos of all the performances here, read them all online for free here, and purchase a copy of the book—with artwork by Genine Lentinehere.

Looking back on the last two years I wonder how we got here, and also where we’re headed. I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately. Maybe you have been too! If so, we’d love to hear what you have to say. Complaints, suggestions, success stories: say it all here.

We have a couple things to say, ourselves:

  1. Submissions for our January 2 show at Club Deluxe are open, but not for long! Get them in by the end of tomorrow, Wed the 14th. Please see the submission details.
  2. Our subsequent show will not be on the first Monday in February. It won’t even be in San Francisco! We’re traveling South, with the birds, to participate in Poetry Festival Santa Cruz on Sunday, February 12th. Beginning with this show, we are using Submittable.com (see submission details). We’re still working out the details for transportation, except that we will provide either a ride or a traveling stipend for everyone who is accepted. If you have a car and would consider driving, please send Charles an email: charles@quietlightning.org.

Thanks again to everyone who has been a part of Quiet Lightning over these first two years. In December of 2009 we would not have dared to dream about an annual summer series at the Conservatory of Flowers, or being granted nonprofit status—much less being voted one of San Francisco’s Favorite 49 Charities. If you haven’t seen it yet, we put together this video clipshow that perhaps you’ll enjoy.

And this is just the beginning! The degree to which one can participate in Quiet Lightning will increase radically in 2012. We can’t wait to tell you all about it. Soon…

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