explicit content: parental advisory

Our summer series at the Conservatory of Flowers, The Greenhouse Effect, returns on Monday, August 6th! Join us for the first of three shows in this second annual wonderfest; if you missed last year, check out some photos and videos here and here. We are proud (very proud) and excited (so excited) to present to you (and to see for ourselves):

Click on the image – by the uber-talented Cameron Forsley – for links to the readers. Stalk them! They’re all wonderful. Between submissions for this show and the The Greenhouse Effect finale on October 8th, which will be a featured Litquake show, we received 145 submissions; these 14 make one luscious literary mixtape! Performed live once!

This show will also be a collaboration with Salon97! Classical music with attitude, yo!

Monday, August 6th – doors @ 6:30, show at 7:30
San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
100 John F. Kennedy Drive | Golden Gate Park
$5 suggested, no one ever turned away

RSVP | Volunteer (vols receive a free book and a beer!)

This show is sponsored in part by Lagunitas Brewing Co! Support QL by drinking delicious, ice-cold, $3 drafts.

  • Bring a light jacket; part of the show is going to be outside! Also, last year we suggested everyone wear white and that was gorgeous. Let’s do it again! But this time: let’s wear white and/or pink! Note: you will be admitted so long as you wear clothes.
  • Afterparty ideas? If anyone has a backyard to offer up, that’d be ideal (especially if it were nearby). Let me know: evan@quietlightning.org.
  • Submissions for our Labor Day Litnic on Sept 3, with live music, free food and a beer garden before the show, are open through the end of Wed Aug 15. Here to submit. We are thrilled to announce that we are now an official project of the ItCH initiative (Investing in the Creative Hunch: read and watch more here); in September, we will feature the art of Todd Brown and the music of ItCH projects!
  • We’ll announce our Litquake roster soon… don’t want to overstimulate you! So here’s some math: we received exactly 100 submissions to be considered for either Aug 6 only or for both Aug and Oct. So the acceptance rate was 14%. Of those, 6 (43%) have never read at Quiet Lightning, 3 (21%) have read 1x, 2 (14%) have read 2x, and 3 (21%) have read 3 or more times. As is often the case, we will proudly feature work this month that has been resubmitted (upon our encouragement).
  • This month (and the Oct Litquake show) were curated by Evan Karp (that’s me), Chris Cole, Charles Kruger, Meghan Thornton, Kristen Kramer, and Josey Lee.
  • This show is recommended (and safe) for all ages.
  • This is the best show we could have possibly put together. Come see!


*Parking and Directions:
Be green and ride your bike, or take the 5, 6, 7, 21, 33, 44, 71 or N-Judah Muni lines. Parking is available in the Dahlia Garden Circle or along John F. Kennedy Drive. Bike racks are available in the Dahlia Garden Circle, or just west of the Conservatory platform on Conservatory Way. [http://www.conservatoryofflowers.org/visit/directions]

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