galería de la raza + beast crawl

We are thrilled to announce the lineup for our July 2nd show at Galería de la Raza:


This show was curated by Chris Cole and Josey Lee and will feature the art of Steven Gray, a special performance by Michael Musika, $3 drafts of Lagunitas, wine and a specialty drink a la Raza, food (feel free to bring a dish), and an afterparty down the street.

This was a particularly excellent batch of submissions and we had to make some painful decisions. Of the 61 people who submitted work, we selected 15 authors; of those 15, 11 have never performed at Quiet Lightning, 1 has performed 3x, 1 2x, and 2 1x. We mean it when we ask you to resubmit: several of these pieces did not fit into previous shows, but we are proud to present them to you on July 2nd. This is going to be a dynamite show, packed house, promise. War on words with words! Tell your friends: $5 donation, no one ever turned away.

Now, below:

Announcing a new Quiet Lightning series: Random Play: this is how we determined who will read at our show on July 7th at Vessel Gallery; we are in the first leg of the very first, sure to be epic Beast Crawl. Sure, but what is all that random business?

We assigned every author who has every read as part of Quiet Lightning a number corresponding with the order in which they’ve performed, used to select 20 of them and then emailed the first 10.

8 said they could roll so we got ourselves the first Quiet Lightning: Random Play:

Lauren Becker (3)
Chris Peck (152)
Nicole Henares (144)
Anna Pulley (142)
Lizzy Acker (112)
Amanda Snyder (80)
Nick Johnson (199)
Alia Volz (13)

Each person received one number regardless of how many times they have read. Selected authors who have read @ QL more than once (Lauren, Nicole, Lizzy, and Alia) were allowed to choose which of their sets they wanted to read. We took a healthy relook and put them in order. See how it plays on July 7th, then continue with the rest of the crawl (we’re in the first leg).

This will be our first show in the East Bay and we are stoked!

Hope to see you on July 2nd and July 7th — our first double dose of the lightning, and hopefully yours!

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