Quiet Lightningis creating community and literary mixtapes: live shows + publications
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With new language comes new possibility. Your bold, generous move gives us hope: at this level, you're sponsoring 1 author to be paid each month. In return, we give you a shout-out online, in every issue of sPARKLE & bLINK we publish this year, and from the mic at our next show. Thank you!
In 10 years we've featured over 1500 performances by 800+ people in 130+ shows, 110+ publications and 90+ venues! We've been the first publication and first packed-room-audience for too many people to count, and regularly host emerging writers on stage with their heroes.
We also produce Litseen.com, a near-comprehensive calendar of Bay Area literary events, with interview profiles of local authors and thousands of readings on video. Our goal is to strengthen the literary community by providing opportunities for local artists and by cross-pollinating the many series and organizations that call the Bay home.
You want to live in a more equitable world – we know you do. All contributors involved – curators, writers, artists, small business owners, designers – everyone is paid! No one is turned away from a show for lack of funds and our online archive gives everyone a chance to freely listen, watch, and read for inspiration and enjoyment. But to keep it accessible we can't do it by ourselves.
If a sustainable, ethical art scene is important to you, donating a few dollars a month is a real action you can take that will make a quantifiable difference. Every bit of support goes a long way. 100% of the money we make goes to artists or independent businesses. It’s also 100% tax deductible. Encourage the people around you to express themselves. See if it doesn’t change your world!
Every $50 you donate pays a curator for putting together a show.
Every $150 you donate pays for a full update of Litseen.com.
Every $300 you donate pays for all of the books at one of our shows.
Every $1000 you donate funds an entire show.