sparkle and blink


Quiet Lightning is a monthly, submission-based reading series that features all forms of writing and is entirely open to the public. We publish the accepted submissions each month in a book called sPARKLE & bLINK, which we sell online and at the shows; the books are exact scripts of the shows—and also beautiful relics thereof. Each issue features the artwork of a local artist.

Quiet Lightning and sPARKLE & bLINK is based in San Francisco, California. Find more at

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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,860. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Literature » Literary
sPARKLE & bLINK is published in conjunction with the monthly submission-based reading series Quiet Lightning, which takes place in San Francisco and is hosted by Evan Karp. This is the eighth issue of volume 2, as performed on September 5 2011 at The Conservatory of Flowers [the second installment of The Greenhouse Effect]. For more information:
Price: Free! Words: 11,810. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Literature » Literary
This first issue is from the third episode of Quiet Lightning, held on March 1, 2010 @ Elbo Room in SF. Readers are Kevin Smokler, MG Martin, Amy Glasenapp, Meghan Thornton, Maw Shein Win, Andrew Paul Nelson, William Taylor Jr., Alia Volz, DW Lichtenberg, ML Heath, Andrew O. Dugas, Mira Martin-Parker, Paul Corman-Roberts, Ian Tuttle, Tess Patalano, Erin Lindsay Mccabe, Kristen Kramer, and Nic Alea

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