Quiet Lightning / virtual literary mixtape curated by Anna Allen + Sophia Passin

Free Event

Mon, November 1st, 2021 @ 6:00PM PDT

Quiet Lightning is seeking submissions for a virtual literary mixtape featuring all forms of writing, curated through a blind process by Anna Allen and Sophia Passin into a one-night only performance.

All selected authors will be paid and published in sPARKLE + bLINK 112, featuring cover art by Jillian Crochet!

Please note: this show is free and all ages (with mature content), but RSVP is required.


If you’re in a position to support us by making a donation please consider doing so! 100% of our proceeds go directly to local artists and independent businesses, and despite losing out on door monies we’ve decided to keep paying everyone! Thanks for doing what you can to invest in an equitable arts ecosystem. There are two easy ways to support Quiet Lightning:

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If you’d like to purchase the book you can do that for $10 + shipping (pre-orders will be available soon), or you can donate $15 or more to Quiet Lightning by Paypal or Venmo and we’ll send you sPARKLE & bLINK 111 + a surprise back issue.

A note about the books: if we don’t sell out before we print our next book, the price will go down to $5/copy. You can order most of our back issues hereYou should also know: we make all of our books available to read and watch for free. For virtual events we are printing 75 books/show. 100% of all proceeds, donations or not, go toward local artists and independent businesses.


Anna Allen, from Stockton, California, is a performance poet. She’s been published in Sparkle and Blinklittle death litChronicling Lit and others. Her poetry reflects the darkness and light that has been part of her life from the beginning.

Sophia Passin can be found swimming in the bay on a sunny day. Sophia received her Bachelor’s in Creative Writing at the University of San Francisco, where she helped curate the 2018 and 2019 editions of The Ignatian Literary Magazine. A few pieces of hers can be found nestled in Paris Atlantic.

Can't make it? The show will be archived in video and full text, like all of our previous readings! Find them, along with a daily calendar of Bay Area literary events + more, @ Litseen.

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Featured image by Jillian Crochet, featured artist for sPARKLE & bLINK 112