What: Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck featuring Quiet Lightning
Where: SOMArts Cultural Center (934 Brannan St, between 8th and 9th)
When: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 7:00pm–9:00pm, house opens 6:30pm
How Much: Tickets are $10 advance, $5 with a potluck dish, and $12 at the door
Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck is an intimate monthly dinner party where writers and foodies come together to eat, write, and share. Head to Feast of Words on the third Tuesday of each month to discover local chefs and writers, bring a dish on the monthly theme and share your on-the-spot writing to be entered in a drawing for edibles, books and other prizes!
On Tuesday, March 19, 7 to 9pm, Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck teams up with San Francisco submission-based reading series Quiet Lightning to feature a literary mixtape of local writers. In signature Quiet Lightning style, the readings will be delivered in rapid succession and printed in the 37th issue of “sparkle + blink,” a Quiet Lightning chapbook sold at the event for $10. A free ebook download of “sparkle + blink” and video documentation of the readings will be accessible following the event at www.quietlightning.org.
Culinary guest Maggie Weber-Striplin of Pachamama Cookery anchors the evening’s potluck with a savory hot dish inspired by the theme “Quiet Lightning.” As always, guests can bring a dish, take part in a writing exercise and share the work they have created for a chance to win literary and culinary prizes.
About Maggie Weber-Striplin
Co-owner and chef Maggie Weber-Striplin, hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, attended Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in Berkeley, CA. She has been cooking for families in their homes, specializing in organic baby foods and desserts catering to food allergies. She has helped lead kitchens for Buddhist Bike Pilgrimage, Burning Man, and wedding catering. As co-owner and chef of Pachamama Cookery, Weber-Striplin creates delicious global cuisine with local ingredients, such as pierogi and empanadas. These and other global treats can be found at Giordano Bros. Restaurant in the Mission, underground farmers markets including New Taste Marketplace, and by special order and event catering.
About Quiet Lightning
A blind, submission-based reading series since the first show in December 2009, Quiet Lightning presents all forms of writing as a literary mixtape: each author follows the next without banter or introduction so that the energy, language, and themes all build off of one another to create a composite work of art, carefully put together each month by two different curators (for which they also accept applications) and printed verbatim in a corollary publication. Quiet Lightning has now produced 40 shows and published 36 issues of sparkle + blink, featuring 519 individual readings from 286 different authors.
Photo: Quiet Lightning at the Conservatory of Flowers, photo by Julie Michelle. Cover artwork: Chelsea Wong, “Tides,” screenprint on paper