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Quiet Lightning: Litquake Chemical Wedding
The Make-Out Room
San Francisco, CA
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Quiet Lightning: Litquake Chemical Wedding
Quiet Lightning presents Chemical Wedding, an ongoing performance series in collaboration with The Emerald Tablet that combines music and literature as part of the vitriol project. There is an alchemy in coming together There is something sublime, an essence rare, to be found by those who won't stop at reaching for the coin of the realm. There is a royal palace we can travel to, and all of us are eternally invited to the Wedding. If you have already accepted the invitation, we hope that this show will be a means to take you part of the way there. For the rest, may it be an echo of the invitation, and a telling of travel tales from others who have set out on the journey. Onwards!

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Tongo Eisen-Martin is a movement worker, educator, and poet who has organized around issues of human rights and self-determination for oppressed people throughout the United States. His latest book, someone's dead already, is published by Bootstrap Press.

Mimi Lok's work has appeared in Granta, Lucky Peach, Hyphen, and elsewhere. Mimi is also the director of Voice of Witness, a nonprofit cofounded with author Dave Eggers which illuminates human rights issues through oral history.

Matthew Siegel was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and teaches literature and creative writing at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. His first book Blood Work won the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry.

Maggie Tokuda-Hall has an MFA in writing from USF and a tendency to spill things. She writes for children and adults. Her debut children's book, Also an Octopus, comes out in 2016.

Songwriter Maya Dorn sings, raps, chants, improvs and brings humor to heavy subjects. She has wild stories of touring throughout North America, China and Africa, has collaborated with Jerry Casale of Devo and been Sarah Silverman's singing vagina.

Rushad Eggleston: legend, clown, goblin, cello-shredder, acrobat. Wild "jazz" vocalist, bundle of laughs, writer of hit songs in other galaxies, Ambassador of Sneth. Pentecostal dancer, proprietor of igwarfnees, president of Norwegian Ostrich Society, winner of some contest in 1725.

For links to all the artists and more info:

Advance tickets include a complimentary copy of the second issue of vitriol magazine! Featuring essays by Camille Seaman, Arnaud Martin, Jack Foley, and Dr. Indre Viskontas, poetry and fiction by Maw Shein Win, Melissa Stein, Alejandro MurguĂ­a, Jason R. Jimenez, visual art, music downloads, and so much more: http://quietlightning.org/vitriol/two/.

Cost: $10 in advance includes magazine. $10 at the door does not.
No one turned away for lack of funds.
This show is 21+. Doors at 6:30pm.


The Make-Out Room (View)
3225 22nd St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States


Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Music > Experimental
Music > Folk
Music > Funk

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Quiet Lightning
On BPT Since: May 29, 2012
Evan Karp

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