Quiet Lightning: Neighborhood Heroes Edition

Date/Time: Thursday, Jun 6 | 6:30–8pm
Admission: Free with Museum admission, 21+ only Get Tickets
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About the Program

Experience the ecstatic high-energy happening-style of the Beats during Quiet Lightning’s Ginsberg-inspired literary performance. The Neighborhood Heroes reading honors exceptional members of the Bay Area literary world. Authors include: Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley (A Thousand Acres), Pushcart Prize winner Susan Steinberg (Hydroplane), former Fulbright scholar Michael David Lukus (The Oracle of Stamboul), Lambda Literary Award winner Kevin Killian (Impossible Princess), novelist Glen David Gold (Carter Beats the Devil), critically acclaimed poet Joseph Lease (Testify), poet Tom Comitta, novelist Lisa Brackman (Rock Paper Tiger) and more.


Quiet Lightening photo by Ian Tuttle.


Public Programs and New Media Initiatives at the CJM are made possible with lead support from The Jim Joseph Foundation. Major support has been provided by the Leavitt Family and supporting sponsorship comes from The Toole Family Charitable Foundation, David B. Gold Foundation, and Alyse Mason Brill and Nathan Brill.




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