Ingleside Together: Neighborhood Reading Series ‘Lit Night’ Offering Performers A Virtual Stage

Lit Night, Ingleside own monthly literary reading series, will be held remotely in April in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Illustration by Neil Ballard

Welcome to Ingleside Together, The Ingleside Light’s way to keep our community united during the shelter-in-place public health order in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. We will highlight what to know and things to do while we endure this emergency together.

Ingleside’s own Lit Night has turned the page.

While the shelter-in-place order in response to the Covid-19 outbreak cancelled its March edition, the monthly literary reading series will now give participants a virtual platform and mic for its April gathering.

“In all this isolation, writing provides a lifeline,” City College of San Francisco instructor and Lit Night co-organizer Saramanda Swigart said. “Sharing writing, in a community, however, creates one of the strongest lifelines for me.”

The theme for the Monday, April 20, Lit Night, which will be held on Zoom, is “betrayal.”

“We’re ready to go for the first digital Lit Night,” Lit Night host and Ingleside Light contributor Neil Ballard said. “I’m looking forward to seeing the literary community of Ocean Avenue on Monday night even if it’s not at Ocean Ale House.”

The organizers of Lit Night — led by CCSF Department of English instructor Michelle Simotas — have created two opportunities for community members to submit and share their work during the pandemic: Quaranzine and QuaranLit, a digital anthology and a blog, respectively. Submissions for both are open on the Lit Night website.

All are welcome to attend this Monday’s Lit Night by RSVPing on Eventbrite.

Event Details

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Date: April 20, 2020
Location: ZoomNote: RSVP required

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