Ingleside’s ‘Lit Night’ Reading Series To Return This August After Hiatus

Drawing courtesy of Neil Ballard

INGLESIDE, San Francisco — After a summer hiatus, Ingleside-based reading series Lit Night will be returning on Monday, Aug. 17, remotely via Zoom.

“We’re back!” Lit Night host Neil Ballard told The Ingleside Light. “I’ve missed seeing the Lit Night community, and I’m looking forward to hearing the creative work that has come out of sheltering at home for months on end.”

Since the COVID-19 pandemic response began in March, Lit Night was forced online to comply with safer-at-home orders. The last reading was held in May.

Matt Carney, a regular participant and one of its organizers, eagerly awaits the return of the reading series.

“Lit Night is a place we showcase our craft, our wit, charm and irreverence in performance,”  Carney said. “What it is for all of us is a community space and a neighborhood experience — one we have collectively missed and universally need.”

Lit Night began in September 2018 at Ocean Ale House. It was founded by City College of San Francisco English instructor Michelle Simotas. Writers read original poetry, prose and nonfiction at each gathering, and every month has a unique theme. The theme for the Aug. 17 edition is “speculation.”

In addition to organizing monthly readings, a Lit Night anthology is in production.

Event Details

Date: Monday, Aug. 17

Time: 7:30 p.m.

RSVP: Register on Eventbrite

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