The San Francisco storytelling scene is about as alive as a literary scene can get. Some of the best local proseurs and poets, both known and unknown, gather together for Quiet Lightning's literary mixtapes — that is, a series of readings, be they poetry, prose, blog comments, dream journal entries, rants, or Yelp reviews, uninterrupted by banter or introduction. Even if you don't consider yourself to be gifted with the written or spoken word, attending one of these readings must be on your San Francisco bucket list, like going to a pop-up ramen place or seeing an old college friend bluegrass-busking near a BART station. The first Quiet Lightning reading of 2014 sees the show return to Public Works, the club where it was first hosted in 2011. The first hour features a DJ set with $3 drafts, and afterward the organization will present its first lit mixtape of the year. The first 100 guests will receive a book version of that night's show, featuring art by Akira Beard.