Notable Philadelphia: 1/2–1/8

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Wednesday 1/3: Moonstone Poetry presents readings by Angelo Colavita and Penelope Gristelfink, followed by an open mic. 7 p.m. at Fergie’s Pub.

The Amalgam Monthly Book Club will meet to discuss the first volume of Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. 6 p.m. at Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse.

Friday 1/5: Annie Paradis’s The Slam returns with guest poet Annaliese Downey. 8:30 p.m. at Good Good Comedy Theatre.

The Philly Pigeon will host a poetry slam for women and non-binary performers, with Jeanann Verlee to feature! 8:30 p.m. at PhilaMOCA.

Saturday 1/6: The Rosenbach is hosting a read-aloud of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The event is free with advance registration, and no acting experience is required! Bring your own voice. 1 p.m. at The Rosenbach. 

Sunday 1/7: Local poet Susan Windle will host a writing circle at 4 p.m. at Big Blue Marble Bookstore.

Monday 1/8: The Monday Poets series presents the announcement of the next Philadelphia Poet Laureate, followed by a reading by the Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate Husnaa Hashim! 6:30 p.m. at Parkway Central Library.

Painted Bride Quarterly presents readings by Trapeta Mayson, Faye Chevalier, Lynn Levin, and Tim Fitts! Hosted by Paul Siegell. 7:30 p.m. at Black Sheep Pub and Restaurant.

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Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “Identity” by Husnaa Hashim. Enjoy!

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Amy Saul-Zerby is a Philadelphia-based poet. She is Editor-in-Chief of Voicemail Poems, Communications Manager at Apiary Magazine, and a contributing writer at Fields Magazine. Her first collection Paper Flowers Imaginary Birds was published by Be About It Press in 2017. More from this author →