Posts Tagged: Philadelphia

Notable Philadelphia: 10/17–10/23

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Literary events and readings in and around Philadelphia this week! ...more

Notable Philadelphia: 10/10–10/16

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Literary events and readings in and around Philadelphia this week! ...more

Notable Philadelphia: 10/3–10/9

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Literary events and readings in and around Philadelphia this week! ...more

Notable Philadelphia: 9/26–10/2

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Literary events and readings in and around Philadelphia this week! ...more

Notable Philadelphia: 9/12–9/18

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Literary events and readings in and around Philadelphia this week! ...more

Notable Philadelphia: 8/29–9/4

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Literary events and readings in and around Philadelphia this week! ...more

Notable Philadelphia: 8/22–8/28

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Tuesday 8/22: Discussion: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. 7 p.m. at Head House Books.

Development Without Displacement Info Session for Artists. Led by Lillian Dunn. 6 p.m. at Ulises.

Wednesday 8/23: Dead Bards Poetry Reading.

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Notable Philadelphia: 8/15–8/21

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Tuesday 8/15: First Person Arts StorySlam: Hairy. 7 p.m. at FringeArts, $10.

Drunk Spelling Bee. Hosted by Mighty Writers. 7 p.m. at Bourbon & Branch.

Wednesday 8/16: Roxane Gay’s Hunger: A Discussion (Part 1). 7 p.m. at Big Blue Marble Bookstore.

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Notable Philadelphia: 8/8–8/14

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Tuesday 8/8: West Philadelphia Orchestra Dance Party with special guest Falsa. 9 p.m. at Franky Bradley’s, $10.

Hello Shark // Big Eater // Slow Ref // Spring Onion // Most Selfless Cheerleader. 7 p.m. at The Pharmacy.

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Notable Philadelphia: 8/1–8/7

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Tuesday 8/1: Oral Presentations (Comedy Show). 8:30 p.m. at Good Good Comedy Theater, $5.

Wednesday 8/2: Summer Coven: Had Me at Blast. Featuring: Alina Pleskova, Amy Saul-Zerby, Nicole Steinberg, Gina Myers, and Elizabeth Scanlon. 8 p.m. at Martha.

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Notable Phildalephia: 7/18–7/24

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Tuesday 7/18: Chasing Windmills Reading Series, featuring: Kate Barss, Faye Chevalier, Derrick Johnson, and Becca Khalil. 7 p.m. at Black Sheep Pub.

PUFF Presents: The Evil Within movie screening. 8 p.m. at Tattooed Mom, $5.

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Notable Philadelphia: 7/4–7/10

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Tuesday 7/4: “What to the Slave Is the 4th of July” Serve the People BBQ & Potluck. 2 p.m. at Malcolm X Park.

Wednesday 7/5: Trainspotting & Trainspotting 2. 7 p.m. at The Trocadero.

Parks on Tap: Shofuso Japanese House & Garden.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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The Guardian looks at how an Australian feminist bookstore took on MRA trolls.

Two Dollar Radio, a Columbus-based independent publisher, plans to open a bookstore.

A community bookstore in Amman, Jordan that charged a pay-what-you-can fee for books nearly went bankrupt, but was saved by crowdfunding from around the world.

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The Last Greatest Show on Earth: Ringling vs. Reality

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In other words, something’s wrong when you turn to acrobats and lion tamers to anchor yourself in a spinning world. ...more

Out of the Trenches: The Rumpus Review of Wonder Woman

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If there was ever a case for women avoiding Botox, Diana’s signature skepticism for the patriarchy is it. She has never encountered womanhood as subordinate, and she’s not about to start. ...more

Notable Philadelphia: 6/6–6/12

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Tuesday 6/6: Drunk spelling bee. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Pub on Passyunk.

Wednesday 6/7: Raunchy: Adult Dirty Embroidery Workshop. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Lume Studios, $25.

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Just Chaste Me

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The more first-time stories I heard, the longer I was willing to wait. ...more

Notable Philadelphia: 5/30–6/5

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Tuesday 5/30: Open mic with featured poet Ashley Davis. 7 p.m. at APoetArtGallery, $5.

Depreciator, VCTMS, Portals, Bad VIBES, and Snake Charmer. 6 p.m. at The Fire, $10.

Wednesday 5/31: Moonstone Reading Series featuring: D. Ted Tarnovski, Shy Watson, and Angelo Colavita.

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Notable Philadelphia: 5/23–5/29

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Tuesday 5/23: Shitty Energies Be Gone: A Chapbook Release Party for What Urge Will Save Us by Alina Pleskova. Featuring: Emma Sanders, Juliana Reyes, Amy Saul-Zerby, Nicole Steinberg, Faye Chevalier, and more. 7:30 p.m. at L’Etage.

CommonSpace Live: Battlescars Story Slam.

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“Language Orthodoxy,” the Adichie Wars, and Western Feminism’s Enduring Myopia

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Adichie is far more significant than her accusers seem to know. ...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #74: Alexandra Naughton

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Alexandra Naughton is a writer who grew up in Philadelphia but converted to a California girl in 2008. She runs BE ABOUT IT, a small press and reading series and is an active member in Bay Area literary shenanigans.

Over the course of some days I talked via Google Docs, and later email, with Naughton about her first novel American Mary as well as her creative process, writing across genres, and the books that most influenced her.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Allison Crutchfield’s Sewing Machine

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When I’m away touring, my clothes are my connection to home, my way of feeling myself. ...more