Notable Philadelphia: 8/29–9/4


Tuesday 8/29: Pecola Breedlove & The Freedom Party, featuring Ngoma Hill. 7 p.m. at APoetArtGallery, $5.

Wednesday 8/30: Excuse My Dust: August Edition. Featuring Joey Sweeney, Mel Bentley, Andy Futuro, and Annie Paradis. Hosted by Jaime Fountaine. 7 p.m. at Good Good Comedy Theatre, $5.

Labor Poetry with Ryan Eckes, Melissa DeGezelle, and Sean Lynch. 7 p.m. at Fergie’s Pub.

Thursday 8/31: Guerrillas of Desire book launch with Kevin Van Meter. 7 p.m. at Wooden Shoe Books and Records.

Mono/Poly feat. Max Swan, Aime, The Bul Bey, and DJ Royale. 8 p.m. at Milkboy, $8-10.

Friday 9/1: First Friday: BLUR Street Art + Poetry. 6:30 p.m. at lululemon Fishtown.

The Slam with guest poet Annaliese Downey. Hosted by Annie Paradis. 8:30 at Good Good Comedy Theatre, $10.

Saturday 9/2: House and Home: A Writing Workshop. Hosted by Maryan Nagy Captan. 1:30 p.m. at Crane Arts.

Sunday 9/3: Beer and Honey: A Night of Poetry. Featuring Black Boy Fly, Empty Set Press, Jasmine Combs, Kai Davis, Miriam Harris, Mai Schwartz, and Kirwyn Sutherland. Hosted by Apiary Magazine. 5 p.m. at Pentridge Station.

Monday 9/4: Philadelphia Psychotronic Film Society: September Meeting #1. 7:30 p.m. at PhilaMOCA.


Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “The Soul of Michael Brown” by Kirwyn Sutherland (The Blueshift Journal, Issue VII). Enjoy!


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Amy Saul-Zerby is the author of two poetry collections, Paper Flowers Imaginary Birds (Be About It Press, 2017) and Deep Camouflage (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2018). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Rumpus, The Chicago Review of Books, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She is the editor of Voicemail Poems and Literary Philly. Find her on Twitter at @amyszzz. More from this author →