Notable Philadelphia: 8/29–9/4

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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.

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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 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 →