Notable Philadelphia: 9/5–9/11


Tuesday 9/5: Yolanda Wisher and the Afroeaters. 6 p.m. at Kelly Writers House.

Wednesday 9/6: Amalgam Monthly Book Club. 6 p.m. at Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse.

Thursday 9/7: Herman Beavers Book Party. 6 p.m. at Kelly Writers House.

Assembly: a discussion with Michael Hardt. 7 p.m. at Wooden Shoe Books and Records.

Friday 9/8: Meanwhile, Elsewhere Launch Party. Featuring M. Tellez, Brendan Williams-Childs, Ayse Devrim, and Beckett K. Bauer. Hosted by Cat Fitzpatrick. 6:30 p.m. at William Way LGBT Community Center.

Saturday 9/9: Book Launch: We Have the Great Discontent with John Shahidi. Featuring Joel Evey. 4 p.m. at Ulises.

Sunday 9/10: Sanctuary Series Workshop #2. Presented by Apiary Magazine and led by Alina Pleskova. 1 p.m. at Washington Square Park, $10.

George Lakey and Viking Economics: Learning from the Nordics (discussion). 7 p.m. at Big Blue Marble Bookstore.

Monday 9/11: Painted Bride Quarterly September Reading. Featuring Hayden Saunier, Raquel Salas Rivera, Kyle Brown-Watson, and Steve Burns. 7 p.m. at The Black Sheep Pub and Restaurant.

Head House Writers’ Meetup. 7 p.m. at Head House Books.


Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “Alight” by Alina Pleskova (Queen Mob’s Teahouse, April 2016). 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 →