Notable Philadelphia: 9/12–9/18


Tuesday 9/12: Lunch with Jennifer Yu. 12 p.m. at Kelly Writers House.

A Late Style of Fire documentary screening and panel discussion. Featuring Kirwyn Sutherland, Jacob Winterstein, and Cynthia Arrieu-King. 6 p.m. at Community College of Philadelphia.

Wednesday 9/13: The Hatchery: Mike Ingram, Gina Myers, Bud Smith. 7 p.m. at The Monkey Club.

Tell Me A Story: Failed. Featuring Jackie Cohen, Andy Futuro, T.J. Hurley, Steve Lippe, Carol Moog, and Pax Tandon. 7 p.m. at Shot Tower Coffee.

Thursday 9/14: Philalalia Small Press/Hand Made Poetry and Book Arts Festival. 12 p.m. at Tyler School of Art and Temple Contemporary Gallery.

Philalalia Presents: Slackjaw. Featuring Maryan Nagy Captan and Gabriel Ojeda-Sague. 4 p.m. at Temple Contemporary.

You Can’t Kill a Poet September Reading. Hosted by Boston Gordon. 8 p.m. at Tattooed Mom.

Charmed Instruments: Editors Read. Featuring Caroline Crumpacker, Iris Marble Cushing, MC Hyland, and Stephen Motika. 7:30 p.m. at 824 S. 8th Street.

Friday 9/15: The Fire Aimed: A Reading. Featuring Ociele Hawkins and Nico Amador. Hosted by Cynthia Dewi Oka. 6:30 p.m. at Penn LGBT Center.

Philalalia 2017 presents: Friday Night/Morning Glory. Featuring Elisabeth Workman, Roberto Montes, Nikki Wallschlaeger, Angelo Colavita, Cynthia Jones, and Patrick Blagrave. 8 p.m. at Sam’s Morning Glory Diner.

Saturday 9/16: Books for Sale or Trade: Annual Philalalia Vendor Reading. Featuring Kai Davis, Steve Burns, Jon Drucker, Jacqueline Jillinghoff, Valerie Fox, Michael Northen, Raena Shirali, Joe Roarty, Bernadette Karpa, Angelo Colavita, Maris McLamoureary, Candice Wuehle, Marty McCain, Christopher Grosso, and Gabriel Ojeda-Sague. 2:30 p.m. at Tyler School of Art.

Camper Fringe: Voicemail Poems. 8:30 p.m. at FringeArts.

Sunday 9/17: Poetry and Music Festival. Performances by Jake Marmer and Frank London, Julie Patton and Paul Van Curen, and Bob Holman and Papa Susso. 1:30 p.m. at Kelly Writers House.

Monday 9/18: BABEL 2017 Auditions. 8 p.m. at 1755 N. 13th Street.


Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s Excerpts from Losing Miami by Gabriel Ojeda-Sague (Deluge, Spring 2017). 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 →