Notable Philadelphia: 9/19–9/25


Tuesday 9/19: Cortney Lamar Charleston: A Poetry Reading. 6 p.m. at Kelly Writers House.

Tom Perrotta presents Mrs. Fletcher. 7:30 p.m. at The Free Library of Philadelphia. 

Wednesday 9/20: Woke & Well-Read Book Club. Facilitated by Jamila Latham. 7 p.m. at Big Blue Marble Bookstore.

Thursday 9/21: Book signing, reading, and reception for I Hear My People Singing with author Kathryn “Kitsi” Watterson. 6 p.m. at Penn Book Center.

Community Writing Workshop for Women. Facilitated by Kamillah Abdul-Malik. 6 p.m. at The Common Room. 

Friday 9/22: Adam Gopnik presents At the Strangers’ Gate: Arrivals in New York. 7:30 p.m. at The Free Library of Philadelphia.

Poetry Aloud and Alive. Featuring Hiram Larew. 7:15 p.m. at Big Blue Marble Bookstore.

Hands-On Tour: Banned Books. 3 p.m. at The Rosenbach. 

Saturday 9/23: Finally Got the News: The Printed Legacy of the U.S. Radical Left book launch with author Brad Duncan. 7 p.m. at Wooden Shoe Books and Records.

Hugely Popular Reading Series. Featuring Joanna C. Valente, Chris McCreary, and Matthew Landis. 7 p.m. at Brickbat Books.

Books from Banned Lands: Libya—In the Country of Men. 3 p.m. at Penn Book Center.

Sunday 9/24: Make a Space for Me. Featuring Rindon Johnson, Ser Serpas, Leigh Marques, Carmichael Jones, Jahmal B. Golden, and Misty Pollen. 7 p.m. at Philadelphia Printworks.

Monday 9/25: New Fiction Book Club Discussion: So Much Blue. 7:15 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 five new poems by Chris McCreary published by Atrocity Exhibition in May 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 →