Notable Philadelphia: 9/26–10/2


Tuesday 9/26: Chasing Windmills September Reading. Featuring Amanda Buck, Steve Burns, Maryan Captan, and Sean Pikus. 6 p.m. at Black Sheep Pub and Restaurant.

Wednesday 9/27: Monument to the Philly Poet. Featuring Yolanda Wisher, Lillian Dunn, and Nicole Steinberg. 6 p.m. at Logan Circle.

TCR Poetry Series. Featuring Raena Shirali, Gina Myers, Amy Saul-Zerby, and Chelsey Everest. 6 p.m. at The Common Room.

Excuse My Dust: September Edition. Featuring Misty Rosso, Pete Steele, and Prairie M. Faul. Hosted by Jaime Fountaine. 7 p.m. at Good Good Comedy Theatre.

Thursday 9/28: Rocks Dot Net Poetry Fundraiser. Featuring Nayo Jones, Richelle Kota, El Pearson, Lily Kulp, and Steven Perez. 8 p.m. at 4021 Green Street.

Charmed Instruments. Featuring Ted Rees and Sara Jane Stoner. 7:30 p.m. at L’Etage. 

Yolanda Wisher’s Rent Party. 6:30 p.m. at The Rosenbach.

Friday 9/29: Final Fridays: Word Up! Featuring Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela, Blur Street Art, Nic Esposito, Hillary Rea, Wendy Ewald, and Yolanda Wisher. 5 p.m. at The Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Saturday 9/30: Housework September Reading. Featuring Joohyun Kim, Kyle Brown-Watson, and Andrew Keller. 7:30 p.m. at Chapterhouse Café & Gallery.

You Can’t Ban Our Stories: Nonbinary Sexualities. 1 p.m. at Ulises. 

Sunday 10/1: Lo-Fi Live. Featuring Rosali and Jesse Hale Moore. 3 p.m. at American Sardine Bar.

Monday 10/2: Carmen Maria Machado presents Her Body and Other Parties. 7:30 p.m. at The Free Library of Philadelphia.

Poetry Reading featuring Shevaun Brannigan, Trapeta B. Mayson, Anne-Adele Wight, and Tim Lynch. 7 p.m. at the Brandywine Workshop and Archive.


Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “I dream of walking through crowds of men and wake up relieved I’m still alive” by Prairie M. Faul (Apogee, June 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 →