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 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 →