Notable Philadelphia: 10/3–10/9


Tuesday 10/3: A Reading by Daniel Saldaña París. 6 p.m. at Kelly Writers House.

Readings by Jennifer Egan and Carmen Maria Machado. 7:30 p.m. at The Free Library of Philadelphia.

Wednesday 10/4: Moonstone Poetry Reading. Featuring Lillian Dunn, Savannah Cooper-Ramsey, and Gabriel Ojeda-Sague. 7 p.m. at Fergie’s Pub.

Thursday 10/5: Jeffrey Eugenides presents Fresh Complaint: Stories. 7:30 p.m. at The Free Library of Philadelphia.

Making It 2017 Reception. Featuring Philippa Beardsley, Clarissa Caponera, Ted Carey, Brandon Cox, Souleye Fall, Paige Fetchen, Carla Fisher, Sara McCorriston, Marianna Peragallo, Justin Rubich, Phil Stone, and Jim Strong. Curated by Eric Preisendanz. 6 p.m. at The University of the Arts. 

Friday 10/6: The Slam with Annie Paradis. Featuring Kiki Volkert. 8:30 p.m. at Good Good Comedy Theatre.

Saturday 10/7: Saturday Slam: The Philly Pigeon Season 7 Kickoff. 8:30 p.m. at The Painted Bride Art Center.

Sunday 10/8: Opening Reception for Making/Breaking the Binary: Women, Art, and Technology. 4 p.m. at UArts Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery.

Monday 10/9: Painted Bride Quarterly presents: Pittsburgh and Buffalo Poets. Featuring Nathanael William Stolte, Scott Silsbe, Jason Baldinger, and Jameson Bayles. 7:30 p.m. at Black Sheep Pub and Restaurant.


Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s Excerpt from “Into the sunset, go” by Lillian Dunn (Bedfellows, 2014). 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 →