Notable Philadelphia: 10/10–10/16


Tuesday 10/10: Dead Bards Poetry Series. Featuring Charles Carr and Leonard Gontarek. 8 p.m. at Venice Island Performing Arts Recreation Center.

Wednesday 10/11: The Hatchery Reading Series. Featuring Berry Grass, Cate McLaughlin, and Joshua Isard. 7 p.m. at The Monkey Club.

Write Nite: The Afterlife (workshop). Led by Maryan Captan. 7 p.m. at The Art Dept.

Rutgers Camden Fall Reading. Featuring Marah Blake, John Mark Brown, Sean Kauffman, Zach Kennedy-Lopez, Dani Oliver, Alex Rosenfeld, and Juliana Roth. 7 p.m. at Tattooed Mom.

Thursday 10/12: Amaranth Borsuk: Poetic Mutations and Digital Meditations. 6 p.m. at Temple Contemporary.

Friday 10/13: Tire Fire Reading Series. Featuring Kristen Iskandrian, Sarah Rose Etter, Tommy Pico, and Christopher Gonzales. 7 p.m. at Tattooed Mom.

Bibliococktails: Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven. 6 p.m. at The Rosenbach. 

Saturday 10/14: Frank O’Hara’s Last Lover Reading Series. Featuring Elena Rivera, Marc Anthony Richardson, and Cindy Arrieu-King. 7:30 p.m. at Sam’s Morning Glory Diner.

Sunday 10/15: Accidental Player reading series. Featuring Oki Sogumi, Amy Lawless, and Angela Veronica Wong. 7:30 p.m. at Tattooed Mom.

Monday 10/16: An Evening with David Sedaris. 8 p.m. at The Academy of Music.


Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s Two Poems by Oki Sogumi (Queen Mob’s Tea House, 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 →