Notable Philadelphia: 10/24–10/30


Tuesday 10/24: Resistance Reading presents and discusses Asali Solomon‘s Disgruntled. 7 p.m. at Head House Books.

Wednesday 10/25: Moonstone features poets Eliza Callard, Lucy Bell Sellers, and Fritz Ward. 7 p.m. at Fergie’s Pub.

Excuse My Dust—October Edition! Featuring Maryan Captan, Dave Terruso, and Alanna Kennedy-Gorman. 7 p.m. at Good Good Comedy Theatre.

Frank O’Hara’s Last Lover with featured readers Angel Dominguez, Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta, and Alex Smith. 7:30 p.m. at Sam’s Morning Glory Diner.

Thursday 10/26: Clark Coolidge reads from his poetry. 6 p.m. at Kelly Writers House.

Daring Democracy with Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen. 7 p.m. at Wooden Shoe Books and Records. 

Friday 10/27: It’s the Apiary 9: Sanctuary launch party! Featuring Ahmad Almallah, Husnaa Hashim, Tyra Jamison, Sanam Sheriff, Sara Sherr, Melissa Simpson, Emily Thomas, Jim Walls, and Clarence E. Wright. 7 p.m. at The Galleries at Moore. 

Saturday 10/28: Meet the author: Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela will discuss her work as an editor and publisher of Dismantle, the first-ever anthology from VONA/Voices. 3 p.m. at Taller Puerorriqueno.

Sunday 10/29: Remembering Gwendolyn Brooks, with Sonia Sanchez, Herman Beavers, Margo Natalie Crawford, and Lamont Steptoe. 2 p.m. at The African American Museum in Philadelphia.

Monday 10/30: French/English Reading: Bark by Georges Didi-Huberman with translator Samuel Martin. 6 p.m. at Penn Book Center.


Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “Inmate” by Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela (The American Poetry Review, Vol. 46, No. 05). 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 →