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 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 →