Notable Philadelphia: 11/14–11/20

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Tuesday 11/14: Next up for the Rutgers-Camden Writers House Salon Series is a discussion with Jillian Sayre, currently at work on her new manuscript Mourning the Nation to Come: The Scryptural Economy of Post-Revolutionary American Literatures. 12:45 p.m. at The Rutgers-Camden Writers House.

Wednesday 11/15: For their final reading of the year, the Hatchery series will present fiction and poetry by Erin J. Mullikin, Rafael Alvarez, Dawn Lonsinger, and an additional reader to be announced! 7 p.m. at The Monkey Club.

“Interfaces,” an exhibition of collage poems by Rachel Blau DuPlessis, is opening at the Brodsky Gallery, featuring an illustrated talk by DuPlessis on selected collage poems and a reading from her newly released book Days and Works! 6 p.m. at Kelly Writers House.

Thursday 11/16: Alex Vitale, author of The End of Policing, will guide a discussion with local activists about a variety of local struggles guided by abolitionist perspectives. 7 p.m. at Wooden Shoe Books and Records.

Friday 11/17: The opening reception for Little Berlin’s newest exhibition in their annex space will feature artwork by J. Pacoe, readings by Candy Alexandra, Raquel Salas Rivera, and Virginia Price, and a potluck dinner in the main gallery. 7 p.m. at Little Berlin. 

Saturday 11/18: In the fifth of six Speech/Acts reading groups at the ICA, the discussion will center on The Cracks Between What We Are and What We Are Supposed to Be by Harryette Mullen. 1 p.m. at The Institute of Contemporary Art.

Sunday 11/19: Poet and translator Elliott batTzedek will lead a writing workshop focused on poetry manuscript development at 4 p.m. at Big Blue Marble Bookstore. 

Monday 11/20: Elaine Terranova is the author of six poetry collections, most recently Dollhouse, and will be reading at 6 p.m. at Independence Branch Free Library.

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Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s an excerpt from “Eurydics: Snake” by Rachel Blau DuPlessis (Poetry, March 2017). 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 →