Notable Philadelphia: 11/28–12/4

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Tuesday 11/28: The Rutgers-Camden Writers House Salon Series presents a discussion with Jim Brown, Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Digital Studies Center, whose book Ethical Programs: Hospitality and the Rhetorics of Software was recently published by University of Michigan Press. 12:45 p.m. at The Rutgers-Camden Writers House.

Wednesday 11/29: Celebrate the one-year anniversary of Jaime Fountaine’s comedic literary series Excuse My Dust! The anniversary show will feature Angelo Colavita, Alli Katz, and Carol Fritz. 7 p.m. at Good Good Comedy Theatre.

Thursday 11/30: The Tire Fire series is excited to present readings by Carmen Maria Machado, Dave K., Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela, and Emma Eisenberg! Donations collected at the show will be matched by Tattooed Mom and sent to Juntos, a community-led, Latinx immigrant organization in South Philadelphia fighting for human rights. 7 p.m. at Tattooed Mom. 

Friday 12/1: Celebrate the release of Cynthia Dewi Oka’s new poetry collection Salvage, out now on Northwestern University Press! 6 p.m. at Asian Arts Initiative.

Annie Paradis’s series The Slam features a host of comedians alongside a poet. This month, the featured poet is Zach Blackwood! 8:30 p.m. at Good Good Comedy Theatre. 

Saturday 12/2: The Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy will host an evening of poetry with readings by Kasey Jueds, Kelle Groom, Charlotte Boulay, and Elizabeth Scanlon. 7 p.m. at Big Blue Marble Bookstore.

Sunday 12/3: The Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center concludes its series of 2017 exhibitions with Ekphrastic, an exhibition of visual art with accompanying poetry.  12 p.m. at The Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center.

Monday 12/4: The Free Library Author Events series presents James Breakwell, comedy writer and author of Only Dead on the Inside. 7:30 p.m. at The Free Library of Philadelphia.

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Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “Whole” by Elizabeth Scanlon (Bennington Review, Issue Three). 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 →