Notable Philadelphia: 12/12–12/18


Tuesday 12/12: Emily Spivack will read from her new book Worn in New York, alongside singer-songwriter Mirah Zeitlyn and former Rockette Gail Oldfield. 7 p.m. at Brickbat Books. 

Wednesday 12/13: Join Maryan Captan for Write Nite: Ekphrasis, an experimental workshop exploring visual art through poetry and prose. 7 p.m. at The Art Dept. Collective.

Thursday 12/14: Raena Shirali and Alina Pleskova present a “Femme-tastic X-mas Special” featuring readings from their own work, as well as readings by Stephanie Kaylor, Raquel Salas Rivera, and Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela. 7 p.m. at Tattooed Mom.

Friday 12/15: The InterAct Theatre Company presents a free reading of a brand new, untitled piece by playwright Mary Tuomanen. 7 p.m. at InterAct Theatre Company.

Saturday 12/16: LindoYes and Enoch the Poet present Sober Thoughts, a livestreamed spoken word showcase. 6 p.m.

Malcolm Harris will read from his new book Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials. 7 p.m. at Wooden Shoe Books and Records.

Sunday 12/17: Celebrate the release of the seventh issue of Bedfellows Magazine at its launch party, featuring readings by DB Jones, Liz Howard, Jane-Rebecca Cannarella, Amy Saul-Zerby, Raena Shirali, Zach Blackwood, Ailin Luca, Steven Perez, Mai Schwartz, Prairie M. Faul, Kirwyn Sutherland, Elias Rodriques, and Lily Kulp. 7:30 p.m. at L’Etage. 

Monday 12/18: The release party for Prairie M. Faul’s new poetry collection In the House We Built, will feature readings by Simon DeFeo, Zach Blackwood, Faye Chevalier, and Prairie M. Faul. 8:30 p.m. at The Homo Hotel.


Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s two poems by Faye Chevalier (Peach Mag, 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 →