Notable Philadelphia: 12/19–12/25

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Tuesday 12/19: The Woke & Well-Read Book Club, which looks at life through the eyes of African American authors, will be discussing Issa Rae’s The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. The discussion will be facilitated by Jamila Latham. 7 p.m. at Big Blue Marble Bookstore. 

Wednesday 12/20: Kayuh Bicycles & Café will host an open mic for poets and musicians in the café’s sitting area. Interested artists may sign up via email. 7 p.m. at Kayuh Bicycles & Café.

Thursday 12/21: UPenn alumnus Dr. John A. Burrison will be discussing and signing copies of his book Global Clay: Themes in World Ceramic Traditions at 6 p.m. at the University of Pennsylvania Bookstore. 

Friday 12/22: The Fuze Poetry Slam will feature Baltimore-based poet Grim Jackson. 8 p.m. at Studio 34 Yoga | Healing | Arts.

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Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “No More Heroes” by Grim Jackson. 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 →