Notable Philadelphia: 1/2–1/8


Wednesday 1/3: Moonstone Poetry presents readings by Angelo Colavita and Penelope Gristelfink, followed by an open mic. 7 p.m. at Fergie’s Pub.

The Amalgam Monthly Book Club will meet to discuss the first volume of Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. 6 p.m. at Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse.

Friday 1/5: Annie Paradis’s The Slam returns with guest poet Annaliese Downey. 8:30 p.m. at Good Good Comedy Theatre.

The Philly Pigeon will host a poetry slam for women and non-binary performers, with Jeanann Verlee to feature! 8:30 p.m. at PhilaMOCA.

Saturday 1/6: The Rosenbach is hosting a read-aloud of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The event is free with advance registration, and no acting experience is required! Bring your own voice. 1 p.m. at The Rosenbach. 

Sunday 1/7: Local poet Susan Windle will host a writing circle at 4 p.m. at Big Blue Marble Bookstore.

Monday 1/8: The Monday Poets series presents the announcement of the next Philadelphia Poet Laureate, followed by a reading by the Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate Husnaa Hashim! 6:30 p.m. at Parkway Central Library.

Painted Bride Quarterly presents readings by Trapeta Mayson, Faye Chevalier, Lynn Levin, and Tim Fitts! Hosted by Paul Siegell. 7:30 p.m. at Black Sheep Pub and Restaurant.


Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “Identity” by Husnaa Hashim. 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 →