Notable Philadelphia: 1/16–1/22
Tuesday 1/16: Poet and scholar Mónica de la Torre will give a poetry reading following a reception at 6:30 p.m. at Kelly Writers House.
Michael Wolff, author of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, will speak with Dick Polman, writer in residence at the University of Pennsylvania. 7:30 p.m. at The Free Library of Philadelphia.
Wednesday 1/17: “One Book, One Philadelphia” will present a conversation and reading by author Jacqueline Woodson, as well as a performance by Yolanda Wisher and the Afroeaters! 7:30 p.m. at The Free Library of Philadelphia.
Thursday 1/18: The Tire Fire reading series presents readings by Hanif Abdurraqib, Kirwyn Sutherland, Lauren Grodstein, and Jonathan Reiss. The reading is free to attend but will double as a fundraiser for the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund for those who would like to donate! 7 p.m. at Tattooed Mom.
Poets Stephanie Burt and Daisy Fried will present an evening of poetry readings beginning at 7 p.m. at Big Blue Marble Bookstore.
Sunday 1/21: Jaime Fountaine’s Excuse My Dust series—an hour of “wit, writing, and weirdness”—returns with “Eavesdropping on America” by Jon E. Repelican, a performance by Settled Arrows, and more! Admission is $5 and includes free box wine! 8 p.m. at Good Good Comedy Theatre.
Monday 1/22: The Whenever We Feel Like It reading series will present poetry readings by CA Conrad and Dara Wier in the Arts Café. 6 p.m. at Kelly Writers House.
The Dead Bards Poetry Series will feature readings by local poets Angelo Colavita and Savannah Cooper-Ramsey, followed by an open mic! 7:30 p.m. at Venice Island Performing Arts Recreation Center.
Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s two poems by Angelo Colavita (Yes Poetry). Enjoy!
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