Notable Philadelphia: 1/9–1/15

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Tuesday 1/9: Tragic: The Gathering, a trans reading series hosted by Berry Grass, will present readings by Linette Reeman, Kayleb Rae Candrilli, and Lily Kulp. 7 p.m. at Wooden Shoe Books and Records.

Wednesday 1/10: The Philly Poetry Workshop, which meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, is free and accessible to all. Bring printed copies of the piece you would like to workshop. 7 p.m. at A-Space Community Center.

Friday 1/12: The Fuze presents a poetry slam featuring Denver-based spoken word artist Hakeem Furious. 8 p.m. at Studio 34 Yoga | Healing | Arts.

The Bibliococktails series will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with a specially designed cocktail and Frankenstein­-themed activities. 6 p.m. at The Rosenbach.

Saturday 1/13: Philadelphia-based spoken word artist Ursula Rucker will perform selections from her debut album Supa Sista. 6 p.m. at Woodmere Art Museum.

Novelist Francis Daulerio and poet Chris Ludovici will be the featured readers at an evening of poetry and fiction at 6 p.m. at Big Blue Marble Bookstore.

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Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “Prayer for Everyone Who’s Ever Cut my Hair, Including Myself” by Linette Reeman (Glass Poetry, April 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 →