Notable Philadelphia: 2/27–3/5


Tuesday 2/27: Theoretical physicist and futurist Michio Kaku will read from his new book The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond. 7:30 p.m. at The Free Library of Philadelphia.

Wednesday 2/28: The Hatchery series presents readings by Chris DiCicco, Patrick McNeil, and Simone Zelitch. 7 p.m. at The Monkey Club.

Nuestra Muestra, a literary talk for Mexican women writers, will welcome the Mexican community as first guests, but any interested person is also welcome. 7 p.m. at Kelly Writers House.

Thursday 3/1: The Wooden Shoe will host “The Poetics of Crisis,” a reading featuring Daniel Sokoloff, Joohyun Kim, No Land, Heru Shabaka-Ra, Val Chamberlain, and Cait Turner. An open mic will follow the featured performers. 7 p.m. at Wooden Shoe Books and Records.

Friday 3/2: The Philly Pigeon Poetry Slam will welcome Mahogany L. Browne as this month’s featured performer! Organized by Jacob Winterstein, Kai Davis, and Jasmine Combs. 8:30 p.m. at PhilaMOCA. 

Saturday 3/3: Philly AIDS Thrift will host a book launch for THERE: a novel of manners by Lonely Christopher and The Atheist in the Attic by Samuel R. Delany. Hosted by Gregory Laynor. 6:30 p.m. at Philly AIDS Thrift at Giovanni’s Room.

Monday 3/5: The Monday Poets series will present readings by Catherine Staples and Ernest Hilbert. 6:30 p.m. at Parkway Central Library.


Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s two poems by Catherine Staples (Kenyon Review, 2016). 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 →