Notable Philadelphia: 5/29-6/4


Wednesday 5/30: Apiary Magazine presents Hive Night, a new reading and open mic series at Fergie’s Pub! Featured readers will be Alex Smith, Meg Pendoley, and Lamont Steptoe. 7 p.m. at Fergie’s Pub. 

Thursday 5/31: A reading by Daniel Gumbiner, author of The Boatbuilder, will be followed by a reading and discussion with local writer Niela Orr. 6 p.m. at Penn Book Center.

Join touring poet Peter BD for the Philadelphia release of his new book Milk & Henny. He will read alongside Sebastian Castillo, Amy Saul-Zerby, Ed Halliday, Tsarina Islam, and Goddess Ashley Olsen. Hosted by Austin Islam. 7:30 p.m. at Fairhill Square Reading Room. 

Sunday 6/3: The Launch of “We (Too) Are Philly,” a summer poetry festival organized by Raquel Salas Rivera, Ashley Davis, Kirwyn Sutherland, and Raena Shirali, will feature readings by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Vincent Toro, Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela, Denice Frohman, Kassidi Jones, Grisel Acosta, and Warren Longmire. 7 p.m. at Pentridge Station. 

Monday 6/4: Join Misty Rosso for the June edition of her monthly open mic series, Community Drafts! 8 p.m. at Lucky 13 Pub.


Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “Doña Teresa and the Chicken” by Denice Frohman (The Adroit Journal, May 2018). 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 →