Notable Philadelphia: 6/12–6/18


Tuesday 6/12: The Galactic Philadelphia reading series presents readings by Peng Shepherd and Michael R. Underwood. 7:30 p.m. at The Irish Pub.

Wednesday 6/13: The Philadelphia City Institute Free Library presents a reading by Philadelphia Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera. 6:30 p.m. at Philadelphia City Institute Free Library.

Thursday 6/14: The Renegade Company, a local theatre group, continues their play writing and public speaking workshop with Kensington area residents. 12 p.m. at The Renegade Company.

Miriam Seidel will read from her new novel The Speed of Clouds. 6 p.m. at Penn Book Center. 

Friday 6/15: Thirty West Publishing presents a reading by Daniel DiFranco, Maddie Anthes, and Angelo Colavita. 6:30 p.m. at Big Blue Marble Bookstore.

Saturday 6/16: The Rosenbach will host their annual Bloomsday celebration on Delancey Place, featuring a day-long reading of Ulysses, musical performances from and inspired by the novel, and a beer garden with food from local vendors. 11 a.m. at The Rosenbach.

Taller Puertorriqueño presents the latest edition of their “Meet the Author” series, featuring author and illustrator Edgardo Miranda Rodríguez. 3 p.m. at Taller Puertorriqueño.

The Women’s Worlds reading group will host a discussion of The First Wife by Paulina Chiziane. 3 p.m. at Penn Book Center. 

Sunday 6/17: The Random Name Poetry Series presents readings by local poets Ōshin Jennings and Jim Krull. 7:30 p.m. at Dahlak Paradise.

Come to the Philly Lit Fam Happy Hour to hear updates and give feedback on Emma Eisenberg’s project to create a physical hub for the Philly literary community. 5 p.m. at Win Win Coffee Bar.

Monday 6/18: Dead Bards Poetry presents a reading by Bill Van Buskirk and Warren C. Longmire. 8 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 “The Dan Graves Situation” by Emma Eisenberg (Los Angeles Review of Books, December 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 →