Notable Philadelphia: 6/26–7/2


Tuesday 6/26: We (Too) Are Philly presents “Whose Schools: Our Schools!,” a reading, open mic, and discussion about keeping education public and accessible. With readings from Ginger Ko, Kai Davis, Porsha Olayiwola, Marwa Helal, Nabila Lovelace, and featured poet Trapeta Mayson. 7 p.m. at Friends Free Library of Germantown.

Pecola Breedlove & The Freedom Party present a poetry open mic featuring Jaylene Clark Owens. Hosted by Mizz Jasz. 7 p.m. at APoetArtGallery.

Wednesday 6/27: You Can’t Kill a Poet returns to the South Philly Free Library with readings by Lawrence Mullen, Billimarie Lubiano Robinson, and more to be announced! 6:30 p.m. at Free Library of Philadelphia – South Philly Branch.

Thursday 6/28: The Rare Jawn series returns with readings by Anne Boyer, Raquel Salas Rivera, Chelsea Hodson, Kirwyn Sutherland, Ryan Eckes, and Mel Bentley. Hosted by Frank Sherlock. 7 p.m. at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Philadelphia native and novelist Alex Kudera will read from and sign copies of his novel Fight for Your Long Day. 4:30 p.m. at Walnut Street West Library.

Friday 6/29: Meow Meow Pow Pow Lit and HOOT Review present “Stone the Crows”, a poetry and prose reading featuring Brian Alan Ellis, Bud Smith, Amy Saul-Zerby, Cassandra Panek, Jane-Rebecca Cannarella, Benjamin DeVos, and Angelo Colavita. 7 p.m. at Tattooed Mom.

Saturday 6/30: Mitchell Abidor will discuss his book May Made Me: An Oral History of the 1968 Uprising in France with Philly journalist Jen Kinney. 7 p.m. at Wooden Shoe Books and Records.


Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “slender oat rehearse” by Mel Bentley (The Wanderer). 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 →