Notable Philadelphia: 6/5–6/11

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Wednesday 6/6: The Penn Book Center will host “How Do We Deal with Tragedy?” a series of readings by Elise Juska and Tom McAllister from their recent novels about the aftermath of mass shootings. 6 p.m. at Penn Book Center.

King Shot Press and Wooden Shoe present a reading by contributors to the Nasty! anthology, which benefits Planned Parenthood and showcases stories that range from body positivity to sexual empowerment to overcoming adversity. Readers include Tara Dublin, Diana Kirk, Julie Rea, Eleanor R. Model, Jennifer Robin, and Violet LeVoit. 7 p.m. at Wooden Shoe Books and Records.

Thursday 6/7: Wooden Shoe Books will host an evening of poetry featuring Caspar Heinemann, Clay AD, Raquel Salas Rivera, and Reek Bell. 7 p.m. at Wooden Shoe Books and Records.

Friday 6/8: Autumn Eve Brown will host an evening of poetry at B2 Café featuring readings by Cris Meadows, Angelo Colavita, Nick Lincoln, and Maryan Nagy Captan. 7:30 p.m. at B2 Café. 

Monday 6/11: Painted Bride Quarterly presents readings by Trapeta Mayson, Paul Siegell, Emily Wallis Hughes, Blair Reeve, and Tim Fitts. Hosted by Kathleen Volk Miller. 7:30 p.m. at Black Sheep Pub and Restaurant.

We (Too) Are Philly presents a two-part event featuring a slideshow, video, and talk back from the PHL to PR Brigade, as well as a poetry reading featuring David Caleb Acevedo, Irène Mathieu, Aricka Foreman, and Husnaa Hashim. 6 p.m. at Lillian Marrero Branch Library.

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Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “Privilege Reproduces Itself” by Irène Mathieu (Narrative Magazine, April 2018). Enjoy!

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Amy Saul-Zerby is a Philadelphia-based poet. She is Editor-in-Chief of Voicemail Poems, Communications Manager at Apiary Magazine, and a contributing writer at Fields Magazine. Her first collection Paper Flowers Imaginary Birds was published by Be About It Press in 2017. More from this author →