Notable Philadelphia: 8/28–9/3


Tuesday 8/28: Come meet the 2018-2019 Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate, and hear them read. 6 p.m. at Parkway Central Library.

Wednesday 8/29: Apiary Magazine presents the latest edition of their “Hive Night” open mic. Featured readers will be Angel Hogan, Katherine Antarikso, and Jim Cory. BYO-poems! 6:30 p.m. at Fergie’s Pub.

The Brittany Noakes Poetry Award Broadside Debut will feature readings by winner Kathryn Hargett, judge Yolanda Wisher, and preliminary judge Raena Shirali. 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Center for Urban Life.

Thursday 8/30: Head to Penn Book Center for a reading by John Lingan, author of Homeplace, and a discussion between the author and Joshua Demaree. 6 p.m. at Penn Book Center.

You Can’t Kill a Poet is celebrating its fourth anniversary! The anniversary reading will feature Julia Perch, p.e. garcia, Karen E. Johnson, Genise Deal, and Sawyer Lovett. Hosted by Boston Gordon. 8 p.m. at Tattooed Mom.

The Philly Improv Theater presents the latest installment of their series “The Live Read,” where screen/teleplays are read for the first time in front of a live audience. Join host Gab Battoni for a reading of Andrew Whitehead’s premiere screenplay. 8 p.m. at Philly Improv Theater.

Monday 9/3: Join host Misty Rosso for another installment of her “Community Drafts” open mic night. Sign-ups begin at 7:30 at the bar. Open to artists of all genres. 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 “I Feel Bad About My Breasts” by Julia Perch (Crab Fat Magazine, March 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 →