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 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 →