Davy Knittle’s semesterly “City Planning Poetics” series at Kelly Writers House will feature architectural and urban historian Brian D. Goldstein and poet Douglas Kearney. 6 p.m. at Kelly Writers House.
Wednesday 10/24: Kelly Writers House will host “Crafting Compelling Narratives with Audio”, a panel discussion featuring Laura Starecheski, Kathy Tu, and Neela Pathak. Hosted by Alex Lewis. 6 p.m. at Kelly Writers House.
Prolit, a new Philadelphia-based magazine dedicated to art and writing about money, work, class, and capitalism, will host an evening of readings featuring Gina Myers, June Gehringer, Ryan Eckes, and Kyle Brown-Watson. 7 p.m. at Wooden Shoe Books and Records.
Head to William Way LGBT Community Center for the joint launch of Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s new novel Sketchtasy and Sarah Schulman’s new novel Maggie Terry! 7 p.m. at William Way LGBT Community Center.
Thursday 10/25: Penn Book Center’s “Indie Press Night” will feature authors from five local publishers presenting fiction and poetry. Readings by Sebastian Agudelo, Andrew Katz, Patrick McNeil, Frances Metzman, and Miriam Seidel. 6 p.m. at Penn Book Center.
Milk and Honey’s West Philadelphia location will host “POET Crush”, a reading by Courtney Bambrick, Paul Siegell, and Tamara Oakman of their own work and the work of their poet crushes. Open mic to follow the reading! 6 p.m. at Milk and Honey.
Kailey Tedesco and Brittany Brown present “A Witch’s Craft: Poetry and Panel II”, featuring Angelo Colavita, Faye Chevalier, Rebecca Kokitus, Chris McCreary, Cody Roggio, Savannah Cooper-Ramsey, Victoria Mier, Lexi Spino, and Jaime Fountaine. 7 p.m. at Tattooed Mom.
The Wooden Shoe will host a reading by Cindy Crabb, author of the feminist autobiographical zine Doris, from a political memoir in progress, followed by a Q&A. 7 p.m. at Wooden Shoe Books and Records.
The Charmed Instruments series returns with an evening of poetry featuring readings by Kate Colby, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Raena Shirali, and Kim Vodicka. 7:30 p.m. at L’Etage.
Friday 10/26: The Creative Writing MFA at Rutgers-Camden will host their second public reading, featuring YZ Chin, author of Though I Get Home, and Rutgers-Camden MFA Students. 7 p.m. at Wooden Shoe Books and Records.
Saturday 10/27: Come celebrate the launch of the eighth issue of Bedfellows Magazine at Kismet Cowork in Spring Arts! Featuring readings by Issue 8 contributors Lauren Milici, Ariel Francisco, Amanda Miska, Fae Aspen Gehringer, Ava Wolf, Joanna C. Valente, Nomi Stone, Shevaun Brannigan, Savannah Cooper-Ramsey, Jennie Burd, Kyle Brown-Watson, and Lauren Samblanet. Copies of the magazine will be for sale. 7 p.m. at Kismet Cowork – Spring Arts.
Frank O’Hara’s Last Lover returns with an evening of poetry featuring readings by Melissa DeGezelle, Vanessa Jimenez Gabb, and Daniel Bouchard. Hosted by Jason Mitchell. 7:30 p.m. at Sam’s Morning Glory Diner.
Monday 10/29: Head to Kelly Writers House for the recording of a new episode of “LIVE at the Writers House”, featuring writers affiliated with Blue Stoop, including Joshua Demaree, Thomas Devaney, Boston Gordon, Berry Grass, Raena Shirali, and musical guest Joey Sweeney. 7 p.m. at Kelly Writers House.
Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s three poems by June Gehringer (Sea Foam Mag, 2017). Enjoy!
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