Notable Philadelphia: 11/20–11/26


Tuesday 11/20: The Green Line Café Poetry Series and Poetry in Common will present a reading featuring Harriet Levin, Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, Alina Pleskova, and Yolanda Wisher. 6:30 p.m. at Green Line on Locust.

The fifth iteration of Making Roads, a prose reading series and salon for Philadelphia-area and visiting writers, will feature readings by Rasheedah Phillips and Raquel Salas Rivera! The event will also be a benefit for Reclaim Philadelphia’s Mass Liberation Campaign and the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund. Suggested donation of $10 at the door. 7 p.m. at Win Win Coffee Bar.

Pecola Breedlove and the Freedom Party will host their weekly open mic night. 7 p.m. at APoetArtGallery.

The Free Library of Philadelphia will present a reading by Jabari Asim, author of the essay collection We Can’t Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival. 7:30 p.m. at The Free Library of Philadelphia.


Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “In Praise of Forgetting” by Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach (Rattle, April 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 →