Notable Philadelphia: 11/6–11/12

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Wednesday 11/7: Writers in Camden and the Honors College at Rutgers University-Camden will present a reading by fiction writer Victor LaValle. 6 p.m. at Rutgers University-Camden.

Moonstone Poetry will host an evening of readings featuring Candida Rodriguez and BJ Swartz. 7 p.m. at Fergie’s Pub.

Thursday 11/8: The Creative at the Cannery series returns with readings by Jos Duncan, Patrick McNeil, Nathaniel Popkin, and Sabrina Vourvoulias, followed by an open mic. 7 p.m. at Dock Street Brewery.

Saturday 11/10: Sounds & Words, the first annual fundraiser for the Moonstone Arts Center, will feature poetry and music by Bobby Zankel, Sumi Tonooka, Richard Hill, Michelle Myers, Kirwyn Sutherland, Ryan Eckes, Bethlehem Roberson, Sonia Sanchez, Siduri Beckman, Jamarr Hall, Jeffrey Ethan Lee, Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon, and Elliott Levin. Hosted by Warren C. Longmire and Elijah B. Pringle. 6 p.m. at 1319 Locust Street.

The Wooden Shoe will host the Philadelphia release of The Spud, featuring readings and performances by Brielle Brilliant, Pablo Baeza, and Yixuan Pan. 7 p.m. at Wooden Shoe Books and Records.

Sunday 11/11: Philly Zine Fest, Philadelphia’s oldest zine and publishing fair, will host its 2018 exhibition! 12 p.m. at The Rotunda.

Just Mike the Poet will present “Word Play: An Open Mic Poetry and Live Music Event” featuring Jamarr Hall, Maui, Orville, and more. 7:30 p.m. at Punch Line Philly.

Monday 11/12: Penn Book Center will host an evening of poetry featuring readings by Eleanor Stanford and Sarah Blake. 6 p.m. at Penn Book Center.

Painted Bride Quarterly presents an evening of poetry featuring readings by Michelle Taransky, Cynthia Jones, Mark Danowsky, and Patrick Blagrave. 7:30 p.m. at Black Sheep Pub and Restaurant.

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Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “Sorry Was In the Woods” by Michelle Taransky (jubilat, Number 20). 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 →