Notable Philadelphia: 12/11-12/17


Tuesday 12/11: The All but True series will present readings by Katherine Locke and Nova Ren Suma! 6 p.m. at Penn Book Center.

Tune in to PhillyCAM to watch the latest installment in the Philly Loves Poetry Interview and Reading Series, featuring a discussion of Moonstone Arts’s New Voices program with Bela Aznar and Pablo Maldonado! Hosted by Charles S. Carr. 6:30 p.m. at Moonstone Arts Center.

Pecola Breedlove and the Freedom Party will present a poetry open mic featuring Rasheed Copeland and Nathaniel Nyema! Hosted by Mizz Jasz. 7 p.m. at APoetArtGallery.

Wednesday 12/12: Stephen Fried and Diane Ayres will host the Philadelphia Writers Party, an annual holiday gathering of Philadelphia writers. 6:30 p.m. at Pen & Pencil Club.

Wooden Shoe Books and Records will host a book launch and discussion of Silvia Federici’s two new books, Witches, Witch-Hunting, and Women and Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons. 7 p.m. at Wooden Shoe Books and Records.

The Hatchery series will present their final reading of the season, featuring seven writers affiliated with Blue Stoop! Readings by Lauren Holguin, Amelia Longo, Corey Qureshi, Allegra Armstrong, Ellen Rhudy, Kelly Braun, and Christine Olivas. 7 p.m. at The Monkey Club.

Thursday 12/13: Blue Stoop will present Rachel Heng, author of Suicide Club: A Novel About Living, in conversation with Liz Moore. 6 p.m. at Penn Book Center.

The Philly Homebrew Reading Series will present readings by Fran Hawthorne, Cameron McKenzie, Kirsten Kaschock, and Tom McAllister, along with beer and wine courtesy of the Philly Homebrew Outlet! 7 p.m. at 1314 S. 47th Street.

Frank O’Hara’s Last Lover will present an evening of poetry featuring readings by Christy Davids, Samantha Giles, and Anna Moschovakis! Hosted by Jason Mitchell. 7:30 p.m at Sam’s Morning Glory Diner.

The Accidental Player series will present a night of readings featuring Camille Acker, Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Airea D. Matthews, and Denice Frohman! Hosted by Gina Myers. 7:30 p.m. at Tattooed Mom.

Saturday 12/15: Penn Book Center will present Rebecca Traister, author of Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger, in conversation with Errin Whack! p.m. at Penn Book Center.

A Novel Idea on Passyunk will host an evening with local fiction author Nick Gregorio, whose second book This Distance, was recently published by Maudlin House. 6 p.m. at A Novel Idea on Passyunk.

Sunday 12/16: Blue Stoop will host their monthly happy hour, featuring presentations by Elysha Chang, Joy Manning, and Levi Bentley about their spring courses. Come learn more about their upcoming classes, which center on fiction, food writing, and poetry, respectively. 5 p.m. at Win Win Coffee Bar.

The Random Name poetry series will present readings by Ryan Eckes, Ethel Rackin, and Elizabeth Savage! Hosted by David Hancock. 7:30 p.m. at Dahlak Paradise.


Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s three poems by Christy Davids (The Tiny, September 2017). 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 →