Notable Philadelphia: 5/7-5/13

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Tuesday 5/7: Penn Book Center will present Jena Osman, author of Motion Studies, in conversation with Mary Ebeling. 6 p.m. at Penn Book Center.

Pecola Breedlove & the Freedom Party will host an open mic featuring La’Shawn Janell and Cierra. 7 p.m. at Art Sanctuary.

Thursday 5/9: A Novel Idea on Passyunk will host a book release event for Master Din’s Sinister Sextet of Grave and Grim Admonitions for Mischievous and Overly Curious Children by Susurrus Din. Featuring readings by Angelo Colavita and Chris McCreary. 6 p.m. at A Novel Idea on Passyunk.

Blue Stoop will present Alyson Hagy, author of Scribe, in conversation with Joshua Demaree. 6:30 p.m. at Penn Book Center.

The Philly Homebrew Reading Series will present an evening of beer and literature, featuring readings by Kathy Anderson, Natalie Lyalin, Nomi Eve, and Yumi Dineen Shiroma, as well as music by William Karnes “Sandlot.” 6:30 p.m. at 1314 S 47th Street.

Mason Jar Press will present “Continental Breakfast: A Reading,” featuring Danny Caine, Mike Ingram, and Kaitlyn Andrews-Rice. 7 p.m. at Tattooed Mom.

The Free Library will host a reading by Michael Ondaatje from his new novel Warlight. 7:30 p.m. at Free Library of Philadelphia. 

Friday 5/10: The Accidental Player Reading Series will present an evening of poetry featuring readings by Raquel Salas Rivera, Kirwyn Sutherland, and Lauren Russell. 7 p.m. at Wooden Shoe Books and Records.

A Novel Idea on Passyunk will host “Femina: the hunted, the hunter, the lost,” an evening of poetry featuring Kailey Tedesco, Jennifer Martelli, and Michelle Reale. 7 p.m. at A Novel Idea on Passyunk.

Saturday 5/11: Penn Book Center will present an afternoon of poetry featuring readings by Thomas Devaney and Anne-Adele Wight. 2:30 p.m. at Penn Book Center.

A Novel Idea on Passyunk will host an evening of poetry featuring Lauren Milici. Featured readers will also include Zach Blackwood, Rebecca Kokitus, June Gehringer, Amy Saul-Zerby, and Liz Declan. Hosted by Angelo Colavita. 7 p.m. at A Novel Idea on Passyunk. 

Monday 5/13: FringeArts will host the latest edition of Raquel Salas Rivera’s “Lo nuestro” series. “Lo nuestro es vulnerabilidad” will be co-hosted by Zach Blackwood and will feature performances by Christina Olivares, Sham-e-Ali Nayeem, Candy Alexandra González, Dave G, and p.e. garcia. 7 p.m. at FringeArts.

Painted Bride Quarterly will present an evening of poetry featuring readings by Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Anne-Adele Wight, June Gehringer, and Miriam Kotzin. 7:30 p.m. at Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant.

The latest edition of the Frank O’Hara’s Last Lover poetry series will feature readings by Quyen Nghiem, Ryan Dobran, and Alan Bernheimer. Hosted by Jason Mitchell. 7:30 p.m. at Sam’s Morning Glory Diner.

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Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “How to Live Alone” by Mike Ingram (Phoebe, 2014). 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 →