Notable Philadelphia: 7/16–7/22


Tuesday 7/16: The Mason Jar Press Novella Tour will kick off with a reading by Jaime Fountaine, Tomas Moniz, and Nicole Callihan, authors of the new novellas Manhunt, All Friends Are Necessary, and The Couples, respectively. Come hear them read and snag copies of these new titles! 7 p.m. at Tattooed Mom.

The Free Library will host a reading by Julie Salamon, author of An Innocent Bystander: The Killing of Leon Klinghoffer. 7:30 p.m. at Free Library of Philadelphia.

Wednesday 7/17: The Philadelphia City Institute Free Library will host a discussion with Laura Holzman, author of Contested Image: Defining Philadelphia for the Twenty-First Century. 6:30 p.m. at Philadelphia City Institute Free Library.

Moonstone Poetry will present a reading by Meredith Z. Avakian, Hanoch Guy, and Hermond Palmer, followed by an open mic! Hosted by Larry Robin. 7 p.m. at Fergie’s Pub.

Thursday 7/18: Penn Book Center will host a reading by Matthew Kepnes, author of Ten Years a Nomad: A Traveler’s Journey Home. 6:30 p.m. at Penn Book Center.

Friday 7/19: Pecola Breedlove and the Freedom Party will host their Freedom Friday poetry showcase and open mic, featuring David Gaines, Marquis Wright-Lee, David Pratt, and Bruh Ray. Hosted by Mizz Jasz and Jovan McKoy. 7 p.m. at Inspire Art Space.


Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s an excerpt from Manhunt by Jaime Fountaine (Philebrity, June 2019). 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 →