Notable Philadelphia: 7/30–8/5


Wednesday 7/31: Wooden Shoe Books and Records will present a discussion with Mark Bray and Rob Haworth, editors of Anarchist Education and the Modern School: A Francisco Ferrer Reader. 7 p.m. at Wooden Shoe Books and Records.

Moonstone Poetry will present readings by local poets Marion Bell and Kyle Brown-Watson, followed by an open mic. Hosted by Ryan Eckes. 7 p.m. at Fergie’s Pub.

Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee and Books will present a book talk and signing with Asma Uddin, author of When Islam Is Not a Religion. 7 p.m. at Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee and Books.

Friday 8/2: Celebrate the release of the ninth issue of Bedfellows, your favorite local literary magazine centered on desire and intimacy. Featuring readings by contributors Rax King, Carson Lee, Meg Pendoley, Priyanka Padidam, Catherine Fatima, Autumn Konopka, Emily Holland, Kat Stanshine, Eve Kenneally, and C. Bain. 7 p.m. at RadioKismet.

Bring your best writing to share at the August edition of Christina Rosso-Schneider’s monthly “Community Drafts” open mic. Sign-ups begin at 7:30, performances at 8 p.m. at A Novel Idea on Passyunk.

Saturday 8/3: A Novel Idea on Passyunk will host a double book launch for Odd List, Odd House, Odd Me: Poems for Emily and Was It R*pe by Elisabeth Horan. The evening will also feature readings by Lee Potts, Andre Lepine, and James Diaz. 7 p.m. at A Novel Idea on Passyunk.

Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse will host a book signing with Kaloni Davis, author of Last Days: The Saga. 2 p.m. at Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse.

Monday 8/5: The Free Library’s Monday Poets Series will welcome Jericho Brown and Ilya Kaminsky for a not-to-be-missed evening of poetry. 6:30 p.m. at Parkway Central Library.


Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “Birth” by Meg Pendoley (Tin House, February 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 →