Notable Philadelphia: 8/6–8/12


Tuesday 8/6: A Novel Idea on Passyunk will host an evening with John Oliver Mason, author of All of the Above, Mutterings, and Out of the Box. 6 p.m. at A Novel Idea on Passyunk.

The Free Library will present readings by Richard Russo, author of Chances Are…, and Amy Hempel, author of Sing to It. 7:30 p.m. at Free Library of Philadelphia. 

Wednesday 8/7: A Novel Idea will host a reading and book signing with Ellen LaCorte, author of The Perfect Fraud: A Novel. 7 p.m. at A Novel Idea on Passyunk.

Thursday 8/8: Thirty West Publishing will present readings by Faye Chevalier, Jane-Rebecca Cannarella, Richelle Kota, Sean Lynch, and Ryan J. Torres. 8 p.m. at Tattooed Mom. 

Monday 8/12: The August edition of Poems Night, a monthly poetry event showcasing up-and-coming spoken word talent followed by a lottery-style open mic, will feature readings by Kailey Tedesco and Victoria Mae. Hosted by Stephanie Czapla. 7 p.m. at HOT•BED.

A Novel Idea will host the release of Love&Wages, a collection of poetry and prose by Jim Trainer. The evening will also feature readings by Charlie O’Hay and Rob Kaniuk. 7 p.m. at A Novel Idea on Passyunk.

Painted Bride Quarterly will present an evening of poetry featuring readings by Danielle Evans, Daniel Jones, Royce Drake, and Luke Stromberg. 7:30 p.m. at Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant.

Shakespeare & Co. will present Adam O’Fallon Price, author of The Hotel Neversink, in conversation with J. Robert Lennon. 6:30 p.m. at Shakespeare & Co. Rittenhouse.


Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s two poems by Daniel Jones (Ohio Edit, 2018). 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 →