Notable Philadelphia: 8/27–9/2


Wednesday 8/28: Moonstone Poetry and The Philadelphia Writing Project will present an evening of poetry featuring readings by Silvino K. Alexander, Sydney Hunt Coffin, Leah J. Mahoney “Kyu”, Horace Rooney, and Barrett Rosser. Hosted by Alina Macneal and Jennifer Hook. 7 p.m. at Fergie’s Pub.

Thursday 8/29: The South Philly Branch of the Free Library will host their monthly Zine Workshop! 4 p.m. at Free Library of Philadelphia – South Philly Branch.

Friday 8/30: Celebrate the release of Jane-Rebecca Cannarella’s new story collection Better Bones. Featuring readings by Jane-Rebecca Cannarella, Rebecca Kokitus, Kryst Le Grif, and Colleen Sieber. 7 p.m. at The Bourse.

Sunday 9/1: YallaPunk, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit dedicated to redefining the narrative for Southwest Asian North African individuals through the arts, will present poetry readings at Crane Arts. Come catch performances by Samira Sadeque, Bes, Kimberly Marie, and Samya Abu-Orf. 12 p.m. at Crane Arts.


Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “A Citadel Made of Human Bones” by Jane-Rebecca Cannarella (Crab Fat Magazine, September 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 →