Tuesday 9/17: Al-Bustan, in collaboration with Slought, MEC, NELC, and Moonstone Arts Center, will present the first reading in the “Words from Home” poetry series, which will feature three Arab poets with new works published this fall. Come hear Ahmad Almallah read from his new collection Bitter English. 6 p.m. at The Rotunda.
The West Chester release of Brooke Palma’s debut chapbook Conversations Unfinished will also feature readings by Eileen D’Angelo, Shan-Tay Mercedes Watson, and Stu O’Connor. 7 p.m. at Barnaby’s of West Chester.
Head to Kurant Brew & Brew for the first edition of “The Fishbowl Philly,” a new poetry series in Fishtown! The featured poet will be Ugly Stephen. 7 p.m. at Kurant Brew & Brew.
Head to Tattooed Mom for the Autumnal Equinox Edition of You Can’t Kill a Poet, an evening of queer joy and authentic writing featuring Madelynn Nieves, Tie, amber auslander, Nora Hikari Shao, June Gehringer, K. Johnson, and Boston Gordon. 7:30 p.m. at Tattooed Mom.
Friday 9/20: Lanternfish Press will host a reading to celebrate their fifth anniversary! Lineup to be announced. 7 p.m. at A Novel Idea on Passyunk.
Sunday 9/22: The Coffee Talk Artists’ Co-op in Norristown will host an afternoon of poetry and music featuring Sean Hanrahan, Shan-Tay Mercedes Watson, Monty Milne, and Amber Renee, as well as an open mic. 2 p.m. at Coffee Talk Artists’ Co-op.
Blue Stoop will host the September edition of their monthly happy hour! Catch up with other local writers and hear about the goings-on of the literary organization. 5 p.m. at Win Win Coffee Bar.
Monday 9/23: Shakespeare & Co. will host a discussion with contributors to the essay collection Apple, Tree: Writers on Their Parents. Featuring Lise Funderburg and Lauren Grodstein. 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 “Wrecking Ball” by Boston Gordon (Tinderbox, Volume 4, Issue 2). Enjoy!
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