Tuesday 9/24: The Kelly Writers House will present an evening of poetry featuring readings by Laura Mullen and Airea D. Matthews. 6 p.m. at Kelly Writers House.
Nicholas Perilli and Britny Perilli will host a murder mystery-themed open mic night in Manayunk. Sign-ups at 7:30 p.m., murder and performances at 8 p.m. at Union Tap House.
Wednesday 9/25: Head to the Kelly Writers House for the first installment of Amber Rose Johnson’s reading series “MESS + PROCESS,” a conversation and workshop series that will bring together early career artists and poets to discuss the disorderly order of creative process and the messiness of exploring new ideas. Featuring a reading and discussion with María Fernanda and Kameelah Janan Rasheed. 6 p.m. at Kelly Writers House.
Malcolm Gladwell will read from his new book Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know. 7:30 p.m. at Irvine Auditorium.
Painted Bride Quarterly will host PBQ Slam, an improv writing game. 7:30 p.m. at Pen & Pencil Club.
The Dead Bards Poetry Series will present readings by Eileen M. D’Angelo and Luke Stromberg, followed by an open mic. 8 p.m. at Venice Island Performing Arts Recreation Center.
Saturday 9/28: Reality Hands will present a night of experimental literature featuring performances by Meagan Masterman, Cassandra de Alba, Chariot Wish, Rebecca Kokitus, and Ava Wolf. 7 p.m. at A Novel Idea on Passyunk.
Frank O’Hara’s Last Lover will present an evening of poetry featuring readings by David Larsen, Nabil Kashyap, and Ian Dreiblatt. Hosted by Jason Mitchell. 7:30 p.m. at Sam’s Morning Glory Diner.
Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “Black Dog” by Ava Wolf (Peach Mag, 2019). Enjoy!
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