Thursday 1/2: Head to Win Win Coffee Bar for Breedlove Jubilee, an open mic poetry event hosted by Christopher KP Brown. 7 p.m. at Win Win Coffee Bar.
Friday 1/3: Bagshot Row Irregulars of Philadelphia will host a discussion of the life of J. R. R. Tolkien in honor of his birthday. 7 p.m. at Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant.
Bring your best to the January edition of Community Drafts, an open mic for artists of all genres. Hosted by Christina Rosso-Schneider. Suggested donation of $5. Sign-ups at 7:30 p.m., performances at 8 p.m. at A Novel Idea on Passyunk.
The Philly Pigeon will host a Women, Trans, and Non-Binary Poetry Slam featuring writer, educator, and performer Raych Jackson. Organized by Jacob Winterstein, Kai Davis, and Jasmine Combs. 8:30 p.m. at The Rotunda.
Saturday 1/4: Big Blue Marble Bookstore will host a reading and birthday celebration featuring Linda Backiel. 6 p.m. at Big Blue Marble Bookstore.
Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “Parent Night at Confidence Academy” by Kiley Reid (december magazine, 2017). Enjoy!
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