Tuesday 2/4: One Book One Philadelphia and the Drexel Writers Room will host a community-driven writing workshop focused on creating memorable characters using the voices in There There by Tommy Orange as a guide. Free and open to the public. 4:30 p.m. at Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships.
Shakespeare & Co. will host a book signing and discussion with Gloria Hochman about Stan Hochman Unfiltered: 50 Years of Wit and Wisdom from the Groundbreaking Sportswriter. 6:30 p.m. at Shakespeare & Co. Rittenhouse.
The Philly Loves Poetry Interview and Reading Series will present “Generations of Poetry,” a reading and interview featuring Octavia McBride-Ahebee and Sojourner Ahebee. 6:30 p.m. at PhillyCAM.
Blue Stoop will present an evening of poetry and conversation with Porsha Olayiwola and Adam Falkner. 6:30 p.m. at People’s Books and Culture.
You Can’t Kill a Poet, a reading series for queer and trans poets, will return with their February reading. List of readers TBA. Hosted by Boston Gordon. 7:30 p.m. at Tattooed Mom.
Wednesday 2/5: Moonstone Arts will present a poetry reading and interview with Chidi E. O. Ezeobi, followed by an open mic. Hosted by Sean Lynch. 7 p.m. at Fergie’s Pub.
Art with Spirits will host a night of poetry featuring readings by Sean Hanrahan, Brandon Blake, and Hazel the Aura. 7:30 p.m. at Art with Spirits.
Friday 2/7: People’s Books and Culture will host an evening of poetry featuring readings by Kirwyn Sutherland, Kassidi Jones, Husnaa Hashim, Wes Matthews, and Octavia McBride-Ahebee. 6:30 p.m. at People’s Books and Culture.
Bring your best to the February 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.
Saturday 2/8: A Novel Idea on Passyunk will host a book signing with Jenny Delacruz, author of Fridays with Ms. Mélange: Haiti. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. 1 p.m. at A Novel Idea on Passyunk.
Sunday 2/9: Sci-fi Sunday at the Art Museum will feature a reading by Chef Omar Tate from his favorite works of science fiction. 2 p.m. at Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Monday 2/10: People’s Books and Culture will host a reading and conversation with Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author of She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman. 6:30 p.m. at People’s Books and Culture.
Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s two poems by Kassidi Jones (Crab Fat Magazine, April 2019). Enjoy!
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