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Mar 6 Small Hex A small hex for dates on Apiary Magazine's website.

Upcoming Lit Events: March Buzz

by Amy Saul-Zerby

Oh, honey have you heard? March is shaping up to be a fabulous month for poetry (and let's face it, we're all in need of a little lyrical refreshment and good company). Highlights include a visit from the Roxane Gay, a super cool Zine and Writing Workshop, and workshop called Hexagram, which asks poets to write within an ancient Chinese system of divination. The hardest part? Attending ALL these dope events. Tell your friends!

Wed. 3/8:

Write Nite: Hexagram at The Art Dept.
6:30pm, $6 suggested donation
An experimental & experiential workshop led by Angelo Colavita & (Apiary’s own) Maryan Captan.  Hexagram will focus on generating content within the confines of the ancient Chinese system of divination, the IChing.  

Thurs 3/9

Dawn Lundy Martin Reading at Temple University Center City
8pm, free
Temple Center City Campus (1515 Market Street), Room 222
Dawn Lundy Martin is a poet, essayist, and conceptual video artist. She is the author of four books of poems and three chapbooks, including Life in a Box Is a Pretty Life (Nightboat Books, 2015) and Good Stock, Strange Blood (forthcoming from Coffee House Press in 2017). Her nonfiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, and other magazines. The Temple University City Center entrance to 1515 Market St. is between Market St. and JFK Blvd., opposite the Penn Center. 


Accidental Player: Szymascek, Knittle, Garcia at Tattooed Mom
The first Accidental Player of 2017, featuring readings by Stacy Syzmaszek, Davy Knittle & p.e. garcia!  Doors at 7, readings at 8.

The Slam – March Edition!  at Good Good Comedy Theatre
8:30pm, $5 online or at the door
March Edition of Annie Paradis’ series, which “brings together one real life poet & six real life comedians to give you a real life poetry slam”  Feat. comedians Joe Wendrychowicz, Kate Banford, Sheila Master, Alyssa Al-Dookhi, Dan Vetrano, Dan McClory and guest poet (Apiary multimedia editor) Amy Saul-Zerby.  

Sun. 3/12:
Poetry: Ahmad Almallah and Fatemah Shams at Dahlak Paradise
Random Name Poetry Series presents readings by Ahmad Almallah and Fatemah Shams.


PBQ presents: Fritz Ward, Charles Carr, Oki Sogumi & Lindo Yes! at Black Sheep Pub
Readings by Fritz Ward, Charles Carr, Oki Sogumi & Lindo Yes brought to you by Painted Bride Quarterly!

Poems Night 12 at Little Berlin
The twelfth installment of Poems Night, the monthly poetry open mic at Little Berlin art gallery in Kensington, will feature readings by Cynthia Jones, Christian Guerrero & Shea Heilman.

Tues. 3/14:

Please, Remain Soft! Zine and Writing Workshop at WeWork Northern Liberties
5:30pm, Free w/ Online Registration
Philadelphia Printworks will be holding a safe space for young creatives to share their ideas in self-care, mental health & radical softness.  Feat. speakers Lora Mathis, Lara Witt, Eryn Amel & Icon Ebony Fierce, a group discussion on proactive community-building strategies, and a zine workshop.

Thurs. 3/16: DOUBLE HEADER

Gorilla Monsoon Book Tour: Colette/ Raquel/ Joohyun/ Mel/ Barry at Tattooed Mom
Doors at 7, readings at 8
An evening of poetry by transgender poets in celebration of Colette Arrand's new book, "Hold Me Gorilla Monsoon." Also featuring Raquel Salas Rivera, Joohyun Kim, Mel Bentley, and Barry Grass

Belouvad Vapoures: Smith, Tierney, Mashramani, Madden at Wooden Shoe Books & Records
Doors at 7:30, readings at 8
Visiting poet Caolan Madden, author of the forthcoming VAST NECROHOL, a chapbook in the form of a video game, will read along with Orchid Tierney, Ras Mashramani & Alex Smith

Fri. 3/17:

FOHLL: Vi Khi Nao, Jasmine Gibson, Sophia Dahlin at Sam’s Morning Glory Diner
March edition of the Frank O’Hara’s Last Lover series, feat. readings by poets Vi Khi Nao, Jasmine Gibson & Sophia Dahlin.

Sat. 3/18

Juliet Patterson / Che Gossett / Barry Grass at Housework at Chapterhouse
March edition of the Housework at Chapterhouse series, feat. readings by Juliet Patterson, Che Gossett & Barry Grass.

Fri. 3/24

Roxane Gay | Difficult Women at the Free Library 

7:30pm, $15 general admission, $7 student tickets
Roxane Gay to read from her new book Difficult Women.  “A story collection of the privileged and impoverished, the loved and forsaken, Difficult Women portrays a beautiful, haunting cross-section of modern America.”




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