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Upcoming Lit Events: September Buzz

by Amy Saul-Zerby

Happy Virgo season to all!

September is here & we've got an overabundance of fresh lit events to share w/ you this month.

Here's your monthly roundup of readings & other such writerly things.

As always, please RSVP to everything & watch as your friends try to guess where you will actually be.

xoxo

 

Fri. 9/1: DOUBLE HEADER

The Slam – September Edition! at Good Good Comedy Theatre

8:30pm-9:30pm, $10

September 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 Aaron Abramowitz, David Donnella, Ruthie Iglesias, Michael Kelly, Sarah Bell and Erin Dohony, and guest poet Anneliese Downey.

 

First Friday: BLUR Street Art + Poetry at lululemon Fishtown

6:30pm-8:30pm

A reading by poet & street artist BLUR.

 

Sat. 9/2

House and Home: A Writing Workshop at Crane Arts

1:30pm-3:15pm

Hosted by Maryan Nagy Captan, this free workshop will focus on exploring themes of memory, kinship, and familiar architectures.

 

Sun. 9/3

Beer & Honey: A Night of Poetry at Pentridge Station

5pm-9pm

A fundraiser & reading hosted by Apiary Magazine, featuring an open mic & featured readers from Black Boy Fly and Empty Set Press, as well as Jasmine Combs, Kai Davis, Miriam Harris, Mai Schwartz & Kirwyn Sutherland.

 

Tues. 9/5

Yolanda Wisher & The Afroeaters at Kelly Writers House

6pm-9pm

An improvisational reading by Philadelphia Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher from Maple Street Rag, a work-in-progress.

 

Wed. 9/6

Amalgam Monthly Book Club (September) at Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse

6pm-8pm

Reading the first trade volume of Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan.

 

Thurs. 9/7: DOUBLE HEADER

Herman Beavers Book Party at Kelly Writers House

6pm-9pm

In celebration of Herman Beavers’ poetry chapbook Obsidian Blues.

 

Assembly: a discussion with Michael Hardt at Wooden Shoe Books and Records

7pm-9pm

A discussion with author Michael Hardt about his book (co-authored by Antonio Negri) Assembly and “leaderless” social movements.

 

Fri. 9/8

Meanwhile, Elsewhere Launch Party at William Way LGBT Community Center

6:30pm-8:30pm

The first in a new series centered on science fiction and fantasy from transgender writers.  Featured readers include M.Tellez, Brendan Williams-Childs, Ayse Devrim, and Beckett K. Bauer.  Hosted by Cat Fitzpatrick.

 

Sat. 9/9

Book Launch: We Have the Great Discontent with John Shahidi at Ulises

4pm-6pm

The launch of We Have the Great Discontent, a book of found poetry by Joel Evey.

 

Sun. 9/10: DOUBLE HEADER

Sanctuary Series Workshop #2, feat. Alina Pleskova at Washington Square

1pm-3:30pm, $10

The second in Apiary’s series of roaming poetry workshops, this time led by Alina Pleskova & beginning at Washington Square, with an informal afterparty at Tattooed Mom.

 

George Lakey & Viking Economics: Learning from the Nordics at Big Blue Marble Bookstore

7pm-9pm

Discussion with Viking Economics author George Lakey.

 

Mon. 9/11: DOUBLE HEADER

PBQ: Saunier, Salas Rivera, Brown-Watson & Burns at Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant

7:30pm-10pm

Readings by Hayden Saunier, Raquel Salas Rivera, Kyle Brown-Watson & Steve Burns, hosted by Paul Siegell of Painted Bride Quarterly.

 

Head House Writers’ Meetup at Head House Books

7pm-8:30pm

 

Tues. 9/12: DOUBLE HEADER

Lunch with Jennifer Yu at Kelly Writers House

12pm-2pm

Lunch with young adult novelist Jennifer Yu, hosted by Jamie-Lee Josselyn.

 

Levis documentary screening & panel discussion at Community College of Philadelphia

6pm-9pm

The Philadelphia premiere of A Late Style of Fire, a documentary about the poet Larry Levis.  Followed by a panel discussion on race, class, and literary communities featuring Jacob Winterstein, Kirwyn Sutherland, Cindy Arrieu-King and Patrick Rosal.

 

Wed. 9/13: DOUBLE HEADER

The Hatchery: Mike Ingram, Gina Myers, Bud Smith at The Monkey Club

7pm-10pm

The latest edition of the Hatchery reading series by The Head & The Hand press, featuring readings by Mike Ingram, Gina Myers, Bud Smith, and a fourth reader TBD.

 

Tell Me A Story: Failed at Shot Tower Coffee

7pm-9pm, $5

An evening of true stories on a theme, hosted by Hillary Rea.  Featuring Jackie Cohen, Andy Futuro, T.J. Hurley, Steve Lippe, Carol Moog, and Pax Tandon.

 

Thurs. 9/14: TRIPLE HEADER

Philalalia Presents: Slackjaw at Temple Contemporary

4pm

Readings by Maryan Nagy Captan and Gabriel Ojeda-Sague.

 

You Can’t Kill a Poet September Reading at Tattooed Mom

8pm-10pm

Hosted by Boston Gordon, featuring a list of LGBTQ writers TBA!

 

Charmed Instruments: Editors Read at 824 S. 8th Street

7:30pm-10pm

Readings by Caroline Crumpacker, Mc Hyland and Stephen Motika.

 

Fri. 9/15: TRIPLE HEADER

The Fire Aimed: A Reading by ociele hawkins and Nico Amador at Penn LGBT Center

6:30pm-8:30pm

Readings by ociele hawkins and Nico Amador from their new collections.  Hosted by Cynthia Dewi Oka

 

Thirty West Presents #8 at Big Blue Marble Bookstore

7pm-9pm

Readings by Katherine Malozovsky, Gordon Buchan, Elaine Adamsky, Ash Miller & Nick McMenamin, followed by an open mic.  Hosted by Josh Dale of Thirty West.

 

Philalalia 2017 presents: Friday Night/Morning Glory at Sam’s Morning Glory Diner

8pm-11pm

Readings by Elisabeth Workman, Roberto Montes & Nikki Wallschlaeger of Bloof Books, and Angelo Colavita, Cynthia Jones & Patrick Blagrave of Empty Set Press.

 

Sun. 9/17

Poetry & Music Festival at Kelly Writers House

Performances by Jake Marker and Frank London, Julie Patton and Paul Van Curen, and Bob Holman and Papa Susso.

 

Tues. 9/19

Cortney Lamar Charleston: a poetry reading at Kelly Writers House

6pm-9pm

Reading by Cortney Lamar Charleston, author of Telepathologies.

 

Fri. 9/22

Adam Gopnik | At the Strangers’ Gate: Arrivals in New York at the Free Library of Philadelphia

7:30pm-9pm

Adam Gopnik in conversation with Meg Wolitzer.

 

Sat. 9/23

Finally Got the News book launch at Wooden Shoe Books and Records

7pm-9pm

Book launch for Finally Got the News: The Printed Legacy of the U.S. Radical Left, 1970-1979, with editor Brad Duncan.

 

Wed. 9/27

Monument to the Philadelphia Poet at Logan Circle

6pm-9pm

A reading curated by Yolanda Wisher, Lillian Dunn & Nicole Steinberg.

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