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Tire Fire Presents: Difrancesco, Longmire, & VandeZande

October 24October 24
6:30 pm9:00 pm

WE ARE HAVING ANOTHER TIRE FIRE! We know, we know, it’s been too long since you plopped down in a bumper car at Tattooed Mom and ate tots at one of your favorite writers. Why not remedy that by joining us on a rare Monday night for readings from local treasure WARREN C. LONGMIRE, visiting favorite ZACH VANDEZANDE, and, brand new to Philly, the great ALEX DIFRANCESCO!


DOORS @ 6:30PM + SHOW @ 7PM


Tattooed Mom will be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.
Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

Get to know our authors:

ALEX DIFRANCESCO is the author of Psychopomps, All City, and Transmutation. They are a 2022 recipient of the Ohio Arts Council’s Individual Excellence Award, as well as the first transgender awards finalist in over 80 years of the Ohioana Book Awards.


WARREN C. LONGMIRE is a poet, a software engineer, and an educator from the bad part of North Philadelphia. He is the co-founder of the Excelano Project Spoken Word Collective and former contributing editor for Apiary Magazine. He’s currently a board member for Blue Stoop. You can find Warren’s workin journals including American Poetry Review, Cartridge Lit, and Prolit Magazine as well as the Best American Poetry 2021 Anthology. Open Source (Radiator Press), his first full length collection, was released in the winter of 2021.


ZACH VANDEZANDE is a lapsed academic living in Burlington, VT, though he’s also called DC, NC, WA, and TX home. He’s also a teacher and an editor. He is the author of a novel, Apathy and Paying Rent (Loose Teeth Press, 2008), and two short story collections, Liminal Domestic: Stories (Gold Wake Press, 2019) and the forthcoming Lesser American Boys (Mason Jar Press, 2022). He knows all the dogs in his neighborhood.


Accessibility Note: reading is upstairs and non-bumper car seating is limited, and tends to be first-come, first-serve. If you need assistance or accommodations, please let us know