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January 2019

Tire Fire Presents: Coleman, Miska, Gehringer, & Faul

ThuThu
January 24January 24
7:00 pm10:00 pm

WE SURVIVED 2018! TireFire Readings is so proud of you! What better way to congratulate ourselves on making it this far than readings from Tyrese Coleman, Amanda Miska, Fae Aspen Gehringer, and Prairie M. Faul!

Doors 7 // Reading 8

This month, we’ll be donating our $ to the Women’s Medical Fund, who protects and expands abortion access for low-income folks through direct service and advocacy. “We support those living in poverty who need abortion care today by providing counseling and emergency financial assistance. We support people in the future by working to expand and equalize access to abortion through lifting the insurance bans and eliminating other barriers.”

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.

Enjoy this event with our Pierogi Thursday specials:
50¢ pierogi from noon-10pm
& half off all drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

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February 2019

Tire Fire presents: Wilkinson, Flick, doaks, & Edwards

ThuThu
February 28February 28
7:00 pm11:00 pm

February is a drag, so we’re giving you something to look forward to: readings from Lauren Wilkinson, Sherrie Flick, celeste doaks, & Tafisha A. Edwards.

Doors 7 // Reading 8

This month, we’ll be supporting one of our favorite causes, the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund, who posts bail for residents of Philadelphia who cannot afford to pay bail and works to bring to light to the inequities of the use of cash bail in Philadelphia and to advocate for the abolition of bail and pretrial detention in our city.

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.

Enjoy this event with our Pierogi Thursday specials:
50¢ pierogi from noon-10pm
& half off all drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

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March 2019

A Celebration of World Poetry Day at Tattooed Mom!

ThuThu
March 21March 21
7:00 pm10:30 pm

Join us for the first ever Tattooed Mom curated Celebration of World Poetry Day!

For this event, we hand picked a few of our favorite local poets and asked that they each pick a poet whose work inspired them, whose words they wanted to lift up, and whose poetry deserves recognition. The resulting line-up is an astonishing & diverse group of voices, all converging at Tattooed Mom on March 21st, celebrating the internationally recognized World Poetry Day.

Doors 7pm // Event 8pm
Free // 21+

Featuring:

Raquel Salas-Rivera
Shanel Edwards*
Boston Gordon
Quinn Rodriguez**
Kirwyn Sutherland
Sojourner Ahebee***
Gina Myers
Zach Blackwood****

Hosted by Jaime Fountaine
Flyer by Sarah Cowell

*Chosen by Raquel Salas-Rivera
**Chosen by Boston Gordon
***Chosen by Kirwyn Sutherland
****Chosen by Gina Myers

Enjoy this event with our Pierogi Thursday specials:
50¢ vegan potato & onion pierogi from noon-10pm
& half off all drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your poetry-loving pals!

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April 2019

Tire Fire Presents: Butler, Sanders, Carle, & Holguin

ThuThu
April 11April 11
7:00 pm10:00 pm

Our February reading was so great that we had to take March off, but we’re back in April with readings from Halle Butler, Justin Sanders, K.B. Carle, and Lauren Holguin.

Doors 7 // Reading 8

This month, we’re collecting donations for Prevention Point Philadelphia, a private nonprofit organization providing harm reduction services to Philadelphia and the surrounding area. For over 20 years they have been the City of Philadelphia’s only legal syringe exchange program, but their work also includes HIV/HCV testing, case management, free medical clinics, HCV confirmatories, and referrals to inpatient, outpatient and detox programs, food, clothing and shelter and identification.

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.

Enjoy this event with our Pierogi Thursday specials:
50¢ pierogi from noon-10pm
& half off all drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

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May 2019

Tire Fire Presents: Washuta, Mathieu, Shirali, & Stone

ThuThu
May 16May 16
7:00 pm10:00 pm

Guess what guess what guess what guess what? TireFire Readings is going big before we break for the summer with readings from Elissa Washuta, Irène Mathieu, Raena Shirali, & Nomi Stone.

Doors 7 // Reading 8

This month, all donations will go to PA Adapt, “a grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”

Enjoy this event with our Pierogi Thursday specials:
50¢ pierogi from noon-10pm
& half off all drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

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July 2019

The Mason Jar Press: Novella Tour Kick-Off!

TueTue
July 16July 16
7:00 pm10:00 pm

The Mason Jar Press Novella series is coming out Tuesday, July 16th, and we’re celebrating their release with a tour kick-off at Tattooed Mom!

Celebrate the release of three novellas from three amazing writers: The Couples by Nicole Callihan, Manhunt by Jaime Fountaine (host of the popular TMOMs literary series Tire Fire), and All Friends are Necessary by Tomas Moniz (all Mason Jar Press, 2019). Chosen during an open submission period out of hundreds of submissions, these thematically linked pieces speak to one another while containing a strength and style all their own.
THE COUPLES, by Nicole Callihan, finds the protagonist at a crossroads in her marriage and her family life, remembering and reexperiencing her first relationship and all the damage her youth imparted upon her.

Tomas Moniz’s ALL FRIENDS ARE NECESSARY follows a young man in San Francisco as he navigates love, addiction, and the struggles of early adulthood on his way to maturity and independence.

In Jaime Fountaine’s MANHUNT, a girl spends the summer she’s thirteen negotiating a place for herself in her body, her neighborhood, her family, and the world.

You can purchase these titles from Mason Jar Press.

Mason Jar Press is an independent press based out of beautiful Baltimore, MD. They specialize in full-length publications and handmade, limited edition chapbooks by established as well as emerging writers. If you enjoy strong, straight-forward poetry and prose that’s just a little off, then they’ve got something for you.

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September 2019

Tire Fire Presents: Etter, Grass, Garcia, & Gonzalez

ThuThu
September 12September 12
7:00 pm10:00 pm

FRIENDS, IT’S TIME. (Or well, it will be.) TIRE FIRE IS BACK!

It is our GREAT HONOR to celebrate Sarah Rose Etter‘s THE BOOK OF X, and Berry Grass‘s HALL OF WATERS, with the help of P.E. Garcia and Chris Gonzalez. Bask in the glory from a bumper car!

Doors 7 // Reading 8

This month, they’ll be raising funds for the Women’s Medical Fund, who protects and expands abortion access for low-income folks through direct service and advocacy. “We support those living in poverty who need abortion care today by providing counseling and emergency financial assistance. We support people in the future by working to expand and equalize access to abortion through lifting the insurance bans and eliminating other barriers.”

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.

Enjoy this event with our Pierogi Thursday specials:
50¢ pierogi from noon-10pm
& half off all drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

Find out more »
October 2019

Tire Fire Presents: Barton, Brown, & Valente

ThuThu
October 24October 24
7:00 pm10:00 pm

OCTOBER TIRE FIRE! OCTOBER TIRE FIRE! OCTOBER TIRE FIRE! Tyler Gof Barton! Joanna C. Valente! Thea Brown! OCTOBER TIRE FIRE!

Doors 7 // Reading 8

This month, Tire Fire is raising money for The Attic Youth Center, “the only organization in Philadelphia exclusively serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The Attic’s goal is to reduce the isolation felt by LGBTQ youth by providing a sense of community and developing programs and services to counteract the prejudice and oppression that LGBTQ youth often face. All Attic programming is based on a youth development model and aims to build community, reduce isolation, combat homophobia, promote knowledge and life skills, and develop future leaders.”

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.

Enjoy this event with our Pierogi Thursday specials:
50¢ pierogi from noon-10pm
& half off all drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

Find out more »
November 2019

Tire Fire Presents: Austin, Older, Jacobs, & Mendelsohn

ThuThu
November 21November 21
7:00 pm10:00 pm

The end of 2019 is closing in, but we’ve got one more Tire Fire before the holidays! Join us for readings from Ron Austin, Malka Older, Simon Jacobs, and Tyler Mendelsohn on Thursday, November 21st at Tattooed Mom!

Doors 7 // Reading 8

This month, we’ll be supporting one of our favorite causes, the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund, who posts bail for residents of Philadelphia who cannot afford to pay bail and works to bring to light to the inequities of the use of cash bail in Philadelphia and to advocate for the abolition of bail and pretrial detention in our city.

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.

Enjoy this event with our Pierogi Thursday specials:
50¢ pierogi from noon-10pm
& half off all drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

Find out more »

January 2020

Tire Fire Presents: Chau, Housley, McShea, & Jefferson

ThuThu
January 23January 23
7:00 pm10:00 pm

Tire Fire is starting 2020 off right — a few weeks in, amongst friends, with fried potatoes. Join us for readings from Bonnie Chau, Dave Housley, Megan McShea, & Cija A. Jefferson.

Doors 7 // Reading 8

This month, we’ll be raising money for Spiral Q — an organization that “lives at the intersection of arts and social justice. Established in 1996, Spiral Q uses popular arts (parades, print, pageantry, puppets) to build an urban arts democracy rooted in principles of accessibility, inclusion, self-determination, collaboration, sustainability, and life long learning.”

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.

Enjoy this event with our Pierogi Thursday specials:
50¢ pierogi from noon-10pm
& half off all drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

Find out more »

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