The Illibuck Reading: AWP Offsite Event

Please join us for the first-ever Illibuck Reading at the 2022 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Philadelphia, PA!

 

The Illibuck Reading takes its name from the trophy awarded to the winner of the Fighting Illini and the Ohio State Buckeyes football rivalry game. While we won’t have any turtle-shaped trophies, we are proud to be able to feature talented writers from both MFA programs.

 

This lively reading will feature six poets and fiction writers from the Ohio State University and the University of Illinois.

 

Friday, March 25th
6-7:30pm
NO COVER // FREE FUN
RSVP: FB EVENT

 

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.
Note: At this time, proof of vaccination is also required for entry.

 

READERS:

Drew Buxton‘s work has been featured in Joyland, Hobart, Vice, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn among other publications. He was awarded Best Short Script at both the Independent Horror Movie Awards and the Peephole Filmfest. He’s from Texas. Find him at drewbuxton.com and on Instagram @doastories and Twitter @doastories.

 

Liz Harms is an MFA Poetry Candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she currently serves as the Assistant Poetry Editor for Ninth Letter. Her poems appear in Three Elements Review, Noble / Gas Qtrly, and Duende.

 

Sahalie Martin is an Oregon-born writer currently residing in Columbus, OH. She received her BFA in Writing from Emerson College and is a current MFA in Fiction candidate at Ohio State University. She has work in or upcoming from Cleaver Magazine, Hobart After Dark, No Contact, and Writer’s Digest. She blogs about living with chronic illness at sahalieangellmartin.com.

 

Aline Mello is a Brazilian writer and editor. She is an Undocupoet fellow and a poetry student at The Ohio State University MFA. Her debut collection More Salt Than Diamond comes out on March 15th, 2022 from Andrews McMeel. Find her on Instagram @thealinemello and Twitter @thealinemello.

 

Chris Vanjonack is an M.F.A. candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an
editorial assistant for Ninth Letter, and a former language arts teacher from Fort Collins, Colorado. He is a recipient of the 2020 AWP Intro Journals Award, and his fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared or are forthcoming in One Story, Barrelhouse, The Rumpus, CRAFT Literary, Diagram, and elsewhere. Find him on Instagram @chris_vanjonack, Twitter @chrisvanjonack and read his work at chrisvanjonack.com.

 

Isaac Willis is a poet from downstate Illinois. An MFA candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he serves as Assistant Poetry Editor for Ninth Letter. His own poems can be found in The Cresset, Spoon River Poetry Review, and in Tania Runyan’s How to Write a Form Poem.

Tire Fire Presents: Sparks, Campbell, & Graham

We’ve got a very special BURGER WEDNESDAY Tire Fire Readings for February, with our dear friends Amber Sparks, Tara Campbell, and Chelsea Graham.

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 Burger Wednesday specials:
$4 Mom’s Beef Burgers & Mom’s Vegan Burgers
$2 Narragansett Lager Tall Boys
a special Burger of the Month
& half price drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

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

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!

Tragic: The Gathering Presents: Zefyr Lisowski’s BLOOD BOX Tour

Tragic: the Gathering, an occasional reading series for transgender writers, hosted by Berry Grass, is back for 2020! And we’re celebrating Zefyr Lisowski‘s new book, “Blood Box” (Black Lawrence Press)!

UPSTAIRS // FREE w/ SUGGESTED DONATION // 21+

Doors 7pm // Readings 8pm

Featuring:
Zefyr Lisowski
lii xu
Berry Grass

ACCESSIBILITY NOTE: The event is upstairs at Tattooed Mom, all the way in the back room. This space a full flight of stairs with no elevator, and seating is limited.

Enjoy this event with our Meatless Monday specials:
1/2 off our full veggie menu noon-10pm
& half price drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

What’s in a Name? A Poetry + Art Show Centering Trans/Queer Artists

Celebrate the voices of local queer and trans artists with us on Tuesday, 11/26 at Tattooed Mom! There will be food, there will be drinks, and all donations will be split between artists & The Attic Youth Center! This event is the second installation in the “What’s in a Name?” series, which is focused on centering and highlighting trans/queer artists!

Where: Upstairs back room at Tattooed Mom.
When: Tuesday, 11/26 from 6-10pm
More info: 21+ with valid I.D.

**There is a suggested donation of $5-$10 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.**

Featuring poetry from:
Ari Gutierrez-Sanchez
Ronny
& James Reece

And featuring art by:
Maggie Loesch
Sardis Disla
Natalie Mallinoff
Charlie Catacalos
James Reese
Caroline Oddo

Enjoy this event with our Taco Tuesday specials:
$1 Tacos
$2.50 Tecate
a special Taco of the Month,
& half price drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

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

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!

Flood Moon Poetry Reading

Join local poets Kailey Tedesco, Carl Moon, and Lindsey Warren for a poetry reading at Tattooed Mom! Come on upstairs where there are delicious cocktails, a funky atmosphere, and stirring poetry!

FREE // UPSTAIRS // 21+

Doors 6pm // Reading 7-10pm

Featuring:
Kailey Tedesco
Carl Moon
& Lindsey Warren

Enjoy this event with Tattooed Mom’s Pierogi Thursday specials:
50¢ vegan potato & onion pierogi from noon-10pm
& half price drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

Tire Fire Presents: Barton, Brown, & Valente

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!

‘at the water’s edge’ Book Launch

Come out to Tattooed Mom to support and help launch the new release from local Rhythm & Bones Press author Nadia Gerassimenko!

FREE // 21+ // UPSTAIRS

Nadia will be reading from her second chapbook ‘at the water’s edge‘, a collection of poems about trauma and all the ways it can manifest in the body – be it emotional, medical, sexual – and also about forgiveness, finding the strength to forgive others and yourself. Featuring special guest readers Sarah Nichols and R&B founder/editor-in-chief Tianna G. Hansen.

Enjoy this event with TMOMs’ tasty food & drink menu,
pus half price drafts after the event from 5-7pm & 10-11pm.

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

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

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!