Accidental Player: Alessandrelli, Longmire, Johnson, Davids & Johnson-Valenzuela

Accidental Player is back at TMOMs for an exciting night of readings, featuring Jeff Alessandrelli, Warren C. Longmire, Jeff T. Johnson, Christy Davids, and Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela.

Doors 7pm // Readings 8pm

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

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Stone the Crows: Poetry and Prose

Stone the Crows is all about surprises. Talk about weather with scrub jays, and listen to some prose and poetry and prettiness and putridity with a handful of writerly pups. Hang out with Meow Meow Pow Pow and HOOT Review, as well as poets and prose-r-s ™ as they read selections from their dope collections and scrounge up some trouble. Drink half priced drafts & grab some free literary goodies!

Readings by these miraculous and wonderful people:
Brian Alan Ellis
Bud Smith
Amy Saul-Zerby
Cassandra Panek
Jane-Rebecca Cannarella
Benjamin DeVos
Angelo Colavita

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

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I Am Not Famous Anymore: Poems After Shia LaBeouf Book Launch

Celebrate the release of Erin Dorney’s debut collection, “I Am Not Famous Anymore: Poems after Shia LaBeouf,” with poetry, pierogi, and pints!

Presented by Mason Jar Press
Hosted by Jaime Fountaine
Readings by Jim WarnerGina Myers, & Erin Dorney

Available now from Mason Jar Press, Erin Dorney’s debut is a collection of erasure poems sourced from media interviews with Shia LaBeouf. Erasure is a form of poetry created by erasing words from an existing text and framing the result on the page as a poem. The poems in “I Am Not Famous Anymore” are sourced from interviews published in Rolling Stone, Dazed, GQ, The Guardian, The New York Times, Playboy, and Cosmo Girl, among other publications.

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

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Jeremy M. Brownlowe: An Evening of Poetry & Performance

Jeremy M. Brownlowe travels the country under the moniker “Typewriter Troubadour,” composing original pieces of poetry on a manual typewriter for curious pedestrians. This event marks the release of his debut, Angels of the Underground, a collection of rich, raw, and tender poems from an explorer navigating new frontiers of gender identity, sexuality, and human relationship.

Set in New York City, Angels offers Brownlowe’s unique perspective as a trans guy through unflinching portraits of male vulnerability, queerness, addiction, lost love, and modern alienation. With humor, grit, and ease, Brownlowe weaves stories of the neglected subjects of the City, taking notes in poems, which he offers up to us in this compelling collection.

This event will also feature readings by local Philadelphia poets:
Author Cashmere
LindoYes 
Amber Renee
Cynthia Jones
Ari

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

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Breadcrumbs Magazine Reading

Join us for Breadcrumbs’ first Philly reading! It should be a fantastic night of poetry, prose, and drinks! We’ll have copies of our new zine, The Path, on sale, alongside some t-shirts and posters.

Performers Include:
Josh Dale
Bob Raymonda
Maddie Anthes
Christopher D. Diccico
Richelle Ko
Nicholas Perilli
Gabriela Basyuk
Boston Gordon
Lilith Kulp
Gage Mondok

Breadcrumbs Mag is an online literary & arts blog that acts as an exercise in motivation and shared inspiration, a chance to create when otherwise your professional life might not give you reason to, an outlet to plant the seeds of an idea and watch where they can go — through your own mind or someone else’s.

Enjoy half off all drafts before and after the event from 5-7pm and 10-11pm.

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Tire Fire Presents: Pico, Arnett, Salas Rivera, & Osmundson

Here to usher us into spring, Tire Fire is back with a Whiting Award winner & his Food 4 Thot co-host, the Philly Poet Laureate, and a fiction writer/twitter genius.

LINEUP:
Tommy Pico
Kristen Arnett
Raquel Salas Rivera
Joseph Osmundson

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

Donations will be collected for Project SAFE, an all-volunteer grassroots organization providing advocacy and support for women working in street economies. SAFE’s mission is to promote human rights-based public health among women working in the sex and drug trades on the street in Philadelphia.

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Cheap Yellow Book Release Party

Shy Watson is stopping by for a reading of her new book, Cheap Yellow! She will be joined by other local poets & will have copies of the book available for sale!

Shy’s poems are abruptly smart, a little violent, devious and ongoing, legendary, mythic, not prosey though a little like the voice of god if god decided to speak more collectively for a while. Shy’s poems to me are so so worth it.
And they are crafty – also like god.
—Eileen Myles, author of Afterglow

Roster:
Amy Saul-Zerby
Prairie M. Faul
Zach Blackwood
Ash Strange
Ted Tarnovski
Shy Watson

Enjoy this event with our Burger Wednesday specials:
$4 Burgers
$2 Narragansett Lager Tall Boys
Half off all drafts 5-7 and 10-11pm
& check out May’s Burger of the Month, DUDES: friend green tomato, crisp red cabbage & apple slaw, and smokey red pepper mayo

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Lo Terciario / The Tertiary / Philly Book Release

Readers:
Kirwyn Sutherland
Raena Shirali
Ashley Davis

Frank Sherlock
Sanam Sheriff
Gabriel Ojeda-Sague

Written in response the PROMESA bill (Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act) bill,
Raquel Salas Rivera’s
LO TERCIARIO/THE TERTIARY
offers a decolonial queer critique and reconsideration of Marx. The book’s titles come from Pedro Scaron’s, El Capital, the 1976 translation of Karl Marx’s classic. Published by Siglo Veintiuno Editores, this translation was commonly used by the Puerto Rican left as part of political formation programs. Lo terciario/the tertiary places this text in relation to the Puerto Rican debt crisis, forcing readers to reconsider old questions when facing colonialism’s newest horrors.

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

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Tire Fire Presents: McAllister, Brady, Perch, & Captan

Our flagship literary reading series Tire Fire is back with another stellar line up of writers to kick off the spring season at Mom’s. This month’s line up includes:
TOM MCALLISTER is the author of the novels How to Be Safe and The Young Widower’s Handbook. He co-hosts the Book Fight! podcast and works as non-fiction editor for Barrelhouse. He lives in New Jersey and teaches at Temple University.DAN BRADY is the author of the poetry collection Strange Children, forthcoming from Publishing Genius in 2018, and two chapbooks, Cabin Fever / Fossil Record (Flying Guillotine Press) and Leroy Sequences (Horse Less Press). He is the poetry editor of Barrelhouse and lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and two kids.

JULIA PERCH is a queer and femme-identified editor, essayist, and poet living and working in West Philly. Her work has appeared in Philadelphia Stories, bedfellows, Word Riot, Shape Magazine, Prick of the Spindle, and others. She runs a low-key poetry vlog and deciphers dreams on Instagram, and tweets about The Bachelor franchise from a feminist lens.

MARYAN NAGY CAPTAN is an Egyptian-American poet, educator, and performer. She is the former art director at APIARY Magazine and teaches experimental writing with The Head & The Hand Press. She is the author of copy/body (Empty Set Press) and is an alumni of The Disquiet International Literary Program. Her work can be found in Mad House, AJAR, APIARY Magazine, Boneless/Skinless, and Sundog Lit.

Your generous donations this month will go to help support the good work of  The Philadelphia Student Union, a youth-led organization that exists to build the power of young people to demand a high quality education in the Philadelphia public school system. Through leadership development, media making, organizer training and political education the Philadelphia Student Union gives young people the tools and support they need to be leaders in their schools and communities. We are proud to match every donation dollar for dollar!

Upstairs opens at 6PM, but our “doors” open at 7, and the reading starts around 8.

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.