Tire Fire Presents: Gerard, Saul-Zerby, Crawford, & Trivedi

BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH…Tire Fire is back with live readings from Sarah Gerard, Amy Saul-Zerby, Ian Carlos Crawford, and Amish Trivedi!

Donations will be collected for Prevention Point Philadelphia, an organization providing harm reduction services to Philadelphia and the surrounding area, and will be matched by TMoms!

Doors at 7, readings start around 8.

50¢ pierogi until 10pm
Half off all drafts 5-7 & 10-11pm

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Tire Fire Presents: Abdurraqib, Sutherland, Grodstein, & Reiss

We made it through 2017! Start 2018 on a high note with readings from Hanif Abdurraqib, Kirwyn Sutherland, Lauren Grodstein & Jon Reiss. at January’s Tire Fire!

All donations collected will go to Philadelphia Community Bail Fund, who posts bail for residents of Philadelphia who cannot afford to pay bail.  They work to bring to light the inequities of the use of cash bail in Philadelphia while advocating for the abolition of bail & pretrial detention in our city.

Doors at 7, readings start around 8.

FREE Admission!
50¢ pierogi until 10pm
Half off all drafts 5-7 & 10-11pm

Femme-tastic x-mas poetry

Come celebrate the holidays by unwrapping & unravelling with local poets Alina Pleskova, Stephanie Kaylor, Raquel Salas Rivera, Raena Shirali & Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela.

There will be booze; there will be vibes; there will likely be a lot of hugging. Plus, the poets will have books for sale. Let’s get festive!!

FREE FUN!
50¢ pierogi until 10pm
Half off all drafts 5-7 & 10-11pm

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Tire Fire: November readings with Konik, Junot, Smith, & Mathieu

Tire Fire presents an evening of literature with Michael Konik, Michelle Junot, Bud Smith, & Irène Mathieu.  It’s also the Philly book release for Michael Konik’s YEAR 14, from Barrelhouse Books.

All donations collected will go to the CHOP Adolescent Initiative, who have been a leader in the evaluation, prevention, & care of adolescents living with HIV and prevention to high-risk youth. The clinic provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary primary and HIV specialty care since 1993.

Doors at 7, readings start around 8

FREE admission!
50¢ pierogi from until 10pm
Half off all drafts 5-7 & 10-11pm

Thirty West literary event

Thirty West Presents returns for an evening of poetry and live readings by local Philadelphia authors. Plus, a live art raffle will take place between readings. $3/ticket for your chance to WIN!

Featuring:
Zach Blackwood
Amy Saul-Zerby
Kat Malozovsky

An EARLY BIRD SPECIAL sale of West’s “HEAD”, as well as art prints & Thirty West merch, will be available for purchase.  Standard & limited editions of published works and trading cards will be on hand at this event.

50¢ pierogi until 10pm
Half off all drafts 5-7 & 10-11pm

It’s Called Self Expression: live readings

Alexandra Naughton is back in Philly for the wedding of her first ex-boyfriend.  Join her, and three other amazingly talented poets and writers, as they attempt to make sense of this thing called Being-An-Adult through live readings of their work.  One night only!

50¢ pierogi until 10pm
Half off all drafts 5-7 & 10-11pm

Shy Watson is a poet, bartender, & painter currently living in Philadelphia. She is the author of AWAY STATUS (Bottlecap Press 2016) & my parents were going to give me your name if i was born a boy (Bottlecap Press 2017).

Amy Saul-Zerby is a Philadelphia-based poet. Her first collection, Paper Flowers Imaginary Birds, was published by Be About It Press in 2017. Her writing has also appeared in TheNewerYork, Painted Bride Quarterly, Spy Kids Review, and The YOLO Pages, and she is managing editor of the spoken word-based publication Voicemail Poems & multimedia editor of APIARY Magazine.

Alexandra Naughton is turning 32 this year and doesn’t believe she will ever settle down or be a homeowner. Regardless, she is living her best literary life and wants to share some work with you. You should humor her.

P.E. Garcia is an editor-at-large at the Rumpus and a contributor to HTMLGiant. They have a good dog.

Mad House v.4 release party

Mad House returns to host a release party for Volume 4 of their incredible literary magazine!  Support our Philadelphia literary scene while listening to local published authors and poets.

READINGS by:
Talon Bazille-Ducheneaux
Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela
Patrick Blagrave
Mel Bentley
Jacob Camacho
Lindo Yes
Berry Grass
Kirwyn Sutherland
Amy Saul-Zerby

Copies will be for sale at the party { or claim your preorder 🙂 }