You Can’t Kill A Poet: Pride Edition

Wanna kick off Pride weekend in Philly right? Come party with some queer and trans poets. We’re gonna hang at TMoms and share some words and bask in a room full of queer joy. Masks are welcome!

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 2ND
DOORS @ 7:30pm + SHOW 8PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN
RSVP: FB EVENT

 

Featuring:
Lauren Yates
Stephen Ira
Will Newman
Lydia Host
Inez Cavalho
Zach Blackwood

 

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.

?th Annual Rock and Roll Reading: AWP Offsite Event

A dozen or so writers from across the country read work about or inspired by Rock and Roll (or any of its precursors or offshoots). Each writer reads for just the length of a song.

 

Saturday, March 26th
3-5pm
NO COVER // FREE FUN
RSVP: FB EVENT

 

Featuring:
Nicky Beer
Kira Bell
Chelsea Biondolillo
Jenny May Brown
Aaron Burch
Blake Chernin
Celeste Doaks
Charlie J. Eskew
Jaime Fountaine
Megan Culhane Galbraith
Aubrey Hirsch
Dave Housley
Caroline Kim
Natalie Lima

 

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.

Tire Fire & Mason Jar Press Present: AWP Offsite Reading

TIRE FIRE in conjunction with our dear friends MASON JAR PRESS presents our first reading in TWO YEARS, which just so happens to coincide with AWP. How convenient! TIRE FIRE is finally back home, upstairs at beautiful Tattooed Moms, with four incredible readers!

 

Thursday, March 24th
8-10pm
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:

SARA LIPPMANN is the author of the story collections JERKS (Mason Jar Press, 2022) and Doll Palace (Dock Street Press), long-listed for the 2015 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. She was awarded an artist’s fellowship in fiction from New York Foundation for the Arts, and her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Millions, Fourth Genre, Slice Magazine, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Diagram, Squalorly and elsewhere. She’s landed on Wigleaf’s Top 50, and her stories have been anthologized in Mamas and Papas: On the Sublime and Heartbreaking Art of Parenting (San Diego City Works Press) and forthcoming in New Voices: Contemporary Voices Confronting the Holocaust (Blue Lyra Press) and Best Small Fictions 2020 (Sonder Press). Raised outside of Philadelphia, she teaches in Brooklyn where she lives with her family and co-hosts the Sunday Salon NYC. Find her on Twitter: @saralippmann.

 

MIKE INGRAM’s stories and essays have appeared in publications including The North American Review, The Smart Set, EPOCH, and Medium’s Human Parts. He lives in Philadelphia, where he is an associate professor in the English department at Temple University, and co-host of the Book Fight podcast. He’s also a founding editor of Barrelhouse Magazine, and currently serves as its books editor. He usually co-hosts Tire Fire, but he’s got a BOOK OUT, Notes From the Road (Awst 2022), and we wanted to show him off. You can find him on Instagram and/or Twitter: @mikeingram00@mikeingram00.

 

CHRISTOPHER GONZALEZ is the author of I’M NOT HUNGRY BUT I COULD EAT (SFWP, 2021) and a co-fiction editor of Barrelhouse Magazine. His writing has appeared in The Nation, Split Lip, Cosmonauts Avenue, Best Small Fictions, Forward: 21st Century Flash Fiction, and elsewhere. Raised in Cleveland, he now lives in Brooklyn, NY and spends his waking hours tweeting about Oscar Isaac, book publishing, trash television, and Popeyes’ Spicy Chicken Sandwich. You can find him on Instagram and/or Twitter: @livesinpages / @livesinpages.

 

MONICA PRINCE teaches activist and performance writing at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. She is the author of How to Exterminate the Black Woman: A Choreopoem ([PANK], 2020), Instructions for Temporary Survival (Red Mountain Press, 2019), and Letters from the Other Woman (Grey Book Press, 2018). She is the managing editor of the SFWP Quarterly, and the co-author of the suffrage play, Pageant of Agitating Women, with Anna Andes. Her work appears in Wildness, The Missouri Review, The Texas Review, The Rumpus, MadCap Review, American Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. You can find her on Instagram and/or Twitter: @poetic_moni@poetic_moni.

 

Since we know traveling to Philadelphia and buying a million new books (and don’t even get us started on actually registering for a conference!) is costly, instead of taking up our usual collection, we encourage you to donate a few spare bucks or a hand to your local mutual aid groups when you’re able.

You Can’t Kill A Poet: AWP Offsite Reading

The RETURN of You Can’t Kill A Poet is finally here! YCKAP is a reading for queer and trans poets!

 

Wednesday, March 23rd
7:30-10pm
NO COVER // FREE FUN
RSVP: FB EVENT

 

Featuring:
Quinn Rodriguez
Sawyer Lovett
Cate McLaughlin
Nora Hikari
Boston Gordon
Will Newman

 

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.

You Can’t Kill A Poet // February 2020

You Can’t Kill A Poet is back at it in the new decade! Come out and hear some of your fav local queer and trans poets and feel the queer magic.

Doors 7:30pm // Reading 8pm
Free & 21+

Norabot
J Kindt
Fiorella Flowers
Demetra Davis
Ry
Maze
Meg Pendoley

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

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

You Can’t Kill A Poet: December 2019

Celebrate another night of queer joy with You Can’t Kill a Poet! Join us for readings from queer and/or trans readers! Come hang with us and listen to some rad voices! Enjoy Tattooed Mom’s Taco Tuesday! Buy some chapbooks as presents for your people! Party like it’s the last YCKAP reading of 2019—because it is!

Doors 7:30pm // Reading 8pm
Free & 21+

READERS TBA

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!

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!

‘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!

You Can’t Kill a Poet: Autumnal Equinox Edition

You Can’t Kill a Poet is back from summer hiatus to bring you a line-up of totally badass queer and trans poets. Let’s celebrate being back in the swing of things & experience another evening of queer joy and authentic writing together at TMOMs!

Doors 7:30pm // Reading 8pm
Free & 21+

Madelynn Nieves
Tie
amber auslander
Nora Hikari Shao
June Gehringer
K. Johnson
Boston Gordon

Enjoy this event with our 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!

The Mason Jar Press: Novella Tour Kick-Off!

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.

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!