Nasty! A Live Reading to Benefit Planned Parenthood

Nasty! is a charity anthology benefiting Planned Parenthood showcasing stories that range from body positivity, to sexual empowerment, to overcoming adversity and beyond. This FREE live event will feature readings from the following authors:

Tara Dublin
Julie Rea
Eleanor R, Model
Jennifer Robin
Diana Kirk
Violet LeVoit

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!

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

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your friends!

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.

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your literary friends!

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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An evening of local poetry with John O. Mason

John O. Mason presents an evening of literature with local Philly poets Frank Sherlock and Irving Jones.

Frank Sherlock is the author of Life Is to Blame for EverythingSpace Between These Lines Not DedicatedOver HereThe City Real & Imagined (w/ CAConrad) and a collaboration with Brett Evans entitled Ready-to-Eat Individual. Poems beyond the page have found their forms in installations/performances/exhibitions, including Organize Your Own: The Politics & Poetics of Self-Determination. He is a 2013 Pew Fellow and 2014-15 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia.

John O. Mason will have copies of his anthology, All Of The Above, along with two other poetry volumes.

$4 Hamburgers & Vegan Burgers until midnight
$2 Narragansett Lager Tall Boys all day
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.