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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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.

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

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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