Tire Fire Presents: Butler, Sanders, Carle, & Holguin

Our February reading was so great that we had to take March off, but we’re back in April with readings from Halle Butler, Justin Sanders, K.B. Carle, and Lauren Holguin.

Doors 7 // Reading 8

This month, we’re collecting donations for Prevention Point Philadelphia, a private nonprofit organization providing harm reduction services to Philadelphia and the surrounding area. For over 20 years they have been the City of Philadelphia’s only legal syringe exchange program, but their work also includes HIV/HCV testing, case management, free medical clinics, HCV confirmatories, and referrals to inpatient, outpatient and detox programs, food, clothing and shelter and identification.

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.

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!

Accidental Player: White, Sherlock, Henriksen & Coletti

Accidental Player is back again for another fantastic event, featuring readings from Simone White, Frank Sherlock, Laura Henriksen, and John Coletti on Tuesday, April 2nd upstairs at Tattooed Mom.

Doors 7pm // Readings 8pm

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!

Tire Fire presents: Wilkinson, Flick, doaks, & Edwards

February is a drag, so we’re giving you something to look forward to: readings from Lauren Wilkinson, Sherrie Flick, celeste doaks, & Tafisha A. Edwards.

Doors 7 // Reading 8

This month, we’ll be supporting one of our favorite causes, the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund, who posts bail for residents of Philadelphia who cannot afford to pay bail and works to bring to light to the inequities of the use of cash bail in Philadelphia and to advocate for the abolition of bail and pretrial detention in our city.

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.

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!

Tire Fire Presents: Coleman, Miska, Gehringer, & Faul

WE SURVIVED 2018! TireFire Readings is so proud of you! What better way to congratulate ourselves on making it this far than readings from Tyrese Coleman, Amanda Miska, Fae Aspen Gehringer, and Prairie M. Faul!

Doors 7 // Reading 8

This month, we’ll be donating our $ to the Women’s Medical Fund, who protects and expands abortion access for low-income folks through direct service and advocacy. “We support those living in poverty who need abortion care today by providing counseling and emergency financial assistance. We support people in the future by working to expand and equalize access to abortion through lifting the insurance bans and eliminating other barriers.”

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.

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!

Accidental Player: Acker, Johnson-Valenzuela, Oka, Matthews, Frohman

Join us for the final Accidental Player of 2018 with an absolutely STACKED bill, featuring Camille Acker, Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Airea D. Matthews, and Denice Frohman.

Doors 7pm // Readings 7:30pm

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!

A Witch’s Craft: Poetry & Panel II

Come join a coven of poets & thinkers as they read their most delicious verse & discuss all their muses from beyond the veil. Celebrating the fast-approaching Samhain with another installment of A Witch’s Craft, this time featuring even more incredible writers, such as:

Angelo Colavita
Faye Marie
Rebecca Kokitus
Chris McCreary
Cody Roggio
Savannah Cooper-Ramsey
Victoria Mier
Lexi Spino
Jaime Fountaine
Kailey Tedesco
Brittany Brown

This is a free 21 + event, but event hosts will be selling a new edition of their pocket grimoires (designed by Brittany Brown) for $10. Proceeds from those sales will go to RAICES. More details to follow, so be sure to follow this event!

All are encouraged to dress up, bring ghost stories, and prepare to experience something truly phantasmagorical.

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

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your witchy pals!

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.