When There Is No One and There Is Everyone: Poetry, Drag & Art

Celebrate the release of Rex Renee Leonowitch‘s new book of poetry and illustrations, When There Is No One And There Is Everyone, with an evening of poetry, drag, music & art.

The event will feature readings and performances using drag, music, poetry, and visual art/digital media to pay homage to events & people who, through their protest, grief, triumph & lust for life, shape our world for the better.

REX RENEE LEONOWICZ is a multimedia artist, performer, writer, and activist from Queens, New York. As a poor/working class, trans/nonbinary femme, Rex’s art and performance work is grounded in a politics of radical resistance, healing, and witness. Rex is a gender-bending, genre-blending artist whose work critically responds to the relationships people on the margins have with our surroundings and each other.
http://www.rexylafemme.tumblr.com/

OKI SOGUMI was born in Seoul, South Korea as military dictatorship ended. She writes poetry and fiction, and her forthcoming speculative novella is about giant insects, migration, time travel, oceanic feelings, wellness, and both the limits and possibilities of relations like friendship. She currently resides in Philadelphia.

AMY SAUL-ZERBY‘s first poetry collection Paper Flowers Imaginary Birds was published by Be About It Press in 2017. Her work has also appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly, Spy Kids Review, Mad House & TheNewerYork. She is editor in chief of Voicemail Poems, multimedia editor at Apiary Magazine, and a contributing writer at Fields Magazine.

$4 Hamburgers & Vegan Burgers until midnight (try our Burger of the Month!)
$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.

Tire Fire Presents: Bomer, Housely, Sutherland, Eckes

Tire Fire is back with a great lineup of some favorites!  Paula Bomer, Dave Housley, Kirwyn Sutherland, and Ryan Eckes bring verbal evidence of the absolute refinement in the Philadelphia literary scene.

This month, they’re supporting CAIR – Philadelphia Chapter, whose mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. With Civil Rights Advocacy, Media, Interfaith, Education and Youth Leadership, CAIR-Philadelphia brings an Assertive Muslim American Perspective to the Table. And as always, the bar will be matching all of their donations.

Support local authors….grab up a copy of Barrelhouse Magazine and be sure to get your copy of the authors’ works today!

Doors at 7, reading around 8.

50¢ pierogi until 10pm. Check out our NEW VEGAN signature potato & onion pierogis.
Half off all drafts 5-7 & 10-11pm

Fields Magazine Issue 7: release party

Fields Magazine, an independent arts journal printed twice yearly, is releasing its 7th issue, and they’re throwing a release party!

Within the pages of this journal are stories of up-and-coming artists told through interviews and profiles, showcases of original artwork, short fiction, and poetry.

Featured readings & performances by Philly-based artists:
Amy Saul-Zerby
P.E. Garcia
Gina Myers
Jaime Fountaine

FREE admission
$14 to take home your own copy of Issue 7!  (Venmo, Paypal, or cash will be accepted at the event.)

Check out the FREE arts & crafts downstairs!
$2 Pabst Blue Ribbon 16oz. pounders
1/2 price tater tots: your choice of original, cheesy, poutine, BBQ or parmesan pepper!

Philadelphia local authors: Poetry reading and Glass Actress book release

Celebrate Nicole Steinberg’s new full-length poetry collection, GLASS ACTRESS (out on February 15), with a night of poetry from local Philadelphia poets and authors.  Support your local literary scene and bask in the beauty that is Philadelphia poetry!

Featuring:
RYAN ECKES
RACHEL MILLIGAN
GABRIEL OJEDA-SAGUE
NICOLE STEINBERG
KIRWYN SUTHERLAND

Doors @ 7 p.m. / Readings at 7:45
50¢ pierogi until 10pm
Half off all drafts 5-7 & 10-11pm