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!

Yes, We Are Alive! Readings

Yes, We Are Alive” is a reading event focused on being joyfully alive in a time when that may feel difficult. This reading celebrates the existence of its beautiful readers and the existence of all those in attendance. It is a way for all of us to say, loudly and exuberantly: we are here, and we are alive!

that’s right y’all, it’s a dang
P~O~E~T~R~Y N~I~G~H~T
ft. some of the most beautiful superstars of phila-lit, including:

Prairie M. Faul
Zach Blackwood
p.e. garcia
Berry Grass
Laura Kochman
Rachel Milligan
and, of course,
Fae Gehringer & Faye Chevalier!

Enjoy half off all drafts before and after this event from 5-7pm and 10-11pm
+ $2 PBR tall boys & half priced tots 7pm-close.

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!

Cheap Yellow Book Release Party & Poetry Reading

NOTE: Due to winter storm weather the readers will not be able to make to Philadelphia. This event is POSTPONED and will be rescheduled for May. Watch this space for a new date!

Come out and support our talented Philadelphia poets for an evening of live readings & poetry, and celebrate as Shy Watson releases their new poetry collection, Cheap Yellow.

Bound books & zines will be available for purchase…get the authors to sign them before they’re too famous for TMoms!

amy saul-zerby
prairie m faul
zach blackwood 
ash strange
ted tarnovski
shy watson

FREE admission!
Starts at 7pm

$4 Mom’s Burgers & Mom’s 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.

Mad House v.4 release party

Mad House returns to host a release party for Volume 4 of their incredible literary magazine!  Support our Philadelphia literary scene while listening to local published authors and poets.

READINGS by:
Talon Bazille-Ducheneaux
Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela
Patrick Blagrave
Mel Bentley
Jacob Camacho
Lindo Yes
Berry Grass
Kirwyn Sutherland
Amy Saul-Zerby

Copies will be for sale at the party { or claim your preorder 🙂 }