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.

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You Can’t Kill A Poet: November 2018

You Can’t Kill A Poet is back & bringing you more readings from queer and/or trans poets and writers! Their last event at Tattooed Mom was their 4 year anniversary celebration, so let’s keep the party going! You will actually laugh & cry while smothering dollar tacos in hot sauce, so join your community in celebrating the voices of queer and trans artists!

Doors 7:30pm // Reading 8pm
Free & 21+

Reader’s List:
Briyana D. Clarel
Dani Patrascu
Sunday Mourning
JuJu Bey
Quinn Rodriguez
Virgo Angel
Ari Temple

Enjoy this event with our Taco Tuesday specials:
$1 Tacos
$2.50 Tecate
& half off all drafts 5-7 & 10-11pm

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Mouthguard: A Reading with Sadie Dupris

Sadie Dupuis is bringing her debut poetry collection, Mouthguard, to Tattooed Mom!
Mouthguard is out now from Gramma Press, and trust us when we say you won’t want to miss this collision of the Philadelphia lit world & the Philadelphia music scene!

This event is co-sponsored by Accidental Player & will be hosted by the ever-fantastic Gina Myers!
This event is free & 21+

Featuring:
Zach Blackwood
& MORE TBA!

Enjoy this event with our Meatless Mondays specials:
1/2 off our full veggie menu noon-10pm
& half off all drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

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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

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You Can’t Kill A Poet: 4 Year Anniversary

You Can’t Kill A Poet is back at Tattooed Mom to celebrate 4 years of LGBTQ literary events & readers! Come out to see these queer and trans poets pour their guts out on the mic. We love our community and we can’t wait to celebrate with you.

Doors 7:30pm // Reading 8pm
Free & 21+

Reader’s List:
Julia Perch
P.E. Garcia
Karen E. Johnson
Genise Deal
Sawyer Lovett
& MORE!

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

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Slam Poets to End Sexual Violence

Join us for a night of slam poetry featuring artists from all around Philadelphia, coming together in the mission to end sexual violence. Elephant Room Productions is teaming up with Tattooed Mom for this powerful night of spoken-word performances. As part of our commitment to using art for social change, a portion of the funds raised will go to support WOAR – Women Organized Against Rape.

Gary Lee Map
Asharee Greer
Lisa Wilson
Lauren Suchenski
Taisjae McMillan
Bashir Babbar
Liz Weist
Autumn Konopka
Christie Civil
Nick Jones

There will be a donation jar collecting donations for WOAR, and representatives from WOAR will be in attendance.

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

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Accidental Player: Alessandrelli, Longmire, Johnson, Davids & Johnson-Valenzuela

Accidental Player is back at TMOMs for an exciting night of readings, featuring Jeff Alessandrelli, Warren C. Longmire, Jeff T. Johnson, Christy Davids, and Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela.

Doors 7pm // Readings 8pm

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

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Stone the Crows: Poetry and Prose

Stone the Crows is all about surprises. Talk about weather with scrub jays, and listen to some prose and poetry and prettiness and putridity with a handful of writerly pups. Hang out with Meow Meow Pow Pow and HOOT Review, as well as poets and prose-r-s ™ as they read selections from their dope collections and scrounge up some trouble. Drink half priced drafts & grab some free literary goodies!

Readings by these miraculous and wonderful people:
Brian Alan Ellis
Bud Smith
Amy Saul-Zerby
Cassandra Panek
Jane-Rebecca Cannarella
Benjamin DeVos
Angelo Colavita

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

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I Am Not Famous Anymore: Poems After Shia LaBeouf Book Launch

Celebrate the release of Erin Dorney’s debut collection, “I Am Not Famous Anymore: Poems after Shia LaBeouf,” with poetry, pierogi, and pints!

Presented by Mason Jar Press
Hosted by Jaime Fountaine
Readings by Jim WarnerGina Myers, & Erin Dorney

Available now from Mason Jar Press, Erin Dorney’s debut is a collection of erasure poems sourced from media interviews with Shia LaBeouf. Erasure is a form of poetry created by erasing words from an existing text and framing the result on the page as a poem. The poems in “I Am Not Famous Anymore” are sourced from interviews published in Rolling Stone, Dazed, GQ, The Guardian, The New York Times, Playboy, and Cosmo Girl, among other publications.

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

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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!