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!

Tire Fire Presents: Jackson, Steinberg, Orr, & Coleman

TireFire Readings fall season is flying past. For their last reading of 2018, they’ve got Jeff JacksonNicole SteinbergNiela Orr, and Tyrese Coleman.

Doors 7 // Reading 8

This month, we’ll be sending our donations to the Trans Equity Project, who “seek to Co-power Trans identified individuals and gender minorities through peer-based counseling and mentoring, education, advocacy, and community activism, employing sex positive and harm-reduction strategies, to improve quality of life, provide safer alternatives to risky behavior, and keep our clients healthy and well.”

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!

A Novel Idea: Bookstore Fundraiser & Reading

South Philadelphia residents Alexander Schneider and Christina Rosso-Schneider are opening A Novel Idea, an independent bookstore in East Passyunk, this winter.

A Novel Idea will feature both new and used books, as well as offer a variety of events. The goal is that it will become a place known for great books, merchandise, and events, but also a space where community is fostered. Alexander and Christina are kicking things off with a fundraiser & reading event at Tattooed Mom!

Any contributions or donations are greatly appreciated–whether they be gently used books, monetary donations, or purchases at the event.

Admission is free.
This event is 21+

Readers include:
Christina Rosso-Schneider
Nicholas Perilli
Britny Brooks
Amy Saul-Zerby
Rachel O’Hanlon-Rodriguez
Angelo Colavita
Josh Dale
Amanda Miska
Tshombe Herbert
Nazeer L. Harper

Enjoy this event with our Burger Wednesday specials:
$4 Mom’s Beef Burgers & Mom’s Vegan Burgers
$2 Narragansett Lager Tall Boys
& half off all drafts 5-7 and 10-11pm

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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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Tire Fire Presents: Dunn, Sogumi, Longmire, & Lawrence

Fall is here & we’re celebrating with another reading from Tire Fire!

This month we have readings from Steven DunnOki SogumiWarren C. Longmire, & Quinton Lawrence.

Doors 7 // Reading 8

They’ll also be raising money for our good friends at Juntos, “a Latino immigrant community led organization in Philadelphia fighting for our human rights as workers, parents, youth, and immigrants.”

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: Kleine, Moll, Mullany, and Blackwood

TIRE FIRE IS BACK! Did you miss them as much as we did?!

Join us for another exciting edition of Tire Fire on Thursday, September 6th featuring Andrea KleineAnthony Moll, Edward Mullany, and Zach Blackwood.

Doors 7 // Reading 8

They’ll be raising funds for PA Adapt, “a grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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!

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

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

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

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your literary pals!

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

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!