“Summonings” Launch Party

Join local poet Raena Shirali and friends to celebrate the launch of summonings with a night of poetry and art at Tattooed Mom, presented by Black Lawrence Press!

summonings investigates the ongoing practice of witch (“daayan”) hunting in India. These poems explore how antiquated and existing norms surrounding female mysticism in India and America inform each culture’s treatment of women, concepts that will be in conversation with the rest of the work from this incredible lineup of compelling Philadelphia poets.

In addition to readings from this collection and the work of Emma Brown Sanders, Cindy Arrieu-King, Kathy Fagan, Kim Gek Lin Short, and Alina Pleskova, the night will feature paintings by Brooklyn based artist Meera Dugal. All together, it will be a night of delicious drinks, tasty bites, and riveting art at a Philadelphia institution.

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH
6-9PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN
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Lineup:
Raena Shirali
Ebs Brown Sanders
Kim Gek Lin Short
Cindy Arrieu-King
Alina Pleskova

With artwork by Meera Dugal

 

Tattooed Mom will be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.
Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

Spooky Poems 365

Spooky Poems 365 is titled as such because Halloween never leaves our hearts. A haunted poetry reading on the first of November. What’s scarier—ghosts, or the thought that winter is coming?

The reading takes place at Tattooed Mom’s from 6PM to 9PM. There are three featured readers, who will each read for 15 to 20 minutes. The featured readers will be followed by an open mic, hosted by Noah! Readers have 5 minutes to perform. Remember, the tone is spooky! Must be 21+ with valid ID to attend.

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST
DOORS @ 6PM + SHOW @ 7-9PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN
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Featuring:
Lindsay Hargrave
Noah David Roberts
Robyn Hager

 

This event is obviously Halloween themed—but the idea came from Roberts’ most recent book, Final Girl Mythos, which is a collections of poems inspired by classic slasher movies. Roberts watched all the source movies over the summer—including watching films like Halloween and Friday the 13 th for the first time—and got really into the spooky spirit. Halloween is always with us! That is why the event is titled Spooky Poems 365.

 

Tattooed Mom will be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.
Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

Tire Fire Presents: Difrancesco, Longmire, & VandeZande

WE ARE HAVING ANOTHER TIRE FIRE! We know, we know, it’s been too long since you plopped down in a bumper car at Tattooed Mom and ate tots at one of your favorite writers. Why not remedy that by joining us on a rare Monday night for readings from local treasure WARREN C. LONGMIRE, visiting favorite ZACH VANDEZANDE, and, brand new to Philly, the great ALEX DIFRANCESCO!

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24TH
DOORS @ 6:30PM + SHOW @ 7PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN
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Tattooed Mom will be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.
Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

The Too Much Poetry Party: Book Release and Reading

A night of poetry and celebration! Award winning trans poet Gion Davis is on tour for the release of their debut collection, Too Much. Called “an uncompromising wonder” by Chen Chen and “a lonely, vulnerable, sexy book” by Willi Carlisle, Too Much looks at what it means to be queer and punk in the age of climate change and social imbalance. Davis’s book examines the detachment that comes along with growing up in rural America, guiding the reader through heartbreaks, road trips, bus rides, and loss while asking how much is too much in a world that is both overflowing and desolate.

The night will also feature readings from Philly poets Sadie Dupis, author of Cry Perfume and Mouthguard, Alina Pleskova, author of What Urge Will Save Us, and Amy Saul-Zerby, author of Deep Camouflage.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH
DOORS @ 6PM
SUGGESTED DONATION $5 | NOTAFLOF
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Featuring:
Gion Davis
Sadie Dupuis
Alina Pleskova
Amy Saul-Zerby

 

Tattooed Mom will be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.
Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

?th Annual Rock and Roll Reading: AWP Offsite Event

A dozen or so writers from across the country read work about or inspired by Rock and Roll (or any of its precursors or offshoots). Each writer reads for just the length of a song.

 

Saturday, March 26th
3-5pm
NO COVER // FREE FUN
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Featuring:
Nicky Beer
Kira Bell
Chelsea Biondolillo
Jenny May Brown
Aaron Burch
Blake Chernin
Celeste Doaks
Charlie J. Eskew
Jaime Fountaine
Megan Culhane Galbraith
Aubrey Hirsch
Dave Housley
Caroline Kim
Natalie Lima

 

Tattooed Mom will be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.
Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.
Note: At this time, proof of vaccination is also required for entry.

Second Acts: AWP Offsite Reading

Like the musician’s “sophomore album,” the poet’s “second act” navigates complex terrain. Do readers crave the familiar world of a poet’s debut? How much should a poet show aesthetic range? Does introducing a new project threaten the development of poetic voice? This reading features fifteen poets whose second books have been released in the past year. Come help us celebrate this distinct lineup of second acts!

 

Friday, March 25th
8-10pm
NO COVER // FREE FUN
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Featuring:
Derrick Austin | Instagram // Twitter
Taneum Bambrick | Instagram // Twitter
Rosebud Ben-Onni | Instagram // Twitter
Andrés Cerpa | Twitter
Richie Hofmann | Instagram // Twitter
Christopher Kempf | Instagram
Donika Kelly | Twitter
Jacques J. Rancourt | Instagram // Twitter
Nancy Reddy | Instagram // Twitter
Roger Reeves
Chet’la Sebree | Twitter
Casey Thayer
Corey Van Landingham | Instagram
Noah Warren | Instagram // Twitter
Jane Wong | Instagram
David Woo | Twitter

 

Tattooed Mom will be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.
Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.
Note: At this time, proof of vaccination is also required for entry.

The Illibuck Reading: AWP Offsite Event

Please join us for the first-ever Illibuck Reading at the 2022 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Philadelphia, PA!

 

The Illibuck Reading takes its name from the trophy awarded to the winner of the Fighting Illini and the Ohio State Buckeyes football rivalry game. While we won’t have any turtle-shaped trophies, we are proud to be able to feature talented writers from both MFA programs.

 

This lively reading will feature six poets and fiction writers from the Ohio State University and the University of Illinois.

 

Friday, March 25th
6-7:30pm
NO COVER // FREE FUN
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Tattooed Mom will be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.
Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.
Note: At this time, proof of vaccination is also required for entry.

 

READERS:

Drew Buxton‘s work has been featured in Joyland, Hobart, Vice, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn among other publications. He was awarded Best Short Script at both the Independent Horror Movie Awards and the Peephole Filmfest. He’s from Texas. Find him at drewbuxton.com and on Instagram @doastories and Twitter @doastories.

 

Liz Harms is an MFA Poetry Candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she currently serves as the Assistant Poetry Editor for Ninth Letter. Her poems appear in Three Elements Review, Noble / Gas Qtrly, and Duende.

 

Sahalie Martin is an Oregon-born writer currently residing in Columbus, OH. She received her BFA in Writing from Emerson College and is a current MFA in Fiction candidate at Ohio State University. She has work in or upcoming from Cleaver Magazine, Hobart After Dark, No Contact, and Writer’s Digest. She blogs about living with chronic illness at sahalieangellmartin.com.

 

Aline Mello is a Brazilian writer and editor. She is an Undocupoet fellow and a poetry student at The Ohio State University MFA. Her debut collection More Salt Than Diamond comes out on March 15th, 2022 from Andrews McMeel. Find her on Instagram @thealinemello and Twitter @thealinemello.

 

Chris Vanjonack is an M.F.A. candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an
editorial assistant for Ninth Letter, and a former language arts teacher from Fort Collins, Colorado. He is a recipient of the 2020 AWP Intro Journals Award, and his fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared or are forthcoming in One Story, Barrelhouse, The Rumpus, CRAFT Literary, Diagram, and elsewhere. Find him on Instagram @chris_vanjonack, Twitter @chrisvanjonack and read his work at chrisvanjonack.com.

 

Isaac Willis is a poet from downstate Illinois. An MFA candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he serves as Assistant Poetry Editor for Ninth Letter. His own poems can be found in The Cresset, Spoon River Poetry Review, and in Tania Runyan’s How to Write a Form Poem.

TriQuarterly & Southeast Review: AWP Offsite Reading

Join us for a night of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction readings presented by TriQuarterly and Southeast Review! Recent contributors will share their work, and copies of the journals where their work was published will be available for purchase!

 

Thursday, March 24th
10-11:30pm
NO COVER // FREE FUN
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Featuring:
Kayleb Rae Candrilli
Allegra Hyde
K. Iver
Nadia Shahbaz
Wilhelm Sitz
Stella Wong

 

Tattooed Mom will be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.
Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.
Note: At this time, proof of vaccination is also required for entry.

Spalding MFA Reunion and Reading: AWP Offsite Event

Are you a Spalding alum? A friend of the program? Or just Spalding-curious? Join us for an open mic with slots reserved specifically for Spalding folks! Don’t forget to bring something short to read (two poems, five minutes of prose…)!

 

Thursday, March 24th
6-7:30pm
NO COVER // FREE FUN
RSVP: FB EVENT

 

Tattooed Mom will be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.
Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.
Note: At this time, proof of vaccination is also required for entry.

Ivanna Baranova’s CONFIRMATION BIAS Book Launch

Join us for a Metatron Press book launch and reading at Tattooed Mom, celebrating the launch of Ivanna Baranova‘s CONFIRMATION BIAS, her debut collection of poetry.

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READINGS:
Ivanna Baranova (NYC) ☾
jasper avery
chariot birthday wish
Alina Pleskova
Zach Blackwood

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

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!