Vive 1977 Presents: “Jimi Hendrix” by Frank Moriarty Book Release Party

Join us as we celebrate the life & times of Jimi Hendrix with a release party for new book on the legendary musician by Frank Moriarty!

There will be a signing, reading, and Q&A interview conducted by Joseph A. Gervasi.

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“[A]cclaimed author and musician Frank Moriarty brings to life the world of Jimi Hendrix in Modern Listener Guide: Jimi Hendrix. With informed commentary and spirited critical perspective, Moriarty expertly leads the way through the studio sessions, live concert recordings, and myriad album and box set releases that comprise the imposing legacy of one of the world’s great guitarists and musical personalities.”

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Enjoy this event with TMOMs full menu & wide range of draft & bottled beers!

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Accidental Player Presents: Sean Collins’ Planchette!

The beloved Accidental Player reading series is returning to TMOMs in 2019 to celebrate the release of Sean Collins‘ new chapbook, Planchette, which also Accidental Player’s first release as a publisher!

The night will feature readings by Sean, Meg Pendoley, Ray DeJesús, and Sham-e-Ali Nayeem.

Doors 7pm // Reading 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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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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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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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!

Lo Terciario / The Tertiary / Philly Book Release

Readers:
Kirwyn Sutherland
Raena Shirali
Ashley Davis

Frank Sherlock
Sanam Sheriff
Gabriel Ojeda-Sague

Written in response the PROMESA bill (Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act) bill,
Raquel Salas Rivera’s
LO TERCIARIO/THE TERTIARY
offers a decolonial queer critique and reconsideration of Marx. The book’s titles come from Pedro Scaron’s, El Capital, the 1976 translation of Karl Marx’s classic. Published by Siglo Veintiuno Editores, this translation was commonly used by the Puerto Rican left as part of political formation programs. Lo terciario/the tertiary places this text in relation to the Puerto Rican debt crisis, forcing readers to reconsider old questions when facing colonialism’s newest horrors.

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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YesYes Books Showcase Philadelphia!

We are so happy to bring YesYes Books and a night of amazing poetry to Tattooed Mom!

Readers:
Kayleb Rae Candrilli
Caylin Capra-Thomas

Brandon Courtney
Jamie Mortara
Gala Mukomolova
Raena Shirali

NO COVER
Enjoy our regular Burger Wednesday’s Specials:
$4 Mom’s Burgers and Mom’s Vegan Burgers, 12pm-12am
Half off all drafts 10-11pm
and check out April’s Burger of the Month, Get Crazy: all beef or veggie burger, zatar spiced fried pita strips, spicy red pepper hummus, and mediterranean cucumber salad.

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your poetry-loving friends!

Tire Fire Presents: McAllister, Brady, Perch, & Captan

Our flagship literary reading series Tire Fire is back with another stellar line up of writers to kick off the spring season at Mom’s. This month’s line up includes:
TOM MCALLISTER is the author of the novels How to Be Safe and The Young Widower’s Handbook. He co-hosts the Book Fight! podcast and works as non-fiction editor for Barrelhouse. He lives in New Jersey and teaches at Temple University.DAN BRADY is the author of the poetry collection Strange Children, forthcoming from Publishing Genius in 2018, and two chapbooks, Cabin Fever / Fossil Record (Flying Guillotine Press) and Leroy Sequences (Horse Less Press). He is the poetry editor of Barrelhouse and lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and two kids.

JULIA PERCH is a queer and femme-identified editor, essayist, and poet living and working in West Philly. Her work has appeared in Philadelphia Stories, bedfellows, Word Riot, Shape Magazine, Prick of the Spindle, and others. She runs a low-key poetry vlog and deciphers dreams on Instagram, and tweets about The Bachelor franchise from a feminist lens.

MARYAN NAGY CAPTAN is an Egyptian-American poet, educator, and performer. She is the former art director at APIARY Magazine and teaches experimental writing with The Head & The Hand Press. She is the author of copy/body (Empty Set Press) and is an alumni of The Disquiet International Literary Program. Her work can be found in Mad House, AJAR, APIARY Magazine, Boneless/Skinless, and Sundog Lit.

Your generous donations this month will go to help support the good work of  The Philadelphia Student Union, a youth-led organization that exists to build the power of young people to demand a high quality education in the Philadelphia public school system. Through leadership development, media making, organizer training and political education the Philadelphia Student Union gives young people the tools and support they need to be leaders in their schools and communities. We are proud to match every donation dollar for dollar!

Upstairs opens at 6PM, but our “doors” open at 7, and the reading starts around 8.

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.

AuthorFest: Jami Attenberg & Jennifer Weiner

Join Open Book Bookstore as they celebrate new books from acclaimed authors Jami Attenberg and Jennifer Weiner.

Browse a selection of books available for sale between readings and Q&A with the authors.  Celebrate the magic of reading while supporting your local bookstore!

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” Anna Quindlen

Tire Fire Presents: Foy / Carroll / Plum / Ojeda-sague

Join us as our flagship literary series TireFire closes out the year with a night of comfort & community, $1 tacos, and readings from:

D. FOY is the author of the novels Made to Break and Patricide. His work has appeared in Guernica, Salon, Hazlitt, Post Road, Electric Literature, BOMB, The Literary Review, Midnight Breakfast, The Scofield, and The Georgia Review, among others, and has been included in the books Laundromat, Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial, and A Moment’s Notice.

TOBIAS CARROLL is the managing editor of Vol.1 Brooklyn. He is the author of the novel Reel (Rare Bird Books) and the short story collection Transitory (Civil Coping Mechanisms). His writing has been published by Tin House, Rolling Stone, Hazlitt, Men’s Journal, and elsewhere.

HILARY PLUM is the author of the work of nonfiction Watchfires and the novel They Dragged Them Through the Streets. With Zach Savich she edits Rescue Press’s Open Prose Series. She lives in Philadelphia.

GABRIEL OJEDA-SAGUE is Miami <-> Philly, child of Cuban exiles and Puerto Ricans. His first book Oil and Candle (Timeless, Infinite Light 2016) is a set of poems on Santería and the precarity of Latino-American lives. He is also the author of the chapbooks JOGS (2013), Nite [Chickadee]’s (Gauss PDF 2015), Where Everything is in Halves (Be About It 2015), and “Yo” Quiere Decir Sunburn” (2016). He has just finished a new manuscript on Jazzercise.

All donations from our December reading will go to the Mazzoni Center, a local LGBTQ health provider. We raised $300 at our November reading.

Doors at 7, readings at 8.