Scribes Gala

SCRIBES GALA IS COMING TO @tmoms ONE NIGHT ONLY. THIS NON BINARY PEOPLE’S DAY WE WILL DRESS OUR MOST EXTRA. OUR POEMS WILL BE BOMBASTIC & OUR EXPRESSION WILL BE FREE. DRESS CODE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SEPARATELY.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 14TH
7-9PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN

 

THE SCRIBES GALA FEATURES:

-ALL OF U DRESSING EXTRA
-FOUR FEATURED READERS (ANNOUNCING TOMORROW)
-AN OPEN MIC FOR POETS
-LOCAL PRESSES TABLING
-A LONGER EVENT THAN THE USUAL SCRIBES

STANDARD SCRIBES GROUNDRULES APPLY

 

PARKER SERA is a queer, midwestern actor, poet, theatre maker, multidisciplinary artist, and horse girl. Her poems have appeared in bedfellows magazine, knack magazine, the rising phoenix review, and various other corners of the Internet. She’s also been featured on wxpn radio with Kelly Writer’s House, and at readings in various corners of Philadelphia. More at parkersera.com.

BARB GONZALEZ (they/he) is a philadelphia based poet just here to prove that there is something charming, or maybe a lesson to be learned in the mundane. as a haunter of dreams, naturally they write about nightmares and woes of their own. barb is published in garland, out by fifth wheel press and in the process of writing and printing a chapbook in their bedroom, just because they can.

ROBYN HAGER grew up in Morris County, New Jersey before moving to the Hudson Valley in 2017. She pursued her passion for creative writing and the arts at SUNY New Paltz and graduated with her MA in Creative Writing in May 2022. Her first poetry collection, “Sewage Flowers”, was published in the summer of 2019, and her work has also been published in the 2020 and 2021 editions of The Stonesthrow Review, the 2022 edition of The Shawangunk Review, Lightwood Press, Graphic Violence and others.

LINDSAY HARGRAVE is a poet, editor at Graphic Violence, and a copywriter for Temple University. Proceeds from their debut chapbook ROT (2022) benefit PCRF. The follow-up, Computer Baby, is available now from Bottlecap Press.

 

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Sundays, All Day Long | Craft Sundays at TMoms? BACK. Googly eyes? BACK. Coloring pages? BACK? Your creative spirit? BACK. Come thru every Sunday for FREE arts & crafts upstairs and downstairs at Tattooed Mom!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

• Accessibility at TMoms | Due to the construction of our historical building, Tattooed Mom is only partially accessible. Our event space is on the second floor, which is only accessible via a flight of stairs (20 steps, 3 feet wide, railing on the left side only). For more information, please visit our Accessibility page.

Scribes on South // June 2024

SCRIBES ON SOUTH is a poetry reading and open mic. PRIDE SCRIBES always at Tattooed Mom’s!

pride month pride month! this month we’re changing gears & giving the mic to everyone to celebrate queer joy & queer love. that means we need some audience participation: get on the mic.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 30TH
DOORS @ 6PM + SHOW @ 7PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN

we’re gonna do 25 open mic slots. first come first serve. 5 minute time limit. read poems kick ass. this one’s for the queers.

other rules:
no snaps
no robert frost
do not sing a song
no fascism
no bad poets
be nice to me

 

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Sundays, All Day Long | Craft Sundays at TMoms? BACK. Googly eyes? BACK. Coloring pages? BACK? Your creative spirit? BACK. Come thru every Sunday for FREE arts & crafts upstairs and downstairs at Tattooed Mom!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

• Accessibility at TMoms | Due to the construction of our historical building, Tattooed Mom is only partially accessible. Our event space is on the second floor, which is only accessible via a flight of stairs (20 steps, 3 feet wide, railing on the left side only). For more information, please visit our Accessibility page.

Scribes On South // May 2024

SCRIBES ON SOUTH is a poetry reading and open mic. The reading begins with a 20-minute featured reader and then moves through the open mic list for the rest of the night. Open mic readers have 5 minutes. There will be a space for poets to sell books.

SCRIBES ON SOUTH seeks to create community through poetry. Show out, share, and meet some new friends by sharing your work!

This reading’s featured readers are Mac Chandler and Kate Carey.

Read poems. Kick ass.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 26TH
DOORS @ 6PM + SHOW @ 7PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN

 

Mac Chandler is a graduate of The University of the Arts and is a happy West Philly resident. She has been published in some places and not in others. This August she will begin curating and hosting a new series for Moonstone Arts, titled Premonitions. She writes mainly about mental health and enjoying a good shower beer.
Kate Carey (she/her) is a fat queer polyamorous slut who sometimes spends whole days in bed crying because feelings are hard. Through deeply personal poetry and creative nonfiction, she touches on issues relating to trauma, fat liberation, mental illness and sexuality. December 2022’s Hot Poet in the Bullshit Lit x Olney magazine Hot Poets calendar and producer of Philadelphia’s Slutty Poems Night, you can find more about her & her work at https://www.katemcarey.com/ and on instagram @oldbaefries

 

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Sundays, All Day Long | Craft Sundays at TMoms? BACK. Googly eyes? BACK. Coloring pages? BACK? Your creative spirit? BACK. Come thru every Sunday for FREE arts & crafts upstairs and downstairs at Tattooed Mom!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

• Accessibility at TMoms | Due to the construction of our historical building, Tattooed Mom is only partially accessible. Our event space is on the second floor, which is only accessible via a flight of stairs (20 steps, 3 feet wide, railing on the left side only). For more information, please visit our Accessibility page.

Scribes On South // April 2024

SCRIBES ON SOUTH is a poetry reading and open mic. The reading begins with a 20-minute featured reader and then moves through the open mic list for the rest of the night. Open mic readers have 5 minutes. There will be a space for poets to sell books.

SCRIBES ON SOUTH seeks to create community through poetry. Show out, share, and meet some new friends by sharing your work!

This reading’s featured reader is Carson Jordan.

Read poems. Kick ass.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 28TH
DOORS @ 6PM + SHOW @ 7PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN

 

Carson Jordan is a poet living in Queens. She is the teacher of Sexy Unique Poetry, a workshop that makes poems better through the power of gossip. Her forthcoming full length book,  NO MORE BUT I MUST, will be out this summer with Bullshit Lit. She loves finding god in the mundane, free parking, and her crystal candy dish.

 

Follow @scribesonsouth on Instagram.

 

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Sundays, All Day Long | Craft Sundays at TMoms? BACK. Googly eyes? BACK. Coloring pages? BACK? Your creative spirit? BACK. Come thru every Sunday for FREE arts & crafts upstairs and downstairs at Tattooed Mom!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

• Accessibility at TMoms | Due to the construction of our historical building, Tattooed Mom is only partially accessible. Our event space is on the second floor, which is only accessible via a flight of stairs (20 steps, 3 feet wide, railing on the left side only). For more information, please visit our Accessibility page.

Scribes On South // March 2024

SCRIBES ON SOUTH is a poetry reading and open mic. The reading begins with a 20-minute featured reader and then moves through the open mic list for the rest of the night. Open mic readers have 5 minutes. There will be a space for poets to sell books.

SCRIBES ON SOUTH seeks to create community through poetry. Show out, share, and meet some new friends by sharing your work!

This reading’s featured readers are Brian Graves and Eden Vernier.

Read poems. Kick ass.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 31ST
6-9PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN

 

Prone to writing since childhood, it wasn’t until adulthood that poetry surprisingly became Brian’s medium of choice. Their work focuses on the romances of life, the weight of relationships, endlessly unraveling gender, and living in a body, often expressing these themes through symbols of nature. Brian continuously seeks vulnerability and comfort in their work and hopes that other queer and trans people of color can find that same safety in the writing.

 

Eden Vernier is. What else is there to say? Her interests include primal rage and the end of all things. Burn it down, baby! Eden Vernier is.

 

Follow @scribesonsouth on Instagram.

 

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Sundays, All Day Long | Craft Sundays at TMoms? BACK. Googly eyes? BACK. Coloring pages? BACK? Your creative spirit? BACK. Come thru every Sunday for FREE arts & crafts upstairs and downstairs at Tattooed Mom!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

• Accessibility at TMoms | Due to the construction of our historical building, Tattooed Mom is only partially accessible. Our event space is on the second floor, which is only accessible via a flight of stairs (20 steps, 3 feet wide, railing on the left side only). For more information, please visit our Accessibility page.

Scribes On South // February 2024

SCRIBES ON SOUTH is a poetry reading and open mic. The reading begins with a 20-minute featured reader and then moves through the open mic list for the rest of the night. Open mic readers have 5 minutes. There will be a space for poets to sell books.

SCRIBES ON SOUTH seeks to create community through poetry. Show out, share, and meet some new friends by sharing your work!

This reading’s featured reader is Parker Sera.

Read poems. Kick ass.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH
6-9PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN

 

Parker Sera is a queer, midwestern actor, poet, theatre maker, multidisciplinary artist, and horse girl. Her poems have appeared in bedfellows magazine, knack magazine, the rising phoenix review, and various other corners of the Internet. She’s also been featured on wxpn radio with Kelly Writer’s House, and at readings in various corners of Philadelphia. More at parkersera.com or on insta @parker.sera .

 

Follow @scribesonsouth on Instagram.

 

 

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Sundays, All Day Long | Craft Sundays at TMoms? BACK. Googly eyes? BACK. Coloring pages? BACK? Your creative spirit? BACK. Come thru every Sunday for FREE arts & crafts upstairs and downstairs at Tattooed Mom!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

• Accessibility at TMoms | Due to the construction of our historical building, Tattooed Mom is only partially accessible. Our event space is on the second floor, which is only accessible via a flight of stairs (20 steps, 3 feet wide, railing on the left side only). For more information, please visit our Accessibility page.

Scribes On South // January 2024

SCRIBES ON SOUTH is a poetry reading and open mic. The reading begins with a 20-minute featured reader and then moves through the open mic list for the rest of the night. Open mic readers have 5 minutes. There will be a space for poets to sell books.

SCRIBES ON SOUTH seeks to create community through poetry. Show out, share, and meet some new friends by sharing your work!

This reading’s featured readers are Corey Qureshi and Kat Giordano.

Read poems. Kick ass.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28TH
6-9PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN

 

Corey Qureshi is a writer and musician based in Philadelphia. He wrote and published 3 chapbooks of poetry. He edits and physically produces BOXX Press.

 

Kat Giordano was born in philadelphia and it’s been downhill ever since. their third poetry collection, THUMBSUCKER, is available for preorder from malarkey books. they are also the author of two other poetry collections, a novel, and several embarrassing internet meltdowns. kat is very cool. you like them.

 

Follow @scribesonsouth on Instagram.

 

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Sundays, All Day Long | Craft Sundays at TMoms? BACK. Googly eyes? BACK. Coloring pages? BACK? Your creative spirit? BACK. Come thru every Sunday for FREE arts & crafts upstairs and downstairs at Tattooed Mom!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

Scribes on South // December 2023

SCRIBES ON SOUTH is a poetry reading and open mic. The reading begins with a 20-minute featured reader and then moves through the open mic list for the rest of the night. Open mic readers have 5 minutes. There will be a space for poets to sell books.

SCRIBES ON SOUTH seeks to create community through poetry. Show out, share, and meet some new friends by sharing your work!

This reading’s featured readers are Juliet Gelfman-Randazzo and Olga Mikolaivna.

Read poems. Kick ass.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17TH
6-9PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN

 

 

Follow @scribesonsouth on Instagram.

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Sundays, All Day Long | Craft Sundays at TMoms? BACK. Googly eyes? BACK. Coloring pages? BACK? Your creative spirit? BACK. Come thru every Sunday for FREE arts & crafts upstairs and downstairs at Tattooed Mom!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

Scribes on South // November 2023

SCRIBES ON SOUTH is a poetry reading and open mic. The reading begins with a 20-minute featured reader and then moves through the open mic list for the rest of the night. Open mic readers have 5 minutes. There will be a space for poets to sell books.

SCRIBES ON SOUTH seeks to create community through poetry. Show out, share, and meet some new friends by sharing your work!

This reading’s featured readers are Olivia Zarzycki and Sophie Peters.

Read poems. Kick ass.

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH
6-9PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN

 

Follow @scribesonsouth on Instagram.

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Sundays, All Day Long | Craft Sundays at TMoms? BACK. Googly eyes? BACK. Coloring pages? BACK? Your creative spirit? BACK. Come thru every Sunday for FREE arts & crafts upstairs and downstairs at Tattooed Mom!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

Scribes On South // October 2023

SCRIBES ON SOUTH is a poetry reading and open mic. The reading begins with a 20-minute featured reader and then moves through the open mic list for the rest of the night. Open mic readers have 5 minutes. There will be a space for poets to sell books.

SCRIBES ON SOUTH seeks to create community through poetry. Show out, share, and meet some new friends by sharing your work!

This reading’s featured reader is Alejandro Santana. 

Read poems. Kick ass.

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22ND
6-9PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN

 

Alejandro Santana. A nobody looking for something who has done it all just to feel alive, because it is better to feel something than nothing at all. Alejandro was born in the Dominican Republic but has been living in Philadelphia for the past eight years, always following the American dream while looking for a taste of real life. Alejandro’s first book A Pastime From Yesterday is out now.

 

Follow @scribesonsouth on Instagram.

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Sundays, All Day Long | Craft Sundays at TMoms? BACK. Googly eyes? BACK. Coloring pages? BACK? Your creative spirit? BACK. Come thru every Sunday for FREE arts & crafts upstairs and downstairs at Tattooed Mom!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.