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.

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!

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.

Tire Fire Presents: Pico, Arnett, Salas Rivera, & Osmundson

Here to usher us into spring, Tire Fire is back with a Whiting Award winner & his Food 4 Thot co-host, the Philly Poet Laureate, and a fiction writer/twitter genius.

LINEUP:
Tommy Pico
Kristen Arnett
Raquel Salas Rivera
Joseph Osmundson

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

Donations will be collected for Project SAFE, an all-volunteer grassroots organization providing advocacy and support for women working in street economies. SAFE’s mission is to promote human rights-based public health among women working in the sex and drug trades on the street in Philadelphia.

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your 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.

Tire Fire Presents: Gerard, Saul-Zerby, Crawford, & Trivedi

BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH…Tire Fire is back with live readings from Sarah Gerard, Amy Saul-Zerby, Ian Carlos Crawford, and Amish Trivedi!

Donations will be collected for Prevention Point Philadelphia, an organization providing harm reduction services to Philadelphia and the surrounding area, and will be matched by TMoms!

Doors at 7, readings start around 8.

50¢ pierogi until 10pm
Half off all drafts 5-7 & 10-11pm

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Tire Fire Presents: Abdurraqib, Sutherland, Grodstein, & Reiss

We made it through 2017! Start 2018 on a high note with readings from Hanif Abdurraqib, Kirwyn Sutherland, Lauren Grodstein & Jon Reiss. at January’s Tire Fire!

All donations collected will go to Philadelphia Community Bail Fund, who posts bail for residents of Philadelphia who cannot afford to pay bail.  They work to bring to light the inequities of the use of cash bail in Philadelphia while advocating for the abolition of bail & pretrial detention in our city.

Doors at 7, readings start around 8.

FREE Admission!
50¢ pierogi until 10pm
Half off all drafts 5-7 & 10-11pm

Tire Fire Presents: Machado, K., Johnson-Valenzuela & Eisenberg

November is gonna be BIG! This month’s Tire Fire literary event features NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST Carmen Machado, honorary Philadelphian Dave K., triple threat (author/educator/dj) Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela & noted writer of fiction and frump Emma Eisenberg.

All donations collected will be sent to Juntos, “a community-led, Latinx immigrant organization in South Philadelphia fighting for our human rights as workers, parents, youth, and immigrants. We believe that every human being has the right to a quality education and the freedom to live with dignity regardless of immigration status.”  And, as always, TMoms will be matching every donation.

Doors at 7, readings start around 8
50¢ pierogi until 10pm
Half off all drafts 5-7 & 10-11pm

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Tire Fire: November readings with Konik, Junot, Smith, & Mathieu

Tire Fire presents an evening of literature with Michael Konik, Michelle Junot, Bud Smith, & Irène Mathieu.  It’s also the Philly book release for Michael Konik’s YEAR 14, from Barrelhouse Books.

All donations collected will go to the CHOP Adolescent Initiative, who have been a leader in the evaluation, prevention, & care of adolescents living with HIV and prevention to high-risk youth. The clinic provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary primary and HIV specialty care since 1993.

Doors at 7, readings start around 8

FREE admission!
50¢ pierogi from until 10pm
Half off all drafts 5-7 & 10-11pm

Tire Fire Presents: Iskandrian, Pico, Etter, Gonzales

We’re back for a very special Friday the 13th Tire Fire with Kristen Iskandrian, Tommy PicoSarah Rose Etter, and Christopher Gonzales.

Tire Fire will be passing around the hat to raise money for the CHOP Adolescent Initiative, who have been a leader in the evaluation, prevention and care of adolescents living with HIV and prevention to high-risk youth. The clinic provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary primary and HIV specialty care since 1993.

Doors at 7, readings start at 8.

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Tire Fire Presents: Solomon, Myers, Arrand & Castillo

This is the LAST TIRE FIRE….until September.

Come celebrate with them on a rare burger Wednesday with readings from:

Like the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Asali Solomon was West Philadelphia born and raised, but left the area for twenty years after high school. She attended college at Barnard College in New York, received a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley and an MFA in Fiction at the University of Iowa. She’s the author of Get Down (FSG, 2006) and Disgruntled (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015), and an assistant professor of English at Haverford College.

Gina Myers is the author of A Model Year (2009) and Hold It Down (2013). Her essays and reviews have appeared in Fanzine, Frontier Psychiatrist, Coldfront Magazine, Philadelphia Review of Books, and other places. Originally from Saginaw, Michigan, Myers lives in Philadelphia.

Colette Arrand is a student at the University of Georgia, studying English Literature. She is the author of Hold Me Gorilla Monsoon (Opo Books & Objects, 2017). She is the founding editor of The Wanderer and the non-fiction editor of Heavy Feather Review. She currently lives in Athens, GA, where she runs Fear of a Ghost Planet, a zine press and distro.

Sebastian Castillo is the author of 49 Venezuelan Novels. He lives in Philadelphia, where he teaches writing. He asks that his friends and family put a video of Cam’ron counting a stack of money while freestyling on a 2003 episode of BET’s The Basement on his grave, somehow.

This month, they’ll be raising money for the Women’s Law Project, “the only public interest law center in Pennsylvania devoted to the rights of women and girls. We are a leading voice in the fight for equal access to reproductive healthcare and abortion, improving institutional response to all forms of violence against women, challenging sex & gender discrimination, and advocating for workplace equality and economic justice. We’re proud to be a state-based organization with a significant track record of national influence, and an extensive track record of legal precedents and policy reforms that advance the rights of women and their families—particularly those with few resources and little political power.”

Doors at 7, reading around 8.

$4 Hamburgers & Vegan Burgers until midnight
$2 Narragansett Lager Tall Boys all day
Half off all drafts 5-7 & 10-11pm

Tire Fire Presents: Bomer, Housely, Sutherland, Eckes

Tire Fire is back with a great lineup of some favorites!  Paula Bomer, Dave Housley, Kirwyn Sutherland, and Ryan Eckes bring verbal evidence of the absolute refinement in the Philadelphia literary scene.

This month, they’re supporting CAIR – Philadelphia Chapter, whose mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. With Civil Rights Advocacy, Media, Interfaith, Education and Youth Leadership, CAIR-Philadelphia brings an Assertive Muslim American Perspective to the Table. And as always, the bar will be matching all of their donations.

Support local authors….grab up a copy of Barrelhouse Magazine and be sure to get your copy of the authors’ works today!

Doors at 7, reading around 8.

50¢ pierogi until 10pm. Check out our NEW VEGAN signature potato & onion pierogis.
Half off all drafts 5-7 & 10-11pm