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

Tire Fire presents: Diamond, Steinberg, Sanders, Windhauser

Tire Fire is back with another round of amazing authors. This month, you’ll be able to listen as Jason Diamond, Nicole Steinberg, Justin Sanders, and Brad Windhauser read selections of their published work.

They’ll also be collecting donations for the Nationalities Service Center, NSC, who are the largest non-sectarian organization in the Greater Philadelphia area which provides comprehensive services in the areas of language access and proficiency, legal protections and remedies, community transition and integration, access to health and wellness, and job readiness training to immigrants and refugees.

50¢ pierogi from noon – 10pm
Half off all drafts 5-7 & 10-11pm

Tire Fire Presents: McAllister, Scanlon, Grass, and Kochman

After what will certainly go down as one of the longest and most painful Januarys in American history, TIRE FIRE is back with some great readers, new books, and 50¢ pierogis!

Tom McAllisterElizabeth ScanlonBarry Grass, and Laura Kochman will be reading selections from their most recent work.

Donations will be collected for the Women’s Medical Fund, who provides emergency financial support, counseling, and casework to low-income women and teens in Southeastern PA who have made the decision to terminate a pregnancy but do not have the resources to pay for a safe and effective abortion.