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Archive for January, 2017

REMINDER: hang out with Steve Lopez Tuesday at P&P!!

One of the most memorable columnists to ever work in Philadelphia, Steve Lopez, will be dropping by the Pen & Pencil Club TUESDAY at 7 p.m. for a “hangout”.

There will be no formal program; just an opportunity for members to chat with Lopez, a best-selling author and novelist who has worked at the Los Angeles Times since 2001.

Lopez was an Inquirer columnist for 12 years.

Lopez has won the H.L. Mencken and Ernie Pyle awards for his writing, He was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his work on elder care and his father’s declining health.

His novel Third and Indiana is set in Philadelphia.

Submit photos this week for our annual Photo Night Spectacular!


Don’t be late! We had a full house as usual for last year’s event.

Don’t be late! We had a full house as usual for last year’s event.

Once again this year, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News photojournalist David Maialetti will curate and produce the annual Photo Night Spectacular presentation at the Pen and Pencil Club.

Send your photos now to participate by following the steps below. Submission deadline is January 6th.

And then join us on January 18th at 8 p.m. for this one-time presentation.

Participation is open to the P&P and Philadelphia-area photojournalism communities.


1. Select your best 20 images from 2016.

2. Size them to 10 inches on the longest side by 200dpi.

3. Save them as jpgs with your last name followed by the numbers 01 to 20 as the file name. (Example: Smith01, Smith02,….).

4. Post them to Dropbox and share the link with before 01/06/17.

Contact Dave at this address with any questions.


5. Then, join us on January 18, 2017 at the Pen & Pencil Club in Philadelphia for the best Year in Review photo show!

7. Spread the word. We need to top last year’s awesome night. Thanks for your support!!!

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