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Desiree Peterkin Bell, former Nutter spokeswoman, OtR March 15!

Come and hear Desiree Peterkin Bell Off the Record at the P&P March 15 at 8 p.m.

Desiree Peterkin Bell is the President and CEO of DPBell & Associates, a boutique Public Affairs Firm with national and international clients, and Lecturer at Annenberg School for Communication She recently served as Special Adviser and Consultant to Reverend Leah Daughtry, the CEO of the Democratic National Convention Committee.

Prior to establishing DPBell & Associates, Desiree served in the administrations of Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker, and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg. She also served as Senior Advisor for Communications for Obama for America – Pennsylvania.

Doors open at 6:3o p.m. The club kitchen will be open, so come early, get a good seat and enjoy what should be an entertaining night.

 

Poetry returns with Whirlwind launch party at P&P Sun., Feb. 26!!

Whirlwind magazine welcomes all comers to our 10th issue launch party at the Pen and Pencil Club.

On Sunday, Feb. 26th, at 8 p.m., we will be celebrating the work of local and international poets who bear witness to issues of social justice. This winter issue release will showcase a marathon reading of six featured poets, including Vernita Hall, Ryan Eckes, Savannah Cooper-Ramsey, Sandra Turner-Barnes, Tom Pescatore, and Lamont Steptoe.

The theme of this issue is on the meaning of the word Empire in the 21st century. In this issue we are focusing on the voices of those who have traditionally been marginalized in the literary world. Imperialism in the 21st century has evolved along with globalization, so that the term doesn’t exactly have its old implications (i.e. 19th/20th century American Imperialism, or 18th/19th/20th century British Imperialism) but that of an international elite who wield financial capital as a weapon in order to oppress the vast majority of humanity.

The staff of Whirlwind Magazine: Sean Lynch, Melissa Rothman, and Courtney Gambrell will present the work of the international contributors. Copies of the current issue and back issues will be available for sale along with the books of our contributors.

Post-Women’s March discussion

Hosted by longtime Philadelphia Daily News Editorial Page Editor Sandy Shea and Philadelphia Media Network Senior Editor for Audience Development and Social Media Erica Palan, this networking happy hour and discussion will focus on exploring responses and understanding the role of news media, including journalists, editors and the like.

Next wine tasting — Wines of Chile — Feb. 16!

Join P&P President and wine enthusiast Brad Wilson for the next in the series of wine tastings at the club which will feature the wines of Chile on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Chile is home to some of the most interesting viticulture in the world right now, combining a respect for old-world tradition with new-world innovation.

Cost is $30 and includes appetizers. Sign up at the bar or call the club.

P&P election and annual meeting Feb. 13

The Pen & Pencil Club will conduct its annual election and Annual General Meeting on Monday, Feb. 13.

The election will elect four officers — President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer — and five Governors. Only active members current on their dues may stand for office and vote in the election. Active members interested in running for any of the offices should notify Club President Brad Wilson by January 25. Email Wilson at results146@yahoo.com.

We would encourage candidates to submit a brief, Twitter-length statement (or slightly more) as to why they wish to be a P&P officer, but this is not required. The statements will be available at the election for voters to read.

The election will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 13. Results will be announced as soon as possible afterwards.

The annual general meeting will follow. ANY club member — active and associate –may attend the meeting and address the board on issues of concern. We encourage attendance and participation. Please d0n’t be intimidated or bashful!

At the meeting the Board will present new By-Laws for the Club, and these need to be approved by the Meeting by a vote of the active members. These new by-laws will be posted at the Club shortly., This is an important matter and we encourage members to inform themselves and contribute to the discussion.

REMINDER: P&P elections and annual meeting TONIGHT!!!!

The Pen & Pencil Club will conduct its annual election and Annual General Meeting TONIGHT starting at 7 p.m.!!!

The election will elect four officers — President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer — and five Governors. Only active members current on their dues may stand for office and vote in the election.

The election will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 13. Results will be announced as soon as possible afterwards.

The annual general meeting will follow. ANY club member — active and associate –may attend the meeting and address the board on issues of concern. We encourage attendance and participation. Please d0n’t be intimidated or bashful!

At the meeting the Board will present new By-Laws for the Club, and these need to be approved by the Meeting by a vote of the active members. These new by-laws will be posted at the Club shortly., This is an important matter and we encourage members to inform themselves and contribute to the discussion.

Get to know the Philadelphia Reentry Reporting Collaborative

The Philadelphia Reentry Reporting Collaborative is a citywide journalism effort, supported by the Solutions Journalism Network, which addresses the issues of prisoner reentry in the Philadelphia region by looking at them through the framework of how problems are being addressed, and which ideas and models show promise based on evidence and data. http://reentryreporting.org/

The project editor and some of the partnering news organizations will be in attendance. We will have a brief presentation and Q&A and plenty of time to chat. https://reentryreporting.org/partners/

Meetup information here.

Hang out with Steve Lopez at P&P Jan. 24

One of the most memorable columnists to ever work in Philadelphia, Steve Lopez, will be dropping by the Pen & Pencil Club on Jan. 24 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.

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.

Reminder: Join us for Philly’s Photo Night Spectacular – Jan. 18th

Philadelphia’s photo community is invited to join with members of the Pen and Pencil Club to attend the annual Photo Night Spectacular presentation, curated as always by Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News photojournalist David Maialetti.

The event takes place on Wednesday, January 18th at 8 p.m. but you should arrive early if you would like a seat because there has been a full house in recent years.

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

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