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Shattered authors Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen on May 23rd!

Join us in welcoming Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen, author of Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, on May 23rd at 8 p.m.

Parnes, a former Philadelphia Inquirer reporter who is now chief White House correspondent at The Hill, enjoyed unparalleled access to Clinton’s campaign along with co-author Jonathan Allen, a columnist at Roll Call. Their instant best-seller chronicles the political missteps that contributed to Clinton’s shocking defeat in November.

Copies of Shattered will be available to purchase at the discussion.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the kitchen will be open, so come early for a good seat, a good meal and a good time!

Roses for summer — next wine tasting May 18!!!!

Join P&P President and wine enthusiast Brad Wilson for the next in the series of wine tastings at the club which will feature rose wines for summer on Thursday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Quality rose wines are the true wines of summer — good with grilled food, fresh seafood, light salads and just by themselves!! We’ll have four different ones to compare and contrast.

PLEASE NOTE: increasing costs across the board have forced us to raise the price of wine tastings at the P&P to $35. We feel we still offer outstanding value at the price. Cost includes appetizers. Sign up at the bar or call the club.

Philadelphia GOP candidate for District Attorney Beth Grossman OtR May 11th!

Join us at the Pen & Pencil Club for a night with Philadelphia GOP candidate for District Attorney Beth Grossman Tuesday, April 18th at 8 p.m.

As the lone Republican in the race, Grossman will face off in the general election against one of the seven Democratic candidates looking to win their party’s nomination at the May 16th primary. Grossman spent 21 years in the DA’s office and led Philadelphia’s civil forfeiture system. She says she won’t accept gifts as DA and opposes Super PACs.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the kitchen will be open, so come early for a good seat, a good meal and a good time!

Philadelphia Democratic Party candidate for District Attorney Jack O’Neill OtR May 10!

Join us at the Pen & Pencil Club for a night with Philadelphia Democratic Party candidate for District Attorney  Jack O’Neill Wednesday, May 10 at 8 p.m.
O’Neill is a young former prosecutor running for district attorney. The Democrat wants to expand “focused deterrence,” a crime-fighting program, in the city. He also promises to use the death penalty only in “extreme circumstances” and never accept gifts.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the kitchen will be open, so come early for a good seat, a good meal and a good time!

NEW DATE FOR Philadelphia Democratic DA candidate Larry Krasner OtR – NOW May 3!

Join us at the Pen & Pencil Club for a night with Philadelphia Democratic Party candidate for District Attorney Larry Krasner Wednesday, MAY 3 at 8 p.m.
This has been moved from Apr. 5.
Krasner is a decades-long civil rights attorney running for district attorney. He has defended Black Lives Matter in court, is adamantly opposed to the death penalty, and wants to eliminate cash bail for nonviolent, low-level offenders.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the kitchen will be open, so come early for a good seat, a good meal and a good time!

Philadelphia Democratic DA candidate Rich Negrin OtR May 1!

Join us at the Pen & Pencil Club for a night with Philadelphia Democratic Party candidate for District Attorney Rich Negrin Monday, May 1 at 8 p.m.
The city’s managing director under Mayor Michael Nutter, Negrin entered the race as one of the better known candidates. A former assistant DA, Negrin won the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., so come early for a good seat and a good time! Please note that the kitchen will NOT be open this night.

Philadelphia Democratic DA candidate Teresa Carr Deni OtR Apr. 26!!

Join us at the Pen & Pencil Club for a night with Philadelphia Democratic Party candidate for District Attorney Teresa Carr Deni Wednesday, Apr. 26 at 8 p.m.
Teresa Carr Deni was a longtime Municipal Court judge who is running for district attorney. She wants to revamp the civil asset forfeiture system, push to increase the penalty for smoking marijuana outside, and reduce the use of cash bail.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the kitchen will be open, so come early for a good seat, a good meal and a good time!

Philadelphia Controller Candidate Rebecca Rhynhart OtR April 24th!

Join us at the Pen & Pencil Club for a night with Philadelphia Democratic candidate for City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart Monday, April 24th at 8 p.m.

The former chief administrative officer and city treasurer is challenging longtime incumbent Alan Butkovitz.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The kitchen will not be open, but the drinks will be flowing.

Three women poets headlining April P&P Poetry Night for Poetry Month!

I’m pleased to announce Poetry@P&P’s contribution to Poetry Month. On Sunday, April 23rd at 8 p.m., there will be a poetry reading featuring J.C. Todd,Christine Whittemore, and Kasey Jueds,after which an open mic will take place, hosted by P&P Poetry Boss Robert Zell.

J.C. Todd, a Pew Fellow in the Arts, is the 2016 recipient of the Rita Dove Poetry Prize, fellowships to Ucross and the Ragdale, and a residency at Humboldt University in Berlin. Other fellowships include the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Leeway Foundation and a VCCA international exchange artist award. Author of What Space This Body (Wind Publications, 2008) and two poetry chapbooks, she has collaborated with MaryAnn L. Miller on an artist book, FUBAR (Lucia Press, 2016). Her poetry has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Paris Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and most recently inBeloit Poetry Journal, Ekphrasis and Thrush. Her manuscript, Beyond All Repair, explores the effects of war on the occupied and the occupier. She is on the faculty of the Creative Writing Program at Bryn Mawr College.

Christine Whittemore is an English poet, essayist, and novelist who has lived in Italy, France, New York, and, for twenty-two years, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in many British and American publications including The American Scholar, Hunger Mountain, Orbis, Antiphon, Envoi, Dark Horse, Parabola, and Islands, as well as in anthologies. Among other awards she has received a Fellowship in Literature (Poetry) in 1998 from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She has worked as a freelance feature writer on arts-related subjects; she has also taught writing, led workshops, and run a poetry reading series.

Her novel, Inscription, won the 2013 Eludia Award from Hidden River Arts and was published in 2015 (Sowilo Press). It was long-listed in the Cinnamon Press (UK) debut novel/novella contest 2013, and was one of twelve finalists for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award 2016. Sudden Arabesque, her first poetry collection, is out now from Oversteps Books.

Kasey Jueds’s first book of poems, Keeper, won the 2012 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press. Her poetry has appeared in numerous publications, including American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Crazyhorse, Prairie Schooner, Manhattan Review, Salamander, Crab Orchard Review, Women’s Review of Books, and 5AM; it has also been featured on NewsHour and Public Radio International’s “The Writer’s Almanac.” Jueds has been awarded residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Soapstone, and the Ucross Foundation. She lives in Philadelphia.

News Women Happy Hour April 20th

The News Women Happy Hour is an informal hangout and exchange of ideas for women working in news. Enjoy discounted drinks starting at 7 pm.

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