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“Gewurztraminer Around the World” — next wine tasting Nov. 9!

Join P&P President Brad Wilson for the club’s next wine tasting Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. when the subject will be “Gewurztraminer Around the World”.

Few grapes make such distinctive and often spectacular wines as Gewurztraminer. At home perhaps most of all in Alsace, “gewurz” has become a popular grape throughout the world.

We’ll sample four different examples of this terrific wine. Cost is $35 and includes appetizers. Call the club (215-731-9909) or sign up at the bar.

Philadelphia GOP DA candidate Beth Grossman OtR Nov. 1!!

The club welcomes Beth Grossman, the Republican Party candidate for District Attorney, for an Off-the-Record session Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Grossman, a native Philadelphian, was a an assistant district attorney for over 21 years in the Philadelphia DA’s office.

From her campaign website:

“Crime doesn’t care where you live or to which political party you belong; nor does Beth. What Beth cares about is restoring integrity and the public’s trust in the District Attorney’s Office and improving public safety and quality of life for all Philadelphians.  This includes ensuring that cases are prosecuted fairly, justly and ethically, victims and survivors of crime are treated with compassion, and sentences sought are fair and appropriate.  Under Beth, the District Attorney’s Office will uphold our laws while safeguarding the constitutional rights of all people.”

Grossman was unopposed in the May primary.

This is sure t0 be a well-attended event. Arrive early for a good seat and a good meal from our kitchen.

U.S. Representative Brendan Boyle OtR Oct. 18 at P&P!

The Club is pleased to announce that U.S. Representative Brendan Boyle, a Democrat who represents the 13th District of Pennsylvania, will appear Off the Record Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m.

Boyle, 40, has represented the 13th District since 2014.  He sits on the Foreign Affairs and Budget Committees. On Foreign Affairs his subcommittees are Middle East/North Africa and Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade.

Boyle grew up in Olney and attended Notre Dame and Harvard.

The 13th District consists of Northeast Philadelphia, part of North Philadelphia, and eastern and central Montgomery County.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The club kitchen will be open, so arrive early for a good seat and a good meal at what it certain to be a well-attended event.

Don’t miss the #ONA17 recap on October 11th

Just a few days after the Online News Association national conference in Washington, the Philadelphia chapter of ONA will be rounding up local attendees for the #ONA17 Show and Tell.

Participants will share brief, specific takeaways for benefit of the city’s journalism community. We have done this a few times before and had a lot of fun. Come out and see!

You can join for free and RSVP for this event here: https://www.meetup.com/ONA-Philly/events/243342993/

Next Poetry Night Oct. 8 — three readers and an open mike

This month’s P&P Poetry Night comes Sunday, Oct. 8th from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. It features Frank Sherlock, Jim Cory, and Hayden Saunier and will be followed by an open mic hosted by Bob Zell.

Frank Sherlock is the author of Life Is to Blame for EverythingSpace Between These Lines Not DedicatedOver HereThe City Real & Imagined (w/ CAConrad) and a collaboration with Brett Evans entitled Ready-to-Eat Individual. Poems beyond the page have found their forms in installations/performances/exhibitions, including Organize Your Own: The Politics & Poetics of Self-Determination. He is a 2013 Pew Fellow and 2014-15 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia.

Jim Cory’s most recent publication is 25 Short poems (2016, Moonstone Press, Philadelphia). He has poetry selections by important contemporary American poets, including James Broughton (Packing Up for Paradise, Black Sparrow) and Jonathan Williams (Jubilant Thicket, Copper Canyon). Poems have appeared recently in Apiaryunarmed journalBedfellows,CapsuleFell Swoop, Painted Bride QuarterlySkidrow Penthouse, Cape Cod Poetry Journaland Whirlwind. Recent essays include “What makes a queen a queen?” in the Gay & Lesbian Review, and “Are birds spies?” in the New Haven Review. He has been the recipient of fellowships from the Pennsylvania Arts Council, Yaddo and The MacDowell Colony.

Hayden Saunier is the author of four poetry collections, most recently How to Wear This Body, and her work has been awarded the Pablo Neruda Prize, the Rattle Poetry Prize, and Gell Poetry Award, among others. She has been published in a wide variety of journals, including 5 a.m., Beloit Poetry Journal, Drunken Boat, Poet Lore, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and Tar River Poetry. She is an actress with extensive theatre, film and television credits including The Sixth Sense, Philadelphia Diary, House of Cards, and the voice of a broken-down stove in an Ikea display. She lives on a farm outside Philadelphia.

Next wine tasting “A trip across Northern Italy” Oct. 5!

Join P&P President Brad Wilson for the next in the series of wine tastings at the Pen & Pencil Club Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. for a trip across Northern Italy.

From Piedmont in the west to the Frioul in the east, we’ll investigate four wines from a wide-range and historic region that while honoring tradition has still been able to innovate. Standards have never been higher in northern Italy and the wines reflect that.

A reminder that the cost is $35 and includes appetizers. Sign up at the bar or call the club.

Philadelphia Democratic DA candidate Larry Krasner OtR Oct. 4!!

The club welcomes Larry Krasner, the Democratic Party candidate for District Attorney, for an Off-the-Record session Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Krasner, born in St. Louis in 1961, has been a civil rights attorney in Philadelphia for 30 years.

From his campaign website:

“Larry stands up for immigration, disability and gay rights, as well as the right to free speech. He has defended, normally at no cost, protesters at RNC 2000 and DNC 2016, members of ACT UP, Black Lives Matter, Casino-Free Philadelphia, DACA Dreamers, Decarcerate PA, Earth Quaker Action Team, Heeding God’s Call, Kensington Welfare Rights Union, Occupy Philly and Reclaim Philadelphia, advocates of public school funding and opponents of the death penalty.”

Krasner defeated six other candidates to win the May primary.

This is sure t0 be a well-attended event, and membership cards will be checked at the door. Arrive early for a good seat and a good meal from our kitchen.

REMINDER: WEDNESDAY for Philadelphia Democratic DA candidate Larry Krasner OtR!!

The club welcomes Larry Krasner, the Democratic Party candidate for District Attorney, for an Off-the-Record session WEDNESDAY at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Krasner, born in St. Louis in 1961, has been a civil rights attorney in Philadelphia for 30 years.

From his campaign website:

“Larry stands up for immigration, disability and gay rights, as well as the right to free speech. He has defended, normally at no cost, protesters at RNC 2000 and DNC 2016, members of ACT UP, Black Lives Matter, Casino-Free Philadelphia, DACA Dreamers, Decarcerate PA, Earth Quaker Action Team, Heeding God’s Call, Kensington Welfare Rights Union, Occupy Philly and Reclaim Philadelphia, advocates of public school funding and opponents of the death penalty.”

Krasner defeated six other candidates to win the May primary.

This is sure t0 be a well-attended event, and membership cards will be checked at the door. Arrive early for a good seat and a good meal from our kitchen.

PARTY! PARTY! Kick off our 125th anniversary celebration Sept. 28!!

The P&P turns 125 this season and we’re getting the celebration under way with a kickoff party Thursday, Sept. 28 at starting at 7 p.m.

We will have drink specials, a free buffet, a special anniversary cake, giveaways, and more!

We will unveil the P&P 125th anniversary cocktail that night, at a bargain price of $1.25 for your first pop. The anniversary cocktail will be available all year as part of our celebration.

We will also announce our 125th anniversary programs and parties that will last well into April, so you won’t want to miss that.

It should be a memorable night so please join us.

 

REMINDER: PARTY PARTY Thursday — 125th anniversary kickoff!!!

REMINDER!!! The P&P turns 125 this season and we’re getting the celebration under way with a kickoff party THURSDAY  at starting at 7 p.m.

We will have drink specials, a FREE buffet, a special anniversary cake, music, giveaways, and more!

We will unveil the P&P 125th anniversary cocktail at a bargain price of $1.25 until midnight. The anniversary cocktail will be available all year as part of our celebration.

We will also announce our 125th anniversary programs and parties that will last well into April, so you won’t want to miss that.

It should be a memorable night so please join us.

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