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Upcoming P&P Holiday Schedule — drop on by!

Come join us at the P&P for the festive season.

Here’s what’s up:

The P&P will be CLOSED Christmas Eve. Have a Merry Christmas!

The club will OPEN on Christmas Day at 8 p.m. Come watch the Eagles game with us on our big-screen TV!

The club will be OPEN on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at 7 p.m. On New Year’s Eve, enjoy a complimentary buffet at 10 p.m., hats and noisemakers, and a Champagne toast at midnight!


VOTE NOW for Philadelphia News Awards from the P&P

It’s P&P Awards time again, with the ceremony set for Dec. 14.

You may VOTE for your favorite in our wide-ranging categories, but voting closes Dec. 1. So don’t miss your chance!

VOTE NOW for the P&P Philadelphia News Awards!! Click here to vote!!

REMINDER: WEDNESDAY for GOP DA candidate Beth Grossman!!

REMINDER: The club welcomes Beth Grossman, the Republican Party candidate for District Attorney, for an Off-the-Record session Wednesday 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.

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.

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.

REMINDER: Larry Atkins to discuss, sign his book on media bias WEDNESDAY at P&P!

Local author Larry Atkins will discuss and sign his book, Skewed: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Media Bias, at the Pen & Pencil Club WEDNESDAY at 8 p.m.

Atkins, a Jenkintown resident who teaches at Temple and Arcadia, offers an analysis how to approach today’s rancorous and partisan media scene. To quote a review by Stasia DeMarco in the Philadelphia Inquirer, “(Atkins) lays out the difference between “clear and balanced” news and advocacy journalism. He highlights the urgency for media consumers to recognize this difference.”

Atkins will sign copies of his book which will be for sale at the event.

Join us for this timely topic and what promises to be a fascinating night. Doors open at 6:3o p.m. and the kitchen will be open. Arrive early for a good seat, enjoy a fine meal and a fun night.

CORRECTION CORRECTION!! PARTY!! PARTY!! for 125th kickoff now Sept. 28

Oops! We sent out the wrong date for our bash!!! It will be Thursday, SEPTEMBER 28 — 7 p.m., all the same goodies and yummies and the like.

See you the 28th!



REMINDER — District Attorney primary recap WEDNESDAY!!

Join us at the Club for a recap of the Democratic primary for District Attorney!

The Pen and Pencil Club has invited representatives from each of the seven District Attorney campaigns for a panel discussion on the remarkable race that ended with a progressive firebrand with no prosecutorial experience, Lawrence Krasner, winning by a decisive margin. The off-the-record discussion will dive deep into the inner workings of the race – which endorsements mattered, which wards delivered, and what ads were effective.

Off-the-Record discussions are open to all club members and their guests. Campaign staffers from the Krasner, Negrin, O’Neill, Carr Deni, and El-Shabazz campaigns have confirmed already!

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!

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.

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.

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