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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.

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!!!

Spend New Year’s Eve at the P&P!!

Our award-winning complimentary buffet will appear at 8:30 p.m. and there’s a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. Party favors too if we can find them! NYE at P&P is festive and fun but without mob scenes, amateur hour, and ludicrous markups on food and booze. Come join us!

REMINDER: P&P awards night THURSDAY!!!

Don’t miss the fourth annual Pen and Pencil Club Philadelphia News Awards this THURSDAY night! The program will be begin at 8 p.m.

This is easily our best attended event of the year. There will be a buffet dinner served at 7 p.m. and after the ceremony where the winners of this year’s online vote for the best of local journalism will be announced.

We encourage guests to arrive by 7 p.m. for what is always a crowded night.

Find also the Facebook invite here.

REMINDER: Mayor Jim Kenney OtR Wednesday; club will serve buffet dinner

The P&P is excited to announce the return to the club of The Mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney, for what is sure to be an exciting Off-the-Record session WEDNESDAY at 8 p.m.

Kenney was elected Mayor in November 2015, so this is a one-year anniversary for Philadelphia’a 99th Mayor.

This is sure to be a popular and crowded event so arrive early.

Food service for this event will be in the form of a buffet. The buffet will open at 7 p.m. and will be refreshed at 9 p.m. as well. 

NOTE: membership cards will be checked at the door for this event. Please make it easier on everyone and remember to bring your membership card.

Club announces Thanksgiving week schedule; kitchen closed

As we head into the holiday season, the P&P will tweak and adjust its schedule to make the festive seasons work best for all.

So, for Thanksgiving:

The club’s kitchen will be CLOSED during Thanksgiving week. 

The club will open at 10 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. The club will be open normal hours over the holiday weekend.

REMINDER: GOP Attorney General candidate John Rafferty OtR TOMORROW!!!

Republican Pennsylvania Attorney General candidate John Rafferty will appear at the P&P in an Off-the-Record session WEDNESDAY (12 Oct..) at 8 p.m.

Rafferty, a Montgomery County resident, currently serves as a State Senator from the 44th District in Montgomery, Chester and Berks counties. He is an attorney who was Deputy Attorney General for the Commonwealth from 1988 to 1991.

Rafferty is running against Democratic candidate Josh Shapiro.

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

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