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June 26, 2016

Poetry night returns June 26 with three top poets, open mic

This month’s P&P poetry reading will take place on Sunday, June 26th from 8 p.m to 10 p,m. The featured readers include Peter Baroth, Aaren Yeats Perry, and R.G. Evans.

Afterwards, there will be an open mic hosted by Robert Zell.

Peter Baroth, writer, artist, and musician, is a graduate of Washington University and Temple Law School. His novel is Long Green (iUniverse) and his book of poetry, Lost Autographs (Moonstone Press). He has been published in Philadelphia Poets, Mad Poets Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Apiary, Legal Studies Forum, and elsewhere. He won the 2009 Amy Award, the 2016 Petracca Award, was a finalist for the Joie de Vivre book prize, has been nominated for Best of the Net, and is on Philadelphia Stories’ editorial board. He lives in Media with poet and professor Courtney Bambrick.

Aaren Perry is an invited speaker at schools, colleges and conferences. He is published in magazines and newspapers, and has appeared on NPR and regional TV broadcasts. Father, Capoeirista, Shambhala warrior — he speaks Spanish and holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College and is the author of three collections — Poetry Across the CurriculumMercury Calling, and Open Fire (Whirldwind Press, 2004). He was called the best teacher of poetry the evaluator had ever seen by the PA Council on the Humanities and is the recipient of a PA State Arts Council Writing Fellowship. Aaren has traveled in numerous countries and performed his work with musicians, visual artists and dancers at venues from the Philadelphia Fringe and Kimmel Center and World Café to the Nuyorican.

R.G. Evans‘s books include Overtipping the Ferryman (Aldrich Press, 2013), The Noise of Wings (Red Dashboard Press, 2015) and The Holy Both (forthcoming from Main Street Rag Press).  His poems, nonfiction, and fiction have appeared, among other journals, in Rattle, Margie, Paterson Literary Review, Philadelphia Stories, and Weird Tales.  He was featured at the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival and he teaches high school and college English and Creative Writing in southern New Jersey.

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Venue: Pen & Pencil Club
Phone: 215-731-9909
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, 19148

June 30, 2016

Story Slam set for June 30

Join the fun as Painted Bride Quarterly hosts its monthly improv writing game, Slam, Bam, Thank you, Ma’am. June 3o at 7:30 p.m. at the Pen & Pencil Club.

We love hosting this because the audience does all the “work.”  Pick the prompts, use the prompts, than pick the winner—there’s swag to be had!

See you June 23 in the perfect setting for this frivolity, the P & P.

For more info, please email pbq@drexel.edu

Start: June 30, 2016
End: June 30, 2016
Venue: Pen & Pencil Club
Phone: 215 731 9909
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, 19148

July 26, 2016

RFK: The Making of a Liberal Icon: OTR with author Larry Tye July 26

Best-selling author Larry Tye will appear at the Pen & Pencil Club Tuesday, July 26, at 8 p.m. to promote his new book, “Robert Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon.”

Tye is the author of a well-received biography of the great pitcher Satchel Paige:  Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend,

Tye has worked for the Boston Globe, Louisville Courier-Journal, Anniston (Ala.) Star, and has served as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard.

Tye will give a brief talk and answer questions. His book will be available and he will autograph copies.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.


Start: July 26, 2016
End: July 26, 2016
Venue: Pen & Pencil Club
Phone: 215 731 9909
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19102