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April 19, 2015

Trio of poets plus open mike at Poetry Night Apr. 19!!

The next poetry reading at the Pen & Pencil Club will take place on Sunday, Apr. 19. The event will begin at 8 p.m. and last until approximately 10 p.m. The featured readers are Gina Myers, Elizabeth Catanese, and Darla Himeles. An open mic will follow.

Come out to welcome Gina to Philly and bring a poem with you to read if you like. And check out Elizabeth and Darla who sometimes collaborate on their poetry. You may get a chance to hear them both performing at the same time.

The event is hosted by P & P’s own Robert Zell.

Here’s info on the poets:

Gina Myers is the author of two full-length poetry collections, Hold It Down (Coconut Books, 2013) and A Model Year (Coconut Books, 2009), as well as numerous chapbooks. Originally from Saginaw, Mich., she now lives in Philadelphia where she works in media communications.

Elizabeth Catanese is an artist and writer embracing creative hybridity. She likes to write about visual art and make paintings that include writing. Her work has appeared in Adanna Literary Journal, OVS, Anomalous Press and Referential Magazine. Her mixed media and installation art has been exhibited in galleries at the College of Saint Elizabeth, Bryn Mawr College, Mercer County College, the Philadelphia Sketch Club, and other venues. She lives in Philadelphia and is an English, creative writing and humanities instructor at Community College of Philadelphia.

Darla Himeles is a poet, translator, and essayist with work in recent or forthcoming issues of Mantis, APR, Storyscape, and Women’s Review of Books. She holds an MFA in poetry and poetry in translation from Drew University and an AB in English from Bryn Mawr College. She is currently at Temple University, where she’s pursuing a PhD in English.

Start: April 19, 2015
End: April 19, 2015
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
Phone: 2157319909
Address:
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19102

April 22, 2015

7th District Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez Off The Record

We’ll take a break from our all-mayoral-candidates all-the-time format with an appearance by 7th District Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez, who seems to have a problem EVER getting endorsed by her own party.

Why? Maybe the two-term official will tell us.

If she does, of course, it is off the record, but this promises to be a lively appearance.

The program will begin at 8 p.m..  The kitchen will be open so arrive early to order.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Club is no-smoking during and immediately after the event.

Start: April 22, 2015
End: April 22, 2015
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
Phone: 2157319909
Address:
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19102

April 23, 2015

PBQ Story Slam returns Apr. 23!

Painted Bride Quarterly’s Slam, Bam, Thank you, Mam is a highly warped interactive writing competition. The next version comes Thursday, Apr. 23.

We lead the event but the audience is in charge of: writing prompts, performance, and ultimate judgement. In four rounds we can levitate to literary heights and degenerate into absolute raunch, often simultaneously. A PBQ Slam has been likened to “Whose Line is it Anyway” and Henry Rollins performance, so it’s really best that you come see it for yourself.  Fourth Thursday of every month, though we’re sketchy in December.

Start: April 23, 2015
End: April 23, 2015
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
Phone: 2157319909
Address:
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19102

April 24, 2015

619 plaque presentation Apr. 24 — celebrate a piece of Philadelphia journalism history

Before iPhones, before email, before the internet, reporters (amazingly) were still able to work and report.
Police reporters worked out of Room 619 in City Hall.
When the reporters were chased to the Roundhouse (Room 204) in the early ’60s, a plaque was created for the door of 204, marking it as 619.
Follow?
Not important. You will after the event, at which the 619 Plaque will be entrusted to the P&P.
Doors open at 7 p.m., program begins at 8 p.m. Expect many old-timers to attend. And newbies, to learn what Old School means.

Start: April 24, 2015
End: April 24, 2015
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
Phone: 2157319909
Address:
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19102

April 29, 2015

GOP mayoral candidate Melissa Murray Bailey Off the Record Apr. 29

The Republican candidate for Mayor of Philadelphia, Melissa Murray Bailey, will appear at The Pen and Pencil Club Wednesday, Apr. 29 at 8 p.m.

Bailey, 36, is the sole GOP contender for the Mayoralty. She grew up in South Jersey and graduated from the University of Maryland. She’ll be certain to offer a different perspective on many issues than the series of Democratic candidates who have visited the club.

The club kitchen will be open for this event, so why not come early, get a good seat and enjoy dinner?

Start: April 29, 2015
End: April 29, 2015
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
Phone: 2157319909
Address:
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19102

May 6, 2015

Milton Street Off the Record May 6!

Philadelphia political legend and current Democratic candidate for Mayor Milton Street will complete the Pen and Pencil’s series off Off the Record sessions with the mayoral field when he appears at the Pen and Pencil Club May 6 at 8 p.m.

Street, a former State Senator and State Representative who was convicted of tax evasion in 2008, ran against Mayor Nutter in the 2011 Democratic primary.

The club kitchen will be open, so come early to get a good seat and enjoy a meal before the program. As always OtR events are non-smoking and, of course, strictly off the record.

Start: May 6, 2015
End: May 6, 2015
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
Phone: 2157319909
Address:
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19102