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November 30, 2014

Wrap up the holiday weekend with some poetry Sunday Nov. 30!

The Pen & Pencil Club’s man of many words, our Poet Supreme Bob Zell, will be hosting an open mic of poetry on Sunday night, Nov. 30, from 8 to 10 p.m.

What a great way to decompress after a hectic holiday weekend!

Start: November 30, 2014
End: November 30, 2014
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
Phone: 2157319909
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19102

December 4, 2014

P&P second annual Philadelphia News Awards

Last year the Pen and Pencil Club Philadelphia News Awards packed the club. Now they’re back.

Voting is now live at PenandPencil.org/Awards – or here.

Come to the club to see the winners announced on Thurs. Dec. 4. Be there by 7pm to grab your spot, and we’ll get the show moving around 7:30p.

Only members, their guests and nominees will be welcome. We will check membership at the door.

Buffet dinner will be included.

Start: December 4, 2014
End: December 4, 2014
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
1522 Latimer Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

December 17, 2014

Photo Night at the P&P: Featuring Eric and Kass Mencher


Together, Kass and Eric Mencher have worked on numerous photo essays, including life along the Lincoln Highway (the first cross-country road in the United States), contemporary life in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, “Compañeros” (a juxtaposition of their images) and anything and everything that happens in front of their cameras. They have both exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally, sometimes individually and other times together. Most recently, they spent six months photographing in the San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, area.

They will be presenting recent iPhone work from Mexico and Guatemala, talking about the process of working together and their conversion to using the iPhone.

Please join us at the Pen and Pencil Club on Wednesday, December 17th at 8 p.m.

Eric Mencher was the recipient of the Overseas Press Club Award for “Rwanda: Aftermath of Genocide” and has won major awards including prizes in World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year, Best of Photojournalism and National Headliners. His fellowships include a Penn State University Professional in Residence Fellowship; a Terra Fellowship from the Giverny Institute at the Museum of American Art, Giverny, France; and a Pew Fellowships in the Arts, discipline winner.

Kass Mencher, is a documentary photographer who worked more than 15 years for alternative newspapers in the Philadelphia area, including City Paper, Philadelphia Weekly and Philadelphia Gay News. She was awarded First Place, Photojournalism, 2001, by the Association of Alternative Weeklies and has won numerous regional awards including the Pennsylvania Keystone Awards. She now works on personal photo projects, using the iPhone almost exclusively.

• Photo Night at the P&P is produced by the Center for Public Interest Journalism at Temple University.

Start: December 17, 2014 8:00 pm
End: December 17, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
Phone: 215-731-9909
1522 Latimer Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19102

December 18, 2014

Wine tasting Dec. 18 — “Wine as Gift”

The next in the series of wine tastings conducted by Pen & Pencil Club President Brad Wilson will be Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

The tasting will explore “Wine as Gift” — how to match wine to even the most difficult names on your Christmas list. We’ll even help you with gifts for people you really don’t like. We’ll discuss what wines do well as gifts and which ones are best avoided.

Cost is $30 and includes appetizers. Sign up at the bar or call the club.


Start: December 18, 2014
End: December 18, 2014
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
Phone: 2157319909
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, United States, 19102
Cost: $30.00