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REMINDER: best-selling author Larry Tye on RFK Tuesday!!

REMINDER!!

Best-selling author Larry Tye will appear at the Pen & Pencil Club Tuesday 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.

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

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.

“Summer of the Vine” next wine tasting June 23!

Join Pen & Pencil Club President and wine enthusiast Brad Wilson for the next in the series of wine tastings Thursday, June 23, when the topic will be “Brad’s Summer of the Vine Picks”.

Wilson will present a quartet of wines that will be perfect for all kinds of summer activities – beach, grilling, outdoor parties, picnics, concerts and more.

The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Cost is $30 and includes appetizers. Call the club or sign up at the bar. Please note: the tastings have been selling out of late so early signups are advised.

Meet-and-mingle with City Council members and their staffs OtR June 22!

Following the success of last fall’s Pen & Pencil meet-and-greet party with new City Council members and their staffs, we invite all of City Council back for another off the record session with the city’s journalists.

It will be June 22 at 7 p.m. at the Club. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and a diner menu will be available.

We will host the gathering a week after Council breaks for the summer and after the dust has settled on the city’s budget and a decision on the controversial soda tax.

This is a chance to mingle and get to know the members of our legislative body and their staffs in a chill environment.

 

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.

 

Pipe Club night June 15

The Pen & Pencil Pipe Club will meet Wednesday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m.

While the club is open to all during this event, the kitchen will be very busy early in the evening, and of course the special nature of the gathering should be noted — this is one P&P event that is most certainly not non-smoking.

June Wine tasting, Story Slam postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances the “Summer of the Vine” wine tasting scheduled for June 9 has been postponed to June 23.

The Story Slam scheduled for June 23 has been postponed to June 30.

If you were signed up for the wine tasting, which was sold out, please confirm that you wish to attend on June 23 by calling the club at 215-731-9909 as soon as possible.

The Club apologizes for any inconvenience these changes cause.

Poetry returns to P&P May 29!

The next poetry event at the Pen and Pencil Club is Sunday, May 29th from 8 to 10 p.m.

Come celebrate Whirlwind magazine’s issue on “Mother Earth,” which focuses on the environment and feminism. Featured readers include Ann Michael, Mary Brucker, and Hanoch Guy.

Editor Sean Lynch will be hosting and staff members Courtney Gambrell and Melissa Rothman will read our international contributors.

An open mic will follow hosted by Bob Zell.

May Story Slam this Thursday!! Don’t miss out!

Hey, before the June Story Slam there’s one this Thursday! — May 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Join the fun as Painted Bride Quarterly hosts its monthly improv writing game, Slam, Bam, Thank you, Ma’am. May 26 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

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