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August 21, 2014

“The Wonderful World of Sherry”: Wine tasting Aug. 21

Join Pen and Pencil club President and wine enthusiast Brad Wilson on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m. for a look at the wonderful world of sherry, the legendary Spanish fortified wine that is emerging from an extended slump with new products and a new approach. There will also be an opportunity to taste a wonderful Spanish brandy, a personal favorite of Brad’s. Cost is $30 and includes appetizers. Sign up at the bar or call the club to sign up.

Start: August 21, 2014
End: August 21, 2014
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
Phone: (215) 731-9909
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19102
Cost: 30

July 31, 2014

“Wines for a Philadelphia Summer” Thursday, July 31

Join Pen and Pencil Vice President and wine enthusiast Brad Wilson for the next in our series of wine tastings, Thursday, July 31, when we present “Wines for a Philadelphia Summer” — wines to match some classic Philadelphia casual food. This one will be fun, frothy and light!

Cost is $30 and includes appetizers. Start time: 7:30pm. Sign up at the bar or call the club.

Start: July 31, 2014 7:30 pm
End: July 31, 2014 9:00 pm
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Cost: 30.

July 27, 2014

Whirlwind Press Magazine-release party Sunday, July 27th

Sunday, July 27th,  Whirlwind Press will be having their magazine-release party from 8-10 PM with an open mic. Bob Zell, Pen and Pencil doorman and bartender, will be hosting afterwards.

The poets contributing to the first edition will be reading their work during the first part of the program. A poem of Bob’s appears in the magazine, so he will be one of the readers.

Come support a fellow P&P’ers artistic endeavor and a fine night of the spoken word.

Start: July 27, 2014 8:00 pm
End: July 27, 2014 10:00 pm
1522 Latimer St, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19102

July 24, 2014

Slam Bam Thank You Ma’am! Thursday July 24th

The summer skies are clear so take off with PBQ for another Slam Bam Thank You Ma’am! in honor of Amelia Earhart Day on Thursday July 24th at 7:30 p.m. at the Pen & Pencil Club!

The always fun Steve Volk will be returning as host to make sure you fulfill your laugh quota for the month.

With no cover, drink specials, delicious food, and plenty of fun, you’ll swear that you’re soaring above the ground.

You can check out the Facebook event HERE

Questions? Email pbq@drexel.edu

Start: July 24, 2014 7:30 pm
End: July 24, 2014 9:00 pm
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June 18, 2014

Author Bill Morris – June 18th

Bill Morris has had a varied career. He’s worked as a reporter, feature writer and columnist at the Chambersburg (Pa.) Public Opinion, the Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record, and the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot.

His writing has appeared in the New York Times, L.A. Weekly, the Washington Post Magazine, the Daily Beast, Popular Mechanics and numerous other newspapers and magazines.  He earned an Associated Press Public Service Award for his part in a series on the 25th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education.

His third novel is “.” He’ll talk about his career and read from the book.

Bill Morris photo


Start: June 18, 2014 7:30 pm
End: June 18, 2014 9:00 pm
1522 Latimer St, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19102

June 7, 2014

Club Closed for Private Event 6/7 until 10pm

The Club will be closed for a Private Event on Saturday June 7th until 10pm.

Start: June 7, 2014 7:00 pm
End: June 7, 2014 10:00 pm

June 1, 2014

Poetry Night @ the Pen & Pencil

Sunday evening, June 1st from 8:00-10:00, the Pen and Pencil Club will be hosting a poetry reading. There will be six featured readers followed by an open mic where anyone can read a poem of their own. Members who would like to read are encouraged to do so or just come out to listen. The poets reading that night include James Feichthaler, Gregory Muller, Sean Lynch, Lester Mobley, Frank Sherlock, and Bob Zell.
James, Gregory, Lester, and Bob are members of the Dead Bards of Philadelphia (check us out on Facebook and Meetup). Sean Lynch has just released his first chapbook: The City of Your Mind. Frank Sherlock has several poetry books and poems published; he is the current Poet Laureate of Philadelphia.


Start: June 1, 2014 8:00 pm
End: June 1, 2014 10:00 pm

May 29, 2014

Wine Tasting

Join P&P Vice President and wine enthusiast Brad Wilson for the latest in the series of wine tastings at the club May 29th at 7:30 p.m.

Details to come…

Start: May 29, 2014 7:30 pm
End: May 29, 2014 9:00 pm

May 28, 2014

Club Closed for Private Party until 10pm on 5/28

The Club will be closed for a Private Party on Wednesday May 28th from 7-10pm.

Start: May 28, 2014 7:00 pm
End: May 28, 2014 10:00 pm

May 22, 2014

Monthly PBQ Story Slam

Painted Bride Quarterly Story Slam on Thursday, May 22nd.

With summer fast approaching and the smell of burning charcoal in the air, join PBQ at the Pen & Pencil Club (1522 Latimer St.) onThursdayMay 22 at 7:30p.m.for another exciting edition of Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma’am! in honor of National Barbecue Month. We’ll bring the pens and paper if you bring the imagination and fun atmosphere.No cover, drink specials, and food hot off the grill.

This month’s slam will be opened by Courtney K. Bambrick, the poetry editor at Philadelphia Stories. She recently edited the poetry sections of PS Books collections Forgotten Philadelphia and Extraordinary Gifts. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in such journals as Apiary, Certain Circuits, Dirty Napkin, Philadelphia Poets, Mad Poets Review, and the Schuylkill Valley Journal. Courtney currently teaches composition, creative writing, and literature at Holy Family University, Philadelphia University and Rosemont College.


Questions? Email pbq@drexel.edu


Start: May 22, 2014 7:30 pm
End: May 22, 2014 9:00 pm
1522 Latimer St, Philadelphia, 19102