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September 17, 2014

Photo Night at the P&P: Featuring David Maialetti

Luzzara, 2014. Photograph by David Maialetti.

Luzzara, 2014. Photograph by David Maialetti.

After leading Photo Nights at the Pen and Pencil Club for more than 10 years, David Maialetti stepped down last spring, but now we’re going to put his work on the screen at last. Please join us at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17th at the Pen and Pencil.

For the past 18 years, Philadelphia Daily News staff photographer David Maialetti has been documenting the city where he was born and raised. His visual talents have earned him numerous international, national, and local honors, including awards from World Press Photo and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, as well as multiple Pennsylvania Photographer of the Year titles.

Maialetti at work in Luzarra.Photograph by Nicole Sivieri.

Maialetti at work in Luzarra.
Photograph by Nicole Sivieri.

Most recently, Forbes.com named Maialetti one of “10 Instagram Photographers You Should Follow.”

Since 2006, Maialetti has been spending his vacations teaching photography to American college students studying abroad in the Marche region of Italy. He has also taught at Temple University, his alma mater, and is currently teaching photojournalism at Community College of Philadelphia.

For Photo Night, Maialetti will share recent work documenting life in Luzzara, Italy, a village in the Emilia-Romagna region, where he also tracked down the last remaining subjects photographed by American photographer Paul Strand.

In 1955, Strand teamed up with Italian screenwriter Cesare Zavatini to create the book “Un Paese.” The Philadelphia Museum of Art will host a Strand retrospective this fall.

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

Start: September 17, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 17, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
Address:
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1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19102

September 14, 2014

The return of poetry! Open mike and readings Sept. 14 with the fabulous Bob Zell

NOTE CORRECTED TIME!!!

Want a civilized antidote to a day of watching men with meat lockers on their heads beat each other with their hands? Sure you do.

Our man-about-poetry, Bob Zell, will be hosting a poetry open mic and reading at the Club Sunday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m.  All are welcome and encouraged to read their own poetry, or someone else’s, but those just wanting to listen are more than welcome as well.

Start: September 14, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 14, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
Phone: 2157319909
Address:
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, 19102

August 28, 2014

Slam Bam Thank You Ma’am!!! returns Aug. 28

You can race cars, you can race horses…and you can race mice? Join us at the Pen & Pencil Club (1522 Latimer St.) on August 28th at 7:30 p.m. as we celebrate National Race Your Mouse Day for the August edition of Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma’am! It’ll be a night of friendly competition, refreshing drinks, delicious food, and warm atmosphere. We’ve got the pens and blue books. We’ll leave the mice in the lab.

Start: August 28, 2014 7:30 pm
End: August 28, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
Phone: 2157319909
Address:
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19148

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
Address:
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
Address:
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
Address:
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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
Address:
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