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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
Address:
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, United States, 19102
Cost: $30.00

December 17, 2014

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

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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
Address:
1522 Latimer Street, 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
Address:
1522 Latimer Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

December 3, 2014

CORRECTION: Meet mayoral candidate Terry Gillen at December 3 Off-The-Record

The correct date is Dec. 3.

Join us for what we hope is the first of several sessions with candidates to succeed Michael Nutter as Mayor of Philadelphia, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m.

Terry Gillen was the first Democrat to declare her candidacy for mayor. Let the former Nutter and Rendell aide tell you her plans for saving the city.

The kitchen will be open, come early and enjoy a meal.

Start: December 3, 2014
End: December 3, 2014
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
Phone: 2157319909
Address:
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19102

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
Address:
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19102

November 19, 2014

Bill Green, School Reform Commission chairman, “Off the Record” session Nov. 19

School Reform Commission chairman Bill Green will go “Off the Record” at the Pen & Pencil Club Nov. 19 at 8 p.m.

Green can discuss the situation in the Philadelphia School District, its labor contract, charter schools, and more.

It figures to be a full house so why not come out early and enjoy a meal from our kitchen?

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Bill Green

Start: November 19, 2014
End: November 19, 2014
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
Phone: 2157319909
Address:
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19102

November 12, 2014

Danish editor Flemming Rose at P&P Nov. 12!

Wednesday, Nov. 12 we are having Danish journalist and author Flemming Rose, who green-lighted the Muhammad cartoons at the

Jyllands-Posten.

He will be introduced by the Daily News’ Signe Wilkinson, and he will talk about his new book,” “The Tyranny of Silence.”

C-SPAN will have cameras there, so it is not off-the-record, but it is members (and their accompanied guests) only and membership cards will be checked at the door.

Bobbi Booker will host. Event starts at 8 p.m.

 

Start: November 12, 2014
End: November 12, 2014
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
Phone: 2157319909
Address:
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19148

November 6, 2014

Wine tastings return Nov. 6 — “One Night, Four Wines, One Winery: the wines of New Jersey’s Alba Vineyards”

Join Pen & Pencil club President Brad Wilson for the return of the series of wine tasting Thursday,  Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. The “One Night, Four Wines, One Winery” theme returns with an in-depth look at New Jersey’s Alba Vineyards. The Warren County winery produces stunning cool-climate whites and hearty reds, perfect for the dishes and atmosphere of late fall. Cost is $30 and includes appetizers. Sign up at the bar or call the club, 215-731-9909.

Start: November 6, 2014
End: November 6, 2014
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
Phone: 2157319909
Address:
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, United States, 19102
Cost: $30.00

November 5, 2014

Election review with an expert panel — Wed Nov. 5

Once it is all over, we will tell you what it means. The “it” is the Nov. 4 election, the “we” are three veteran political reporters (in alphabetical order): Chris Brennan of the Daily News, Dave Davies of WHYY, Tom Fitzgerald of the Inquirer.
The three can talk local and national and, if you ask in just the right way, they may share some things they wouldn’t report publicly in this off-the-record session.

Start: November 5, 2014
End: November 5, 2014
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
Phone: 2157319909
Address:
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, United States, 19148

October 29, 2014

#ONA14 National Conference Show and Tell

Every year, after our friends go to the Online News Association conference — this year in Chicago — we bring them out to share what they learned for the benefit or everyone else.

Come on out, have a good time, get a few drinks and learn something new about the changing world of digital journalism.

The Center for Public Interest Journalism at Temple University sent a party of 20 to the conference this year, and most of them should be present, but all conference attendees are invited to present for a few minutes each.

Please join us Wednesday, October 29th at 7:00 p.m.

Get alerts for all ONA Philly events at meetup.com/ONA-Philly

Start: October 29, 2014 7:00 pm
End: October 29, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
Phone: 2157319909
Address:
1522 Latimer Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States