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October 19, 2014

Poetry night returns Oct. 19 with Temple’s Ryan Eckes — be there

Poetry returns to the Pen and Pencil Club Oct.19. Ditch the NFL Sunday night game and come on out.

The line-up will be Sidney Coffin, then Anne-Adele Wight, then Temple professor Ryan Eckes.

 

Our own Bob Zell will host. Lester Mobley  handles the MC duties, Starts at 8.  We promise it will be better than football. Come out and engage in the spoken word.

 

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

October 1, 2014

Off the Record with 1st District Republican candidate Megan Rath

Come join us Oct. 1 at when Megan Rath joins us to discuss her campaign for the Pennsylvania 1st District U.S. House of Representative seat.

Sales consultant for a biomedical company, Republican  Rath, who is challenging long-time Democratic Congressman Bob Brady, will talk about why she is a “different” kind of Republican and what she’s learned as a novice politician, female division. She’s running  in the district that includes part of Philadelphia and chunks of eastern and southern Delaware County.

The kitchen will be open.  Doors open at 7 p.m., program at 8 p.m.

Start: October 1, 2014 8:00 pm
End: October 1, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
Phone: 2157319909
Address:
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19102

September 25, 2014

Get dressed up for September Story Slam!!!!!

Holy September Slam, Batman! PBQ is returning to the Pen & Pencil Club in honor of National Comic Book Day for Slam Bam Thank You Ma’am! on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Who needs Comic-Con when you’ve got great friends and super deals on drinks and food? Release your inner nerd, as we slam so hard that only Superman will be able to quiet us down! Prizes awarded to those who come in costume. Pow. 

Start: September 25, 2014 7:30 pm
End: September 25, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
Phone: 2157319909
Address:
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19102

September 24, 2014

Off the Record: Tony Auth tribute with Signe Wilkinson Sept. 24!

Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Signe Wilkinson will reminisce about her friend, competitor and colleague Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Tony Auth, Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. Signe invites anyone with a story or memory to join her in looking back on the great career of a great journalist.

Start: September 24, 2014
End: September 24, 2014
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
Phone: 2157319909
Address:
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19148

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
Address:
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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