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January 28, 2015

CANCELED: Off-the-Record Jan. 28 with mayoral candidate Ken Trujillo

Ken Trujillo, former federal prosecutor, Philly city solicitor and prominent leader in Philadelphia’s Latino community, is running for mayor. Come out and hear why. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 8 p.m. No smoking and off-the-record.

Start: January 28, 2015
End: January 28, 2015
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
Phone: 2157319909
Address:
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19102

January 25, 2015

Open poetry mike Jan. 25!

Word from our Master Poet, Bob Zell:

“I will be hosting another open mic at the the Pen and Pencil Club (1522 Latimer St.) on Sunday, January 25th from 8-10PM.

Everyone is welcome to attend whether reading or just listening. In the past, we have had a number of very noteworthy local poets speaking at the open mic, as well as a few other events featuring some of the best poets in the area.

I hope to see many of you there…”

Start: January 25, 2015
End: January 25, 2015

January 22, 2015

Story Slam kicks off new year of fun Jan. 22!

Painted Bride Quarterly starts the Slam season in honor of Get Organized Month! Join PBQ for Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma’am! at the Pen & Pencil Club (1522 Latimer St.) at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 22.

The Slam will be hosted by Andrew Keller, who just returned from a cross-country tour with his band, Snow Caps. Clean out that desk and bring the most random object you found to the Slam! With your literary wit, you’ll have a chance to win all new prizes!

Start: January 22, 2015
End: January 22, 2015
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
Phone: 2157319909
Address:
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19102

January 21, 2015

Photo Night Year-End Spectacular at the Pen and Pencil

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Philadelphia Daily News and Inquirer photojournalist David Maialetti will curate and produce the Year-End Spectacular multimedia presentation for January’s CPIJ Photo Night at the Pen and Pencil Club. These one-time presentations have become the event of the year for photojournalism in Philadelphia.

Join us on January 21st at 8 p.m.

*The submission deadline has now passed.

Photos above courtesy of David Maialetti.

Start: January 21, 2015 8:00 pm
End: January 21, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
Phone: 215-731-9909
Address:
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1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19107

January 14, 2015

Off-the-Record Jan. 14: U.S. media bias against Israel

Lee S. Bender and Jerome R. Verlin, authors of “Pressing Israel: Media Bias from A – Z,” will talk and offer a Powerpoint presentation showing alleged bias in reporting against the Jewish state, with particular emphasis on the Inquirer, AP and Reuters. Program begins at 8 p.m., it is no-smoking and off-the-record.

Start: January 14, 2015
End: January 14, 2015
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
Phone: 2157319909
Address:
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19102

December 28, 2014

Poetry open mic Dec. 28 with our man of words, Bob Zell

Bob Zell will be hosting an open poetry mic on Sunday, December 28th from 8 to 10pm. Anyone is welcome to attend. It is open to readers or those who just want to listen. It’s very informal, but the quality of the poetry in the past has been excellent.

Start: December 28, 2014
End: December 28, 2014
Venue: Pen and Pencil Club
Phone: 2157319909
Address:
1522 Latimer St., Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19102

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