July 27, 2014
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.
July 24, 2014
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
June 18, 2014
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.
June 7, 2014
The Club will be closed for a Private Event on Saturday June 7th until 10pm.
June 1, 2014
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.
May 29, 2014
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…
May 28, 2014
The Club will be closed for a Private Party on Wednesday May 28th from 7-10pm.
May 22, 2014
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.) onThursday, May 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 email@example.com
May 21, 2014
Sabrina Vourvoulias is the managing editor of Al Día News in Philadelphia, and was the editor of Al Día’s book 200 Years of Latino History in Philadelphia (Temple University Press, 2012). Her news writing has garnered awards from the New York Press Association, Pennsylvania Newspapers Association and Philadelphia Press Association. Her blog, Following the Lede, was a finalist for the Latinos in Social Media award in 2011.
She is also the author of Ink (Crossed Genres, 2012), a speculative novel that draws on her memories of Guatemala’s armed internal conflict, and of the Latin@ experience in the United States. It was named to Latinidad’s Best Books of 2012.
May 15, 2014
Pipe Club Thursday May 15th