November 19, 2014
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?
November 12, 2014
Wednesday, Nov. 12 we are having Danish journalist and author Flemming Rose, who green-lighted the Muhammad cartoons at the
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.
November 6, 2014
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.
November 5, 2014
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.
October 29, 2014
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
October 23, 2014
How long did you wait in line for the first iPod? Join PBQ in honor of iPod Day for Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma’am! at the Pen & Pencil Club (1522 Latimer St.) at 7:30 p.m. on October 23. We’ll discuss technology, fight over favorite song lyrics, and maybe even come up with an idea for the next best app ever over food and drinks. For the first time, the Slam will be hosted by Leah and Michelle! Whaaaaaaaaaaat? So dust off that old iPod and bring it along with your creativity!
October 22, 2014
April Saul has been a photojournalist at The Philadelphia Inquirer for more than 30 years. In that time, she has juggled daily newspaper assignments, longterm documentary projects and single parenting, and has received numerous honors including a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.
Last year, Saul was awarded an Alicia Patterson Foundation Journalism Fellowship and an NPPA Short Grant to spend a year pursuing her documentary project, “Camden, NJ: A Spirit Invincible.”
Or as she puts it, “I won a year of my life.” While her work in Camden encompasses the city’s problems — homelessness, drug addiction, violence, abandoned buildings — “it also reflects the indomitable spirit of its residents, who are trying to live normal lives against difficult odds.”
Please join us at the Pen and Pencil Club on Wednesday, October 22nd at 8 p.m.
Saul will share work in progress from her Camden project.
•Photo Night at the P&P is produced by the Center for Public Interest Journalism at Temple University.
October 19, 2014
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.
October 1, 2014
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.
September 25, 2014
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 t 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.