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A Reading by Gabrielle Hamilton

A Conversation with Gabrielle Hamilton

Writing Tacos: Discovering Writing Tools Through Mexican Cuisine

Lovely Night vs. OPEN MIC!

Wednesdays on the Stoop: Dilruba Ahmed, One Book One Philadelphia

Penn Creative Writing Honors Thesis Reading

Book Talk with Claudio Saunt, author of “Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory”

Virtual Book Discussion: The Tradition

Virtual Poetry Reading: Catherine Bancroft and David Kertis

Yusef Komunyakaa | Everyday Mojo Songs of Earth: New and Selected Poems, 2001–2021

A reading by Lorene Cary, author of “Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century”

Ross King | The Bookseller of Florence

Nathaniel Popkin, author of “To Reach the Spring”, in conversation with Jesse DeLong

International Jazz Day: aTONEment – Jazz Inspired Fables from Improvising Lives

Loss & Rebirth: A Community Poem and Workshop

International Workers’ Day Virtual Poetry Reading

Medicine Poetry: John Fox, Sean Lynch, and Elizabeth Gordon McKim

Tarot Salon: The Three Diamonds


Writing Tacos: Discovering Writing Tools Through Mexican Cuisine

Joan He with Hafsah Faizal: “The Ones We’re Meant to Find” Book Launch

Uncle Bobbie’s Presents: Xio Axelrod, author of “The Girl with Stars in her Eyes”, in conversation with Evisa Gallman

Teen Workshop: The Tradition: Immigrant Families and the Culture Clash

Wednesdays on the Stoop: Co-Working on Writing Job, Residency, & Fellowship Applications

The Poetic Tradition within Jericho Brown’s “The Tradition”

Alison Bechdel | The Secret to Superhuman Strength

Bryn Mawr College Reading Series: Natalie Diaz and Kirstin Valdez Quade

The Long Devotion: Poets Writing Motherhood

Regional Small Press Poetry Showcase!

“A Dog, A Seal, and a Bird”: 3 stories by the Rittenhouse Writers Group

Publishing in the Time of COVID: Local Writers During the Pandemic

Citizen Book Club: Millennials Are Not the Problem

Uncle Bobbie’s Presents: Amanda Seales “Small Doses: Potent Truths for Everyday Use”

A Night of Poetry & Prose: Alessi, Huynh, & Mattison

Brian Greene | Until the End of Time

MANTRAS: Building Your Poetry Career

Community Drafts Open Mic

Teen Workshop: The Dialogue: Coming of Age as a Warrior, Healer, and Poet

Temple Poetry MFA Thesis Reading: Brendan Allen and Alexa Smith, with Devric Kiyota and Grace Stevens Phillips


#US: Unique and Shared Experiences – “For Keeps”

215 Festival: Celebrating 25 Years of TUMBLING: Diane McKinney-Whetstone & James Rahn

Doron Taussig, “What We Mean By the American Dream”

Annette Gordon-Reed | On Juneteenth

215 Festival: Building Community and Collective Power

Uncle Bobbie’s Presents: “Advancing Racial Literacies in Teacher Education: Activism for Equity in Digital Spaces”

215 Festival: Debutiful Presents: You Never Forget Your First

Lisa Alexander Baron, Eliza Callard, Hanoch Guy @ Livin’ on Luck

A Novel Witch Book Club – Witchery

Ian Manuel | My Time Will Come: A Memoir of Crime, Punishment, Hope, and Redemption

Wednesdays on the Stoop: noor ibn najam, One Book One Philadelphia

Walt Whitman Invents America with author Mark Edmundson

215 Festival: bedfellows magazine presents: The Little Black Book!

Generative Writing Workshop for Veterans and Active Duty

Martha C. Nussbaum | Citadels of Pride: Sexual Abuse, Accountability, and Reconciliation

Words Together Worlds Apart – Latinx Poets

Layers of Tenderness: Screen printing through Poetry

215 Festival: Writing Queer Lives

An Evening with Gina Nutt and Melanie Finn

Caleb Azumah Nelson | Open Water

We Breathe, We Live: Brotherly Love Protest Stories

215 Festival: Seeing and Being Seen: Asian Americans in American Letters

First Person Arts Presents: Family Photo Album

Submission Deadline for 25th Annual Poetry Ink

215 Festival: World Building and Genre in Young Adult Literature

215 Festival: Telling Contemporary Teen Stories in Challenging Times

215 Festival: Old Legends, New Voices

215 Festival: The Republic of Letters

215 Festival: Bottomless Brunch with Lanternfish Press!

Uncle Bobbie’s Presents: “Born Ready: the True Story of A Boy Named Penelope”

New Voices Emerging Poets Reading Series: Siduri Beckman, Kelly Thompson, and DuPree Walker

215 Festival: Documenting an Unfinished Uprising

215 Festival: Inside and Out: a conversation with Nadia Owusu and Francisco Goldman

Alumni Authors First Books Spotlight: Sanaë Lemoine, Ariel Resnikoff, and Courtney Zoffness

Words to Action: Poetry and Social Justice Workshop

215 Festival: Decentralize Publishing!

215 Festival: In The Stars: Writers, Astrologers, and Tarotists on Mysticism/Tarot Today

Words to Action: Poetry and Social Justice

215 Festival: Labor Writing in Philly

GrandSlam: Over The Line

215 Festival: An Evening with The Claw

215 Festival: Footnotes: Literary Dance Party

Poets in Pajamas: Jasmine An

Good Words with Kat Giordano & Inam Kang

#US: Five People. One Moment: Vaxed Out

Drexel University Writing Festival: Exposing What They Want To Stay Hidden

#US: Five People. One Moment: Vaxed Out

Athenaeum Book Club: Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa

Drexel University Writing Festival: Reading & Workshops by Karen E. Bender & Robert Anthony Siegel

Elissa Washuta’s White Magic w/ Raena Shirali

#US: Five People. One Moment: Vaxed Out

Drexel University Writing Festival: Reading and Discussion by Artress Bethany White

Teen Workshop: Welcome to My House: Queerness and the Culture Clash

Wednesdays on the Stoop: The Authors of “They Carried Us”

2021 Moonstone Chapbook Contest Reading: Kyle Laws, Faith Paulsen, and Paul Siegell

Intro to Fiction with Jared Yates Sexton

#US: Five People. One Moment: Vaxed Out

Drexel University Writing Festival: Appearances Can Be Deceiving, But So Can Disappearances

Drexel University Writing Festival: Man of Mystery: A Magician’s Memoir

Justice Rising: Robert Kennedy’s America in Black and White with Patricia Sullivan

StoryGym with Alyssa Al-Dookhi

#US: Five People. One Moment: Vaxed Out

Drexel University Writing Festival: The Food Voice and the Writer’s Voice: Culinary Deceptions?

Drexel University Writing Festival: Poetry Reading with Kayleb Rae Candrilli

Mission Story Slam 6: What’s Next? Presented by First Person Arts

Eclipse Lit Launch Party

Sonia Sanchez: Virtual Poetry Reading

Teen Workshop: Where I’m From

Virtual Course | Read the Blood of Dracula: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

The Poet’s Memoir: Elaine Terranova, Natasha Sajé, and Spencer Reece

Black Freedom on Native Land: A Story of Western Reconstruction with Alaina Roberts

Writing Your Family Story with Amanda Parrish Morgan

ICONIC night for an OPEN MIC

Low(er) Stress Submitting with Jennifer Wortman

Women of Science in the French Enlightenment–A Sextet with Nina Gelbart

Building a Sustainable Life as a Writer w/ Andrew Simonet


Teen Workshop: The Hill We Climb


Teen Workshop: Take the Mic

The Tradition Workshop: Teaching a poem to “serve you”

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