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Submission Deadline for 25th Annual Poetry Ink

May 15
virtual
$5.00

Poetry Ink is Moonstone Arts Center's annual celebration of poetry in all of its forms. This event is an opportunity...

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10:00 am

215 Festival: World Building and Genre in Young Adult Literature

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

In the beginning, an author created the heavens and the earth. Writing genre fiction is an enormous challenge: the characters...

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215 Festival: Telling Contemporary Teen Stories in Challenging Times

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Lots of local authors are writing both hard hitting and heart warming YA stories, from wholesome rom-coms to challenging historicals...

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11:00 am

215 Festival: Old Legends, New Voices

May 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Here you’ll find the Lady of the Lake reimagined as an albino Ugandan sorceress and the Lady of Shalott as...

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215 Festival: The Republic of Letters

May 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

In this panel discussion, four translators working in Philadelphia will discuss the community they have found in their work, explore...

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12:00 pm

215 Festival: Bottomless Brunch with Lanternfish Press!

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Drinks welcome (alcoholic and nonalcoholic alike) at this bottomless brunch with four authors from Philly's very own Lanternfish Press. Founded...

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

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Crowdcast

Uncle Bobbie's is happy to welcome Jodie Patterson for a fun discussion on her new children's book, "Born Ready: The...

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2:00 pm

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

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
virtual
Free

Virtual Poetry Reading: New Voices – Emerging Poets with Siduri Beckman, Kelly Thompson, and DuPree Walker https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82855093815?pwd=Ryt0RzBqMmoyYWxJU3Q1YmJ2dnZmdz09 Meeting ID: 828...

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4:00 pm

215 Festival: Documenting an Unfinished Uprising

May 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

2020 saw one of the largest global uprisings against police and state-sanctioned violence and murder against Black Americans. In Philadelphia,...

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

May 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

In this discussion, two extraordinary writers--Francisco Goldman (author of Monkey Boy) and Nadia Owusu (author of Aftershocks)--will come together to...

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4:30 pm

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

May 15 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Zoom
Free

Zoom registration here In honor of alumni weekend, join us on Zoom for a celebration of three alumni authors who...

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5:00 pm

Words to Action: Poetry and Social Justice Workshop

May 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
online
Free

This event is part of One Book, One Philadelphia 2021 centering Jericho Brown's collection of poems, THE TRADITION. These writing...

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215 Festival: Decentralize Publishing!

May 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Leaders of five thriving small "outsider" presses talk about the decentralization of the publishing industry, recent past, pandemic present, and...

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

May 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

This session discussion will dig into the panelists’ relationships with tarot and astrology, as well as the place of these...

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Words to Action: Poetry and Social Justice

May 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This writing workshop for teens is inspired by the One Book, One Philadelphia 2021 selection, Jericho Brown's The Tradition. Led...

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6:00 pm

215 Festival: Labor Writing in Philly

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

We all know that Philly is home to many firsts--but it's no coincidence that the nation's first newspaper and first...

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8:00 pm

GrandSlam: Over The Line

May 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
virtual event
$25 – $29

Winners from the past five months of Virtual StorySlams compete for the title of “Best Storyteller” and a cash prize...

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215 Festival: An Evening with The Claw

May 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Free

Join us for an evening of readings from the writers of The Claw, a local writing group comprising 19 professional...

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9:00 pm

215 Festival: Footnotes: Literary Dance Party

May 15 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Free

Celebrate with us at the festival's final event: Footnotes. Groove to beats dropped by the Philly literary community’s hippest DJs....

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