2016 Schedule

PHILALALIA 2016 Schedule of events


12:00pm: Book Fair Opens 12:30-1:30pm: Cherry & Write: Temple Undergraduate Student Reading
3:30-4:30pm: Chess Bard: Canadian poet and software developer, Aaron Tucker, will present his chess poetry app and play a chess match vs. two-time American Women’s Chess Champion and author, Jennifer Shahade. Each move of their match will be translated in real-time into poems via Tucker’s Chess Bard app 
5:00pm: Book fair closes for the day
6:00pm: Artist Steve Powers will give a talk about his work.

Thursday Off-Site,
7:30pm Philalalia @ The Pen and Pencil  A poetry reading & interactive writing game hosted by Painted Bride Quarterly’s Paul Siegell and Kathleen Volk Miller

FRIDAY, 9/16:

12:00pm: Book Fair Opens 12:15-1:00pm: Poet Anselm Berrigan reads
1:00pm-2:30pm: Poetry, Publishing, Politics, and the Art of the Book, hosted by Brian Teare and featuring editors from Bloof, Belladonna, Fact-Simile, and Nightboat Books.
5:00pm: Book fair closes for the day

Friday Off-Site,
7:30 pm Philalalia @ Charmed Instruments: a poetry reading featuring Shanna Compton, Krystal Languell, JenMarie Macdonald, and Stephen Motika. For more info, click here.


12:00pm: All-You-Can-Eat Poems! & brunch, featuring Patrick Rosal, Monica Youn , and Simone White
2:30pm: Books for Sale or Trade: A Small Press Reading featuring poets from Philaliaa vendors, hosted by Faye Marie
5:00pm: Book fair closes

Saturday Off-Site,
6-10pm I Wonder What Else Could Be Different Around Here @ ICA , hosted by Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela. Philadelphia’s poet laureate, Yolanda Wisher and her band, The Afroeaters, join poet and jazz musician Dick Lourie to perform original poetry and music. Poets Natalie Diaz and Christian Campbell will also collaborate on a performance engaging the themes of creative freedom and resistance that are part of The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, from 1965 to Now exhibit. The featured readings on the terrace will be preceded by “pop-up” readings throughout the gallery, near the works of art that inspired the Philadelphia poets commissioned to write ekphrastic poems for the event. Throughout the night, DJs will spin a mix inspired by the exhibit.