PHILALALIA 2017 Schedule of events


*ALL events take place at Tyler School of Art & Temple Contemporary Gallery, unless otherwise noted (2001 N. 13th St., Philadelphia)

Tuesday, 9/12
6:00-9:00 pm
A Late Style of Fire: Philadelphia film premier of A Late Style of Fire, the Larry Levis documentary, followed by a panel discussion on race, class, and literary communities, moderated by Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela @ Bonnell Auditorium/Community College of Philadelphia (entrance on 17th Street, just south of Spring Garden Street). Free & open to the public (must show i.d. to enter the building)

Thursday, 9/14
12:00 pm
Book Fair Opens
Cherry & Write: Temple University Undergraduate open reading

1:30 pm
Thinking in Comics: a talk with Nick Sousanis, author of Unflattening

2:30 pm
Poetry, Publishing, Politics, and the Art of the Book: a discussion moderated by Brian Teare and featuring editors from Argos Books, Belladonna Collective, Doublecross Press, and Nightboat Books

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Book Fair Closes

6:00 pm
Tugboat Printshop: fine art woodcut presentation

8:00 pm
Off-site Poetry Reading: @ Charmed Instruments, featuring Iris Cushing, Caroline Crumpacker, MC Hyland, & Stephen Motika

Friday, 9/15

12:00 pm
Book Fair Opens
The Poet & The Librariana poetry reading featuring Betsy Fagin

1:30 pm
Babel On: Spoken Word Poetry Reading: members of Babel Poetry Collective perform their work

2:30 pm
Making Book: Chapbook-making workshop with poet & book artist MC Hyland of DoubleCross Press

3:00 pm
Every Picture Tells a Poem: Comics poetry workshop with Ink Brick editor Alexander Rothman & artist Keren Katz

5:00 pm
Book Fair Closes

6:30 pm
Off-site Poetry Reading/Book LaunchThe Fire Aimed: ociele hawkins & Nico Amador @ LGBTQ Center, University of Pennsylvania (3907 Spruce St., Philadelphia)

7:30 pm
Off-site Poetry Reading:
Go West! A Poetry Reading & Open Mic, featuring Thirty West Press authors Elaine Adamsky, Gordon Buchan, Kat Malozovsky, Nick McMenamin, & Ash Miller (@ Big Blue Marble Books / 551 Carpenter Lane, Mt. Airy

8:00 pm

Off-site Poetry ReadingPhilalalia @ Morning Glory: hosted by Frank O’Hara’s Last Lover, featuring Bloof Books’ Roberto Montes, Nikki Wallschlaeger, & Elisabeth Workman, and Empty Set Press’ Patrick Blagrave, Angelo Colavita, and Cynthia Jones (@ Morning Glory Diner / 735 S. 10th St., Philadelphia)

Saturday, 9/16
12:00 pm
Book Fair Opens
All-You-Can-Eat-PoemsPoetry brunch & reading, featuring Youmna Chlala, Airea D. Matthews, and Nikki Wallschlaeger

2:30-4 pm
Books for Sale or Trade: A Small Press Reading featuring authors from Philalalia vendors, hosted by The Operating System’s Lynne Desilva-Johnson

5:00 pm
Book Fair Closes

6:30-9:00 pm
End Where It Began: join us at one of our original favorite poetry jawns, Fergie’s Pub, for Philalalia’s Closing Celebration Reading and Party, featuring Apiary Magazine’s Miriam Harris, Veronica Nocella, and Raquel Salas Rivera, with special guest Nomi Stone!


To see the 2016 Schedule, click HERE
To see the 2015 Schedule, click HERE 


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