Calendar

Sep
15
Mon
Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma’am! Brooklyn Edition @ Pacific Standard
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Brooklyn Slam Flyer RevisedFret not, New York. We’re coming back! We’ll be hosting a special Bookend Event edition of Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma’am! at the Pacific Standard on September 15th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Who could forget the immense success that was our first Brooklyn Slam when guests were prompted to use octopi and puberty in their pieces? Get ready for another night of laughs and blue books. We’ll bring the pens, paper, and brotherly love if you bring the hospitality and those beautiful minds!

You can find more info on the festival here: http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/

RSVP to our Facebook event 

Questions? Email pbq@drexel.edu

Nov
11
Tue
Bookstore Reading @ Drexel University Barnes & Noble Bookstore
Nov 11 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

You are invited to a reading and discussion with poet, Gregory Pardlo on November 11 at 12:30 p.m. in the Drexel University Barnes & Noble.

Pardlo’s book, Digest, was published this year and his previous work, Totem, received the APR/ Honickman Prize in 2007. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry ReviewThe NationPloughsharesTin House, as well as anthologies including Angles of Ascent, the Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry, and two editions of Best American Poetry. An Associate Editor of Callaloo, he is currently a Teaching Fellow in Undergraduate Writing at Columbia University.

Stop by for a riveting reading and engaging discussion!

Nov
20
Thu
Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma’am! @ Pen & Pencil Club
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Our Slam season is coming to an end! Join PBQ for Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma’am! at the Pen & Pencil Club (1522 Latimer St.) at 7:30 p.m. on November 20. As the last Slam of 2014, we will reminisce, be thankful and merry, and make a resolution to attend every Slam of 2015. The Slam will be hosted by Alan Levine. Stop by for a great hooray and you could even win prizes for your literary wit! See you there!

Feb
26
Thu
Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma’am! @ Pen & Pencil Club
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Feb-1 SlamIn honor of Library Lovers Month, join Painted Bride Quarterly for Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma’am! at the Pen & Pencil Club (1522 Latimer St.) at 7:30 p.m. on February 26. The Slam will be hosted by our very own, Andrew Keller! We will be giving away a pair of tickets to the Arden Theatre! Write, win and show off that library card!

Visit our event page!

Questions? Email pbq@drexel.edu.

Mar
9
Mon
PBQ reading series @ Black Sheep Pub
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Black sheep reading_n copyThere’s no better way to celebrate a new month than with Painted Bride Quarterly readings! PBQ’s Reading series kicks off on March 9, upstairs at the Black Sheep Pub (247 S. 17th St.) at 7 p.m. with four poets: Anne-Adele Wight, Marion Bell, Jason Mitchell and Alexa Smith! Join us for a great reading as well as no cover charge and food and drink specials.

Anne-Adele Wight is the author of “Sidestep Catapult” and “Opera House Arterial,” both from BlazeVOX Books. Her work has appeared in American Writing, Philadelphia Poets, Tabula Rasa, Shrike, Mad Poets Review, Fairies in America, Luna Luna, Bedfellows 3, and elsewhere. Her poem “Nothing but Villas in Tuscany” was selected as an Editor’s Choice in the Sandy Crimmins Poetry Competition. She curates the monthly Jubilant Thicket performance series and lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two cats.

Marion Bell is a poet who lives in Philadelphia. She has written a chapbook called “The Abjector” and a manuscript titled “You People” (both of which she can email you as pdfs). You can find some of her poems in Jupiter 88, Elective Affinities, Edwin Johns, Maestra Vida and Bedfellows.

Jason Mitchell lives in Philadelphia where he coordinates and hosts a reading series called “Frank O’Hara’s Last Lover in the Rose Room” at Snockey’s Oyster House. Poems of his can be found in Hi Zero, Court Green, and Jupiter 88, as well as in a few other places.

 

Visit the event page!

Questions? Email pbq@drexel.edu.

Mar
26
Thu
Publishing Symposium & Small Press Book Fair- Philadelphia as Literary Community @ The Great Hall, Winnet Building, Community College of Philadelphia
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

How do you create a literary community to sustain you through the often lonely business of being a writer? How can a reading series or volunteering on an editorial staff help you connect and develop new skills? Kathleen Volk Miller  from Painted Bride Quarterly joins Tamara Oakman (Apiary Magazine) and  Jamie-Lee Josselyn (Kelly Writers House) to discuss the readings, the workshops and the networking that drives Philly’s literary communities. 

Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma’am! @ Pen & Pencil Club
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

mar-3Spring into writing with this interactive writing slam! Join Painted Bride Quarterly for Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma’am! at the Pen & Pencil Club (1522 Latimer St.) at 7:30 p.m. on March 26. The Slam will be hosted by our very own senior editor, Andrew Keller! Celebrate the arrival of spring with writing, drinks, and a good time!

Visit our event page!

 

Questions? Email pbq@drexel.edu

 

Apr
13
Mon
Black Sheep Reading @ Black Sheep Pub
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

april 13 Black sheep pubPainted Bride Quarterly presents an exclusive reading at the Black Sheep Pub (247 S. 17th St.) on April 13th at 7:30 p.m. with local authors from our Humor issue! Authors will include Tyler Antoine, Mel Bentley, Jacob A. Bennet, and Amy Saul-Zerby. Come laugh and revel: topics will range from Zombies to celebrities to things we don’t want to spoil for you!

Apr
23
Thu
Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma’am! @ Pen & Pencil Club
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

 

 

May
28
Thu
Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma’am! @ Pen & Pencil Club
May 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

It’s International Amnesty Month! Celebrate with Painted Bride Quarterly at the Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma’am held at the Pen & Pencil Club (1522 Latimer St.) at 7:30 p.m. on May 28th. Join us for a night of improv writing, originality, and art! May 28 slam