Summer is for Old Lovers

From the brilliant & beauteous bedfellows babes:


Summer is a season for longing, body heat, & (as Eileen Myles says) “a time to do nothing & make no money.” We think it’s also a pretty slow time for readings, & we miss you all, so–

Let’s have some drinks
hang out
have a sweaty summer poetry reading
(in a very air-conditioned venue)
just because.

Thursday, August 4, 7pm

Our readers are both longtime & new-ish bedfellows of ours. Including, but not limited to:

Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela
Emma Brown Sanders
Boston Gordon
Lillian Dunn
Tyler Antoine
Frank Sherlock
Jenn McCreary
Jim Cory
Ryan Eckes
Nicole Steinberg
Cynthia Oka
Maria Flaccavento
Gabriel Ojeda-Sague
Cyree Jarelle Johnson
P.E. Garcia
& special guest Kimberly Ann Southwick

The lovely staff at Sexploratorium at PASSIONAL Toys have also donated some toys for us to raffle away throughout the night! If you’d like to pick something saucy up before our event, we highly recommend you go check them out over on 3rd & south, or online.

Sultry tropical attire is encouraged, but not required 😉

Looking forward to seeing all of you there!


Conversations with Candy, featuring CA Conrad


Candy Chang

How do our personal rituals—those we perform consciously and sometimes unconsciously—enhance our well-being and overall sense of self? What kind of magic emerges when ritual bleeds into art?

Join me this month when I moderate a discussion between two influential artists, Candy Chang (creator of the Before I Die participatory public art project and TED Senior Fellow) & CAConrad (award-winning author of eight books of poetry), for a discussion on the kinetic intersection of art, ritual, and mental health.

This free event is part of a series of public programs related to Candy Chang’s new mural project, The Atlas of Tomorrow, produced with The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program‘s Porch Light department. Porch Light is funded by the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, and The Atlas of Tomorrow is made possible with additional support from the Hummingbird Foundation.

To learn more about Candy Chang’s project, The Atlas of Tomorrow, click here.
To read Poetry and Ritual by CAConrad, click here.

24 March 2016, 05:30 PM07:00 PM
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118-128 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA
FREE to the public
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