To kick off the start of a new school year and the first year Painted Bride Quarterly will be attending Philalalia, we will be hosting a reading and slam on Thursday, September 15 at the Pen and Pencil! Hear works by Sevé Torres, Mai Schwartz, Kathryn Ionata, Alina Pleskova, Emma Sanders, Kirwyn Sutherland, and David […]
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You be the Judge at August’s Slam
Maybe it’s the summer heat (or lack thereof in Philly) that’s getting to our heads, but we’re doing something completely new and daring for our August 22 Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma’am at the Pen & Pencil Club. Instead of having just one insanely talented reader kick off the night, we’re sending our staff onstage […]
PBQ needs a reality show!
Our promo language says you have to see a Slam to understand it, and here’s what’s more: We’re the ones holding them and we still don’t understand them. FUZE, the Philly Slam team, gave a powerful performance filled with dichotomies: justice and harsh fact; love and un-love; the smell of both urine and expensive cologne […]
Lipman to make July Slam a Literary Scorcher
Philly shows no signs of cooling off this summer, especially since July 25 is our monthly Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma’am at the Pen & Pencil Club. Join us at 7:30pm for a smokin’ hot reading by Paulie Lipman, followed by our crazy-creative, interactive writing extravaganza, hosted by Steve Volk. As always, we promise to […]
June’s Slam with Warren Longmire a Steamy Start to the Summer!
The June 27th Slam at The Pen & Pencil Club, featured readings from the celebrated slam poet, Warren Longmire. Longmire displayed his abilities as an incredibly animated and charming poet, sharing poems on a variety of topics, including technology, summer, sex, love, and his hometown, Philadelphia. In a poem written about the city, Longmire declared, […]
P&P a Full House at May’s Slam
O, how our hearts soared when we got to the Pen & Pencil Club for our last Slam and the place was already packed! Malwina talked about her period, but only because there’s an app for that, and no need to “throw your genitals into the whole mess.” The first round found many, many pieces […]