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2014 BEST Literati Events

Kelly Writers House

With more than 150 author-focused happenings each year, this quaint gothic cottage on Penn’s campus is beloved by literary types and writers in the making. All events are open to the public and free, so check the calendar for once-a-month open-mic nights, workshops, and speakers of the caliber of Buzz Bissinger, Esquire’s Tom Junod and GQ contributor Lisa DePaulo.

3805 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA | 215-746-7636 | Website


2012 BEST Literary Activity

The Pigeon Presents: The Philadelphia Poetry Slam

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Here’s why the Pigeon’s slam is different: They welcome new voices. Their headlining poets-mostly New York names-run pre-slam workshops for those at any skill level. And their audiences know well-edited, high-quality lyricism when they hear it. You want to see where the Philly slam-poetry scene is heading? Just follow this self-proclaimed “audacious bird that is… Read more »