I’m very excited to announce the launch of a new poetry reading series in Philadelphia. When I first moved here two years ago from New York, one of the things I knew I’d miss was co-hosting the Perfect Sense Reading Series at Cornelia Street Cafe with my friend the poet Alissa Heyman. I knew I wouldn’t be able to instantly re-create that experience, and I was excited to get to know my new city and see what was going on in the poetry community. Since moving here I’ve enjoyed meeting new poets, attending readings, and of course starting my poetry workshop in my home in West Philly. I’ve become very attached to Philly, and my neighborhood more specifically. I’ve also found a second home at a co-working space called Indy Hall. I came to Indy Hall to get out of the house, to have a place to work that was feline-free (as my cats can get really annoying when I’m home all day), and to meet new people. I have been inspired by the people at Indy Hall and all the amazing things they do––running businesses, putting on art exhibits, starting mini-revolutions on a daily basis. That’s why I’m so happy to launch this poetry reading series at Indy Hall, which I consider to be an extension of my living room and the Red Sofa ethos.
So… please save the date for the inaugural reading of the Red Sofa Reading Series! I’m so thrilled to present three beloved poets: Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Kamilah Aisha Moon, and Iain Pollock. There will be food. There will be drink. There will even be a DJ, so you can dance the night away. And it’s all FREE. Hope to see you there.
Friday October 11, 7pm
A book signing and reception with food and wine will follow the reading.
Plus: Dance party with DJ-ing by Krishna!
This event is free and open to all.
The Red Sofa Reading Series @ Indy Hall
22 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106