Happy Bastille Day, Philly! July is chock full of literary events. Here’s a few coming notables you just might want to check out. You’re welcome.


Friday July 14, 2017: The Ultimate Supa Sistas at the African American Museum. A night not to be missed if you love amazing poetry delivered by amazing women. Ursula Rucker, Sonia Sanchez and Jessica Care Moore will read from their work at this evening event that is part of the Museum’s celebration of the Black Arts Movement. Tickets are $20 and the fun starts at 8pm.


July 14 – 23, 2017: The 5th Annual Philadelphia Podcast Festival. How cool is this? An opportunity to see some of your favorite podcasters do their show live. For free. At really cool venues around the city. Some of these podcasts have a literary focus, some don’t. You can check the schedule and descriptions of each podcast on the website and certainly find one you’d enjoy.


July 18, 2017: First Person Arts Story Slam. A storytelling competition with the theme I.O.U. “From friendly favors to vengeful payback—and let’s not forget student loans—we want to hear your true tales on the theme “I.O.U.,” say the organizers. Everything takes place at Fringe Arts. Doors open at 7pm, the slam starts at 8pm.