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Philadelphia, PA


An nonprofit, independent book publisher and writers' workshop located in Philadelphia that creates innovative relationships between the authors and the work they produce.


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Thursday Night Writers' Group w/ Dolly

  • Fishtown Community Branch 1217 East Montgomery Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19125 United States (map)

Think of this group as a writing laboratory: a place to perform wild experiments and nerdily anatomize the results. With the help of Mary Ruefle, Jerome Stern, and James Wood, we will peel back our writing’s protective layers to see the ticking, squirming mechanisms inside. For our prompts we will pilfer from visual dictionaries, the great Oulipians, and your latest IKEA instruction booklet to reintroduce the playful, the accidental, the weird into our work. Whether you’re locked in a staring contest with a blank page, blowing up Twitter with your post-punk haikus, or polishing off the third book of your latest trilogy, come share your zeal for the written word. All genres, all aesthetics, all 100% organic and local.

When: Every Thursday, from 6:30-8

Where: Fishtown Community Library, 1217 E Montgomery Ave Phila, PA 19125

*every third Thursday this group meets upstairs at the Physick House or Lloyd Whiskey Bar. Please check the calendar for up-to-date locations


Cost: Please email for availability and wait-list info. This class is currently open, but will be capped at 10. Participants will be required to become workshop members.


Earlier Event: August 10
Bye Maryan! Reading and Open Mic
Later Event: August 15
Monday Night Writers' Group