This September, APIARY Magazine is proud to once again participate in PHILALALIA, Philadelphia's annual small-press fair! We will be tabling and taking part in events throughout the weekend, so keep an eye on our social media pages for dates and locations!
At the close of the week's festivities, past and current APIARY staff members will be reading and volunteering at I Wonder What Else Could Be Different Around Here: Yolanda Wisher, Dick Laurie, Natalie Diaz, Christian Campbell and much more, a collaboration between Philadelphia's Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher, blues performer Dick Lourie, and the Institute of Contemporary Art. See below for more details and link to the Facebook event page:
Saturday, September 17th
Institute of Contemporary Art
118 S. 36th Street
I Wonder What Else Could Be Different Around Here: Yolanda Wisher, Dick Laurie, Natalie Diaz, Christian Campbell and much more
A little Monk. A little Bessie. A little Langston. Legendary troubadour, poet, and blues saxman Dick Lourie joins Philly Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher and her band The Afroeaters for an intergenerational performance of blues and verse. They are joined by poets Natalie Diaz and Christian Campbell who will also collaborate in a reading that engages the themes of creative freedom and resistance that are part of the exhibition "The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now" on view at ICA starting Sept. 15th.
The readings on the terrace will be preceded by "pop-up" readings throughout the gallery, near the works of art that inspired the Philadelphia poets commissioned to write ekphrastic poems for the event. This set features new work by Marie Alarcon, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Alina Pleskova, Lucia Gbaya-Kanga, Cindy Arrieu-King, Faye Chevalier, Stan Mir, Thomas Devaney, Kirwyn Sutherland, Warren Longmire and Sara Grossman.
DJs Cardigan and Halfbreed will spin a mix inspired by the exhibition.
This event is the closing celebration for PHILALALIA, an annual small press/hand made book fair and poetry/book arts festival taking place Thursday-Saturday, September 15-17, at Tyler School of Art on the main campus of Temple University. PHILALALIA includes a full schedule of readings, performances, and workshops at the book fair and at venues throughout Philadelphia.
Sponsored by the City of Philadelphia's Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, The Leeway Foundation and APIARY Magazine.
This event is free and open to the public, but please do rsvp.