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Calling all Poets!

Calling all local poets!

To celebrate April Poetry Month, The Spiral Bookcase will be reviewing, selecting, and publishing your work in a very special Poetry Zine. You have until May 7th to submit your best work, following the guidelines below. There will be a Zine Release Party on Saturday, May 20th – a perfect time to meet and mingle with other poets and celebrate the published authors. Each selected poet will receive a copy of the Zine, and other copies will be available in-shop while supplies last. 

Guidelines
Accepting submissions now through May 7th
One poem per person
One page maximum
Previously unpublished preferred, if published include publication details 
Specify any formatting styles with submission
Include Name, Phone number, and Email
Submit to Keenan in-shop or send to spiralbookcasestaff@gmail.com with Subject: April Poetry Submission
Staff & Local Authors will be reviewing submissions and selecting poetry for the Zine.

Accepted Formats
Word document (.doc) files
Rich Text Format (.rtf) files
Text (.txt) files
Portable Document Format (.pdf) files
Word Perfect (.ppf) files

WINTER STOCKPILE SALE!

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Read Local

Here in Philadelphia, we are very lucky to have a wealth of wonderful authors at our fingertips.   Find these great books here in the shop, and keep an eye out for upcoming book signings and author events.  (Please note that these are in no particular order.)

1.) Extraordinary Renditions by Andrew ErvinThree interlinking novellas, set in Budapest, reciting the lives of three expatriates.  Extraordinary Renditions is tough and sympathetic; combining music, love, war, and tension into a beautiful debut novel.  Visit his website:  www.extraordinaryrenditions.net.
2.) Sleight by Kirsten Kaschock

Welcome to the imagined world of sleight, an interdisciplinary art form that combines elements of dance, architecture, acrobatics, and spoken word.  Kaschock’s debut novel follows the lives of two sisters, Clef and Lark.  An intense, oppositional, melodic, and ultimately very rewarding read. Visit her website: http://kaschock.wordpress.com/

3.) Manayunk by Thom NickelsThe must-have book for those who were born and raised in Manayunk, or those who now call Manayunk home.  If you don’t have one on your shelf, now’s the time to pick one up!  One of our best-sellers!
4.) Roxborough by Deborah Del Collo for the Roxborough, Manayunk, and Wissahickon Historical Society.The newest local addition for the iconic neighborhood series published through Images of America.  For the natives, visitors, and Philly history buffs.  Chock full of information and archival photos of Roxborough.

TO BE CONTINUED…

Metal Rules The Globe – book signing with Jeremy Wallach and Paul D. Greene

A limited number of signed copies are still available – contact us for details!

Thursday, January 5th, 2012, 6-8pm

We welcome Jeremy Wallach and Paul D. Greene, editors of a new collection of essays on heavy metal around the world, “Metal Rules the Globe.”  This collection of engaging and insightful essays explores the identity and meaning behind heavy metal scenes that thrive in cultures around the world.  Jeremy Wallach is an anthropologist and associate professor in the Bowling Green State University Department of Popular Culture.  Paul D. Greene is an Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Integrative Arts at Pennsylvania State University’s Brandywine Campus.

Book signing with legendary jazz guitarist Pat Martino at Chris’ Jazz Cafe

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRi3upKa1Pd7LlazjvfYUnnc2jXmh2PKdziaogBRvWdYRCGUsJiFriday, November 25th, 8pm & 10pm

Saturday, November 26th, 8pm & 10pm

Join us at Chris’ Jazz Cafe with legendary guitarist Pat Martino, for the launch of his autobiography, Here and Now!  Pat Martino and his quartet will perform Friday and Saturday night at 8pm & 10pm.  Tickets are required.  The Spiral Bookcase will be selling books at the event.

Read about Pat Martino’s new album and autobiography in the Philadelphia City Paper.

Chris’ Jazz Cafe
1421 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19109

Reading Rainbow on Late Night

Jimmy Fallon (as Jim Morrison) performs an amazing rendition of the Reading Rainbow theme

Book Signing and Reading with fantasy author Jennifer Allis Provost

Sunday, November 20th, 12-2pm

Book Signing and Reading with fantasy author Jennifer Allis Provost.  Jennifer will read excerpts from her latest book, “Heir to the Sun.”  Visit her website at www.jenniferallisprovost.com.

 

Love Dies Book Launch Party at Campbell’s Place with author Timothy Sheard

Love Dies by Timothy SheardSaturday, November 19th, 5-7pm

Love Dies Book Launch Party.  Join us at Campbell’s Place in Chestnut Hill to celebrate Timothy Sheard’s latest book release.  The Spiral Bookcase will be selling books at the event.
Campbell’s Place, 2nd floor
8337 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia

Welcome home, Ann!

and welcome to the new website.

“WAKE” — A New Literary Series

Friday, November 18th, 7-9pm

Announcing the first installment in a new literary series, WAKE — a reading of thrilling stories and poems performed by their attractive authors Continue reading