THE ODYSSEY: An Epic Night of Film and Readings in Philly

Sunday, May 13, 6:30 pm
The Rotunda, 4012 Walnut St.

Come celebrate the release of Pocket Myths #4, THE ODYSSEY, with a free screening and reading!

Films by Philly makers Courtney Dailey, Michael Hyde, Laska Jimsen, Mary McDermott, Mendal Polish, Irit Reinheimer, Zoe Strauss, and many more!

Performances by Emily Abendroth, Justin Audia, CAConrad, Steve Dolph, Ryan Eckes, Laura Jaramillo, Jen Welch, and surprise guests! Plus snacks!

THE ODYSSEY is a film and book collaboration curated by Bernadine Mellis and Andrea Lawlor, featuring work by mostly queer, trans, and women artists, retelling Homer's ancient epic of the aftermath of war. Almost half of the 75 contributors are from Philly.

Fun facts: The book was designed by Philly book artist Courtney Dailey. Writers Samuel R. Delany, Keith Waldrop, and Brian Evenson all appear in the film. Poet Eileen Myles made her first film for this project, as did Whitney Biennial star photographer Zoe Strauss. Painter Xylor Jane, known for her math art, contributed both a drawing and her first published short story.

Admission: Free! With free donated snacks!
More information:
Please forward to all your Philly friends!

Gil Ott event postponed...

...due to weather, and to illness of two of the readers. But stay tuned for the new date! Our LOVE for Gil Ott cannot be diminished by postponement!

Gil Ott Tribute & the 1st Annual GIL OTT BOOK AWARD

Sunday, April 15th, 3pm
108 S. 13th St., Philadelphia

Tim Peterson is the recipient of the 1st Annual GIL OTT BOOK AWARD for his book SINCE I MOVED IN (Chax Press, 2007)

We will also be celebrating Gil Ott's work and life as told and read by a few of his many friends and admirers. It's going to be a poetry event to remember! Please join us! Those participating:

Alicia Askenase
Julia Blumenreich
Rachel Blau DuPlessis
Ryan Eckes
Kristen Gallagher
Eli Goldblatt
Chris McCreary
Jenn McCreary
Bob Perelman
Ken Rumble
Joshua Schuster
Frank Sherlock
Ron Silliman

Click HERE for a video of Gil.
Click HERE for Gil's last interview.
Click HERE at WIKIPEDIA, they're looking for help creating Gil's page.


Dorothea Lasky
Frank Sherlock

April 14th, 5pm

Genessee Pomfret Reading Series
at the college's Old West's Memorial Hall
on West Louther Street in Carlisle, PA