What excitement is making our literary hearts pound here at APIARY? A few thoughts of digging our toes in the sand somewhere while reading or writing a brand new chapbook; imagining our next poet dance party; conducting a meeting on a West Philly rooftop?
Today, it's the fact that tomorrow night is our first feature with Sounds in a Gallery, where there will be music, snacks, an open mic, wine and readings from four of our awesome authors. We thought it was worth mentioning again, even though you may have seen us buzzing about this last week here on the Quirk blog.
Now, on to literary happenings for you to flirt with all week long!
Drinking wine, strangely enough, is very much like reading a book. While the average wine drinker may easily simplify a cabernet or a pinot as either “very good” or “absolutely terrible,” wine writers have the knack for reviewing wines in a similar fashion as would book critics. A wine may have a hard or soft finish, varied ingredients, and an overall taste that all contribute to what Poe may have called a Singular Fermentation. To assist your literary wine needs, I’ve conjured a wine for each of the most popular genres there are.
The Philly weather has been somewhat tumultuous over the past few days, but the weekend looks bright and clear. It's a perfect time to get out of the house and into your summer reading. Spots we like for reading, writing, and hanging out outdoors: Clark Park in West Philly, the ever-popular Rittenhouse Square, and a comfy hammock at this summer's Spruce Street Harbor Park pop-up. If you want your literature more lively than leisurely this coming week, here are some great events for you.
It's a truth universally acknowledged that most of us would much rather raise lovers than fighters. What better way to ensure this than to honor your favorite characters from some of history's most romantic literature?
Get inspired by our list of beloved authors, characters and muses who will surely win your affection throughout the ages. "What's in a name?" Juliet Capulet asked, to which we answer, "More than the usual suspects." Here are ten literary-inspired picks for baby bookworms.