Women Who Rock: Two Free Events
Saturday, May 14, 5-8: After a 10-year hiatus, Philly chick rock trio Mae Pang will reunite to celebrate the release of its bassist’s new book, Come As You Are (PS Books) on Saturday, May 14. Mae Pang bassist and fiction author Christine Weiser is launching the publication of her sequel to the critically acclaimed debut novel Broad Street with a special one-night only concert at Bourbon and Branch in Philadelphia (705 North Second Street). Admission is free for those 21 years or older. Doors open at 4 p.m. Sara Sherr Karaoke begins at 5 p.m., Weiser reads from “Come As You Are” at 5:45 p.m. and Mae Pang performs at 6 p.m. Click here for the Facebook event page.
Sunday, May 15, 3-5pm: Join readers from PS Books’ 50 Over 50, a superb collection of poetry, essays, and fiction by women over age 50, at this free reading and book launch celebration in the Main Building on the Rosemont campus. This anthology features work by notable authors like Robin Black, Bonnie Jo Campbell, J.C. Todd, Vickie A. Carr, and Rachel Pastan. While many of the writers included are emerging authors, all of the work has something funny, thoughtful, and compelling to say about sex, family, loss, and love. The books will be on sale at PS Books and Philadelphia Stories events and online at Amazon and IndieBound. Click here for more details.
June 15: Deadline for the Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction. This annual national short fiction contest features a first place $2,000 cash award and invitation to an awards dinner on the campus of Rosemont College; a second place cash prize of $500; and third place cash prize of $250. Click here for details.
Read PS Books' new serial mystery novel! PS Books' Naked Came the Cheesesteak is a 13-chapter serial novel written by Philadelphia area writers Diane Ayres, Randall Brown, Mary Anna Evans, Gregory Frost, Shaun Haurin, Victoria Janssen, Merry Jones, Tony Knighton, Don Lafferty, Warren Longmire, Kelly McQuain, Nathaniel Popkin and Kelly Simmons. Each chapter of this murder-mystery novel is written by a different author. Click here to read all 13 chapters of Naked Came the Cheesesteak.
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