Free and Open to the Public

Book Talk: Literary Philadelphia

Literary Philadelphia

Come hear local author Thom Nickels talk about the amazing legacy of Literary Philadelphia. Since Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin, Philadelphia has been a haven and an inspiration for writers. Local essayist Agnes Repplier brought a Catholic sensibility to her social observations. Gothic writers like Edgar Allan Poe and George Lippard plumbed the city’s dark streets for material. In the twentieth century, Northern Liberties native John McIntyre found a backdrop for his gritty noir in working class neighborhoods.  Learn about them and many more!

About the Speaker

NicklesThom Nickels, a Philadelphia author, poet, and journalist, has written eleven books and his poetry has been published in various collections.  He is the City Beat editor at ICON magazine and contributes regularly to the Huffington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia City Paper, and other publications. He received the Philadelphia AIA Lewis Mumford Award for Architectural Journalism in 2005.

Event Details

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
6:00pm Reception | 7:00pm Lecture

The Society’s House
263 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Please RSVP with your name and number of attendees by May 5, 2016.