Thursday, April 21, 2011

Shad Fest and Bad Poetry Slam, April 23

It's an exciting weekend for the folks at Don Ron Books. After a long winter lay-off, we will be back on the sales path this Saturday at the 2011 Fishtown Shad Fest. Held at Penn Treaty Park along the Delaware from 11 am to 6 pm, the festival features live music, local arts & crafts vendors, environment education kiosks, kids activities, food, beer, the Kenzinger Challenge Run, shad sandwiches, and much more! Proceeds go the Friends of Penn Treaty Park. Last year was a blast; come out on Saturday and see us.

Stick around that area in the evening for some brilliantly bad poetry at the Highwire Gallery at 2040 Frankford Avenue (Between E. Norris & E. Susquehanna). Philly Fiction editors Josh McIlvain and Christopher Munden are hosting a special Bad Poetry Slam. Write some bad verse or find some from your favorite celebrity and read it in-front of a captive audience. The night will also feature music by Josh and his band the Generals of SEXCOP and by Chris Munden, as well as a interactive choreography by Annie Wilson, whose story "Hoagie" was included in Philly Fiction 2. The Bad Poetry Slam is a free event, with free beverages/byob; socializing at 7:30pm, starts at 8pm, April 23, 2011. Visit for more details.