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Nor'easter Open. Featuring Thaddeus Rutkowski and Minter Krotzer.
Join us for our fifth Nor'easter Open, Nor'easter Exchange's monthly open mic series, co-hosted by Nina Sharma Jones and Quincy Scott Jones. Each series kicks off with readings by two feature authors, followed by an hour of open mic. Our June features are Big Blue Marble's very own Writer-In-Residence, Minter Krotzer and Thaddeus Rutkowski. Nor'easter Exchange welcomes and is proud to support both emerging and established writers, at a bookstore with a truly independent heart. Come read your work or just support that of your friends and neighbors. For open mic, please arrive at least 15 minutes early (3:45 pm) to sign up, and allot 3 minutes for your reading.
Minter Krotzer's prose and poetry has been published in Many Mountains Moving, the Saint Ann's Review, the Arkansas Review, Upstreet, Night Train, Before and After: Stories from New York (WW Norton 2002), Louisiana in Words (Pelican Press), God Stories (Random House 2008), WW Norton's Hint Fiction and The Hollins Critic. She has received writing fellowships at the New School, where she received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction, Bennington College, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Squaw Valley Writers Conference, the Moulin à Nef in Auvillar, France and the Ragdale Foundation. Minter is currently at work on a nonfiction book about her husband's Early-Onset Parkinson's Disease. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, poet Hal Sirowitz, and teaches private creative writing workshops.
More About Big Blue Marble Bookstore
Big Blue Marble Bookstore is an independently-owned storefront that specializes in progressive and multicultural books of interest to residents in Philadelphia-particularly in Mt. Airy. It also carries new and used children's books, classics, fiction and nonfiction, woman-centered pregnancy and parenting, sustainable living, lesbian/gay, African-American, Jewish studies, feminist science fiction, literary graphic novels and more.
The second floor of the two-story shop features a cafe that serves Rishi teas and snacks. Big Blue Marble offers a variety of community-building activities including seminars, book clubs and special events. Civil workers and frequent buyers receive discounts.
Other events here
- Big Blue Marble Storytime Weekly on Fridays, 10:30 am