Opening night of the 215 Festival in NoLibs

The 215 Festival celebrates the written, spoken and visualized word. On opening night, catch readings from Philly authors Sarah Blake and Annie Liontas, followed by a readers-and-writers party, feat. rapper/producer Lushlife (aka Raj Haldar) and poets from Apiary Magazine.

Where: Ortlieb's at 847 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

When: November 5, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. to November 6, 2015 at 2:00 a.m.

How much: Free

Celebrate awesome Philadelphians at The Billies

Billy Penn’s annual awards show and fundraiser is set for June 16 via Zoom. Live hosts, a DJ, local entertainment and the MVP, Ya Fav Trashman. You’re invited — join the celebration!



Chris Krewson is the executive director of LION Publishers, a national nonprofit association that serves local journalism entrepreneurs build sustainable news organizations, and the founding editor of Billy Penn. He lives in Havertown.