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Sept 13 - 16 2018

2018 Fringe Festival

Runtime TBA


Art Church of West PhiladelphiaMap

Clickety tappity clackety tap. 3am. It’s been all night. You thought your neighbor was addicted to Facebook. Surprise! They’re writing! Celebrate and get to know current, local area writers via two live readings in West Philly: Thursday Sept 13 is sci-fi / horror themed, and Sunday Sept 16 focuses on local women writers.

$7 / 90 minutes






This is a salon-style variety of local Philadelphia area writers. We’ve got fiction, memoir, rant, poetry and even critical essays. Special emphasis is on sci-fi and horror genres 9/13 and women writers on 9/16. Some may even make a double appearance! We’re also proud to partner with Rhythm & Bones Literary magazine. You might enjoy the causal chats with the writer/performers/lit crowd as much as the works themselves.

Some of our featured writers include:

Lara B. Sharp is a blogger, playwright and comedian currently working on a memoir of her childhood in the foster care system. Read a sample of the memoir here.

Samm Deighan (female) writes and edits about darker sides of cinema and life. Credits include: Editor, “Lost Girls: The Phantasmagorical Cinema of Jean Rollin”; Associate Editor, “Diabolique Magazine” and podcast Co-Host, “Daughters of Darkness”

Max D. Stanton is a writer of horror fiction and student of the weird. Publication credits include “Hinnom Magazine,” “Lovecraftiana,’ “Sanitarium,” “Disturbed Digest,” “World Unknown Review,” “Corporate Cthulhu,” “Under a Dark Sign,” “Candlesticks & Daggers,” “Year’s Best Transhuman Sci-Fi 2017,” and “Death’s Garden” anthologies.

Lora Bloom writes fiction, poetry and lyrics for her band Radio Eris. Credits include many Radio Eris albums and a chapbook of poetry from Blood Pudding Press.

Adam Cesare is a horror writer who lives in Philadelphia. His novels include Video NightThe Summer Job, and Tribesmen. His work has been praised by FangoriaRue MorguePublishers WeeklyBloody Disgusting, and more. When he’s not writing and hustling, he’s probably loudly discussing horror movies.

Scott Cole is the author of Triple Axe, SuperGhost, and Slices: Tales of Bizarro and Absurdist Horror. He is also an artist and graphic designer. He likes old radio dramas, old horror comics, weird movies, cold weather, coffee, and a few other things too.


Tickets purchased day-of-show will be $10. Unfortunately this venue is not wheelchair accessible.


Learn more:

Lara B. Sharp

Samm Deighan

Rhythm & Bones Literary magazine

Charlie Allison

Christina Rosso

Lora Bloom

Brit Brooks

Rebecca Kokitus

Jason Gray

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