11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Reading, Q&A and book-signing with Eduardo Corral. Special focus: Immigration and the Latino Diaspora: Bridging Cultures through Poetry. Cosponsored with International Festival. Open to the public.
12:40 – 1:40 p.m., Master Class with Eduardo Corral. Space is limited, email firstname.lastname@example.org to get added to the list.
Free and open to the public. Small presses welcome.
Join members of the Philadelphia literary community to network and listen to provocative panels on the topic of small presses and community building. Bring fliers and information about your special projects. Share what you publish!
What Orphan Train Teaches Us about the Past and the Present: Christina Baker Kline will briefly read from her novel Orphan Train and discuss what the immigration experience of the past can teach us about the experience of immigrants today. She will present a slide show on the history of her topic and answer questions about her research and writing process. A book-signing will follow. Open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Community College of Philadelphia's Colonials men's basketball team starts its journey to win the National Junior College Athletic Associations (NJCAA) National Basketball Championship by hosting a 6 p.m. home game on Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the quarterfinal round of the NJCAA Region XIX's Division III tournament.
The Colonials, who are ranked #1 in Region XIX and #7 overall among NJCAA Division III colleges in the nation, will play at the Athletics Center. Admission to this game is free and open to the public.
Out State Representative Brian Sims is throwing his first town hall of his new term, where he will answer questions ranging from what he's done in office over the past year to the work he's got planned down the road. He's there to answer questions, too, so bring some tough ones—particularly those about how he plans pass statewide LGBT anti-discrimination laws and ones that protect the LGBT community from hate crimes.
A Black History Month event. Hear community leaders discuss current civil rights hot topics. Add your voice to a meaningful dialogue on voting, civic engagement and more. Refreshments will be provided.
A Black History Month event. Explore the similarities and differences of negro soldiers on both sides of the battle. Topics will include why the soldiers may have chosen to fight, the symbolism of the flags and the truth about the Emancipation Proclamation. Open to the public/community.