Blue Stoop
A Home for Philly Writers


We help connect nationally touring writers to venues in Philadelphia & curate events highlighting local writers that are free & open to the public.

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We curate an events series that puts nationally touring writers in conversation with local Philadelphia writers. All events are free & open to the public. We also host an informal writers happy hour on the third Sunday of each month. Click here for images from our past events.

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TOM'S BIG BOOK PARTY: Getting to Philadelphia & You Are the Battery

  • Radio Kismet 448 North 10th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19123 United States (map)

Thomas Devaney is the author of Getting to Philadelphia (Hanging Loose Press, 2019) and recipient of 2014 Pew Fellowship for Poetry. In November 2019 Black Square Editions will publish You Are the Battery.  He is co-director of the documentary The Bicentennial in Philadelphia (slated for 2020).

Devaney’s work is featured in Best American Poetry 2019 and his poem “ The Blue Stoop ” is the adopted name of a community literary hub founded in Philadelphia in 2018. His other books include Runaway Goat Cart, the solo-opera Calamity Jane, and The Picture that Remains with photographer Will Brown. Devaney’s  reviews and interviews  have been published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Brooklyn Rain, Hyperallergic, and BOMB Magazine. He teaches at  Haverford College

Earlier Event: October 18
Jami Attenberg in conversation w/Liz Moore
Later Event: October 20
October Happy Hour