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Black Queer Writers Remembered: A Black Queer Community Reads Anita Cornwell and Adrian Stanford

Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA

Come and experience Black queer Philadelphia’s literary history through voices of today’s Black queer community. In an evening of live readings and performance, members of Philadelphia’s Black queer community revive rare works by prolific Philadelphia writers Anita Cornwell and Adrian Stanford. Published in 1983, Anita Cornwell's Black Lesbian in White America was the first essay collection by a Black lesbian to be published in the U.S. Cornwell, who came out as a lesbian in the 1950s, has also been published and anthologized as a journalist, fiction writer, and poet. Poet and essayist Adrian Stanford compiled Black and Queer in 1977. It was the first collection of poetry edited by

Herbs & Crafts: Sow your Winter Garden with a DIY Mini Greenhouse

Show the pollinators some love this February during the first ever Herbs & Crafts workshop at The Random Tea Room. Our resident artist Anastasia Alexandrin will be demonstrating how she sows her winter garden using up-cycled materials. In addition to creating the stunning imagery that is gracing the walls of the tea room through September 2023, Anastasia is fluent in flower speak and seems to have them springing up all around her. Start saving your empty salad containers, at least 3” tall are best. There will be some available but those quantities are limited. If you have a collection of

$25

Now & Then Marketplace Make Love Market + Mixology Class

American Swedish Historical Museum 1900 Pattison Ave, Philadeplhia, PA

Now + Then Marketplace and Two Robbers present Make Love Market, a shopping experience with 10 local artists and artisans curated with lovers in mind. Come grab a local seltzer at this new spot & shop local vendors from 4-9pm on Valentines Day! Looking for something fun, cute, and creative to do with your boo? Book a spot at Two Robber's *Special* Seltzer Mixology Class taking place in the space during the market! The workshop includes 2 cocktails, 2 seltzers, and a mixology lesson from 2R lead bartender Lexi!

Free – $45