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Opening Reception: Visual Democracy
5:30pm - 7:30pm (EDT)
Philadelphia City Hall
May 15
5:30pm - 7:30pm (EDT)
Philadelphia City Hall at 1400 John F Kennedy Boulevard
Room 116
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The literary arts in Philadelphia has been bolstered by the many famous writers who have lived and produced timeless pieces of literature in this city. Our city’s literary tradition continues today thanks to our local organizations that support Philadelphia’s emerging writers. The City of Philadelphia will recognize this by proclaiming the week of May 12-18, 2019 as Literary Arts Week in Philadelphia.

Join us in celebrating Literary Arts Week in Philadelphia by recognizing the Rittenhouse Writers Group, Mighty Writers, Philadelphia Young Playwrights and Blue Stoop – Philadelphia organizations supporting local emerging writers. Festivities will include a reception, a poetry reading by a special guest, and the opening of Visual Democracy, an Art in City Hall exhibit that celebrates the connection between the literary and visual arts as part of Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
City Hall Philadelphia

  • Ceremony
    Mayor’s Reception Room, 202
    5:30-6:00 p.m.
  • Reception
    Conversation Hall, Room 201
    6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Visual Democracy Exhibit Opening
    Room 116
    6:00-7:00 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.