Philly Love Notes Gift Guide

Hello friends and Philly-lovers, Time for the first Philly Love Letters Gift Guide! With some help from you, I put together a completely non-comprehensive list of amazing things being done right here in the city (or right outside). This only scratches the surface of the cool stuff being made here. There are always tons of great markets and small businesses to support (like Amalgam Comics, Philadelphia Independents, Yowie, and Omoi Zakka). And of course, one of the best gifts of all -- donating money, time, Read more

Giving Back 2017

Oh this year. Time to buckle down and do what I can to give back. Like last year, I'll be donating all of the profits from the map sales to local nonprofits from Thanksgiving through Giving Tuesday. That means that your purchase of a map will help to support all of the following organizations: Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory, Marian Anderson Historical Society, SEAMAAC, Red Paw Relief and Students Run Philly Style (more about the nonprofits below). Last year we raised Read more

#whyilovephillyarts Launches

It's official, the first #whyilovephillyarts, featuring Sean Martorana, is now live! Check out the prints below and purchase one of the 30 limited edition prints online. This is the first collaboration that aims to build a body of Philly-specific art across a variety of mediums for people to purchase with 100% of the profits going to the artist (along with a full commissions and licensing Read more

Philly Love Notes

Spring Break

Philly Love Notes is taking a much needed Spring Break — i.e., I just started a new job and need to learn how to handle both at once. I’ll start publishing love letters again in two weeks.

In the meantime, put your love for Philly down on paper/computer screen, and send it over to me at phillylovenotes@gmail.com or use the SUBMIT page. 

philadelphia-waterfront

Leaving you (temporarily) with a photo from my new office down at the Delaware River Waterfront. Spending every day along the river is only making me love Philly even more.

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The #whyilovephilly twitter campaign recap

Well that was fun…

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Yesterday I put together a #whyilovephilly twitter campaign, enlisting the help of over fifty news organizations, non-profits and individuals. We asked people why they loved Philly, and added in a few of our own reasons. We retweeted the ones we liked, and had conversations across the Philly-twitterverse. We did it all using #whyilvephilly.

You know what happened? There were thousands of tweets from Philadelphians and former residents. It remained almost entirely positive. We had so much to say about this city that we made it trend all day in Philadelphia and nationally for a part of the day. People talked about the sports teams, the history, cheesesteaks (of course), the independent music scene, museums, crab fries, and more. There was a lot said about crab fries.

The takeaway: people love this city for a variety of reasons, but mostly because it is home.

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Special: Philly Love Notes goes on the Radio with WXPN

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Guess what readers! Philly Love Notes is going on air with Kelly Writers House and 88.5 WXPN 
 
Come join us and our host, Michaela Majoun, as we tape our hour-long broadcast to be aired on Feb. 4th at 8pm.
Come join us and our host, Michaela Majoun, as we tape our hour-long broadcast to be aired on Feb. 4th at 8pm.


FEATURING:

Edith Mulhern (Woodlands Cemetery)
Katie Sweeney (Kelly Drive)
Andrew Thompson (Farm 51)
John Paul Titlow (Little Pete’s)
and me (reading a piece by Emma Eisenberg)

The program will also consist of students from Tree House Books and will star musical guest Gretchen Lohse.

DETAILS:

Monday, January 28, at 7:00 PM in the Arts Café
Kelly Writers House | 3805 Locust Walk
No registration required – this event is free & open to the public

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WXPN logoLIVE AT THE WRITERS HOUSE is a long-standing collaboration between the Kelly Writers House and WXPN FM (88.5). Six times annually between September and April, Michaela Majoun hosts a one-hour broadcast of poetry, music, and other spoken-word art, along with one musical guest, all from our Arts Cafe onto the airwaves at WXPN. For more information, contact Producer Alli Katz (katza@writing.upenn.edu).

 

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