Indie Press Night @ PBC!

Are you hip to Philadelphia’s vibrant independent publishing scene? Do you know that some of the best publishing in the USA today is happening right here in the Philly area?

Come to PBC’s Indie Press Night to hear five authors from five local publishers presenting fiction and poetry!

Participating Authors:

Sebastian Agudelo was born in Mexico city. He is the author of three books of poetry, The Bosses, Each Chartered Street and To The Bone which was selected by Mark Doty as the winner of the 2008 Saturnalia Book Prize. His poems have appeared in The Nation, Antioch Review, The Manchester Review, Boston Review Online and At Length Magazine among others. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and daughter.

Andrew Katz, when not reading and editing fiction, enjoys puppers and doggos, black coffee, hiking and writing bios that read like poorly made dating profiles. He works full-time in environmental remediation and is the proud owner of several paintings he did himself and hides from the world because they’re bad.

Patrick McNeil's prose has been published by The Head and the Hand Press (as part of the Shockwire Chapbook Series:, Philadelphia Magazine, Italian American Magazine, and more. He organizes Philly's own Backyard Writers Workshop ( and the Artist Residency and Writers Retreat in Tufo, Italy (, and he works at the Homeless Advocacy Project ( He's big into community.

Frances Metzman is a former social worker, now full-time author, who earned her MA in Social Gerontology from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her newest book, The Cha-Cha Babes of Pelican Way (2018, Wild River), she is the author of the short story collection The Hungry Heart Stories (2012, Wilderness House Press) and co-author of the novel Ugly Cookies (2000, Pella Press). She currently teaches creative writing/memoir workshops at Temple University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Connect with Frances at,, and

Miriam Seidel is a writer, curator, librettist, and longtime sci-fi fan. She wrote the libretto for an opera about the visionary inventor Nikola Tesla, performed in Belgrade, New York, and Philadelphia, and a sci-fi radio play for New American Radio. She’s written about visual arts and performance for Art in America, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and other publications, and her writing has won fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. You can find her blog at

Participating Publishers:

Saturnalia Books

Lanternfish Press

The Head and the Hand Press

Wild River Books

New Door Books

Event date: 
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Bosses Cover Image
ISBN: 9780989979740
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Published: Saturnalia Books - October 1st, 2017

The Vampire Gideon's Suicide Hotline and Halfway House for Orphaned Girls Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781941360200
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Published: Lanternfish Press LLC - October 30th, 2018

The Cha-Cha Babes of Pelican Way Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781941948064
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Published: Wild River Consulting & Publishing, LLC - June 21st, 2018

The Speed of Clouds Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780999550106
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Published: New Door Books - June 1st, 2018