Author Talk: Thom Nickels
Wed, October 25, 2017 6:30 P.M.
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Philadelphia City Institute
Author Thom Nickels will discuss his book Literary Philadelphia.
Thom Nickels is the author of 11 published books, the theater critic for ICON Magazine, a weekly columnist for Philadelphia Magazine, Spirit Newspapers, and a Huff Post featured blogger. He has written for The New Oxford Review and the American Catholic Studies quarterly. Great Mansions of Philadelphia (and the people who lived in them) will be published by the History Press in early 2018.
"Philadelphia's Agnes Repplier once shared whiskey with Walt Whitman. Gothic writers like Edgar Allan Poe and George Lippard plumbed the city's dark streets for material. In the 20th Century, John McIntyre found a backdrop for his gritty noir novels, while novelist Pearl Buck discovered a creative sanctuary in Center City. Literary Philadelphia is peppered with many such unexpected literary treasures....it is a wonderful introduction to/overview of our abundant literary heritage. At the same time, because of that abundance, I call for a sequel." Philadelphia Inquirer [Featured Review]
This program is co-sponsored by Friends in the City (FitC) and the Philadelphia City Institute Library, and will be held in the meeting room on the library’s lower level. We regret there is no elevator.