The Free Library Festival—a burst of books, music, and inspiration on the Parkway—will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19, 2009. Join us at the Parkway Central Library for two days full of stimulating talks by award-winning writers, live music, children’s entertainment, and a bustling literary marketplace thronged with booklovers and booksellers. A fun, free way to spend the day, the Free Library Festival connects booklovers from throughout the mid-Atlantic region with the culture makers of the literary world. MORE
And look for an exclusive Phawker Q&A with the mighty Joe Queenan later this week!
|Joe Queenan | Closing Time: A Memoir
Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 1:00PM
Philadelphian Joe Queenan is a humorist, critic, and author whose witty and acerbic writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Rolling Stone, Esquire, and the New York Times. Queenan, who has hosted a number of radio programs for the BBC, is also the author of seven books including Queenan Country and Balsamic Dreams. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Queenan’s memoir Closing Time recounts his Irish Catholic upbringing in a family dominated by his erratic father in a 1960’s Philadelphia housing project.