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The Philly Lit Spelling Bee

  • Johnny Brenda's 1201 N. Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19125 United States (map)

The Philadelphia literary scene may be home to writers and publishers that produce some of the most perspicacious prose and poetry this side of the Delaware. But can these wordsmiths actually spell perspicacious without the help of spellcheck? Come to Johnny Brenda's on Friday May 13th to find out as some of the finest literary organizations in Philadelphia duke it out in the grammatically gladiatorial arena we nerds call a Spelling Bee to see which of our favorite Philly publishers will be crowned the Majesties of Orthography.

This is also a fundraiser for local Philly Publisher The Head & The Hand Press. But the winning organization of the Spelling Bee will also win a cash prize to go toward their great work. Aside from the spectacle, we'll have Motown grooves late into the night with DJ DuiJi, raffle prizes and general merriment. If you have a literary team you'd like to sign up, please email