Join Apiary Magazine and sci-fi collective Metropolarity on July 9th to celebrate the launch of Apiary 8, Soft Targets at Painted Bride. Apiary’s latest issue delves into feelings of vulnerability, survival, and the intersection between fear and trust. Philadelphia-area poets took the definition of a “soft target” as they understood it and created a beautiful collection of works exploring the monstrous and tender at war inside us and the militarization of our public spaces. Apiary 8 is in collaboration with Metropolarity with text and goods by Warrior Writers.
Metropolarity is a DIY sci-fi collective of poor, working class & low income trans & queer survivors, mothers, professionals, non-academics, glorious, amorphous border-walking space-dreaming city folk of the African/Caribbean/mestiza/European diasporas. They believe that those without power must take advantage and control of all accessible media outlets. They choose science fiction as their prism to manifest world-paradigms necessary for their survival.
Warrior Writers is a veteran-focused arts organization that fosters artistic exploration and expression through casual, welcoming workshops and retreats. By reflecting and creating in a comfortable space, we encourage and support healing and community building. Art making becomes the creative tool through which we understand and transcend experiences of trauma and emotional disruptions that are not easily identified but constantly felt. Through Warrior Writers, veterans have created a network of support and reprieve where artistic growth is developed and lasting friendships are built. Using art as language, we help bridge the gap between veterans and civilians.
The launch party will be an evening of drinking, readings, and dancing with anti-surveillance face and body art by Kitakiya Davis. Come out and support Apiary, listen to some of the areas best poets and, dance the night away!
Apiary Magazine and Metropolarity Soft Targets Launch Party
Saturday, July 9
7 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St.
Pay what you can, suggested $7-$10 donation