Book signings and a poetry reading at The Spiral Bookcase

Blogger and author Olivier Magny will visit the Spiral Bookcase this Friday for a book signing session. Olivier is a French restaurateur, sommelier and blogger for, and he’ll be promoting his new book “Stuff Parisians Like,” a humorous take on the culture of Paris which includes some 50 entries from his blog.   Afterwards, the Dead Bards will descend upon the Spiral Bookcase for their monthly poetry readings at 7:30 p.m. Dead Bards founder James Feichthaler’s plan is simple. “I want to take over the world,” he says. Feichthaler, of Bensalem, founded Dead Bards Philadelphia to hold poetry readings with other writers. And while his plan for world domination is still ongoing, the Dead Bards have established a base at the Spiral Bookcase on Cotton Street. “I wanted to call it the Dead Poet Society but we didn’t want it to be a cliché,” he says. “We wanted a sexier title and Dead Bards Philadelphia sounded right.” Feichthaler is also a hip hop artist who performs as Taliesin, which he named after an old bard.  Whether he’s writing lyrics or poems, Feichthaler says his life serves as his chief inspiration.  Poems like “I thought I Saw Your Shadow” and “A 40 and a Dollar” are written about the death of one of Feichthaler’s friends.  Feichthaler says he plans to release a book of his poems called “The Life of Taliesin”, and is currently searching for a publisher.

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