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Event Space for rent

What we do.

We host a variety of events at A Novel Idea, from author readings and signings to workshops to book clubs and story times. We have numerous events that run monthly, such as our open mic, book club, and pay-what-you-can tarot salon. We also host the Philadelphia Poet Reading Series, that features four different local poets and runs every few months. Our goal is to offer regular events to the community that are interesting and innovative. To stay up to date on A Novel Idea events, check out our calendar. If you’re interested in hosting an event, please reach out to us. We are currently booking events three months in advance. 

Upcoming Workshops


Summer Solstice Celebration

Join us for an evening celebrating the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year and first day of summer. Tickets include a 15-minute tarot reading, a votive candle and supplies to dress it, and time to make a flower crown.


Flash Fiction

Learn about different styles of flash fiction and discuss what makes the form unique. Participants should expect to read several short pieces, have open discussions about writing, and complete several writing exercises. [SOLD OUT]


Tarot Salon: July Meetup

Come hang with us and talk tarot! Explore the deck in a casual atmosphere where you can learn something new and share your own experiences. This is a recurring event that takes place on the first Sunday of every month. [6 slots left!]


Tarot in Spellwork: Major Arcana

In this class, we’ll talk about the Fool’s Journey and how to take the energy of cards and designs that are hundreds of years old and use it to boost our magic.

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Re-Imagining Fairy Tales Workshop

Learn how contemporary writers have changed the classic fairy tales we know through the likes of Disney and the Brothers Grimm. Learn how changing various aspects of a fairy tale can shape it into something new. The class will include generative writing exercises and culminate in working towards creating our own re-imagined fairy tales. All writing levels are welcome.


Astro Academy

In this six-week course, you’ll learn how astrology works + how to read a birth chart + how to work with the energies of planetary transits! [One slot left!]