Talk & Taste with Dawn of Alevri & CO
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Talk & Taste with Dawn of Alevri & CO

We are thrilled to have local vegan baker extraordinaire Dawn of Alévri & Co grace our stage! She will be discussing her process of developing cake flavors and life as a vegan baker and entrepreneur!

Attendees can choose from two options: -$15 for Alévri & Co 5 Flavor Cake Flight -$31.28 for Alévri & Co 5 Flavor Cake Flight + 5 Wine Pairing

 *SPACE IS VERY LIMITED* *Payments due by Wednesday, March 13th @10am. To secure your spot buy your ticket via one of the methods below

- Cash App $RahWanderlust

- Come in person (305 E Polk St)

- Call in (813-223-BEES)


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As She Speaks Coaching Circle
Feb
9
12:00 PM12:00

As She Speaks Coaching Circle

Join us as we teach you how to cultivate your vision and goals. As She Speaks Founder Michelle M, Women’s Empowerment Coach and Therapist will be leading the coaching circle. In addition, we will have another special guest. Materials are provided with cost in addition to refreshments! Come join us as we help you to grow and glow (Ticket Purchase will be available soon).

Time: 12pm-2pm
Price:$25 (Materials and Refreshments included)

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Moveable Beasts: Reading Series Debut @Lector
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Moveable Beasts: Reading Series Debut @Lector

Debuting at Lector Social Club: Moveable Beasts is a NEW, itinerant reading series that aims to feature poets and writers in Tampa while highlighting different local businesses & cultural/historical spots in the 813. The plan is to roam to a different space for each subsequent reading. Free and open to the public with a hat passing for $$ readers.

Featured readers: Yuki Jackson, Tenea D. Johnson, and Sam Samson.

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Sunday Shorties Film Night: Free Event
Jan
13
6:00 PM18:00

Sunday Shorties Film Night: Free Event

Sunday Shorties is a monthly film night. Watch & chat about short films curated by Lector’s own Rah Hines. This month folx will watch 2 shorts dealing with a number of intersecting themes, like subjective perspectives, technology, & emotional health. One is also mixed-media! It's amazing & trippy!

Space is limited so come early and ready to enjoy great cinema, stimulating conversation, stellar company!

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Artist Talk w/ Photographer, Christy Marie
Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk w/ Photographer, Christy Marie

Join us for an intimate discussion about art, photojournalism, and more.

Christy Marie is a visual artist and photographer born in Tampa, Florida. Marie’s work focuses on portraying people of color in a diverse light, while exploring the problematic narrative of mass media. Passionate about influencing change, she continuously uses her art as an outlet for activism creating necessary dialogue.

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Reading Series Featuring Poets Chael Blinya and Yuki Jackson
Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

Reading Series Featuring Poets Chael Blinya and Yuki Jackson

Lector is excited to host a night of poetry featuring, Chael Blinya and Yuki Jackson for a reading October 6th Doors 7pm (mix and mingle) Reading starts at 8p

Chael Blinya is a Ghanaian-American writer based in Tampa, Florida. He is the current President of the Poets At USF, one half of the Tampa rap duo ExNi, & Heard Em Say alumni. As a developing mind in a rapidly evolving world, Chael primarily uses the platforms of Hip-Hop & Spoken Word Poetry to speak on experiences unique to his point of view. By touching on themes of self-identity, race, hindered perception, & etc., Chael looks to unpack his perspective on life. His latest work, “Why So Alonely?”, is a five song EP which touches on self-identity & the importance of knowing who you are at all times regardless of what you may endure. The body of work is available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Tidal, Google Play, & more: please check it out.

Followed by…

Yuki Jackson, a Black and Japanese poet, is a recent graduate of the University of Tampa MFA Creative Writing program. She has been featured in several readings and her work has appeared in Foundry, Juked, and is forthcoming in Entropy and Creative Pinellas. She is the founder of The Battleground, an at-risk youth program in Sulphur Springs, Tampa. Her writing is inspired by her Soka Gakkai International Buddhist practice, hip-hop lyricism and the art within daily life. 

She can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @yukijacksonpoet.

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Real Wine Fair At Lector Social Club w/ Distributor Cerda Llanos y Cia.
Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

Real Wine Fair At Lector Social Club w/ Distributor Cerda Llanos y Cia.

In partnership with distributor, Cerda Llanos y Cia. Lector Social Club is thrilled to offer this educational walk-around wine tasting event, which features light bites, talks and presentations.  Tickets are open to the public: $25/person with $5 off in-shoppe purchase. Drop by the shoppe for advanced tickets or call 813-223-BEES

Real Wine Fair is dedicated to organic, biodynamic, and minimal intervention wines—sometimes referred to as “raw” or “natural” wine.  We call it Real Wine for short! All wines for this event curated by distributor, Cerda Llanos y Cia. and produced in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Chile, and the United States. 

 

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Amphora: The Art & Natural History of Winemaking
Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

Amphora: The Art & Natural History of Winemaking

Join local art historian and natural wine enthusiast, Alyssa Cordero in a evening of wine and discussion centered around the natural history of viticulture and the ancient Greco-Roman vessels known as amphorae.  Space is limited. $15/person (includes talk, taste, and $5 off shoppe purchase day of event).  For advanced tickets: sign up online today  Call 813-223-BEES or contact amy@lectorsocialclub.com You may also drop by the shoppe to purchase and save your spot 305 E Polk St Downtown, Tampa. 

This event is FREE for our Wine Club Members (sign up for wine club here).   

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Singer-Songwriter Night: John Nowicki & Peter Nuffer
Sep
8
8:00 PM20:00

Singer-Songwriter Night: John Nowicki & Peter Nuffer

The Bolt Presents an intimate evening of acoustic music featuring singer-songwriters John Nowicki and Peter Nuffer.  September 8th at 8pm $10 cover (includes one free tasting of wine or beer).  Space is limited. For tickets contact rox@lectorsocialclub.com, DM Roxanne  @the_bolt on IG or DM us via our FB page.

You can also call or drop by the shoppe: 813-223-BEES * 305 E Polk St in Downtown Tampa.

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Installation as Adaptation:  A conversation w/ Libbi Ponce & Alyssa Cordero
Jul
13
5:30 PM17:30

Installation as Adaptation: A conversation w/ Libbi Ponce & Alyssa Cordero

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Following a 5:30pm tasting of natural rose' wine recent Lector Artist-In-Residence, Libbi Ponce discusses her installations, 'Then We're Out of Danger' and 'the apartment' with local art historian, curator, and Lector team-member, Alyssa Cordero.  Documentation from both installs will be shown.  Talk begins at 6:30pm

Lector Social Club is located in Downtown Tampa at 305 E. Polk Street near the Tampa Theater.

 

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Grand Opening!
Jun
15
to Jun 16

Grand Opening!

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Join us for two days of celebratory festivities!

FRIDAY JUNE 15th

5:30pm Wine Tasting: Courtesy of City Beautiful Beverage

6pm Talk: Historical Lectores of Tampa by Manny Leto of The Tampa History Museum

7:30 Readings: Maureen McDole of Keep St Pete Lit and Sheree Greer of The Kitchen Table Literary Arts Center

SATURDAY JUNE 16th

2pm Wine Tasting: Courtesy of Lector Social Club

2:30pm Music: Melissa and Joe Grady

5:30pm Wine Tasting: Courtesy of Cerda Llanos y Cia

6pm Music: Acho Brother

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Kundiman off-site AWP Lector Pop-up Reading Series
Mar
10
to Mar 11

Kundiman off-site AWP Lector Pop-up Reading Series

We are ecstatic to announce that our last AWP off-site POP-UP reading will feature the talented writers supported by Kundiman.  Kundiman is a national organization dedicated to the creation and cultivation of Asian American creative writing. 

Kundiman creates an affirming and rigorous space where Asian American writers can explore, through art, the unique challenges that face the new and ever changing diaspora. We see the arts as a tool of empowerment, of education and liberation, of addressing proactively the legacy we will leave for future generations. Learn more about their work at their website. 

Please note the Lector Pop-up location for all off-site AWP readings are being held at

715 Franklin Street (2nd Floor).  

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BlazeVox Books Reading (AWP Series)
Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

BlazeVox Books Reading (AWP Series)

Join us for our last day of off-site AWP Series Events featuring BlazeVOX authors:

Heidi Lynn Staples
Anne Tardos
Tony Trigilio
Laura Hinton
Paige Melin
Tim Roberts
Billy Cancel
Cris Cheek
Bruce Covey
Joseph Harrington
Vincent Katz
Susan Lewis
Cheryl Pallant
Steven Reese
Michael Ruby
Jared Schickling
Elysia Smith
Theresa Wyatt

All AWP off-site events located at our Lector Pop-up Location Downtown: 715 Franklin Street (2nd Floor)

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AADOREE Lit Journal Reading (AWP SERIES)
Mar
8
10:00 PM22:00

AADOREE Lit Journal Reading (AWP SERIES)

Join us for what promises to be a compelling evening: The first Tampa reading from the boundary pushing, interdisciplinary, experimental authors of AADOREE (pronounced the same as “adore”) a tiny online/print literary journal edited by JD Scott and Alia Tsang. Complete list of readers TBD

All AWP off-site events located at our Lector Pop-up Location Downtown: 715 Franklin Street (2nd Floor)

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