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You may recall on the history of the 215 literary festival and attempts to revive it this year. At the time, the full schedule wasn't set in stone, but we just got tipped off that all the events taking place over the long, Thursday-starting weekend of Nov. 1-4 are now up at the . The big lit names are still Jon Ronson, John Hodgman, Buzz Bissinger, Starlee Kine, and other people we mentioned in the story, but there's a lot more music and art stuff on the bil now, including Lushlife, Spinto Band and some Vox Populi stuff.
We kind of want that obnoxious yenta partial credit for the fact that festival founder Neal Pollack is now on the bill — he didn't even know it was happening when we called him up. And we actually have visual proof:
(Important note: Jewball is Pollack's new Philly-set book, though without the context that statement is funnier.) Also, Madeline, the 14-year-old daughter of one of the founders who featured in the story, is indeed partially curating an event! Aww!
Full lineup after the jump...
Note: Events, authors, performers and especially pop-up reading locations will be announced right up to the Festival’s start.
Thursday Nov. 1:
7pm: 215 Festival Kickoff Reading, unveiling of The Mural Arts Mobile Campfire and Opening Remarks by , author of Father’s Day, Friday Night Lights and A Prayer For The City, more TBA. Location TBA.
9pm: Ladies Night Balkan Party w/ , featuring: This American Life’s , Anna Goldfarb, author of , comedienne , and more. Plus: The World Debut of Literary Speed Dating! At .
Friday Nov. 2:
7pm: The Mural Arts Mobile Campfire reading with , author of The Men Who Stare At Goats and Lost At Sea, and more TBA. Location TBA.
10pm: featuring of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, , , , and more. At . 
Saturday Nov. 3:
9am: Yoga with . Location TBA.
12pm: Brunch event with Brendan Newnam of American Public Media’s at .
12pm-6pm: Lovingly Bound Book & Record Fair. At .
12pm-6pm: YA Saturday! Featuring all-day readings by Young Adult readers and the kids, curated by and Maddie Richardson Graham. At Underground Arts’ Side Theater Space.
4pm: screening and reading with filmmaker David Kessler and poet/author/illustrator . At .
7pm: The Mural Arts Mobile Campfire reading with , author of , , author of Cherry Hill, and more TBA. Location TBA.
9pm-2am: Bibliodiscotheque Dance Party & 215 Festival Music Showcase, to benefit . Featuring: (Western Vinyl), (Domino Recordings), , and Dave Quicks Trio in the side theater space, plus DJs and dancing in the main space all night. At .
Sunday Nov. 4:
12pm: Brunch event at TBA.
2pm: / presents “Literature And Cities” panel/reading/discussion. At .
6pm: presents “N Apparati,” a poetry and sound collage event. Participants: Cecilia Corrigan, J. Gordon Faylor, Eddie Hopely, Lanny Jordan Jackson, Eric Laska, Astrid Lorange, Trisha Low, Andy Martrich, Steve McLaughlin, John Paetsch, Manya Scheps, Andy Sterling, Claire Wilcox. At Vox Populi.
7pm: The Mural Arts Mobile Campfire reading with TBA. Location TBA.
8pm: 215 Festival closing event with plus special guests TBA. At .
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