Frankford Avenue First Friday: Rust Belt Rising Almanac Launch Event


Live reading of our manifesto event.

The Rust Belt Rising Almanac

The Rust Belt Rising Almanac is a collection of snapshots and stories from writers and artists in America’s Rust Belt Cities published by The Head & The Hand Press in Philadelphia. In our first volume you, Courteous Reader, will read about escapes, remains and models of growth. You’ll learn about projects that are working & the people who aren’t, find a road map for wandering and green your thumb with an industrial soil-strength planting guide. Our almanac may not serve strictly as a meteorological or agricultural guide, but we hope it will help to measure the kind of atmospheric pressure felt between jobs, between communities, between the friends who are still here and the ones not so lucky, bound together by a common question: what’s next for the rust belt?

Follow the progress of the Rust Belt Rising Almanac on Twitter and Instagram at #RBRalmanac.