Summer author events in Philadelphia

Where author appearances are concerned, the next three months are sleepier - but only a little. Here are some literary events that will add to the warmth of the season:

June 16, noon-8 p.m.: Bloomsday. This is the day in 1904 immortalized in James Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses. The Rosenbach Museum and Library hosts a daylong outdoor reading of the novel, featuring many Philadelphia celebs, plus music, food trucks, and a beer garden. Yes, you will, yes. 2008-2010 Delancey Place. Free. Information: 215-732-1600, rosenbach.org.

June 21: Moonstone Arts Presents three local poets. Laura Spagnoli, Ernest Hilbert, and David Moolton. Fergie's Pub, 1214 Sansom St. Free. Information: 215-928-8118, fergiespub.com.

June 24: Four local poets. Alfred Encarnacion, Peter Krok, R.G. Evans, James Nicola. Penn Book Center, 130 S. 34th St. Free. Information: 215-222-7600, pennbookcenter.com.

June 26: Douglas Brunt, in conversation with Megyn Kelly. The author of Trophy Son with the NBC journalist. Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St. Free. Information: 215-567-4341, freelibrary.org.

July 11: Mark Bowden, Hué. The former Inquirer foreign correspondent has a big new book about the Vietnam battle. Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St. Free. Information: 215-567-4341, freelibrary.org.

July 13: Zinzi Clemmons, What We Lose. A local writer hits it big with her first novel. Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St. Free. Information: 215-567-4341, freelibrary.org.

July 27: Lawrence Wright, in conversation with Dick Polman. Wright's nonfiction book The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State is on many year's-best lists. He speaks with former Inquirer political writer Polman. Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St. Free. Information: 215-567-4341, freelibrary.org.

- John Timpane