Notable Philadelphia: 3/20–3/26

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Wednesday 3/21: Moonstone Poetry presents readings by Jacob Russell, Paul Siegell, and Anne-Adele Wight, followed by an open mic! 7 p.m. at Fergie’s Pub.

Shy Watson is returning to Philadelphia to read from her new collection Cheap Yellow, alongside Prairie M. Faul, Zach Blackwood, Ash Strange, D. Ted Tarnovski, and Amy Saul-Zerby. 7 p.m. at Tattooed Mom.

Thursday 3/22: The final edition of the Oxford Coma series will feature readings by Kassidi Jones, Kevin Travers, Josh Bohnsack, Heather Dooley, Warren Longmire, and Savannah Cooper-Ramsey. The event will also include a musical performance by Terrence Walsh. Hosted by Angelo Colavita of Empty Set Press. 7 p.m. at Wooden Shoe Books and Records.

The Charmed Instruments series will present readings by Anna Maria Hong, Nabil Kashyap, and Kim Gek Lin Short! Hosted by Christy Davids and Sean Collins. 7:30 p.m. at L’Etage. 

Friday 3/23: Minnesotan slam poet and author of Our Numbered Days and The Future Neil Hilborn be coming through Philadelphia on his second book tour! 9 p.m. at World Café Live.

Saturday 3/24: Join Philadelphia Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera, along with Kourtney Fullard, Lorraine Rice, and Maleka Fruean, for “A Language of Philadelphia,” an evening of readings, art, and conversation. 7 p.m. at iMPeRFeCT Gallery.

Tiger Strikes Asteroid will host a reading featuring Caren Beilen, Jessica Alexander, and Jenn McCreary. Come listen and check out “Individual Gravities” in the gallery! 7 p.m. at Tiger Strikes Asteroid Philadelphia.

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Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “El Animal Celeste e Imaginario” by Raquel Salas Rivera (Cosmonauts Avenue). Enjoy!

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Amy Saul-Zerby is a Philadelphia-based poet. She is Editor-in-Chief of Voicemail Poems, Communications Manager at Apiary Magazine, and a contributing writer at Fields Magazine. Her first collection Paper Flowers Imaginary Birds was published by Be About It Press in 2017. More from this author →