Notable Philadelphia: 3/26-4/1

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Tuesday 3/26: The Chasing Windmills Reading Series returns with featured artists Mikayla Morell, Nyeree Boyadjian, Zoe Darazsdi, Sophia Ogden, and Aleasha Watson Mitchell, and musical guest Two Ripped Jeans. 6 p.m. at Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant.

The 34th Street Poets, a poetry workshop whose members include Alyson Adler, Deidra Greenleaf Allan, Sandra Chaff, Barb Daniels, Minna Duchovnay, Betti Kahn, and Nina Schafer, will present a group poetry reading. 6:30 p.m. at Kelly Writers House.

Wednesday 3/27: The Kelly Writers House will host a lunch with Emily Jane Fox, senior reporter for Vanity Fair and author of the 2018 book Born Trump: Inside America’s First Family. 12 p.m. at Kelly Writers House.

Moonstone Poetry will present readings by Steve Burke and Warren C. Longmire, followed by an open mic. Hosted by Alina Macneal and Jennifer Hook. 7 p.m. at Fergie’s Pub.

Thursday 3/28: The Rosenbach will host a reading and discussion with Nathaniel Popkin, centered on a new work, To Reach the Spring. 6 p.m. at The Rosenbach.

Thirty West Publishing will present readings by Krisann Janowitz and Bud Smith, as well as an open mic and a Q&A. 6 p.m. at St. Joseph’s University.

Blue Stoop will present Bryan Washington, author of the short story collection Lot, in conversation with playwright James Ijames. 7 p.m. at Penn Book Center.

Dead Bards Poetry will present readings by Rick Mullen, Anton Yakovlev, and C.M. Crockford, followed by an open mic. 8 p.m. at Venice Island Performing Arts Recreation Center.

The Philomathean Society will present a lecture by Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet Laureate of the United States. Reserve your spot online. 7 p.m. at Meyerson Hall.

Sunday 3/31: Ulises will host a publication release and reading event for Conditioner, a new publication by artist Liz Barr through GenderFail Press. Barr will be joined by writers Meg Pendoley and Blanche Brown in a series of readings for the event. 2 p.m. at Ulises.

Monday 4/1: Bring your best to share at the April edition of “Community Drafts”, a monthly open mic night hosted by Misty Rosso. 8 p.m. at Lucky 13 Pub.

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Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “The Exorcism” by Anton Yakovlev (New Yorker, October 2015). 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 →