Sorry for the break in February, but we hope you found plenty of literary ways to stay busy. Check out these exciting events for word lovers coming up in March.

March 3 & 17 2018 1pm – 3pm. In honor of Women’s History Month, Stenton is sponsoring a 2-part program examining female poets in the 18th century and today called, “Let the Daughters of Liberty Nobly Arise: Women & Poetry, Past and Present.” The event on March 3, a lecture, is free, but reservations are requested.  The event on March 17 is a poetry workshop and costs $10 and will be led by three local poets, including the amazing, Yolanda Wisher.

March 9, 2018, 6 – 7:30pm. Penn Book Center. What’s better than deep-fried comfort food? How about deep-fried VEGAN comfort food? You can meet Lauren Toyota, the Canadian YouTube star who has made a name for herself with her vegan comfort food recipes and now has a new cookbook out called Vegan Comfort Classics. She’s stopping in Philly at the Penn Book Center as part of her nationwide tour. It sounds like it will be a very fun event. Note, there is a recipe in Toyota’s cookbook for vegan cheesesteaks. Depending on where you stand in the world of vegan eats, that’s either a good thing or a sin.

March 13, 2018, 11:00am /12;30pm Palely Library, Temple University. Curation and Community in the Age of Art + Feminism: Panel and Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon. Come for the panel on representation and identity in art, and stay for the edit-a-thon where attendees will learn how to make wikipedia entries and write new ones/ update current ones.  Training for the edit-a-thon starts at 12:30. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

March 14, 2018, 7:30pm. One Book, One Philadelphia Finale with Jacqueline Woodson and 6ABC’s Tamala Edwards. The Free Library of Philadelphia is going to have one last hurrah with award-winning author, Woodson. She’ll be in conversation with Edwards, and there will also be live music and poetry from the city’s youth poet laureate, Husnaa Hashim.

March 15, 2018, 7:00pm. Prose Reading on the Ides of March at the Cannery Lounge. Local authors, local beer, cool people? What could be more lit, than this new West Philly-based reading series featuring Ru Freeman, Emma Copley Eisenberg, and Marc Anthony Richardson. Curated by writers Christine Kendall and Matt Jakubowski, books will be available for purchase and there will be snacks!

March 28, 2018. The 215 Festival is coming back to Philly in April, and in anticipation, the organization has teamed up with Art in the (P)age for a three-part reading series. This March event will be part two of the series and readers haven’t been announced yet, but cocktails and conversation are part of the deal. Visit the Facebook Page for updated info.