* This Wednesday, March 30, two-time National Poetry Slam champ Sierra DeMulder will perform at the OM Center at 12th and Howard in the Old Market at 8 p.m. She is promoting her first full-length collection of poetry, The Bones Below . There is a $7 suggested donation. * Thursday, March 31, Lit Undressed will present “The Spirit of the Female Beats” at the RNG Gallery next to Dixie Quick’s at 1915 Leavenworth St. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the event will recognize and celebrate the contribution of the female contingent of the Beats in the 1950s and ’60s. Readings will include original work by contemporary writers including Cat Dixon, Marie Sacco Ponsot, Trilety Wade, Machell, and more, including a reading from  award-winning author and poet Marilyn June Coffey. Unsuspecting Dixie Quicks patrons just hoping for some chilaquiles will likely be surprised to learn there’s a nude poetry event going on. Come for dinner, stay for the fireworks. If you plan to eat first, you’re strongly encouraged to make a registration. Tickets are $15 ($10 for students with a photo ID), 19+, with proceeds going to VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts, a nonprofit organization. Cash only. * Maurice Sendak, the 82-year-old author of the beloved Where the Wild Things Are , will release a new book this fall. The Wall Street Journal reported Sendak’s “Bumble Andy” is about a pig who has his first-ever birthday party when he turns 9. The book began as an animated short on “Sesame Street” in the early 1970s. Sendak couldn’t forget the character. “He was funny. He was robust. He was sly. He was a sneak. He was all the things I like,” Sendak told the paper. The book will have an initial print run of 500,000 copies.

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