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Marissa Nadler

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McRumpus! :: Dave Eggers's do-no-wrong press, McSweeney's, and the best literary website in the world, the Rumpus (okay, we're partial), hold a benefit for 826 Boston featuring the Phoenix's own Thomas Page McBee and Atlantic powerhouse Ta-Nehisi Coates, as well as Roxanne Gay, Amy Fusselman, Paul LeGault, and hometown songstress Marissa Nadler. Hosted by the Rumpus's dynamic duo, Stephen Elliot and Isaac Fitzgerald. RSVP required. :: 7 pm :: 826 Boston, 3035 Washington St, Roxbury

The Baffler and MAKE present Don't Forget to Eat :: Pop into one of our favorite Cambridge pubs for a plate of bangers 'n' mash, a pint or three, and literary performances from contributing Phoenix writer and Baffler editor Eugenia Williamson, Baffler editor in chief John Summers, Vice contributor Fred Sasaki, and poets Christopher Janke, Julia Story, and Ailish Hopper. Plus, catch live literary tunes by William Blake–inspired band Billy Blake and the Vagabonds. :: Free :: 5:30 pm to 7 pm :: Plough & Stars, 912 Mass Ave, Cambridge

Troubling the Line: TRANS AND GENDERQUEER POETRY AND POETICS MARATHON READING :: The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition celebrates the new book Troubling the Line with a mighty infusion of topnotch trans and genderqueer poets, including Eileen Myles, Max Wolf Valerio, HR Hegnauer, Oliver Bendorf, Samuel Ace, TC Tolbert, and Tim Trace Peterson. :: Free :: 6:30 pm :: Club Café, 209 Columbus Ave, Boston

Cave Canem Fellows :: Boston poet laureate Sam Cornish and Cave Canem elder Afaa M. Weaver lead a charge of premier Cave Canem fellows in raising funds for America's most prestigious home for black poetry. January Gill O'Neil, CM Burroughs, Mary Moore Easter, Douglas Kearney, Maya Washington, Keith Wilson, L. Lamar Wilson, and many others will read. Plus, your 10 bucks gets you a buffet dinner and wine. You had us at "Cave Canem," but we'll never say no to free wine. :: $10 :: 6 pm :: Simmons College, Main Building, 3rd Floor, 300 The Fenway, Boston

Music in — and on — the Air :: Okay, so we said we were limiting this itinerary to off-site events, but if you are planning on shelling out the big bucks for the whole shebang, we suggest you make time to drop by this panel with Phoenix contributor Lloyd Schwartz and NPR Fresh Air host Terry Gross. Gross interviews Schwartz (via Skype) about his new book, Music in — and on — the Air (a collection of his Fresh Air pieces over the years), preceded by Schwartz playing and discussing recordings of poetry set to classical and popular music. Novelist Askold Melnyczuk moderates. :: Free with AWP registration :: 3 pm to 4:15 pm :: Hynes Convention Center, Room 312, 900 Boylston St, Boston

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