The Gunnery in Washington will sponsor a poetry reading and book signing April 3 from 7 to 8 p.m.

The event, held in recognition of National Poetry Month, will feature Brooklyn-based poet and educator Taylor Mali.

The program, which is part of The Gunnery’s 2018 speaker series, will be held in the Ogden D. Miller Memorial Athletic Center.

Mali is one of the most well-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement and one of the original poets to appear on the HBO series “Def Poetry Jam.”

He is a four-time National Poetry Slam champion and the author of four books, including “What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World.”

Formerly president of Poetry Slam Inc., the non-profit organization that oversees all poetry slams in North America, Mali makes his living entirely as a spoken-word and voiceover artist, traveling around the country performing and teaching workshops as well as doing occasional commercial voiceover work.

He has narrated several books on tape, including “The Great Fire,” for which he won the Golden Earphones Award for children’s narration.

To register for the event, call 860-350-0177.