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Literary Buffalo, Events Listings

Upcoming Literary Events, Presented by Just Buffalo


Kazim Ali Book Release. 7pm. Celebrating poet Kazim Ali’s new book, The Fortieth Day. With special guest poet Celia White. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen Street. (885-9535 /


Poetry Tasting. 11:30 am. Good bread, hot coffee. Read and discuss new poetry. All are welcome. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen Street. (885-9535 /

Lis Mariani Book Release. 2pm. Celebrating poet Li Mariani’s new book, imaginary poems for my imaginary girlfriend named anabel. With special guests Gary Earl Ross and Marina Blitshteyn, plus live music by Patrick O’Keefe. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen Street (885-9535 /


Wordflight. 7pm. New monthly poetry series. Featuring Jennifer Campbell and Nava Fader. The Crane Library, 633 Elmwood Avenue (883-6651).


Rooftop Poetry Club. 7pm. Featuring Marina Blitshteyn and Jerome Gentes. E. H. Butler Library Rooftop Garden, Buffalo State (878-6300).

Gray Hair Gala. 7:30pm. Wiith Ansie Baird, Mike Basinski, Sally Fiedler, Manny Fried, Jimmie Margaret Gilliam, Ann Goldsmith, Jorge Guitart, Sherry Robbins, Gary Earl Ross, and Trudy Stern. Hallwalls Cinema, 341 Delaware Avenue (854-1694 /


EM Tea Coffee Cup Open Mic Poetry Series. Meets every Tuesday, 7-9:30pm . EM Tea Coffee Cup Café, 80 Oakgrove Ave. at Hughes St. (884-1444).

Beat Night. Open forum for poets and writers every Wednesday at Madame Mocha’s, 1190 Lovejoy St. (894-8544)

Elmwood Writers Group. Every Wednesday at 7pm at revolving locations. For more info, visit Towne Restaurant, Elmwood Ave. and Allen St.

Just Buffalo Writers Critique Group. First and third Wednesday each month, 7pm, members only. Just Buffalo Literary Center, Market Arcade, 617 Main St., Suite 202A (832-5400 /

new/reN.E.W. Reading Series. Third Thursday of every month at 7pm. One “seasoned voice” formerly involved with the late Niagara-Erie Writers and one “new” voice. Impact Artists’ Gallery, 2495 Main St. (Tri-Main Building), Suite 545.

Northside Writers Group. 7pm. First and third Thursday of each month. Ascension Lutheran Church, 4640 Main Street, Amherst (626-4204).

Philosophy School Cafe. 7pm. Every Friday in the bookstore. School of the Arts (402 Center St., Lewiston, 471-5379)

The Poetik High. 7-9pm. Poetry open mic, every other Friday. Gallery 51, 567-569 Elmwood Ave. (332-6821 /

Spoken Word Sundays. 8pm. Second Sunday of each month. Sign-up at 7:45pm. Allen Street Hardware, 245 Allen St. (882-8843).

WNY Romance Writers Group. Third Wednesday of every month. St. Joseph Hospital Community Room, 2605 Harlem Rd., Cheektowaga, (891-2400).