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Lit City Events

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May 15

Mamapalooza. 5-10pm. Third annual festival celebrating mothers in the arts. Annette Daniels-Taylor, Lorraine O’Donnell, Lydia Baines Al-Amin, Meada Taylor, Faaria, Daughters of Creative Sound, Noa Bursie, Kilissa Cissoko, vocalist/keyboards. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Avenue.

Greg Gerke: There’s Something Wrong with Sven. 7pm. Book launch and eadings by Kim Chinquee, Geoffrey Gatza, Mike Kelleher and Forrest Roth. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen Street.

May 16

Stop Look and Listen Poetry Series. 3:59pm. Featured reader is Alex Mead. Impact Artists’ Gallery, Tri Main Building, 2495 Main Street.

Lyndsey D’Arcangelo: The Crabapple Tree. 2pm. Book signing for the local author’s second novel. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main Street.

Mamapalooza. 7pm. The festival continues:Annette Daniels-Taylor, Shirley Sarmiento, Verniece Taylor, Vonetta T. Rhodes, Liz Abbott, Liz Mariani, Joyce Carolyn. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen Street.

Endocrinology Open Mic #4. 7pm. Featured readers will be Matt Klane and Aaron Lowinger. Sugar City,19 Wadsworth Street.

May 20

Anonymous of Elmwood. 7pm. Poetry reading/book signing with Anonymous of Elmwood, whose squibs have appeared in campus mailboxes as a commentary on campus events for 25 years. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main Street.