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Lit City Literary Events

Lit City listings are presented by Just Buffalo (

August 27

Paul Richmond & Michael Basinski. 7pm. Performance/reading celebrating the life of the late UB professor Charles Haynie, whose political autobiography has just been published. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main Street (837-8554 /

August 28

Charlie Haynie: A Memoir of the New Left. 7pm. A celebration of the life and the new political autobiography of Charlie Haynie, who taught atUB from the late 1960s until his death in 2001. Haynie became an activist and organizer in the late 1950s as a graduate student at Cornell, initially in the early anti-nuclear movement. He directed a voter registration project in Tennessee, worked tirelessly in the movement against the Vietnam War, ran for Common Council in Buffalo, was an early advocate of gender studies, and taught generations of UB students the history of social activism. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main Street (837-8554 /

Michael Borkowski: Iron Man: Deep Freeze! 7pm. Illustrator will read and talk about his picture book, Iron Man: Deep Freeze! Barnes and Noble, 4401 Transit Road (634-1011 /

August 29

M. C. Joudrey: Etchings in Dead Wax. 2pm. Toronto author M. C. Joudrey will read from and discuss his (or her) first novel, Etchings in Dead Wax. Borders, 2015 Walden Avenue (685-2844 /

August 30

Rosemary Kothe: Tango on the Future of the Mind Open Mic. 7:30pm. Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive (837-0376 /

September 2

Center for Inquiry Literary Cafe: Gunilla Kester, Gary Earl Ross, and Joyce Kessel. 7:30pm. Kester is the author of Time of Sand and Teeth, nominated for the Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award. Ross is a UB professor and the author of more than 170 published short stories, poems, articles, scholarly papers, and public radio essays. Kessel has been a member of Earth’s Daughters since 1989. There will be no open slots in September, October, and November at the Literary Cafe. Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road (636-4869 /

September 5

Ryan Grim: This is Your Country on Drugs. 7pm. Reading/discussion for Buffalo native and Huffington Post correspondent Ryan Grim’s new book, This is Your Country on Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main Street ( / 837-8554).