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Lit City: Literary Events
Lit City event listings are presented by Just Buffalo.
Salvatore Sciandra: best to get started. 6pm. Release party for the fall issue of the Buffalo native’s semi-autobiographical comic series. Visit www.besttogetstarted.blogspot.com for a sample. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen Street (885-9535 / email@example.com).
David Chorlton: From the Age of Miracles. 7pm. Poetry reading and book signing with the winner of this year’s Slipstream chapbook contest, for his manuscript From the Age of Miracles. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main Street (837-8554 / www.tleavesbooks.com).
Stop, Look, and Listen Poetry Series. 2pm. Featured reader is Jane Sadowsky. Open mic slots always available. Impact Artists’ Gallery, Tri Main building, 2495 Main Street (884-5239).
Writing Workshop With Alexis De Veaux. 4pm. De Veaux—poet, short fiction writer, essayist, biographer, UB professor—runs a workshop on writing community, family, and personal histories. $225 members, $275 nonmembers. Just Buffalo Literary Center, Western New York Book Arts Center, 2nd Floor, 468 Washington Street at Mohawk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Jewish Community Book Fair: Israel is Real: An Obsessive Quest to Understand the Jewish Nation and Its History. 7:30pm. Rich Cohen presents his new history of the Zionist idea and the Jewish state. Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo, Benderson Building, 2640 North Forest Road, Getzville (688-4033 / jccbookfair.com).
Things That Go Bump in the Night. 7pm. Wordflight series fiction reading with Gary Earl Ross and Paul Rehac. And open reading. Buffalo and Erie County Library, Crane Branch, 633 Elmwood Avenue, upstairs.
Jewish Community Book Fair: Everyday Holiness: The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar. 7:30pm. Alan Morinis on cultivating personal growth and spiritual realization. Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo, Benderson Building, 2640 North Forest Road, Getzville (688-4033/ jccbookfair.com).
Poetics Plus: Erin Mourse and Oana Avasilichioaei. 3:30pm. Moure and Avasilichioaei will discuss their collaborative book, Expeditions of a Chimaera. Poetry Collection, University at Buffalo North Campus, 420 Capen Hall.
Rooftop Poetry Club: Chris Fritton and Jessica Smith. 4:30pm. E. H. Butler Library, International Students Reading Area, 3rd floor, SE Quadrant. Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Avenue (878-6300 / email@example.com).
Mike Farrell: Of Mule and Man. 7pm. Actor/activist Mike Farrell reads from and signs his new book, about his year touring the country in a Prius. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main Street (837-8554 / www.tleavesbooks.com).
Screening Room Reading Series: Joyce Kessel, Trudy Stern, ryki zuckerman. 7:30pm. Poetry reading. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza, Tonawandam (837-0376 / www.screeningroom.net).
Poetics Plus: Erin Mourse and Oana Avasilichioaei. Round two with today’s guest artists. Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 220 North Street (885-4139 / KMuseumBuf@aol.com).
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