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THE APRIL CALENDAR
A LIST OF READINGS AND WORKSHOPS

Today, 5 p.m.: Ultra Violet Reading Series featuring readings by poets Ken Feltges, Kristianne Meal, and Tim Galvin with music by Madeline White. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St., Buffalo. $4.

Monday, 8 p.m.: Reading by Garrison Keillor, best-selling author and host of National Public Radio's "A Prarie Home Companion." Contemporary Writers Series, Montante Cultural Center, Canisius College, 2001 Main St. Buffalo. Free, but seating is limited.

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: The Center for Inquiry Literary Cafe featuring poet and singer Amy Upham and poet Sophia Roberts. Additional reading slots available. 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Free.

Thursday, 7 p.m.: The Buffalo/Williamsville Public Schools Celebration of Poetry, Music and Dance featuring award-winning poet Li-Young Lee. Lee received the Lamont Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets for his second book "The City in Which I Love You" (1990) and an American Book Award for his memoir The Winged Seed" (1994). His most recent book is "The Book of My Nights" (2001). Kleinhans Music Hall, One Symphony Circle, Buffalo. Free.

Thursday, 7 p.m.: Meeting of Northside Writers Group. Ascension Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., Amherst. Call 626-4204 for information.

Friday, 7:30 p.m.: Storytelling Evening featuring Spin-a-Story Tellers performers Judy Eberle and Diane Evans. Central Presbyterian Church (corner Main St. and Jewett Parkway) in Buffalo. Free; donations gratefully accepted.

Friday, 8 p.m.: Just Buffalo Hibiscus Room reading featuring poets Richard Deming and Nancy Kuhl. Deming is a poet, critic and lecturer at Yale University. Kuhl is the author of "In the Arbor," an award-winning chapbook and the forthcoming book length collection "The Wife of the Left Hand." Suite 512, Tri-Main Center, 2495 Main St., Buffalo. $2 to $4.

Saturday, 8 p.m.: UB Poetics Program Graduate Reading Series with guests Kathryn Temple and Janet Neigh. Big Orbit Gallery, 30D Essex St., Buffalo. Free.

April 11, 7 p.m.: UB Exhibit X Fiction Series reading by Lydia Davis. Davis, a 2003 MacArthur Fellow, is the author of the novel "The End of the Story" and three collections of short fiction, the most recent of which is "Samuel Johnson Is Indignant" (2001). Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, temporary storefront gallery at 700 Main St., Buffalo. Free.

April 13, 7 p.m.: Just Buffalo Open Reading featuring Ed Taylor. Additional reading slots available. The Hibiscus Room, Suite 512, Tri-Main Center, 2495 Main St., Buffalo. Free.

April 14, 4 p.m.: UB Poetics Program reading by Cole Swensen. Swensen is the author of "Goest" (2004), "Such Rich Hour" (2001), "Try" (winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, 1999) and "Noon" (winner of the New American Poetry Series Award, 1997). Poetry/Rare Books Collection, 420 Capen Hall, UB North Campus. Free.

April 15, 8 p.m.: Just Buffalo Hibiscus Room Reading featuring Peter Conners and Sherrie Flick. Conners is associate editor and marketing director of the Rochester-based literary publisher BOA Editions Ltd. His most recent book is "While in the World" (Foothills Publishing). Flick's award-winning collection of flash fiction "I Call This Flirting" was published last September by Flume Press. Suite 512, Tri-Main Center, 2495 Main St., Buffalo. $2 to $4.

April 17, 2 p.m.: Reading by poet and spoken word performance innovator Steve McCaffery. McCaffery, who joined the UB Poetics Program core faculty last fall, is the author of several books, including "The Cheat of Words" (1996) and "Bouma Shapes" (2002). Poets and Writers Series, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. Free.

April 17, 7 p.m.: Just Buffalo Open Reading featuring Dave Lewitzky. Additional reading slots available. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St., Buffalo. Free.

April 18, 4 p.m.: UB Poetics Program reading by Mark Doty. Doty is the author of six collections of poetry, including "My Alexandria" (1993), which received the National Book Critics' Circle Award in Poetry and Britain's T.S. Eliot Prize, and "Atlantis" (1995), which received the Ambassador Book Award, the Bingham Poetry Prize, and a Lambda Literary Award. Poetry/Rare Books Collection, 420 Capen Hall, UB North Campus. Free.

April 19, 7:30 p.m.: Second Annual Writers and Poets Bash featuring readings by poets Verneice Turner and Perry Nicholas and novelist Donald K. Beman with ECC student, staff and faculty writing award winners. Main Auditorium, Administration Building, Erie Community College-North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville. Free.

April 21, 7 p.m.: Meeting of Northside Writers Group. Ascension Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., Amherst. Call 626-4204.

April 21, 7 p.m.: Just Buffalo Open Reading featuring Paula Wachowiak. Additional reading slots available. The Book Corner, 1801 Main St., Niagara Falls, NY.

April 21, 8 p.m.: UB Poetics Program reading by Gary Snyder. One of the leading figures in contemporary American poetry, Snyder is the author of 17 collections of poetry and prose, including the influential "Myths & Texts" (1960), the Pulitzer Prize winning collection "Turtle Island" (1974), "Axe Handles" (1983), and last year's "Danger on Peaks". Albright-Knox Art Gallery Auditorium, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. Free.

April 24, 3 to 8 p.m.: "Urban Epiphany 2005: A Community Gathering of Western New York Poets," featuring many leading poets and spoken word artists reading in two-minute segments. Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Ave. (corner West Ferry Street). $3.

April 26, 4 p.m.: UB Poetics Program reading by Norma Cole. A poet, visual artist and French language translator, Coles' recent books include "The Vulgar Tongue" and "Spinoza in Her Youth." Poetry/Rare Books Collection, 420 Capen Hall, UB North Campus. Free.

April 28, 7 p.m.: The Write Thing Series reading by poet, literary critic and cultural journalist Stephen Paul Miller. The Library at Huber Hall, Medaille College, Agassiz Circle, Buffalo. Free.