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THE MAY POETRY CALENDAR

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Reading by poet Irving Feldman from his "Collected Poems: 1954-2004" (Schocken Books). The recipient of awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship, Feldman has for years been Distinguished Professor of English at the University at Buffalo. Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg. Advance registration required. Call 649-7900, ext. 226, for information.

Thursday, 7:30 p.m.: Meeting of Northside Writers' Group, now in its 15th year of open workshop and constructive critique sessions, the group publishes "Over Coffee," an annual anthology of its members' writing. Ascension Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., Amherst. Call 626-4204 for information.

Friday, 8 p.m.: Earth's Daughters Collective and Just Buffalo Literary Center present a Celebration of the Life and Work of Robin Kay Willoughby, the Buffalo-based writer, editor, and publisher who died in September of 2002. Reading from "Coffee & Cigarettes," a collection of Willoughby's published and previously unpublished work recently compiled as a chapbook in Earth's Daughter's issue 65 will be Sally Fiedler, Jimmie Gilliam, Dennis Maloney, Nita Penfold, Sherry Robbins, Bill Sylvester, Jana Willoughby, Jake Willoughby, and the surviving editors of Earth's Daughter's Kastle Brill, Joan E. Ford, Joyce Kessel, and Ryki Zuckerman. The Hibiscus Room, Suite 512, Tri-Main Center, 2495 Main St. Free.

May 11, 7 p.m.: Just Buffalo Open Reading featuring poet Millie Niss. Additional reading slots available. The Hibiscus Room, Suite 512, Tri-Main Center, 2495 Main St. Free.

May 13, 7:30 p.m.: Spin-a-Story Tellers monthly storytelling program featuring hosts Pat Feider and Cliff Lund. Central Presbyterian Church (corner Main Street and Jewett Parkway) in Buffalo. Free; donations gratefully accepted.

May 13, 8 p.m.: Just Buffalo Hibiscus Room Reading featuring Peter Johnson and Dan Machlin. Johnson, a Buffalo native, is the author of three collections of prose poems, including "Miracles & Mortifications" (White Pine Press) which received the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets in 2001, and "I'm a Man" (2003), a collection of short stories. He lives in Rhode Island and teaches at Providence College. Machlin is the founder and editor of Futurepoem books, a New York City based publishing collective and curator of the Segue Readings Series at the Bowery Poetry Club. He is the author of several chapbooks, including his recent "6 x 7 Series." Suite 512, Tri-Main Center, 2495 Main St. $2 to $4.

May 14, Noon to 5 p.m.: "Poem=Sound=Body," a Just Buffalo writing workshop with nationally-recognized poet and teaching artist Marj Hahne. Suite 512, Tri-Main Center, 2495 Main St. $40 to $50. Call 832-5400 to register.

May 15, 7 p.m.: Just Buffalo Open Reading featuring Kristi Meal. Additional reading slots available. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St., Buffalo. Free.

May 18, 7:30 p.m.: Screening Room Reading Series featuring poet Christina Wos' Donnelly. Additional reading slots available. Northtown Plaza Business Center, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Free.

May 19, 7 p.m.: Just Buffalo Open Reading featuring Ross Runfola. Additional reading slots available. The Book Corner, 1801 Main St., Niagara Falls, N.Y. Free.

May 19, 7:30 p.m.: Meeting of Northside Writers. Ascension Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., Amherst. Call 626-4204 for information.