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The July Calendar A list of readings and workshops

*Today, 4 p.m.: Readings by more than a dozen Buffalo-area contributors to the latest July Literary Press anthology "Celebrations" edited by Gay Baines and Mary Ann Eichelberger. Tru-Teas Teahouse/Insite Gallery, 810 Elmwood Ave.

*Today, 8 p.m.: Spoken Word Sundays, new weekly performance poetry series hosted by Liz Mariani. Allen Street Hardware Cafe, 245 Allen St., Buffalo.

*Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: The 2007 Buffalo Book Fair featuring readings, book signings, interactive exhibits and activities for children, seminars and panel discussions featuring both local and nationally prominent authors. Currently slated to give readings and/or talks are memoirist Catherine Gildiner, urban historian Mark Goldman, award-winning journalist Cora Daniels, poet and cultural critic Quincy Troupe, suspense novelist Kayla Perrin, hip hop/chic lit author Sofia Quintero, and renowned poet, novelist, and literary critic Ishmael Reed. Events take place downtown in Lafayette Square, nearby Washington Street, and the Buffalo & Erie County Central Library. All readings and talks are free. For more information, visit www.buffalobookfair.com.

*July 8, 8 p.m.: Spoken Word Sundays, performance poetry series hosted by Liz Mariani. Allen Street Hardware Cafe, 245 Allen.

*July 9, 7 p.m.: Rooftop Poetry Series reading featuring Nikki Carroll and Kimberly Davis. Additional reading slots available. Temporary Location: Main Lobby, E.H. Butler Library, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave.

*July 11, 7 p.m.: Just Buffalo Open Reading featuring Josh Smith. Ten additional reading slots available. Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda.

*July 15, 7 p.m.: Just Buffalo Open Reading featuring Jennifer Campbell and Perry Nicholas. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St., Buffalo.

*July 15, 8 p.m.: Spoken Word Sundays. Allen St. Hardware Cafe, 245 Allen.

*July 18, 7:30 p.m.: The Screening Room Reading Series featuring poets Brandon Garlinger, Anthony Hughes and Jon Mayfield. Additional reading slots available. Northtown Plaza Business Center, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. $2.

*July 19, 7 p.m.: Rooftop Poetry Series reading featuring Aaron Lowinger and Rachel Johnson. Main Lobby, E.H. Butler Library, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave.

*July 22, 8 p.m.: Spoken Word Sundays. Allen St. Hardware Cafe, 245 Allen .

*July 29, 8 p.m.: Spoken Word Sundays. Allen St. Hardware Cafe, 245 Allen.

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