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Poetry and Literature Calendar (April 1-7) / A list of readings and workshops (April 1-7)

Monday, 10 a.m.: "Top Stories: A Survey of a Decade's Long Prose Period," a University at Buffalo Poetics Program Small Press in the Archive Series talk by poet-scholar Edric Mesmer on Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center's late 1970s and early 1980s single-author, short fiction periodical series edited by Anne Turyn. UB Poetry Collection, 420 Capen Hall, UB North Campus.

Monday, 7 p.m.: BABEL at Betty's: Book discussion of Alexander McCall Smith's "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" led by fiction writer Gary Earl Ross in conjunction with Smith's lecture in the BABEL series April 12. Food, wine, and coffee served. Call 832-5400 for reservations.

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Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m.: "I Turn, I Turn," debut of a new series of poetry classes and workshops with Ann Goldsmith, author of "The Spaces Between Us" (Outriders Poetry Press, 2010) and "No One Is the Same Again" (Quarterly Review of Literature, 1998). Tuesdays through April 24. C.G. Jung Center, 408 Franklin St. $55 to $65. Call 854-7457 for or e-mail inquire@apswny.com for registration information.

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Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: Just Buffalo Literary Cafe featuring poets Ansie Baird, Charles Case and Lisa Wiley. Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.

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Thursday, 7 p.m.: Reading, discussion, and book signing with Bruce Fisher, author of "Borderland: Essays from the U.S.-Canadian Divide" (Excelsior Editions/SUNY Press). A former Erie County deputy county executive, Fisher is the founding Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Studies at Buffalo State College. He writes a weekly column on politics and policy for Artvoice. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.

Thursday, 7 p.m.: The Write Thing Series reading by E.R. Baxter III, author of "Niagara Digressions" (Starcherone Books, 2012), which has been described as "an indirect memoir that reimagines Niagara Falls beyond the tourist attraction, through its long and varied history, including 19th century buffalo hunts, mimeographed poetry, and shredded wheat cereal." Baxter is a longtime Niagara Falls-based author, professor and naturalist. Medaille College Academic Commons, Main Hall, 4th floor, Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle.

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Friday, 8 p.m.: UB Poetics Program Exchange Rate Series reading featuring Toronto-based poets Chris Piuma and Damian Rogers, with a special guest reading by Just Buffalo Artistic Director Barbara Cole, recipient of a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.

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Saturday, 8 p.m.: UB Poetics Program "Somat(ic) Poetry Exercises and Reading" with award-winning Philadelphia-based poet CA Conrad, author of six full-length books including "Deviant Propulsion" (Soft Skull Press, 2006), "Advanced Elvis Course" (Soft Skull Press, 2009), "The Book of Frank" (Wave Books, 2010/Chax Press, 2009) and "A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon: New (Soma)tics" (Wave Books, this month). Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.