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Poetry and Literature Calendar A list of readings and workshops (May 13-May 19)

Monday, 7 p.m.: Wordflight Series reading featuring Helen Ruggieri and Irene Sipos. Ruggieri, who lives in Allegany County, is the author of six books, including the poetry collections "Glimmer Girls" (Mayapple Press), "Concrete Madonna," and "Rock City Hill Exercises." She has taught at the University of Pittsburgh in Bradford, Pa., and in the Arts in Education Program in Cattaraugus, Allegany and Chautauqua counties. Sipos is a widely published poet and prose writer who has taught composition at Buffalo State College and is currently a full-time lecturer in Buffalo State's College Writing Program. Additional reading slots available. Crane Branch Library, 633 Elmwood Ave.


Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Buffalo Young Writers' Night featuring winners of the 2012 Buffalo Young Writers 10 Minute Play Contest. The grand prize winner is Caitlin McAneney for her play "Just Enough." Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Center, 639 Main St. $10.

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: The Screening Room Series reading featuring poets Jennifer Campbell and Lynn Ciesielski. Additional reading slots available. Northtown Plaza Business Center, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. $2.


Thursday, 7 p.m.: Rustling the Leaves: Reading and book signing with Roberta Rich, author of the international best-seller "The Midwife of Venice" (Gallery Books/Simon and Schuster), a historical novel of intrigue set in the Jewish ghetto of 16th century Venice. Rich, a Buffalo native and Buffalo Seminary alumna, now divides her time between Vancouver, British Columbia, and Colima, Mexico. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.


Saturday, 5 p.m.: Rustling the Leaves: Reading and book signing with Tewodros (Teddy) Fekadu, author of "No One's Son" (Leapfrog Press, 2012), an acclaimed memoir of his experiences growing up in Ethiopia, including his escape from civil war and family strife there. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.