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Poetry and Literature Calendar (July 21-27)

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Reading and book signing with novelist Timothy Shannon, author of “Da’s Shillelagh: A Tale of the Irish on the Niagara Frontier” (CreateSpace Publishing). Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.

Thursday, 7 p.m.: Brighton Place Poetry Series featuring readings by Roger Craik, Geoffrey Gatza and Paul Hogan. Craik, a native of Leicester, England, teaches poetry and creative writing at Kent State University–Ashtabula, and has published four full-length collections of poems, “I Simply Stared” (2002), “Rhinoceros in Clumber Park” (2003), “The Darkening Green” (2004) and “Those Years” (2007). Gatza is the editor and publisher of BlazeVOX Books. His books include “Secrets of my Prison House” (2010), “Kenmore: Poem Unlimited” (2009), and “Not So Fast Robespierre” (Menendez Publishing 2008). Hogan is vice president of the John R. Oishei Foundation, and was recently picked to serve on the strategic advisory panel for the Cultural Data Project (CDP), a national initiative designed to strengthen arts and cultural organizations. His books of poetry includes Points of Departures (White Pine Press, 2008) and “Inventories” (BlazeVOX, 2012). Brighton Place, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda.

Thursday, 7 p.m.: Book signing with counselor and psychologist Darcy Thiel, author of “Bitter and Sweet: a Family’s Journey with Cancer” (Baby Coop Publishing). Talking Leaves Books-Elmwood, 951 Elmwood Ave.

Friday, 7 p.m.: Fourth Friday Poetry Series reading featuring poet and short story writer Patrick Cornelius. Additional reading slots available. Caz Coffee/Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road. $3.

Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Buffalo BookFest, a day-long festival dedicated to printing and the book arts, featuring an artists market and a complete schedule of outdoor adult and kid-friendly hands-on demonstrations of the book arts, including letterpress, bookbinding and screen printing. Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St. Free and open to the public. Visit wnybookarts.org/buffalo-bookfest-2013/ for information.

Saturday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Buffalo Infringement Festival presents a book launch and reading from the most recent issue of Steel Bellow: A Purely Buffalo Literary and Arts Magazine. El Museo, 91 Allen St.

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