Poetry and Literature Calendar (May 11-17) - The Buffalo News
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Poetry and Literature Calendar (May 11-17)

Monday, 5 p.m.: Larkin Square Author Series featuring Elinor Lipman, author of 10 novels and two books of nonfiction and recipient of the 2001 New England Book Award for Fiction for her body of work and the Poetry Center’s 2007 Paterson Fiction Prize. Her most recent books are the novel “The View from Penthouse B” and the essay collection “I Can’t Complain: (All Too) Personal Essays” both published last year by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Lipman will introduced by novelist and Buffalo native Lauren Belfer. The Filling Station at Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St.

Monday, 7:30 P.M.: Wordflight Series reading featuring poets Paul Hogan and Anne Elezebeth Pluto. Hogan, the executive vice president of the Oishei Foundation, is the author of “Points of Departures: Poems” (White Pine Press, 2008) and “Inventories” (BlazeVox Books, 2012). Pluto is professor of literature and theater at Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass., where she is the co-founder and artistic director of the Oxford Street Players. Her poetry collections include “The Frog Princess” (White Pine Press, 1988), “Lubbock Electric” (Argotist ebooks, 2012) and “Lantern Festival” (a forthcoming e-book from Argotist Press in 2014). PAUSA Art House, 19 Wadsworth St. $7.

Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Circleformance Series reading featuring poets Theresa Wyatt and Dan Johnston, with music by Mike Sheffield. Additional reading slots available. Meridian West Gallery, 1209 Hertel Ave. $7.

Friday, 6 p.m.: The Hispanic Women’s League All-Star Poetry Slam, featuring the Pure Ink Poetry Slam Team. Pucho Olivencia Center, 261 Swan St. $5.

Saturday, 3 p.m.: Reading and book signing featuring Amherst native Andrew J. Peters, author of the young adult fantasy novel “Seventh Pleiade” (Bold Strokes Books, 2013), which re-imagines the fall of Atlantis from a gay teenager’s point of view. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.

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