Poetry and Literature Calendar (Aug. 24-Aug. 30) - The Buffalo News
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Poetry and Literature Calendar (Aug. 24-Aug. 30)

Monday, 7 p.m.: Brighton Place Reading Series presents an evening of fiction and poetry with Tatiana Ryckman, May-Lin Tan, Dolan Morgan and Cheryl Quimba. Ryckman, a native of Cleveland, is the author of the chapbook “Twenty-Something,” and managing editor of the Austin Review. She leads creative writing workshops through the University of Texas and her local library. Tan is a Hong Kong-born writer living in London. She is the author of the story collection “Things to Make and Break” (CB Editions, 2014) and the chapbook “Girly” (Future Tense, 2014). Morgan, who lives and writes in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, is the author of “That’s When the Knives Come Down” (A|P, 2014) and is an editor for the Atlas Review. Quimba holds an MFA in Poetry from Purdue University and is author of the chapbook “Scattered Trees Grow in Some Tundra” (Sunnyoutside Press, 2014). She is the poetry editor of Free Inquiry magazine, and works for Starcherone Books and Prometheus Books in Buffalo. Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Town of Tonawanda.

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Reading and book signing featuring authors Wendy Corsi Staub and Alison Gaylin. Staub, a Buffalo-area native, is the author of “The Good Sister” (Harper, 2013) and “The Perfect Stranger” (Harper, 2014), the first two thrillers in a promised suspense trilogy on the theme of social networking. Gaylin is the author of “Stay with Me,” (Harper, 2014), the third book in her Clea trilogy of detective novels featuring private investigator Brenna Spector, a protagonist with a “perfect memory”. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.

Thursday, 7 p.m.: Book talk and signing featuring Buffalo-based composer Ethan Hayden, author of a new monograph on the Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Ros for Bloomsbury Academic Press’ prestigious 33 1/3 series. Hayden, who is a Ph.D. candidate in music at the University at Buffalo, will be joined by the Buffalo-based music ensemble Wooden Cities (of which he is associate director) for a performance of some of Sigur Ros’ music, and perhaps some of their own. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.

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