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Poetry and Literature Calendar (July 26-Aug. 1)

Today, (SUNDAY) 2 p.m.: Book signing by Susan Sellingsloh, author of “Feral Cat Stories: From Rescue to Love.” All royalties from the sale of this nonfiction book will go to Feral Cat FOCUS of Western New York. Talking Leaves Books-Elmwood, 951 Elmwood Ave.

Monday, 7 to 8 p.m.: Midsummer Buffalo Reading Invasion 2015 – a flash-moblike gathering to celebrate the role of reading, public space and community in our lives. Bring a book, a chair and several friends or family members for an hour of quiet reading in one of Buffalo’s best-loved public spaces. This month’s location: The Pelion Community Garden at City Honors School, located on Best Street right across from the school. Visit for further details.

Tuesday, 7:30 P.M.: Empire State College Appletree Series reading featuring poet, translator and memoirist Regina Grol. Additional reading slots available. Empire State College, Appletree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga.

Thursday, 6 p.m.: “Generations of Words,” a Buffalo Infringement Festival reading featuring Buffalo-based writers Loren Keller, Denise Amodeo Schneider, Paul Rehac, Bianca L. McGraw, Jane Sadowsky, Carl Schneider, Solomon Dixon, Cindy Stresing, Edwin Gómez and Ida Goeckel. Marek P. Parker will host the event. 1045 Elmwood Gallery for the Arts, 1045 Elmwood Ave.

Thursday, 7 p.m.: Reading and book signing by Buffalo native Nancy Reisman, author of the critically praised new novel “Trompe L’Oeil” (Tin House Books, 2015). Reisman’s previous books include her debut novel “The First Desire” (Pantheon, 2004), which was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and won the Samuel Goldberg & Sons Foundation Prize for Jewish Fiction, and the story collection “House Fires” (winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award, and published by the University of Iowa Press in 1999). A past recipient of both an O. Henry Award and the Raymond Carver Short Story Award, she teaches creative writing at Vanderbilt University. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.

Friday, 8 p.m.: “Not Just A Poetry Reading 2015,” a (B)uffalo (A)rt (D)ispensary community arts project involving local poets, artists and musicians presenting poetry in unique ways in conjunction with the Buffalo Infringement Festival. Performances will include audience interaction, music/sound, projections, theatrics and visual arts presentations. Attendees will be encouraged to create mini-art throughout the event for the (B)uffalo (A)rt (D)ispensary’s (B)(A)(D) Art Dispenser. Just Buffalo Literary Center, 468 Washington St. (second floor).

Saturday, 6 p.m.: “A Collection of Characters,” poet Marek P. Parker reads from his poetry in conjunction with the 2015 Buffalo Infringement Festival. 95 Trinity Place.