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Poetry and Literature Calendar (Sept. 27 to Oct. 3)

Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Empire State College Appletree Series reading featuring poet John Marvin. Additional reading slots available. Empire State College, Appletree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga.

Wednesday, 7:30 P.M.: Readings at the RIC Series featuring poets Lisa Wiley and Lynnette Mende. Research and Information Commons, 3rd floor. Daemen College, 4380 Main Street, Amherst.

Thursday, 1:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.: “Yeats at 150: A Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of W.B. Yeats” presented by Cinegael Buffalo, riverrun, and the Burchfield Penney Art Center, and featuring Buffalo State College professor Laurence Shine, a performance of selected Yeats poems by actor Vincent O’Neil and musician Mary Ramsey (from their upcoming CD), and films from the archive of the Irish Film Institute. Visit burchfieldpenney.org/ for a complete schedule and event details. Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo.

Saturday, 6 p.m.: Publication launch reading to celebrate the release of Slipstream magazine’s issue #35 (“Elements”) featuring poets Michelle Barthel Kratts, Ken Feltges, John Marvin, Jane Adam, Ed Taylor, Josh Smith, Max L. Stephan, Livio Farallo, Robert Borgatti, and Dan Sicoli. Artist Thomas Asklar and photographer Karen Lewis will display and talk about their work. Music will be provided by Chris Borgatti & Peter Heuer. The Loft at The Book Corner, 1801 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY.