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Poetry and Literature Calendar for week of March 6-12

Monday, 7 p.m.: Poetry reading featuring David Lampe and Stanford J. Searl. Lampe is professor emeritus of English at SUNY Buffalo State, where he taught for 37 years, and author of the poetry collections “The Trees Walked” (2006) and “Quivers of Anonymous of Elmwood” (2009). Searl, a professor of English at SUNY Buffalo State from 1969 to 1979, is the author of “Quaker Poems: The Heart Opened” (2014) and “Homage to the Lady with the Dirty Feet and other Vermont Poems” (2016) available from Foothills Publishing. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.

Wednesday, 5:30 P.M.: Larkin Square Author Series presents a book discussion with Buffalo-born novelist Nancy Reisman, author of “House Fires” (Iowa Short Fiction Award, University of Iowa Press), “The First Desire” (Pantheon, 2005) and “Trompe L’Oeil” (Tin House Books, 2015). The Filling Station, 745 Seneca St.

Wednesday, 6:15 P.M.: Spotlight on Youth: Just Buffalo Literary Center sponsored open format poetry, spoken word, musical performance, dance and visual arts series for people ages 12 to 21. Call 832-5400 or visit for information. Just Buffalo Writing Center, second floor, 468 Washington St. (at Mohawk Street).

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Buffalo Books and Beer Series: Triple Book Launch for Mishka Shubaly (“I Swear I’ll Make It Up to You: A Life on the Low Road,” Public Affairs Books), musician and novelist Keith Buckley (“Scale,” Rare Bird Books) and Brian Castner (“All the Ways We Kill and Die: An Elegy for a Fallen Comrade, and the Hunt for His Killer,” Arcade Publishing). Books for sale by Talking Leaves Books. Resurgence Brewing Company, 1250 Niagara St. $5. For more information, visit

Thursday, 8 p.m.: BABEL Series Lecture and discussion with Ojibwe writer Louise Erdrich, author of 12 novels, including “Love Medicine” (1984), “The Beet Queen” (1986), “Tracks” (1988), “The Plague of Doves” (Harper, 2008) and “The Round House” (Harper, 2012). Erdrich is the winner of the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award. Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle. $35.

Friday, 8 p.m.: University at Buffalo Poetics Program reading by San Francisco-based poet Lauren Shufran, author of “Inter Arma” (2013), winner of Fence Books’ Motherwell and Ottoline Prizes. Rust Belt Books, 415 Grant St.