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Poetry and literature calendar for week of March 20-26

Today, 3 p.m.: Inner Ear Reading Series featuring poets Peter Grieco and Scott Williams. Rust Belt Books, 415 Grant St.

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: University at Buffalo Exhibit X Fiction Series reading by Brooklyn-based speculative fiction writer N.K. Jemisin. She is the author of six novels, a novella and a short story collection, including the “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms” (2010), “The Killing Moon” (2012), and “The Fifth Season” (August 2015), all published by Orbit Books. Her work has been nominated for the Hugo Award (twice), the Nebula Award (four times) and the World Fantasy Award (twice); shortlisted for the Crawford, the Gemmell Morningstar and the Tiptree awards; and she has won a Locus Award for Best First Novel as well as the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award (three times). Hallwalls Cinema, 341 Delaware Ave. (near Tupper Street).

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Circleformance Series reading featuring poets Marc Belisle and Michael Delaney, with music by Dave Goddard. Additional reading slots available. El Buen Amigo & LACA Non-Profit, 114 Elmwood Ave. (near Allen Street). $4.

WednesdaY, 7:30 P.M.: Readings at the RIC Series: Members of Earth’s Daughters Collective celebrate Women’s History Month. A poetry reading featuring the editors of Western New York-based Earth’s Daughters magazine, currently celebrating its 45th year of publication, making it the longest continuously published feminist literary arts periodical in the U.S. The current members of Earth’s Daughters scheduled to read include Kastle Brill, Jennifer Campbell, Joyce Kessel, Janna Willoughby-Lohr and Ryki Zuckerman. Research and Information Commons, Room 101, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst.

Friday, 7 p.m.: 4th Friday Poetry Series reading featuring poet Perry Nicholas. Additional reading slots available. Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road. $4.

Saturday, 1:30 P.M.: University at Buffalo Poetics Program presents “Futures,” a gathering of the UB Poetics community (students, faculty, affiliate faculty and fellow travelers) in anticipation of the “Poetics: (The Next) 25 years” conference April 9 and 10. Rust Belt Books, 415 Grant St.