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Poetry and Literature Calendar for week of April 10-16

SUNday, 3 p.m.: Poet Robert M. Giannetti joins the Harmonia Chamber Singers for an afternoon of poetry and music from the classical and modern repertoire. Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., Amherst.

Monday, 7 p.m.: BABEL at Betty’s: Book discussion of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s “My Struggle, Book One” facilitated by award-winning poet and teaching artist Sherry Robbins. Knausgaard visits Buffalo on April 21 to deliver a BABEL Series lecture at Kleinhans Music Hall. Betty’s Restaurant, 370 Virginia St. $10, $5 Just Buffalo members and BABEL Subscribers.

Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m.: The Poetry Collection at the University at Buffalo presents the Third Victor E. Reichert Robert Frost Lecture “Novel Inflections: North of Boston Revisited” by Donald Sheehy, professor of English at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and co-editor of “The Letters of Robert Frost,” a five-volume scholarly edition from Harvard University Press. The Poetry Collection, 420 Capen Hall, UB North Campus, Amherst.

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Reading by poet John Hoppenthaler, associate professor of creative writing and literature at Eastern Carolina University, and the author of three volumes of poetry from Carnegie-Mellon University Press, most recently “Domestic Garden” (2015). Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.

Thursday, 3:30 P.M.: Publication launch for “Four Buffalo Poets,” the latest compilation by Outriders Poetry Project Books, featuring Ansie Baird, Ann Goldsmith, David Landrey, and Sam Magavern. The Poetry Collection, 420 Capen Hall, UB North Campus.

Thursday, 7 p.m.: Reading by novelists Kathleen Alcott and John Wray. Alcott is the author of “The Danger of Proximal Alphabets” (Other Press, 2012) and “Infinite Home” (Riverhead Books, 2015). Wray, a Buffalo native who attended Nichols School, is the author of four novels including “The Right Hand of Sleep” (Random House, 2001), “Canaan’s Tongue” (Random House, 2006) and “Lowboy” (Macmillan, 2009). His latest, “The Lost Time Accidents,” has just been published by Macmillan. Both Alcott and Wray currently live in Brooklyn. Hallwalls Cinema, 341 Delaware Ave.

THURSDAY, 7:30 P.M.: Wordflight at Red Doors Series reading featuring poets Christina Wós Donnelly and Marjorie Norris. Stowell Lounge, Parkside Lutheran Church, 2 Wallace Ave. $5.

Friday, 7 p.m.: Performance by and conversation with Zach Anner, Buffalo-born and raised comedian, TV show host, fitness instructor, disability rights advocate and author of a new memoir “If at Birth You Don’t Succeed: My Adventures with Disaster and Destiny” (Henry Holt and Co., 2016). Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave.

Saturday, 6:30 P.M.: Three Hour Poetry Bash featuring nineteen of Buffalo’s finest poets and spoken word artists. Poet and playwright Mark C. Lloyd will serve as the event host and master of ceremonies. Rust Belt Books, 415 Grant St.

Saturday, 7 p.m.: Poet and spoken word artist Liz Mariani returns to her hometown for a special performance at Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St. $5 to $20. All ticket proceeds will go directly to Indigenous Women’s Initiatives.