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Writers are invited to enter the 1998 Western New York Writers-in-Residence Competition, sponsored by Just Buffalo Literary Center. Four winners will present their work at a reading in the spring and will complete community service projects. Entries may be submitted to prose or poetry categories. The deadline to enter is Dec. 5. For details about submission guidelines, call 832-5400.

Women in Limbo invites women artists and women interested in the creative process to take part in a series of workshops, Internet dialogues and live presentations on the theme "Women & Creativity." For details, call Gail Mentlik at 835-7362.


South Buffalo Theatre holds tryouts for Charles Busch's "Times Square Angel" on Monday and Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at 2219 South Park Ave. Director J.J. Agro needs 11 actors and 11 actresses. For details, call 826-6967.

Musicians are sought by the Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Rehearsals are scheduled Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in Lewiston-Porter Senior High School, starting Monday. For information, call James Flood at 759-6442.

Organizers of the Niagara Falls USA International Film and Video Festival are seeking sponsors. The 1998 festival, arranged by Back Alley Productions, will include features, documentaries and shorts. The February dates have yet to be announced. For details, call (818) 880-4292.

Western New York artists who wish to become exhibiting members of the Buffalo Society of Artists are invited to participate in a review of their work Nov. 8 at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 2495 Main St. Three works, resume and statement are to be submitted between 10 a.m. and noon and can be picked up from 2 to 4 p.m. For details, call Jess McDonough at 652-1893.

Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra has received a grant from the Buffalo Foundation for the purchase of an "A" clarinet, which was originally developed to make the playing of sharp keys easier for the performer. Consequently, many orchestral works from the late 18th and 19th centuries call for an "A" clarinet. The GBYO's new instrument will first be played by Joseph Yacone during the orchestra's Nov. 16 concert at Amherst Middle School. The Buffalo Foundation financed the purchase from its Doris L. Flierl and Burtsell-Steuernagel funds.

Alleyway Theatre needs a stage manager for the current season. For details and appointments, call 852-2600.

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