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Poetry and Literature Calendar (Jan. 23 to Jan. 29)

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.: Empire State College/Erie Community College reading featuring contributors to the second annual edition of "Beyond Bones," an anthology of poems by Western New York-based writers. Book signing and refreshments to follow. Empire State College-Appletree Mall, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga.


Thursday, 7 p.m.: Reading and book signing by Kathleen Hill, from her second novel "Who Occupies This House" (TriQuarterly Press/Northwestern University Press). Hill's first book, "Still Waters in Niger" (1999) was a New York Times Notable Book selection for that year. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.

Thursday, 7 p.m.: Tangential Reading Series. Open reading for up to 20 participants with hosts Andrea Zysk and George Georgakis. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St. $2 admission.


Friday, 7 p.m.: Fourth Friday Series reading featuring poet George Grace. Dog Ears Book Store, 688 Abbott Road.


Saturday, 8 p.m.: Just Buffalo's BIG NIGHT! event featuring New York City-based poet Lisa Jarnot, a Buffalo native who studied at UB and Brown University, and is the author of four full-length collections, the most recent of which is "Night Scenes" (Flood Editions, 2008). Additional readings by Combat Paper Project -- which utilizes artmaking workshops to assist veterans in reconciling and sharing their personal experiences and broadening the traditional narrative surrounding service and the military culture -- featuring artists Drew Matott, Chris Arendt and Margaret Mahan, with music by Jack Topht and the Vegetables and food by gourmet chef and BlazeVox Books publisher Geffrey Gatza. Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St. (near Mohawk Street). $5, free to members of Just Buffalo and the Book Arts Center.