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Poetry and Literature Calendar (Sept. 18 to Sept. 24)

Monday, 7 p.m.: Wordflight Series reading featuring poets Gay Baines and John Marvin. Crane Branch Library, 633 Elmwood Ave.

Monday, 7 p.m.: Queer Vibes Quarterly Reading Series featuring Matthew Crehan Higgins and Marek Parker. Additional reading slots available. In celebration of marriage equality, bring one of your favorite love poems to share. Buffalo East, 1412 Main St.


Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.: Spotlight on Youth, a Just Buffalo Literary Center-sponsored open microphone performance series for young artists ages 12 to 21. Professional writers available at 5:30 p.m. to help performers prepare their material. Smith Theater of the Shea's Performing Arts Center, 660 Main St.

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: Earth's Daughters Gray Hair Series: sixth season opening reading featuring poets E.R. Baxter III and Elizabeth Glenny. Hallwalls Cinema, 341 Delaware Ave. $5.

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: The Screening Room Series reading featuring poet Loren Keller. Additional reading slots available. Northtown Plaza Business Center, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. $2.


Thursday, 7 p.m.: Reading and book signing with Nick Demske, a Racine, Wis.-based poet whose self-titled manuscript was chosen for the Fence Modern Poets Series Award and published by Fence Books in 2010. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.


Friday, 7 p.m.: Dog Ears Books Fourth Friday Poetry Series featuring poets Lisa Forrest and Karen Lee Lewis. Forrest is an associate librarian at Buffalo State College and founder of the E.H. Butler Library's Rooftop Poetry Club. Her 2008 poetry collection, "To The Eaves," was published by BlazeVox Books. Also a singer/songwriter, her critically praised first full-length album, "Oh Lake Erie," was released in April. Lewis is a writer, photographer and teaching artist whose first poetry collection, "What I Would Not Unravel," was published last year by Writer's Den Books. Dog Ears Books, 688 Abbott Road. (above the Caz Coffee Cafe). $2.

Friday, 8 p.m.: UB Poetics Program presents a reading/performance by London-based sound poet, artist and researcher Holly Pester. Currently a doctoral candidate at Birkbeck College, University of London, her work can be viewed at Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 453 Porter Ave.

Friday, 8 p.m.: "C.G. Jung's Warning About Faith: The Psychological Danger of Belief," a lecture by David Miller, Jungian analyst, professor of religion emeritus at Syracuse University and the author of five books. CG Jung Center, 408 Franklin St. $15. Workshop with Miller from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at same location, $70.


Saturday, 11:30 a.m.: "100 Thousand Poets for Change," area poetry community joins with poets in 450 cities in 95 countries to participate in this global event focusing on poetry as an instrument of social change. The theme of the Buffalo event is HEALING. It will take place in the Rockwell Hall quadrangle between Ketchum Hall and Bacon Hall on the Buffalo State College campus, 1300 Elmwood Ave. In event of rain, it will be held indoors in the Bulger Communication Center. For more information, contact Buffalo organizers David Landrey and Susan Hutton at