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Poetry & Literature Calendar / Nov. 25- Dec. 1

Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Jewish Community Book Fair: Stage Adaptation of “The Blue Rose,” writer Gerda Weissmann Klein’s 1974 book about Jenny Innerfield, a child with developmental disabilities who with the love and support of her family and community, blossoms into personhood. Mount St. Mary Academy, 3756 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. $5.

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.: Poetry Workshops with Karen Lee Lewis. C.G. Jung Center, 408 Franklin St. $55 to $65. Call 854-7457 for information.

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: Jewish Community Book Fair: Reading by Eyal Press, author of “Beautiful Souls: Saying No, Breaking Ranks and Heeding the Voice of Conscience in Dark Times” (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012), a book that examines why some individuals resist evil and social injustice , even at the expenses of their own lives, and “Absolute Convictions” (Henry Holt, 2006), a narrative account of the abortion conflict. Press is a past recipient of the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. Jewish Community Center-Benderson Building, 2640 North Forest Road. Amherst. $6 (students) to $12.

Thursday, 7 p.m.: Tangential Readings, open format poetry and prose series hosted by George Georgakis. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St. $2.

THursday, 7:30 p.m.: Jewish Community Book Fair: Reading by Anouk Markovits, author of the novel “I Am Forbidden” (Hogarth Press). Markovits is a French-born member of the Satmar Hasidic sect of Judaism. Her experience in insular Satmar communities in France and Brooklyn figures prominently in this, her debut novel in English, and in her previous French language novel “Pur Coton.” Jewish Community Center-Benderson Building, 2640 North Forest Road, Amherst. $6 (students) to $12.

Friday, 7 p.m.: Book signing by Buffalo-based cartoonist Steve Delmonte , author of “House Calls,” his third collection of cartoons. Talking Leaves Books, 951 Elmwood Ave.

Friday, 7 p.m.: Talking Leaves Books presents “A Talk, Conversation and Book Signing with Eyal Press. Mark Sommer of The Buffalo News will lead the discussion with Press. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.

Saturday, 8 p.m.: Just Buffalo’s BIG NIGHT Series event featuring West Coast-based poet and novelist Pamela Lu, poet Noah Falck, visual and performance artist Kyle Butler and music by the band Gutpole. Lu, who currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay area, is the author of “Ambient Parking Lot” (Kenning Editions, 2011) “Pamela: A Novel” (Atelos, 1998) and “The Private Listener” (a chapbook from Corollary Press). Falck, a native of Dayton, Ohio, is the author of the book “Snowmen Losing Weight” (BatCat Press, 2012) and the chapbooks “Life As A Crossword Puzzle” (Open Thread, 2009), “Measuring Tape for the Midwest” (Pavement Saw, 2008) and “Homemade Engines from a Dream” (Pudding House, 2007). He recently joined the staff of Just Buffalo Literary Center as education director. Food creations by BlazeVox Books publisher and gourmet chef Geoffrey Gatza. Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St. $5, $4 students.