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Poetry and Literature Calendar (Sept. 22- 28)

Today, 2 p.m.: Writing workshop with Pat Pendleton. C.G. Jung Center, 408 Franklin St. $10 to $12. Call 854-7457 for information.

Tuesday, 5 p.m.: Reading and book signing by San Francisco-based writer Ray Halliday, author of the new story collection “The Kid That Even The Dogs Didn’t Like” (Mammoth Books). Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.: Empire State College Poetry Series reading featuring Lisa Wiley, professor of English at Erie Community College and author of “Chamber Music” (Finishing Line Press). Additional reading slots available. Empire State College, Appletree Mall, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga.

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: Readings at the RIC Series featuring poets Olga Karman and Gene Grabiner. Research and Information Commons, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst.

Wednesday, 8 p.m.: UB Poetics Program readings by British poets Geraldine Monk and Alan Halsey, proprietors of the influential U.K. poetry press West House Books. Monk’s books include “Interregnum” (Creation Books), “Noctivagations” and “Escafeld Hangings,” both published by West House Books. Halsey’s books include “The Text of Shelley’s Death” (Five Seasons), “Marginalien” [poetry, prose and graphics] (Five Seasons), and “Not Everything Remotely: Selected Poems 1978-2005” (Salt Books, 2006). Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St., near Mohawk Street.

Thursday, 7 p.m.: Reading and book signing by Canisius College English professor and Lowery Writer-in-Residence Eric Gansworth, author of “If I Ever Get Out of Here,” a new young adult novel published by the Arthur Levine imprint at Scholastic Books. Gansworth is the author of nine previous books, ranging from novels to short stories and poetry. Grupp Fireside Lounge, Richard E. Winter Student Center, 80 Hughes St.

Thursday, 7 to 9:30 p.m.: Tangential Readings, open format poetry, prose and spoken word performance series hosted by George Georgakis. This month’s featured reader is Sinead Tyrone. Additional reading slots available. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St. $2.

Friday, 7 p.m.: 4th Friday Poetry Series reading featuring poet Perry Nicholas, with special musical guests Maria Sebastian and John Brady. Additional open reading slots available. Caz Coffee/Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo. $3 (includes pizza and refreshments).

Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.: “100 Thousand Poets for Change,” the Buffalo-area poetry community joins with poets in more than 500 different cities in more than 100 countries to participate in this global event focusing on poetry as an instrument of social change. Just Buffalo Literary Center is the organizer of the Buffalo-area event, and as many as 100 Buffalo-area poets have registered to participate, each reading in four minute segments. The Perot Grain Elevator (follow posted signage), Silo City, 92 Childs St. For additional information about the Buffalo event, including a schedule and list of the readers, visit For more information about the global event, visit

Saturday, 6 p.m.: Reading and publication release event for Niagara Falls-based Slipstream Press’s annual anthology “Slipstream #33” featuring contributors and Slipstream loyalists John Marvin, Ed Taylor, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Ken Feltges, Michelle Kratts, Ryki Zuckerman, Josh Smith, Aidan Ryan and co-editors Livio Farallo, Bob Borgatti and Dan Sicoli. The Loft at The Book Corner, 1801 Main St., Niagara Falls. For additional information, visit: