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Poetry and Literature Calendar (April 27-May 3)

Today, 2 p.m.: Just Buffalo Studio Series reading and book signing featuring Craig Centre, Julie Symes Hall, Celeste Lawson and Alexis DeVeaux in celebration of the publication of DeVeaux’s new collection of fiction “Yabo.” An award-winning biographer and activist, DeVeaux is the author of “Don’t Explain: A Song of Billie Holiday” (1988) and “Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde” (W.W. Norton, 2004). Just Buffalo Writing Center, second floor, 468 Washington St. (at Mohawk Street).

Tuesday, 7:30 P.M.: Empire State College Appletree Series reading to celebrate the life and poetry of Jennifer Attaway (1973-2013), the Buffalo-based poet and educator who co-curated the Appletree Series for four years until her death last October of lung cancer. Attaway’s students, friends and colleagues will read from her work. Reception to follow. Empire State College, Appletree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga.

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Reading and book signing by Buffalo-based writer and educator Ed Taylor, whose first novel “Theo” has just been released by the U.K.-based publisher Old Street. Taylor, the former director of Just Buffalo Literary Center, currently teaches literature and writing at Canisius College and SUNY Buffalo State, and is the associate managing editor of Starcherone Books. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: Readings at the RIC Series featuring poets Perry Nicholas and Peter Siedlecki. Research and Information Commons, third floor. Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst.

Thursday, 7 p.m.: “Ineffably Urban,” a book talk and book signing with Miriam Paeslack, a professor in the Arts Management program at UB, and editor of a new anthology “Ineffably Urban: Imagining Buffalo” (Ashgate Publishing). Several of the other scholarly contributors to the anthology on Buffalo’s unique perspective on the New Urbanism will be on hand to discuss their essays. Hallwalls Cinema, 341 Delaware Ave. (near Tupper Street).

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Dog Ears Bookstore and Café presents an “Irish Style” Book Fair featuring more than a dozen Buffalo-area authors and independent publishers. Highlights of the event will include storytelling and activities for children ages 4 to 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., an authors panel on the topic “Writing from the Heart” from 1 to 2 p.m., and an open reading session from 3 to 4 p.m. Irish music will be featured and Irish food will be available. Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo. For more information, visit