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Poetry and Literature Calendar (Jan. 25 to Jan. 31)

Today, 4 p.m.: Poetry and Dinner Night at the Woodlawn Diner, hosted by award-winning poet Sara Ries, and featuring poet Carol Townsend, associate professor of design at SUNY Buffalo State and board member of the Chautauqua Literary Arts Friends. Additional reading slots available. 3200 Lakeshore Road, Blasdell. $14 (includes choice of two dinner selections). Call 716-903-3335 or email to RSVP, or for further information.

Tuesday, 7:30 P.M.: SUNY Empire State College Appletree Series open reading featuring poet James P. Maurino. Additional reading slots available. Empire State College, Appletree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga.

Thursday, 7:30 P.M.: Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and the UB Poetry Collection present “Robert Frost: A Lover’s Quarrel with the World,” the Academy Award-winning documentary film by legendary underground filmmaker Shirley Clarke (1963, 52 minutes). $8 general admission, $6 students & seniors, $5 Hallwalls members.

Friday, 7 p.m.: An Evening of Poetry and Music with poet-professor Perry Nicholas and poet-musician Maria Sebastian-Nicholas. Daily Planet Coffee Company, 1862 Hertel Ave., corner of Parker.