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Poetry and Literature Calendar (April 19-April 25)

sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Final day of the 2015 Buffalo Small Press Book Fair, a regional two-day event that brings booksellers, authors, bookmakers, zinesters, small presses, artists, poets and other cultural workers (and enthusiasts) together in a venue where they can share ideas, showcase their art, and sell the books, prints, broadsides and other book-related ephemera they produce. Last year’s one-day show featured over 140 vendors and 5,500 visitors. Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 453 Porter Ave. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.

Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.: Poet and Villa Maria College professor Joyce Kessel reads from her latest collection “Classroom Quixote: Poems from Four Decades of Teaching Writing and Literature” (The Writer’s Den Press). Kessel is a longtime co-editor of Earth’s Daughters magazine. Her previous books include “Secret Lives” (2011) and Describing the Dark” (Saddle Road Press, 2013). Villa Maria College, 240 Pine Ridge Road, Cheektowaga.

Wednesday, 5 p.m.: Talking Leaves Books “Reading Economy” Book Club discussion of Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty First Century” (Harvard University Press, 2013) led by financial adviser Roger Faulring of Consilience Asset Management. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Circleformance Series reading featuring poets Lisa Wiley and Gunilla Kester. Kester will also perform on classical guitar. Additional reading slots available. Daily Planet Coffee Co., 1862 Hertel Ave. (at the corner of Parker Avenue). $4.

Thursday, 7 p.m.: Lecture and book signing by Carla Blank, co-author (with Tania Martin) of “Storming the Old Boys’ Citadel: Two Pioneer Women Architects of Nineteenth Century North America” (Baraka Books). The book chronicles the historic careers of Louise Blanchard Bethune (who designed Buffalo’s own Hotel Lafayette) and Mother Joseph du Sacré-Coeur. Blank is also the author of “Rediscovering America: The Making of Multicultural America, 1900-2000” (Three Rivers Press, 2003). Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave.

Friday, 7 p.m.: Fourth Friday Poetry Series reading featuring poets Mark C. Lloyd, Randy Rumley, Mike Finelli and Jeffery Charles Naish. Additional reading slots available. Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road. $4.