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Poetry and Literature Calendar Events and listings Dec. 13 to 19

Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.: Larkin Square Author Series: Book discussion featuring the “knitting stories” of Ann Hood. She is the author of 11 novels including “The Knitting Circle” (W. W. Norton, 2007), “The Red Thread” (Norton, 2010), “The Obituary Writer” (Norton, 2013) and “An Italian Wife” (Norton, 2014). Hood is also the editor of the anthologies “Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting” (Norton, 2013) and “Knitting Pearls: Writers Writing About Knitting” (Norton, 2015). Larkin Square Filling Station, 745 Seneca St., Buffalo.

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: The Screening Room Reading Series featuring poets Sam Floyd and Kathy Tussing. Additional reading slots available. Northtown Plaza Business Center, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. $2.

Thursday, 7 p.m.: Spring Poetry, Hop: A poetry reading circle hosted by Rachel L. Johnson. Come sit in a circle to listen and bring your poetry to read. Casual: come, stay, go as needed. North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda.