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Poetry Calendar for week of May 1-7

Sunday, 3 p.m.: Inner Ear Series reading by poets Jorge Guitart and Charles Palau. Rust Belt Books, 415 Grant Str. $3.

sunday, 7:30 P.M.: Reading and launch party for Foundlings poetry zine featuring contributors Ruby Anderson, Steven Coffed, Max Crinnin, Justin Karcher, Aidan Ryan and Neil Savoy. Sterling Tap and Wurst, 1487 Hertel Ave.

Monday, 5:30 P.M.: Larkin Square Series author talk by Ellen Wayland-Smith, author of “Oneida: From Free Love Utopia to the Well Set Table-An American Story” (Picador, 2016). The Filling Station, Larkin Square, 745 Seneca Str. For additional information, visit

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Just Buffalo Literary Café featuring poets Regina Grol, John Marvin and Marge Merrill. Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.

Thursday, 7 p.m.: Book launch for comic strip blogger and novelist Josh Fruhlinger, author of “The Enthusiast” (Topatoco Corp., 2016). Fruhlinger, a Buffalo native who now lives in Los Angeles, created “The Comics Curmudgeon,” a blog dedicated to analyzing and mocking newspaper comic strips in 2004. This is his first novel. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.

Saturday, 3 to 6 p.m.: Reading to Benefit El Buen Amigo and the Latin American Cultural Association Non-profit hosted by poet Marek Phillip Parker. The organization recently suffered an $1,800 loss as a result of a burglary. El Buen Amigo & LACA Non-Profit, 114 Elmwood Ave. $5. For more information, contact

Saturday, 5 p.m.: Book launch and conversation with travel/adventure writer Ken Ilgunas, author of “Trespassing Across America: One Man’s Epic, Never-Done-Before (and Sort of Illegal) Hike Across the Heartland” (Blue Rider Press). The book recounts the author’s walk along the proposed path of the Keystone Oil Pipeline from the Alberta Tar Sands to Port Arthur, Texas, exploring the land and landscape and talking to the people who live and work there. Ilgunas, a Wheatfield native and University at Buffalo graduate, is also the author of “Walden on Wheels: On The Open Road from Debt to Freedom” (2013) and “The McCandless Mecca: A Pilgrimage to the Magic Bus of the Stampede Trail” (2013). Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.