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Poetry and Literature Calendar: Events and listings for week of May 8-14

Thursday, 7:30 P.M.: Wordflight at Red Doors Series reading featuring poets Norine Spurling and Trudy Stern. Stowell Lounge, Parkside Lutheran Church, 2 Wallace Ave. $4.

Saturday, 6 p.m. to 8:30 P.M.: Reading featuring members of the Cringe-Worthy Poet Collective and Friends, including poets Nathanael William Stolte, Julio Valentin and Mistral Khan-Bacerra, with friends Rebecca Gay, Laura Sweat, Mike Rio and Clair Inez Hart. Love Light & Magick, 1205 Hertel Ave.

Saturday, 8 p.m.: “Lost Particles of Light: Celebrating the Life & Art of Fred Bacher,” an evening of tributes, media art and performances to honor the life and work of Canadian-born writer, performer, media artist, musician and teacher Fred (aka “Fritz”) Bacher (1957–2014), who spent much of his adult life and artistic career in Buffalo. Writer and media artist Ron Ehmke, a frequent collaborator of Bacher’s, will host. Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave. (near Tupper Street).