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Poetry and Literature Calendar for June 19-25

Sunday, 3 p.m.: Inner Ear Series reading by poets Charles Case and Heather Cook. Rust Belt Books, 415 Grant St. $3.

Monday, 5:30 P.M.: Larkin Author Square Series garden book discussion with Barbara Ballinger, author of “The Garden Bible: Designing Your Perfect Outdoor Space.” The Filling Station, Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St. For additional information, visit

Monday, 7 p.m.: Theater District Poetry featuring Janet McNally and Lisa Wiley, with creative writing students Jess Clark and Ivette Hernandez. McNally teaches creative writing at Canisius College. Her 2014 book of poems, “Some Girls,” received the White Pine Press Poetry Prize. Her young adult novel, “Girls in the Moon,” is forthcoming from HarperTeen (HarperCollins) in the fall of 2016. Wiley teaches creative writing, English composition and literature at Erie Community College. Her recent publications include the chapbooks “My Daughter Wears Her Evil Eye to School” (The Writer’s Den, 2015) and “Chamber Music” (Finishing Line Press, 2013). Matinee, 698 Main St. $5.

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Circleformance Series reading featuring poets Tara Heavern and Josh Smith, with a musical performance by Edgar Gabriel Morales. Additional reading slots available. El Buen Amigo & LACA Non-Profit, 114 Elmwood Ave. (near Allen Street). $4.

Friday, 5 p.m.: Book launch and discussion with crime novelist Mark Hannon, author of “Every Man for Himself” (Apprentice House Publishing). Hannon, a Buffalo native who sets his novels in his hometown, now lives and works in Baltimore. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.

Friday, 7 p.m.: 4th Friday Poetry Series reading featuring poet Paige Melin. Her first book of poetry, “Puddles of an Open,” was recently published by BlazeVox Books. A chapbook of her poems, “MTL/BFL//ÉTÉ/QUINZE,” is available from Buffalo Ochre Papers (2016). Additional reading slots available. Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road. $4.

Saturday, 7 p.m.: Silo City Reading Series featuring poet Corey Zeller, fiction writer Matthew Bookin, the multicultural, multimedia collaborative performance group White Buck, and an installation by artist Julian Montague. Zeller is the author of the poetry collections “You and Other Pieces” (Civil Coping Mechanism, 2015) and “Man vs. Sky” (YesYes Books, 2013). He lives in Erie, Pa., and currently serves as the poetry editor of Ampersand Review. Dazed magazine recently called Bookin one of the 10 alt-lit names to look for in 2016. A frequent contributor to the Shabby Doll Reader, Bookin lives in Orchard Park. Marine A Elevator, Silo City Row on Ohio Street at Childs Street.