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Poetry and Literature Calendar

Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.: LitTech Forum: A roundtable discussion on how innovation in education and the arts is bridging the literary and technology divide, featuring guide questions and discussion topics on literary arts and technological collaborations. Innovation Center, 64 Ellicott St. Admissions is free, but space is limited. RSVP to

Wednesday, 6:30 to 8 p.m.: Just Buffalo Literary Center Poetry Circle, an open forum for poets to share their work and inspire each other in a community setting facilitated by Samuel Floyd. Just Buffalo Writing Center, second floor, 468 Washington St.

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Just Buffalo Literary Café featuring poetry and a visual presentation by Karen Lee Lewis and M.J. Iuppa. Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.

Thursday, 7 p.m.: University at Buffalo Exhibit X Fiction Series reading by Amelia Gray, the author of the short fiction collections “AM/PM” (Featherproof Books, 2009), “Museum of the Weird” (Fiction Collective Two, 2010), and “Gutshot” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015), and the novel “Threats” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012).

A winner of the New York Public Library Young Lion Award, of Fiction Collective 2’s Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award Fiction, she lives in Los Angeles. Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St.Thursday, 7 p.m.: Ground and Sky Buffalo Poetry Dialogue Series hosted by Nathanael William Stolte and the Cringe-Worthy Poets Collective. Open reading slots available. Rust Belt Books, 415 Grant St.

Friday, 5 to 8 p.m.: Book launch event for “American Chartres: Buffalo’s Waterfront Grain Elevators” (Excelsior Editions/State University of New York Press, 2016), featuring text and more than 160 color photographs by Bruce Jackson. An internationally renowned writer, photographer and filmmaker, Jackson is a SUNY distinguished professor and the James Agee professor of American culture at the University at Buffalo. Silo City, 92 Childs St.

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