Buffalo, NY June calender
Readings and book signings in and around Buffalo, NY:
Today, 4 p. m.: Just Buffalo/Tru Teas Open Reading featuring poet/spoken word artist Josh Smith. Reading slots available. Insite Gallery, 810 Elmwood Ave.
Wednesday, 7 p. m.: Rooftop Poetry Club reading featuring Ed Taylor and Paul White. Rooftop Garden, E. H. Butler Library, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave.
Wednesday, 7:30 p. m.: Just Buffalo/Center for Inquiry Literary Cafe featuring poets Martha Deed and Joe Nickell. Reading slots available. 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.
Saturday, 3 p. m.: Book signing by children’s author Robie Harris, author of “Maybe a Bear Ate It!”(Scholastic) and “Mail Harry to the Moon” (Little Brown). The Buffalo native, is best known for “It’s Perfectly Normal,” a book about puberty for young persons. Talking Leaves Books, 951 Elmwood.
Saturday, 7 p. m.: Reading and book signing by Kazim Ali featuring his new collection of poems “The Fortieth Day” (BOA Editions Ltd.). Ali, who spent part of his youth in Buffalo, is also the author of “The Far Mosque” (poems) and “Quinn’s Passage” (a novel). He teaches at Oberlin College and is a columnist for American Poetry Review. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.
June 8, 2 p. m.: The Screening Room Reading Series featuring poet Celeste Lawson, director of the Arts Council in Buffalo & Erie County, plus a video by William Kothe. Reading slots available. Northtown Plaza Business Center, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.
June 8, 8 p. m.: Spoken Word Sundays, monthly performance poetry series hosted by Liz Mariani. Featured poets: Kazim Ali, Livio Farallo and Anthony Neal. Allen Street Hardware Cafe, 245 Allen St.
June 9, 7 to 8:30 p. m.: Wordflight Series open reading featuring poets Jennifer Campbell and Nava Fader. Crane Library, 633 Elmwood Ave.
June 10, 7 to 9:30 p. m.: “Words of Wisdom: Poetry for the People,” open poetry jam in conjunction with Buffalo’s celebration of the Juneteenth Festival. Em Tea Coffee Cup, 80 Oakgrove Ave., Buffalo.
June 11, 7 p. m.: Rooftop Poetry Club reading featuring poet Marina Blitshteyn and Just Buffalo teaching artist Jerome Joseph Gentes. Rooftop Garden, E. H. Butler Library, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave.
June 11, 7:30 p. m.: Earth’s Daughters Gray Hair Reading Series Gala featuring 10 Buffaloarea writers who are contributors to “The Gray Hair Series Issue (#73)”: Ansie Baird, Mike Basinski, Sally Fiedler, Manny Fried, Jimmie Margaret Gilliam, Ann Goldsmith, Jorge Guitart, Sherry Robbins, Gary Earl Ross and Trudy Stern. Hallwalls Cinema, 341 Delaware Ave.
June 15, 3 p. m.: Book signing with Buffalo native Lornie Walker, author of “Argyle Park: a Memoir of My Sister’s Suicide” (Trafford Publishing). Talking Leaves Books, 951 Elmwood.
June 16, 5 p. m. to 10 p. m.: Buffalo Bloomsday 2008, readings, performances, music, food and drink celebrating fictional life of Leopold Bloom, protagonists of James Joyce’s “Ulysses.” Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St., Buffalo.
June 18, 7:30 p. m.: Screening Room reading featuring poets of Earth’s Daughters Collective and the Daughters of Creative Sound. Reading slots available. Northtown Plaza Business Center, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. $2. (my hangout )
June 19, 7 p. m.: New/reNEW Series “Blonde Ambition” reading featuring Kastle Brill, editor of Earth’s Daughters magazine, and Karen Lewis, contributing poetry editor of Traffic East magazine. Impact Artists’ Gallery, Suite 545, Tri-Main Center, 2495 Main St.
June 26, 7 p. m.: Reading and book signing by Paul Goldstein, author of the legal thriller “A Patent Lie” (Doubleday). Goldstein is the Lillick Professor of Law at Stanford Law School. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.
July 2, 7 p. m.: Rooftop Poetry Club reading featuring P. C. Fernbach and Gary Earl Ross. Rooftop Garden, E. H. Butler Library, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave.