Weekly Feature



2018-04-11 / Entertainment

Literature

thurs. 12

Ben Brindise and Justin Karcher — Wordflight Series at Red Door presents poets Brindise and Karcher, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Parkside Lutheran Church’s Stowell Lounge, 2 Wallace Ave., Buffalo; $.

Bao Phi — Award-winning Vietnamese-American poet Bao Phi, who will read from his works, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Canisius College’s Montante Cultural Center; Free. Will include a book signing, question-and-answer period and reception

Dous Chantar: Refrain for a Nightingale — Canadian poet Lisa Robertson will present a lecture focusing on Troubadour poetry and the 11th-13th century poetries in the Occitan language, as part of the third annual Robert Creeley Lecture in Poetry and Poetics, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at UB’s School of Architecture & Planning, 403 Hayes Hall, UB South Campus, 3435 Main St., Buffalo; Free.

Poets Reading Poems — Sean Thomas Dougherty, Joe Hall and Rachell Toarmino will read from recent works, 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Allen Street Hardware, 225 Allen St., Buffalo.

The Last Detail: ‘Cassandra’ — American poet, singer, social activist, environmentalist, author and publisher, Ed Saunders, will perform in this two-act multi-media event based on his poem set in the time of the Trojan War and its tragic aftermath. Other performers include Mike Basinski, Matt Bannister, Don Metz, John Smigielski and Kristen Smigielski, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $.

fri. 13

The Never-Ending Present: The Story of Gord Downie & The Tragically Hip — With author Michael Barclay and performance by The Strictly Hip, 8 p.m. Friday, April 13, at The Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St., Buffalo; $. 852-2860, www.tralfmusichall.com, www.ticketmaster.com

Roundtable, Community Discussion & Reading — Canadian poets Lisa Robertson, Liz Howard and Shannon Maguire, 2 p.m. Friday, April 13, as part of the third annual Robert Creeley Lecture in Poetry and Poetics, at the Poetry Collective, 420 Capen Hall, UB North Campus, Amherst; Free.

Second Stage Writers — Join David Delaney, Celeste Lawson and Skyler Jaye Rutkowski as they read from their works, 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Grindhaus Cafe, 160 Allen St., Buffalo; Free.

sat. 14

Peach Mag Presents: Mortara, Maier, Williams, McKeon, Wiggins — 7-9 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Georgette, 69 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. 604-2032, www.georgettebuffalo.com

sun. 15

Inner Ear Poetry Series — Join poet/writer Ed Taylor and librarian/poet/writer Celia White as they read current work, 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Rust Belt Books, 415 Grant St., Buffalo; Free. 885-9535

tues. 17

Writer’s Critique Group — Just Buffalo Literary Center’s only workshop series dedicated to adult writers, with Susan Lynn Solomon, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at 468 Washington St., second floor, Buffalo. 832-5400, www.justbuffalo.org

wed. 18

Third Wednesday Poetry & Music Open Mic Series — Join host Maria Sebastian for this optionally themed “Revision” night of poetry, music, memoir, fiction, essay, speeches, impromptu readings or sharing in celebration of National Poetry Month, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at The Screening Room, 880 Alberta Drive, Amherst; $.

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