2012-02-23 / Entertainment

Literature

thurs. 23

Spit at Spot — Open mic poetry night hosted by Brown Sugar, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at Spot Coffee, 227 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. 818-3739

fri. 24

Rustling the Leaves series presents musician/writer/blogger Mike Doughty, reading from The Book of Drugs (Da Capo Press), 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St., Buffalo; Free. 837-8554, www.tleavesbooks.com

sat. 25

Basinskianamania! — A multi-everything event featuring music, poetry, Buffluxus, food and much more with Mike Basinski and Don Metz sponsored by Just Buffalo Literary, WNY Book Arts Collaborative and Talking Leaves Books, 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St., Buffalo; $. 832-5400, www.justbuffalo.org

mon. 27

Fiction reading by Steve McCaffery — Author of more than 25 volumes of poetry, three volumes of criticism and a novel this UB Professor was born in England and is a long-time resident of Canada. He will read from various works, 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 at Hallwalls Cinema, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. 854-1694, www.hallwalls.org

wed. 29

Readings at the RIC present poets Martha Deed & Rick LaClair — sponsored by Daemen College Library and Honors program, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29 at Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Buffalo; Free. 839-8304, www.daemen.edu

Canisius College Contemporary Writers series presents Aryn Kyle — NYC author of the bestselling novel The God of Animals and Boys and Girls Like You and Me, a collection of stories. Kyle’s fiction has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Ploughshares, Best American Short Stories and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Award and a National Magazine Award in fiction. Hear her read, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29 at Canisius Colleges’ Grupp Fireside Lounge, 80 Hughes, Buffalo; Free. 888-2662, www.canisius.edu

Elmwood Writer’s Group — Set your muse free and join this small group, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29 at Spot Coffee, 227 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. Join their yahoo group: elmwoodwritersgroup

Spit at Spot — Open mic poetry night hosted by Brown Sugar, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1 at Spot Coffee, 227 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. 818-3739

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