Today, 7:30 P.M.: The Screening Room Series reading featuring Rochester-based poet Roy Hartwell Bent plus a video by Bill Kothe. Additional reading slots available. Northtown Plaza Business Center, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.
Wednesday, 7:30 P.M.: Just Buffalo Literary Café featuring poets Jennifer Campbell and Ruth Thompson. Campbell is a co-editor of Earth’s Daughters magazine, co-host of the Center for Inquiry/Just Buffalo Literary Café reading series, and an English professor at Erie Community College-North, where she received the 2010 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities and the President’s Award for Outstanding Professional Growth in 2009. The title of her newly released second book of poems is “Supposed to Love” (Saddle Road Press). Thompson, a California-educated former English professor, college dean and yoga instructor, divides her time between Hilo, Hawaii, and Colden, where she is the publisher of Saddle Road Press. The title of her most recent collection of poems is “Woman with Crows” (Word Press. 2012). Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.
Thursday, 8 p.m.: Just Buffalo BABEL Series lecture, question-and-answer session, and book signing by award-winning Anglo-African nonfiction writer, memoirist, and journalist Alexandra Fuller, author of “Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood” (Random House, 2001), “Scribbling the Cat” (Penguin, 2004), “The Legend of Colton H Bryant” (Penguin, 2008) and “Cocktail Hour Under The Tree Of Forgetfulness” (Penguin, 2011). Born in Glossop, England in 1969, Fuller moved with her family to Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) in 1972, and now lives in Wyoming with her husband and three children. Kleinhans Music Hall, 71 Symphony Circle. $35; subscription package available.