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Tuesday, 7:30 P.M.: Empire State College Poetry Series featuring John Marvin. A retired social studies teacher who recently earned a Ph.D. in English at the University at Buffalo, Marvin has numerous literary magazine and journal publication credits. His critical study “Nietzsche and Transmodernism: Art and Science in Stevens, Joyce, Pynchon and Kubrick” is in search of a publisher. Additional reading slots available. Empire State College, Appletree Mall, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga.

Thursday, 7 p.m.: Tangential Readings, open format poetry, prose and spoken word performance series hosted by George Georgakis. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St. $2.