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Monday, 7 to 8 p.m.: First event of Buffalo Reading Invasion 2013 – a flash mob-like gathering to celebrate the role of reading, public space and community in our lives. Bring a book, a chair and several friends or family members for an hour of quiet reading in one of Buffalo’s best-loved public spaces. This month’s location: Bidwell Parkway, east and west of Elmwood Avenue. Visit http://buffaloreadinginvasion.wordpress.com/ for further details.

Tuesday, 7:30 P.M.: Earth’s Daughters Gray Hair Series reading featuring poets Gail Fischer and Philip Terman. Fischer works on the professional staff of the New York State Archives and lives on 97 acres of reforested land near Lake Ontario dedicated to the protection of songbirds and wildlife. She is the author of the full-length collection “Red Ball Jets” (Outriders Poetry Project, 2011). Terman, a professor of creative writing and literature at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, is the author of four collections of poems, the most recent of which is “The Torah Garden” (Autumn House Press, 2011). He also co-directs the Chautauqua Writers’ Festival and is contributing editor for poetry for the journal Chautauqua. Hallwalls Cinema, 341 Delaware Ave. $5.

wednesday, 7:30 P.M.: Just Buffalo Literary Café featuring poets Rick LaClair and David Landrey, with anthropologist, poet and writer Don Mitchell. Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.