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Monday, 7 p.m.: Talk and book signing by Paul Krehbiel, 1960s political and labor activist and co-founder of the underground publication New Age, now a contributor to a new multivolume history collection from Michigan State University Press titled “Voices from the Underground.” Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St. Krehbiel also will speak on the region’s radical history at 7 p.m. Thursday at Burning Books, 420 Connecticut St.
Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Readings by Buffalo-based poet Aaron Lowinger and North Carolina-based poet Chris Vitiello, author of “Irresponsibility” (Ahsahta Press). Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.
Wednesday, 1 p.m.: Lecture and discussion with Eric Foner, author of “The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery” (W.W. Norton, 2010), winner of 2011 Pulitzer Prize in history. Genesee Community College, Stuart Steiner Theatre, 1 College Road, Batavia.
Wednesday, 7 p.m.: UB Exhibit X Fiction: Reading by novelist, poet and essayist David Matlin, author of the novel “A HalfMan Dreaming” (Red Hen Press, 2012). A University at Buffalo Ph.D. in English who now directs the creative writing program at San Diego State University, Matlin’s other books include the poetry collection “China Beach” (Station Hill Press, 1989) and “How the Night is Divided” (McPherson & Co., 1993), his first novel, which was nominated for the National Book Critics Award in Fiction. Hallwalls Cinema, 341 Delaware Ave.
Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Reading, discussion and book signing with Martha Deed, co-author of “The Last Collaboration” (Friends of Spork), a document of the medical history, misdiagnosis and mistreatment of her late daughter, the poet, writer and Web designer Millie Niss. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.
Wednesday, 7 p.m.: BABEL Extras: BABEL @ The Movies. Screening of “The Sweet Hereafter,” director Atom Egoyan’s 1997 Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix winning adaptation of Russell Banks’ 1991 novel of the same title. Banks will visit Buffalo on Oct. 18 as the first guest author of the 2012-13 BABEL Lecture Series. Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre, 639 Main St. $4; call 832-5400 to RSVP.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Reading and publication launch event for the inaugural issue of Great Lakes Review, a new tri-quarterly that publishes fiction, nonfiction, drama and poetry from Toronto, Chicago, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Buffalo and the rest of the Great Lakes region. This celebration of the first issue will feature readings from area contributors. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.
Friday, 8 p.m.: UB Poetics Program reading by French-born poet, visual artist and composer Anne Tardos. She is the author of numerous books of poetry and the creator of several multimedia performance works, the best known of which may be the multilingual performance work “Among Men,” consisting of musical compositions and visual elements drawn from female musicians and artists, and two readers’ scores, with text based on encyclopedia entries for female artists and the first names of the men whose entries fall between theirs. Her recent books include “The Dik-dik’s Solitude: New and Selected Works” (Granary Books, 2002), “I Am You” (2008) and “Both Poems” (2011). Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St.