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Today, 4 p.m.: Poetry and Dinner Night at the Woodlawn Diner featuring poet David Sipos and poet, actor and playwright Kathleen Betsko Yale, author of “Johnny Bull” (1980), “Stitchers and Starlight Talkers” (1982) and other works. Additional reading slots available. 3200 Lakeshore Road, Blasdell. $14 (includes choice of two dinner selections). Call 716-903-3335 or e-mail brushstrokegirl@hotmail.com for reservations.

Wednesday, 7:30 P.M.: The Screening Room Series reading featuring poets Loren Keller, Sara Ries and John Cuttito. Additional reading slots available. Northtown Plaza Business Center, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. $2.

Thursday, 7 to 9:30 P.M.: Tangential Readings, open format poetry, prose and spoken word performance series hosted by George Georgakis. This month’s featured reader is Buffalo native Jeffrey Charles Naish, author of “Astral Light: From Ignorance to Over-standing” and three other collections of philosophical poetry. Additional reading slots available. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.