Today, 5 to 6:30 P.M.: The Buffalo Infringement Festival presents readings and performances by the feminist literary collective Saucebox, including a Skyped-in performance by Saucebox founder Robin Brox. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.
Today, 7 to 7:30 P.M.: The Buffalo Infringement Festival presents Scan Poetry, a contemporary urban beat expression of Buffalo soul. Additional performance 8 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.
Monday, 6 to 7:30 P.M.: The Buffalo Infringement Festival presents “Hecuba Again: Euripedes Deconstructed,” a staged reading featuring Kathleen Betsko Yale, Darleen Pickering Hummert, Verneice Turner, April Jones, Virginia Brannon, Jennifer Gold, Victoria Perez, Joy Scime and Annette Daniels Taylor. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.
Tuesday, 8 to 9 p.m.: The Buffalo Infringement Festival presents “I don’t do Slam,” a mix of spoken word and textual poetry by Marek P. Parker. El Museo, 91 Allen St. Additional performance from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at 1045 Elmwood Gallery for the Arts.
Wednesday, 6:15 to 6:45 P.M.: The Buffalo Infringement Festival presents “Slammed from the Page to the People,” a performance by the Pure Ink poetry team featuring Brandon Williamson. Additional performance from 8:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.
Wednesday, 7 p.m.: 20th anniversary talk and book signing for “Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The History of a Lesbian Community,” an oral history of the working class lesbian community of Buffalo from the Depression into the 1960s by co-authors Madeline Davis and Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy. Both Davis and Kennedy will be on hand to discuss the legacy of their landmark book. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Book launch for Buffalo-based sports journalist and author Matt Higgins’ debut work of nonfiction, “Bird Dream: Adventures at the Extremes of Human Flight,” described as “a gripping chronicle of skydivers, BASE jumpers and aerial pioneers on the edge.” Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.
Thursday, 9 p.m.: The Buffalo Infringement Festival presents a spoken word performance by MC Vendetta (aka Janna Willoughby-Lohr) as part of “Wham Bam Thank You Slam, Part IV,” an evening of performances running from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Gypsy Parlor, 376 Grant St.
Friday, 7 to 8 p.m.: The Buffalo Infringement Festival presents the Great Lakes Review Summer Reading Tour hosted by Buffalo writer Aaron Lowinger and featuring Great Lakes Review contributors Craig Bernier, Donald G. Evans, Jim Ray Daniels, Bill Hillman, Dasha Kelly, Kateri Lanthier, Chuck Richardson and Christine Sneed, among others. 1045 Elmwood Gallery for the Arts.
Friday, 7:30 P.M.: The Buffalo Infringement Festival presents “Not Just A Poetry Reading,” an interactive art event featuring Robin Jordan and her (B)uffalo (A)rts (D)ispensary. Jordan and fellow poets Noah Falck, Rachael Emily Katz, Kyem Brown, Adam Drury, Seth Cosimini, Joe Hall, Jake Reber, Chrys Jackson, Amanda Montei and Jon Rutzmoser present poetry in innovative ways: sound art, projections and audience participation. Just Buffalo Writing Center, 468 Washington St., second Floor.
Saturday, 5:45 to 6:45 P.M.: The Buffalo Infringement Festival presents “Middleman – My Life As a Bridge: Poems by Janna Willoughby-Lohr.” Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.