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Wednesday, 6:15 p.m.: Spotlight on Youth: Open format performance showcase for Western New York-area young artists, ages 12 to 21. Trinity Place, 371 Delaware Ave. Call Just Buffalo at 832-5400 for information.

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Reading and book launch: Kristina Marie Darling and Carol Guess will launch “X Marks the Dress: a Registry” (Gold Wake Press), their collaborative book of interrelated poems on love, relationships, weddings, language and more. Darling, the author of 12 previous books of poetry, is in the Ph.D. program in the English Department at the University at Buffalo. Guess teaches at Western Washington University, and is also the author of 12 other books, including fiction and a memoir. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: The Screening Room Series reading featuring poet Solomon Dixon. Additional reading slots available. Northtown Plaza Business Center, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. $2.