Events and listings for March 24-30
SUNDAY, 4:30 P.M.: The Blue Turn: Poets and music on a Sunday Afternoon featuring New Mexico-based poet// musician Mike Young and Just Buffalo Writing Center coordinator Robin Lee Jordan, with music by the Buffalo-based folk band Heave. Duende at Silo City, 85 Silo City Row, Buffalo.
SUNDAY, 6 P.M.: Pure Ink Poetry Slam season finale hosted by Brandon Williamson. Last opportunity to qualify for the Pure Ink Poetry slam team in national competition. The Gypsy Parlor, 376 Grant St., Buffalo. $5.
MONDAY, 7 P.M.: “Who Controls the Past?,” a staged reading of a new Civil War play by Michael Fanelli hosted by Buffalo Writers’ Theater. The play considers the Battle of Antietam from multiple perspectives, including an absurdist view. The Rust Belt Books, 415 Grant St., Buffalo.
WEDNESDAY, 7 P.M.: Niagara University English Department’s Western New York Writers Series reading featuring poet Noah Falck. Castellani Art Museum, 5795 Lewiston Rd., Lewiston.
WEDNESDAY, 8 P.M.: Open Mic Poetry Night at Caffe Aroma hosted by poets Ben Brindise and Justin Karcher. 957 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo.
SATURDAY, 3 P.M. TO 6 P.M.: Western New York Book Arts Center presents its 11th Annual Edible Book Festival. The International Edible Book Festival is a family-friendly event that takes place on or around April Fool’s Day (April 1st) throughout the world. This event invites participants to create edible books that are exhibited, documented, and then consumed! Creations are ranked by local celebrity judges and artist/chefs are awarded with prizes donated from local businesses. Visit wnybookarts.org for more information. $5, $3 WNYBAC members. All proceeds from the event benefit the Western New York Book Center, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.