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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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By Jeff Simon » Wednesday, September 7, 2016

To some, Ed Sanders is one of the living experts on the subject of Charles Manson and his family and their slaughter of actress Sharon Tate and her friends. (Sanders’ biography of Tate came out in the spring.) To others less attuned to bestsellerdom, he is a legendary poet and counter-cultural presence – a former... Read More

By Alyssa Fisher » Monday, June 27, 2016

Author Nancy Davidoff Kelton says writing memoirs and going through therapy are different things. Think “A ha!" versus “Oy vey.” She will elaborate on this and discuss her memoir, “Finding Mr. Righstein,” during three events beginning Tuesday. Davidoff Kelton, author of six other books including... Read More

By Mary Friona-Celani » Monday, May 16, 2016

Let’s face it, these days there aren’t very many brick-and-mortar bookstores - let alone ones that focus on children. Our buying habits have changed over the years, leaving independent bookshops with a not-so-happy ending. Some shops have managed to make it, though. One of our favorites is Monkey See, Monkey Do in... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The world of literature is famous for the number of thorny, tantalizing and even indecipherable individualists one finds in its ranks. Even so, you’re not likely to find another writer quite like Geoff Dyer. Dyer will appear at 7 p.m. April 28 in Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Ave., to present his soon-to-be-published book... Read More

By Reuben Wolf » Wednesday, April 6, 2016

When Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 453 Porter Ave., hosts the 10th annual Buffalo Small Press Book Fair on April 9 and 10, it also will be the final one. The event consists of two days in which vendors from small-press publishers and independently owned art businesses hope to sell their latest merchandise. It was... Read More

By Anne Neville » Monday, April 4, 2016

Most years, the focus on Irish history and heritage fades soon after March 17. This year is different. Local re-enactments, a parade, panel discussions and educational, musical and cultural events will mark the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin and the 150th anniversary of the Fenian Invasion of Canada,... Read More

By Reuben Wolf » Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A series of spectacles including poetry readings, lectures and open discussion will be the focus of International Women’s Month continuing through March at El Buen Amigo in a partnership between the Latin American Cultural Association and the Buffalo State Writer’s Network. “What we are doing is celebrating... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library's annual list of the year's most popular books is out. The results: Adult fiction "The Girl on the Train," by Paula Hawkins "Gray Mountain," by John Grisham "Private Vegas," by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro Adult non-fiction "Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the... Read More

By Kristy Kibler » Thursday, December 17, 2015

Former Buffalo Bills linebacker Ray Bentley will be in town this weekend to promote his debut fiction novel, “Driftwood.” Bentley has scheduled several appearances to meet fans, pose for photos and sign books and football memorabilia. The former Bills player will kick off his schedule from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 19, with... Read More

By Mary Friona-Celani » Wednesday, November 11, 2015

They say a book is a gift you can open again and again – that’s just one reason to check out the WNY Children’s Book Expo. This free event is best suited for ages 3-12. Kids can meet dozens of children’s authors and see illustrator presentations. There will be story readings that can help foster a love of reading,... Read More

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