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Earth's Daughters pack October with literary events

Lyn Lifshin

Call October literary rush month. The first few weeks feature two great literary experiences that no bookworm should miss.

On October 1st is BIG NIGHT, presented by Just Buffalo. It celebrates Earth’s Daughters 40th year of publication. Earth’s Daughters is Buffalo’s only feminist literary journal. Published twice a year, the journal features mostly poetry and focuses on women, although they accept submissions from men as well.

Held at WNY’s Book Arts Center at 8pm, the night will include live music by La Marimba, food by Geoffery Gatza, and readings by Earth’s Daughters founder, Judith Kerman, as well as six co-editors—Ansie Baird, Kastle Brill, Jennifer Campbell, Joyce Kessel, Janna Willoughby, and Ryki Zuckerman. Admission is $4 for Just Buffalo members and $5 for everyone else—food included! Come experience Buffalo’s female poets firsthand.

On October 10, the sixth season of the Gray Hair Series continues with “An Evening with Lyn Lifshin.” The Gray Hair Series was started by Zuckerman—Earth’s Daughters co-editor and contributor—seven years ago as a way for older local writers to get a chance to share their work.

The series continues with a writer Zuckerman—and the rest of Earth’s Daughters—are very familiar with. “Lifshin is probably the poet we have published the most, repeatedly over the years,” Zuckerman says. “She is very, very prolific.  And very good.” Lifshin is no newbie to the writing scene. She’s the author of over 125 books, including her most recent, Tsunami As History, coming in February 2012.


BIG NIGHT is $4 for Just Buffalo members and $5 general admission. “An Evening with Lyn Lifshin” will be held at Hallwalls Cinema, 341 Delaware Ave. and is $8 general, and $4 for students.


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