LITERARY / TALKS
Write Thing: Paula Saunders
Fiction writer Saunders’ first book, The Distance Home, was long-listed for The Center for Fiction’s 2018 First Novel Prize and named as one of The Best Books of 2018 by Real Simple.
7–9 p.m., Medaille College
(4th Floor Main Building, 18 Agassiz Circle)
Except where noted, all events take place in Buffalo (area code 716).
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Imagine Buffalo series
Presented by the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History & Nature, each talk is preceded by a Great Courses video screening. There is a different speaker from the WNY community every week. The 10/1 speakers are Phil Haberstro, executive director, Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo; Scott Scanlon, editor, Buffalo News REFRESH, and Peter Cummings; 10/8 is Chuck LaChiusa, president, Explore Buffalo and webmaster; 10/15 is Steve Ranalli, ECHDC President & Ty Lin International representative; 10/22 is Jim Howe, director, Nature Conservancy of Central & Western NY; 10/29 is Imagine Buffalo programmer Dennis Galucki and Fred Floss, Center for Economic and Public Policy at Buffalo State.
11:55 a.m.–1 p.m. at Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
(1 Lafayette Square)
Indie Author Day
Local writers of all genres are invited to network with peers and learn from experts.
11 a.m.–2 p.m. at Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
(1 Lafayette Square)
Babel: N. Scott Momaday
The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner is known for his his masterful retelling of Kiowa history and mythology in works including The Way to Rainy Mountain, The Names: A Memoir, and The Ancient Child.
Doors 7 p.m. at Kleinhans Music Hall
(3 Symphonoy Circle)
Canisius Writer Series: Abdi Nor Iftin
Born in Mogadishu, Iftin is known for his dispatches from Somalia on NPR's This American Life and his memoir, Call me American.
7 p.m. at Canisius Montante Center
(2001 Main Street)
Book signing and discussion with Susan Nussbaum
Nussbaum discusses her book of poetry, Alive in This Place.
7–9 p.m., Burchfield Penney Art Center
(1300 Elmwood Avenue)