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Fall calendar: literature & lectures

Literature and lectures

"According to Anthony" Luncheon Lecture Series Oct 9: Bob Cooney, Women's History Project, "Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Suffrage Movement" | Nov 13: Sally Dodgson, "Helen Barrett Montgomery Comes to Tea" | Dec 11: PepsyKettavong, sculptor, Colleen Hurst, historian, "Let's Have Tea --- The Making of a Monumental Memory" | Carriage House, 19 Madison St. Noon-1:30 p.m. $20. 279-7490 x 10, www.susanbanthonyhouse.org.

Amitabha Foundation Oct 18: "Gampopa's Introduction to Buddhism," Nazareth College Arts Center Room A14, 7:30 p.m., $8. 442-5853, www.amitabhafoundation.org.

Boa Editions, Ltd. Oct 15: "Dine and Rhyme," poetry reading/dinner to celebrate Boa's 30th anniversary. Featured poets include Li-Young Lee, Michael Waters, Janice Harrington. Reading at 5:30 p.m., Little Theatre, 240 East Ave, $10; dinner follows at Max of Eastman Place, $100-$250. 546-3410, http://boaeditions.org.

BrickCity Homecoming Oct 7: Erin Brockovich. Gordon Field House, RIT. 2 p.m. $5-$12. 475-4121, www.rit.edu/~field.

Caroline Werner Gannett Speaker Series Sep 20: Dr. Eugenie Scott: "Making Sense of Biology" | Oct 24: Dr. Randolph Nesse, "Why Did Natural Selection Leave Us so Vulnerable to Disease?" | Dec 6: Dr. Martin Daly and Dr. Margo Wilson, "The Truth About Cinderella: Discriminative Mistreatment of Stepchildren." Ingle Auditorium, Rochester Institute of Technology, 8 p.m., free.www.rit.edu/~cwg.

GeneseeCountryVillage and Museum Casual Talks Oct 13: Jacob Conrad, "Everyday Ceramics of the 19th Century: Rockingham and Other Popular Ware" | Oct 27: Stuart Bolger, "A Gem of a House: The Story of the Davis Opera House" | 1410 Flint Hill Rd, Mumford. 2 p.m. 538-6822, x. 249.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges Fisher Center Lecture Series Sept 21: AnanyaChatterjea "Dancing My Politics" | Sep 29: Climbing PoeTree "Art --- our Weapon, Our Medicine, Our Voice, Our Vision" | Oct 4: Susan Griffin "Ecologies of Soul" | Nov 1: Mark LeVine "Heavy Metal Islam" | Nov 29: Jennifer L. Pozner "Broadcasting, Bombs and Babes" | Geneva Room, Warren Hunting Smith Library, Pulteney St, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 7:30 p.m. 315-781-3130, www.hws.edu.

ImageArt Poetry Sept 23: Open mic, part of ImageOut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Equal=Grounds, 750 South Ave, 7 p.m. 242-7840, www.imageout.org.

Lakeside Foundation Gala Dinner Dec 8: Goldie Hawn. RiversideConvention Center, 123 E Main St. $165-$365. 395-6049, www.lakesidehealth.com.

LiftBridge Book Shop Sep 30: Le Mot publication poetry reading, 1 p.m. | Oct 5: Danielle Mendez, author of Seventh Angel ,7 p.m. | Oct 28: Lara Lippman, mystery author, 4 p.m. | 45 Main St., Brockport. 637-2260, www.liftbridge.booksense.com.

Noontime at Nazareth Lecture Series Sep 26: Dr. Margaret Frisch, "Indonesia Beneath the Sea, From Bali to Kendari" | Oct 3: Dr. Catherine Valentine, "Sex, Lies and Surveys | Oct 10: Dr. Beverly Brown and Bob Sanderson, "Fall Tree Walk at Nazareth" | Oct 17: Dr. Mary Palamar, "Women and Children Last: International Responses to Trafficking and to Slavery" | Oct 24: Dr. Christine Bochen, "Networking for Peace: Thomas Merton's Cold War Letters" | Arts Center Room 14, Nazareth College campus, 12:05-1:10 p.m. Free. 389-2050, www.naz.edu/dept/cpe.

Rochester Arts and Lectures Sep 27-28: Lecture Previews, Barnes & Noble (Webster Wed, Pittsford Thurs), 7 p.m., free | Oct 12: Amy Tan | Nov 16: Billy Collins | Dec 7: Jonathan Harr | All lectures at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N Fitzhugh St, 7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT, SRO tickets may be available. 546-8658, www.artsandlectures.org.

Rochester Society of the Archaeological Institute of America Oct 12: Jane Waldbaum, "Tales from the Trenches: Fighting the Culture Wars at the AIA." MemorialArtGallery, 500 University Ave, 7:30 p.m. Free. 381-9034, www.ggw.org/aia.

Rochester Ink Oct 18-22. Poet Michael Burkard, headliner ($5), readings, workshops, panels, various locations. Free. www.rochesterink.org.

SUNY Brockport Writers Forum (8 p.m., Cooper Hall, free, unless otherwise noted, 395-5713) Sept 20: Pulitzer Prize-winner YusefKomunyakaa, 7:30 p.m., MetroCenter | Oct 11: Macarthur Genius Grant recipient Lydia Davis | Oct 25: writer/historian Rebecca Solnit | Nov 8: Michael Waters & William Heyen | Taste of Theatre: Conversations with Geva Theatre Center Professionals (free, 395-2787) Oct 20 & Dec 8, noon. TowerFineArtsCenterMainstage, Holley St, Brockport.

University of Rochester Sep 28: Robert F. Kennedy on environmental issues, 7:30 p.m., $3-$10, Strong Auditorium, 275-5911 |Plutzik Series Oct 7: Vijay Seshadri, Lander Auditorium, 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Oct 17: Ralph Black, Welles-Brown Room, 8 p.m. | Nov 7: Dan Chiasson, Welles-Brown Room, 8 p.m. || Neilly Series (free, 275-4461): Oct 6: Journalist Alan Burdick, Rush Rhees Library, 5 p.m. | Oct 31: Dr. Patch Adams, Hubbell Auditorium, 7 p.m. || Tea Talks (Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, 2 p.m., free, 275-4461) Oct 15: Radio personality Michael Lasser, "Collegiate! Collegiate! Yes, We Are Collegiate: When Broadway Musicals Went to College" | Nov 12: George Eastman House Curator Patrick Loughney, "The Archeology of American Cinema." www.library.rochester.edu.

Writers and Books Sep 24: FootHills Publishing 20th Anniversary Harvest Reading | Sep 25: Wide Open Mike with Norm Davis, 7:30 p.m. $3 | Oct 5: Celebrating Writers: Bobby Johnson Party, 7:30 p.m., $3 | Oct 10: Genesee Reading Series w/Gail Hosking Gilberg and Nick DiChario, 7:30 p.m., $6 | Oct 17: Course/Discourse Lecture, 7:30 p.m., $6 | 25 & Under (7 p.m., $3) Sep 26, Oct 24: celebrating W&B 25th anniversary by spotlighting writers under 25 | Visiting Writers Series (7 p.m., $6)Oct 20: Gladys Swan | Oct 27: Jay Leeming | 740 University Ave. 473-2590, www.wab.org.

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    Classical Chamber Music Rochester (586-5690, www.chambermusicrochester.org ) Oct 8: "Our 30th Year: The Grand Opening," Hochstein Music School, 50 N Plymouth Ave, 8 p.m. | Nov 19: "Shostakovich: His Life and Times," MemorialArtGallery, 500 University Ave, 8 p.m.

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