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Literary readings abound this week.



More readings: Locally based independent Six Gallery Press, publisher of adventuresome fiction and poetry, holds its fall preview, featuring 11 readers, five of whom have new work forthcoming: Kristofer Collins, Jessica Fenlon, Karen Lillis, Jonathan Loucks and Scott Silsbe (8 p.m. Fri., Oct. 24; ModernFormations Gallery, 4919 Penn Ave., Garfield; $3; 412-362-0274); the weekly, student-run Hungry Sphinx Café poetry series continues on Tuesday nights, with Pitt student Kelly Forsythe on Oct. 28, followed on Nov. 4 by Carlow University student Liz Gowers, Carlow professor Bill Stewart and Fred Shaw, plus open-mic sessions (8 p.m.; 405 Atwood St., Oakland; one-drink minimum;; John Cunningham, Ann Curran and Lori Wilson are the area poets representing the enjoyable new anthology Along These Rivers: Poetry and Photography from Pittsburgh (Quadrant Publishing) at a reading at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, in Carnegie, followed by a dessert and coffee reception (7 p.m. Thu., Oct. 23; 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie; free; 412-276-3456).

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