Today, 4 p.m.: Poetry and Dinner Night at the Woodlawn Diner featuring Erie, Pennsylvania-based poet Chuck Joy. Additional reading slots available. 3200 Lakeshore Road, Blasdell. $12, includes choice of two dinner selections. Call 903-3335 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information and reservations.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: Just Buffalo Literary Cafe featuring poets Susan Nusbaum, Sam Magavern, and Janna Willoughby-Lohr. Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Meeting of Northside Writers, an ongoing writers group meeting the first and third Thursdays of each month. Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., Amherst. Call 626-4204 for information.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Spit at Spot Coffee, ongoing open format poetry and spoken word performance series hosted by Brown Sugar. Spot Coffee, 227 Delaware Ave.