Monday, 5 p.m.: “Intro to Larkinville,” a Larkin Square Author Series conversation and book talk featuring developer Howard Zemsky and preservationist and urban activist Tim Tielman, discussing the urban planning ideas and influences that contributed to Buffalo’s Larkin District in the context of the upcoming national convention of the Congress for the New Urbanism, which will be held June 4–7 in Buffalo. Books mentioned in or relevant to the discussion will be available from Talking Leaves Books. The Filling Station at Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St.
Wednesday, 5 to 7 p.m.: First annual Larkin Square Celebration of Local Authors Night featuring nearly 60 Buffalo-area based authors selling and signing their books on the Larkin Square boardwalk. Visit www.larkinsquare.com/celebration-of-local-authors/ for a complete list of all participating authors. The Boardwalk in Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St.
Wednesday, 7 p.m.: The University at Buffalo English Department presents a reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carl Dennis in celebration of the publication of “Another Reason,” his latest collection of poems, by Penguin Books. Currently professor emeritus in English and writer in residence at UB, where he has taught since 1966, he is the author of 12 full-length collections of poetry, the most recent of which are “New and Selected Poems, 1974-2004” (Penguin, 2004), “Unknown Friends” (Penguin, 2007), and “Callings” (Penguin, 2010). Jacobs Executive Development Center, The Butler Mansion, 672 Delaware Ave. (at North Street).
Wednesday, 7:30 P.M.: The Screening Room Series reading featuring poet Susan Daniels. Additional reading slots available. Northtown Plaza Business Center, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. $2.
Thursday, 6:15 P.M.: Spotlight on Youth: Open format poetry, spoken word, musical performance, dance, and visual arts series for young persons, ages 12 to 21 hosted by Joyce Carolyn. Just Buffalo Writing Center, second floor, 468 Washington St. (at Mohawk Street).