Wednesday, 7:30 P.M.: Screening Room Series reading featuring poets Mike Wolf and Ida Goeckel. Additional reading slots available. The Screening Room Cinema Café, Northtown Plaza Business Center, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. $2.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Reading and launch party for Peach Mag, a new online literary magazine based in Buffalo and curated by writers Rachelle Toarmino, Matthew Bookin and Bre Kiblin. The launch reading will feature Buffalo-based poets Robin Lee Jordan, Pat Kewley and Alana Kelley, along with touring debut full-length collection authors Greg Zorco (“Ghost in the Club”) and Frankie Barnet (“An Indoor Kind of Girl”), both published by Megatron Press. Sugar City, 1239 Niagara St. According to Toarmino, Peach Mag will “focus on bringing together the myriad groups of writers in Buffalo, while putting Buffalo on the map as a host for experimental writing within the greater American literary scene.” For more information, visit peachmgzn.com after the website goes live on Tuesday.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Reading and book signing by Buffalo native Bob Proehl, a comic book culture and popular music writer, from his debut novel “A Hundred Thousand Worlds” (Viking Press, 2016), the story of a mother-son cross-country road trip, visiting a trail of comic book conventions along the way, on their way to a reunion with the boy’s father – a genre film actor – in Los Angeles. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.