Wednesday, 7:30 P.M.: Readings at the RIC Series featuring poets Barbara Cole and John Rigney. Research and Information Commons, Room 101, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst.
Wednesday, 7:30 P.M.: Reading and book signing reception for Ansie Baird’s new, book-length collection of poems “The Solace of Islands,” published by BlazeVOX Books. UB Anderson Gallery, 1 Martha Jackson Place.
Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m.: Larkin Square Author Series presents its Third Annual Local Author Celebration, featuring dozens of Western New York-based authors available for meet-and greets, book sales and book signings on the Larkin Square boardwalk. Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St.
Thursday, 7:30 P.M.: Wordflight at Red Doors Series reading featuring poets Charles Case and Marek Phillip Parker. Additional reading slots available. Stowell Lounge, Parkside Lutheran Church, 2 Wallace Ave., Buffalo. $4.
Saturday, 4 p.m.: Spiritual Café: Poetry and music featuring poet Ryki Zuckerman with musicians Linda Mabry (piano), Rebecca Torres (violin) and Leslie Mann Bahler (viola and soprano vocals). This series is curated and hosted by poet Anne Huiner. St. John’s Grace Episcopal Church, 51 Colonial Circle.