Sunday, 2 p.m.: Writers and Poets Series reading featuring Annette Daniels Taylor and Lisa A. Forrest. Daniels-Taylor will be reading from her second collection of poems “Street Pharmacist.” Forrest, a former associate librarian at SUNY Buffalo State and founder of the college’s Rooftop Poetry Club, is director of research and instructional design at Hamilton College’s Burke Library in Clinton. Her collection of poems, “To the Eaves,” was published in 2008 by BlazeVox Books. “Oh Lake Erie” (2011), her debut album as a singer-songwriter, can be heard on iTunes. Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave.
Monday, 5:30 to 6:30 P.M.: Exhibit X Fiction Series reading by leading Chinese novelist and fiction writer Can Xue. Regarded as one of the most accomplished experimental writers in the world by some literary scholars and readers, Xue describes her works as “soul literature” or “life literature.” Six of her works have been translated and published in English, including “The Embroidered Shoes” (Henry Holt, 1997), “Blue Light in the Sky and Other Stories” (New Directions, 2006), and most recently, “Frontier” (Open Letter Press, 2016). Center for the Performing Arts Screening Room, University at Buffalo, North Campus, Amherst.
Monday, 7 p.m.: BABEL at Betty’s: A book discussion of novelist Marlon James’ Booker Prize-winning “A Brief History of Seven Killings” facilitated by Jessica Bauer Walker. James will visit Buffalo on Oct. 19 to appear in Just Buffalo Literary Center’s BABEL Lecture Series. Betty’s Restaurant, 370 Virginia St. $10/$5 Just Buffalo members.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Reading featuring poets Nathanael William Stolte, Ben Brindise and Joel Lesses. Additional reading slots available. Inspiration Point, 483 Elmwood Ave.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: The Write Thing Series reading featuring Cat Warren, a professor of English at North Carolina State University, where she teaches creative nonfiction, reporting, editing and science journalism. Her most recent book is “What the Dog Knows: Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World” (Touchstone, 2015). Main Building, Lecture Hall, Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle.
Thursday, 7:30 P.M.: Reading and book signing by author Nancy McCabe – best known as nonfiction writer, memoirist and critic – from her first novel “Following Disasters” (Outpost 19 Press, 2016). McCabe, who is also the author of “From Little Houses to Little Women: Revisiting a Literary Childhood” (Missouri University Press, 2014), directs the writing program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.
Thursday, 7:30 P.M.: Wordflight at Red Doors Series reading featuring poets Geoffrey Gatza and John Marvin. Additional reading slots available. Stowell Lounge, Parkside Lutheran Church, 2 Wallace Ave. $4.
Friday, 7 p.m.: Peach Mag fall reading, featuring contributors to the new Buffalo-based online magazine curated by Rachelle Toarmino, Matthew Bookin, and Bre Kiblin, featuring poets Noah Falck, Paige Melin and Woogee Bae, and visiting Monster House authors Richard Wehrenberg Jr., and Bella Bravo. Wehrenberg and Bravo are touring with their new pamphlets, “Reset North America to Default Settings” and “Public Figures,” respectively. Both were recently published by Monster House Press. Dreamland, 387 Franklin St.