Tuesday, 5:30 P.M.: Larkin Square Author Series presents a book talk by novelist and essayist Mark Slouka, author of “God’s Fool” (Alfred A. Knopf, 2002), “Brewster: A Novel” (W.W. Norton & Company, 2013) and “Nobody’s Son: A Memoir” (W.W. Norton & Company, 2016). Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St.
Wednesday, 6:30 P.M.: “A Toast to Poets of Wit and Eloquence,” featuring short readings by 11 contributors to “A Celebration of Western New York Poets,” a 470-page anthology published by Buffalo Legacy Publications. Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth St.
Wednesday, 8 p.m.: University at Buffalo Poetics Plus Series presents Lauren Levin and Eric Sneathen. Levin was a co-editor of the Poetic Labor Project, which published writing on the political-economic conditions of poets’ working and writing lives. Her book, “The Braid,” is forthcoming with Krupskaya Press. Sneathen is editor of the journal “Macaroni Necklace.” His collection, “Snail Poems,” is forthcoming from Krupskaya. Rust Belt Books, 415 Grant St.
Thursday, 7:30 P.M.: Just Buffalo Studio Series reading featuring poets Woogee Bae, Chris Vitiello and Magdalena Zurawski. Bae is a master’s candidate in the University at Buffalo’s Innovative Writing program. Her work focuses on the post-colonial subject, cultural displacement and assimilation, language and loss. Vitiello is a poet and writer based in Durham, N.C., whose books include “Obedience” and “Irresponsibility” (both published by Ahsahta Press) and “Nouns Swarm A Verb” (Xurban Press). Zurawski’s poetry collection, “Companion Animal” (Litmus Press, 2015), won the 2016 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. Her novel, “The Bruise” (FC2 2008), won both the Ronald Sukenick Prize for innovative fiction and the LAMBDA Award for Lesbian Debut Fiction. Just Buffalo Writing Center, second floor, 468 Washington St.
Friday, 7 p.m.: “Fried & Fried: Crossing Generations,” a reading and book signing with Mindy Fried, daughter of the Buffalo playwright Manny Fried and author of “Caring for Red: A Daughter’s Memoir,” followed by a series of scene readings of “The Un-American,” a play by Anna Kay France based on the autobiographical novel by Manny Fried. Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave.
Friday, 7 p.m.: Friday Poetry Series featuring poet Justin Karcher, author of “Tailgating at the Gates of Hell” (Ghost City Press). Additional reading slots available. Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road. $4.
Friday, 8 p.m.: UB Poetics Plus Series reading by Brian Teare, author of “The Room Where I Was Born” (University of Wisconsin Press, 2003), “Sight Map” (University of California Press, 2009), “Pleasure” (Ahsahta Press, 2010), “Companion Grasses” (Omnidawn, 2013) and “The Empty Form Goes All the Way to Heaven” (Ahsahta Press, 2015). Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St.
Saturday, 3 p.m.: Triple Book Launch featuring readings by Marc Pietrzykowski, Rebekah Keaton and Randy Rumley to celebrate the launch of three new books from Pski’s Porch Publishing: “So Much Noise” and “Monarchs of the Undertow” by Pietrzykowski and “Poems I and II” by Fred C. Applebaum. Rust Belt Books, 415 Grant St.
Saturday, 7:30 to 9:30 P.M.: Fried & Fried in Buffalo presents “Intersection: Social Justice and Theatre Arts,” featuring scene readings from Gary Earl Ross’ play “The Mark of Cain” followed by discussion with the playwright and actors. University at Buffalo, Allen Hall, South Campus.