Author Allen Shelton will be on hand at 7 p.m. Tuesday for a reading and book signing for the launch of "Dreamworlds of Alabama" in Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave. (www.hallwalls.org). The event is free.
Children's Author Day will take place Saturday in Crossroads Books, 6010 Goodrich Road, Clarence Center. The event includes a brief presentation, reading and book signing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with author Rafe Martin, a children's program on nature and birds from 1 to 2 p.m. with Pati Aine Guzinski and a book signing from 2 to 4 p.m. with author Marge Facklam. For more information, call 741-1355 or visit www.booksatcrossroads.com.
Just Buffalo Literary Center's BABEL: Reading and Conversation series begins at 8 p.m. Thursday with Orhan Pamuk, winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature in Asbury Hall at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave. For more information, call 832-5400 or visit www.justbuffalo.org/babel. Regular subscriptions for the season are $75.