Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Reading and book signing featuring Gary Earl Ross and other contributors to "Nickel City Nights: Erotic Writing in Western New York," a new anthology edited by Ross and published by The Writer's Den. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: The Screening Room Series reading hosted by Verneice Turner and featuring poets Loren Keller, Jane Sadowsky and Joan Sarow. Additional sign-up reading slots available. Northtown Plaza Business Center, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Just Buffalo Small Press Poetry Series reading featuring Anselm Berrigan and Dorothea Lasky. Berrigan, son of poets Ted Berrigan and Alice Notley, graduated from the University at Buffalo in 1994. He is the author of "Zero Star Hotel" (2002), "Some Notes on My Programming" (2006) and the forthcoming "Free Cell" (City Lights Books). He teaches at Bard College and Pratt Institute. Lasky is the author of "Awe" (Wave Books, 2007) and "Tourmaline" (Transmission Press, 2008). She is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Sunnyside Queens. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.
Poem submissions: The poems printed in the Spotlight section of The Buffalo News are selected by R.D. Pohl. Poetry submissions should be sent to him at: R.D. Pohl, P.O. Box 641, Buffalo, N.Y. 14225. All poems must include author's name, address and Social Security number. Inquiries about the poetry page can be e-mailed to Rdpohl1@aol.com. Poems will not be accepted through e-mail.