Monday, 7:30 p.m.: Reading and audio recording of selections from "The Poem You Asked For: The Collected Poems of Brother Augustine Towey" (Arthur McAllister Press) featuring more thanr two dozen leading voices from Western New York's theater and broadcast media communities. Towey is the founder and director emeritus of the nationally recognized Niagara University Theatre. Leary Theatre in Clet Hall, Niagara University, Lewiston. $10.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Reading and book signing by Mick Cochrane, author of "The Girl Who Threw Butterflies," a new novel for young adults published by Knopf Books for Young Readers. Cochrane is professor of English and Lowery Writer-in-Residence at Canisius College. Grupp Fireside Lounge, Canisius College, 80 Hughes Ave.
Thursday, 8 p.m.: "Planned Obsolescence: A Reading and Media Event" sponsored by the UB Poetics Program. Planned Obsolescence is "an attempt to broaden the definition of poetics to include works executed through imaginative uses of obsolete technology, or technology that will soon be obsolete." Soundlab, 110 Pearl St.
Saturday, 8 p.m.: UB Poetics Program reading by Los Angeles-based poet and translator Jen Hofer. Her recent publications include "Sin puertas visibles ("No Visible Doors"): An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by Mexican Women" (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003), "Lip Wolf," a translation of "lobo de labio" by Laura Solorzano (Action Books, 2007), and "Septiembre," A Bilingual Edition of Books 2 and 3 of Dolores Dorantes by Dolores Dorantes (Counterpath and Kenning Editions, 2008). 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.