Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: "Beginnings," a Screening Room Series-themed open reading for the new year hosted by Marek Parker. Additional reading slots available. Northtown Plaza Business Center, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. $2. Call 713-9340 for information.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Meeting of Northside Writers Group (first and third Thursdays each month). Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St. Amherst. Call 348-8772 for information.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Spit at Spot Coffee, ongoing weekly open reading/spoken word performance series hosted by Brown Sugar. Spot Coffee, 227 Delaware Ave.