Monday, 12:30 p.m.: University at Buffalo Poetry Collection Small Press in the Archive Lecture Series: " 'Beowulf' is a hoax," presentation by David Hawbawnik and Sean Reynolds. 420 Capen Hall, UB North Campus.
Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.: Rooftop Poetry Club reading and book signing with fiction writer and memoirist Deb Olin Unferth, author of "Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War" (Henry Holt). International Students Reading Area, 3rd floor SE Quadrant, E.H. Butler Library, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: Daemen College Readings at the RIC Series featuring Peter Mende-Siedlecki, a poet and Ph.D. candidate in neuroscience at Princeton University, and his father, Peter Siedlecki, professor of English and director of the Honors Program at Daemen. Research & Information Commons, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: The Write Thing Series reading featuring Blake Butler, author of "wildly inventive, impressionistic" novel "There Is No Year" (Harper Perennial Books). Academic Commons, Main Hall, 4th floor, Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Tangential Series reading hosted by George Georgakis and Andrea Zysk. Open reading slots for 19 readers. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St. $2.
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.: UB Poetics Program reading by Miles Champion, British-born author of "Compositional Bonbons Placate," "Sore Models," and "Three Bell Zero." Ninth Ward at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave.
Friday, 8 p.m.: Babel Series reading by and discussion with Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-American author of the novel "Breath, Eyes, Memory" (1994), "Krik? Krak!" (stories, 1996), "The Farming of Bones" (novel, 1998), "The Dew Breaker" (novel-in-stories, 2004), and "Brother, I'm Dying" (memoir/social criticism, 2007). Danticat, a 2009 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, is a two-time national Book Award finalist, the winner of an American Book Award in 1998, and the National Book Critics Circle Award for "Brother, I'm Dying." Kleinhans Music Hall, 71 Symphony Circle. $35.