Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.: Empire State College/Erie Community College Open Reading Series featuring poet Christina Wos Donnelly. Additional reading slots available. Appletree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga.
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.: "Shakespeare's 'Merchant of Venice,' 'As You Like It' and Archetypal Psychology," a Shakespeare-in-Delaware Park and CG Jung Center workshop with Chris LaBlanca of SPD and analytical psychology and literature scholar Ted Bickford. Four weeks through April 19. CG Jung Center, 408 Franklin St. $25 to $45. Call 854-7457 to register.
Wednesday, 7 p.m.: UB Poetry Collection reception and reading for "Poems & Pictures: A Renaissance in the Art of the Book (1946-1981)," an exhibition curated by Kyle Schlesinger, featuring talks by the UB Poetry Collection's Michael Basinski and James Maynard, followed by a reading by the UB undergraduate poetry group The Pronouns. Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St. (at Mohawk).
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Niagara County Community College "Raiders of Niagara" Series reading featuring Joyce Kessel and Randy Rumley. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The UB Poetics program presents "Modes of Love and Reason: A Bernadette Mayer Symposium" featuring two morning panels of critical presentations, an afternoon (1:30 p.m.) Poets Roundtable featuring C.A. Conrad (Wave Books), Dorthea Lasky (Wave Books) and Brenda Coultas (Coffee House Press), and a (2:45 p.m.) keynote address by Liz Kotz of University of California at Riverside. For a complete itinerary, visit http://english.buffalo.edu/mayersymposium/University at Buffalo Poetry Collection, 420 Capen Hall, UB North Campus.
Friday, 8 p.m.: Poetry reading by Bernadette Mayer in conjunction with the UB Poetics Program's "Modes of Love and Reason: A Bernadette Mayer Symposium." Mayer, an influential avant-garde writer often associated with the "New York School" of poets, is the author of more than 20 collections of poems, the most recent of which is "Poetry State Forest" (New Directions Press, 2008).