Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Reading and book signing by Buffalo-based fiction writer Stephen Eoannou, author of the short story collection “Muscle Cars,” published by Santa Fe Writers Project Press. Stories in the collection have appeared in a number of literary journals and magazines including the Saturday Evening Post, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Rosebud and the MacGuffin. Eoannou’s work has been nominated for two Pushcart Awards, awarded an Honor Certificate from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and was honored with the Best Short Screenplay Award at the 36th Starz Denver Film Festival. Talking Leaves Books-Elmwood, 951 Elmwood Ave.
Friday, 7 p.m.: Fourth Friday Poetry Series reading featuring poets Edric Mesmer and Marten Clibbens. Mesmer is the Outriders Poetry Project prize-winning collection “Of Monodies and Homophony.” He works as a cataloger at the University at Buffalo poetry collection, and is founder, publisher and collator of the small international literary journal Yellow Field. Clibbens is a British poet who has lived in Buffalo for more than two decades. His books include “Sonet (1-28)” (Leave Books, 1995), “Sequence” (Lost Pages Press, 2006) and “Veteran’s Day.” Additional reading slots available. Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road. $4.