Tuesday, 7 p.m.: SUNY Empire State College Appletree Series open reading hosted by poet and writer Carole Southwood. Additional reading slots available. Empire State College, Appletree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga.
Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Circleformance Series reading featuring poet George Grace and award-winning playwright, fiction writer, and poet Gary Earl Ross with musicians Dave Goddard and Stefani Brooks Goddard. Additional reading slots available. El Buen Amigo & LACA Non-Profit, 114 Elmwood Ave. (near Allen Street). $4.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Reading and book signing by Alyssa Palombo, author of “The Violinist of Venice: A Story of Vivaldi” (St. Martin’s Griffin Press, 2015). Palombo is a Buffalo native, and a recent Canisius College graduate. “The Violinist of Venice: A Story of Vivaldi” is her first novel. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.