Monday, Noon: Object and Adaptation: The Worlds of Shakespeare and Cervantes, a Conference in Three Acts. Act I: “From the Barbican to Buffalo: Why Shakespeare’s First Folio Matters” by Emma Smith, Oxford University Professor of Shakespeare Studies and Tutorial Fellow at Hertford College. Buffalo Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square. (Lecture repeated at 3:30 p.m. at Capen Hall 107, UB North Campus.) Free and open to the public.
Tuesday, 7 p.m.: SUNY Empire State College Appletree Series open reading featuring poet and musician Kevin Doyle. Additional reading slots available. Empire State College, Appletree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga.
Wednesday, 7 p.m.: UB Exhibit X Fiction Series featuring Miguel Syjuco, author of “Ilustrado,” the debut novel that won the 2008 Man Asian Literary Prize as well as the Palanca Award, the Philippines’ highest literary honor. A Manila native, Syjuco has a master’s degree in creative writing from Columbia University and is completing his doctorate in English literature from the University of Adelaide in Australia. His current literary writing explores the possibilities of narrative fiction and examines the complexities of a Third World society involved in reckless decay and hopeful progress. Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, 341 Delaware Ave.
Thursday, 6 p.m.: Open Poetry Reading sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Erie County Writing and Well Being Workshop. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.
Friday, 7 p.m.: Steel Bellow literary magazine issue launch featuring poets Richard Olson and Theresa Wyatt, with readings from the work of the late Buffalo-based poet Frank Dunbar, which are also featured in the issue. Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda.
Friday, 7 p.m.: An Evening with Terrence McNally, the four-time Tony Award winner and playwright, to benefit Buffalo United Artists (BUA). McNally will read from his new book, “Selected Works, A Memoir in Plays.” Interspersed with McNally’s readings, BUA actors will read scenes from the author’s plays. Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Historic Site, 641 Delaware Ave. $50 to $125, call (716) 886-9239 for reservations and additional information.
Friday, 7 p.m.: UB Poetics Program presents “The University at Buffalo Poetry Collection in the 21st Century,” a virtual exhibit presented by current graduate students in the Poetics Program based on their research and discoveries in the collection. Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St.
Saturday, 6 p.m.: 2016 Art, Poetry, Music, and Pot Luck Spring Fling featuring poets David Landrey, Perry Nicholas and Lisa Wiley, with music by Maria Sebastian-Nicholas and Nelson Starr. 1045 Elmwood Gallery for the Arts.