Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Book launch and discussion with South Buffalo native Peter M. Talty, author of “Disparity: An Autobiography of a Man with a Hungry Heart.” Talty, a career occupational therapist who has supervised treatment at four different facilities and taught at five colleges and universities, is also the author of “Occupation As the Key to Change: A Collection of Stories and Suggestions Illustrating the Power of Occupation” (2012). Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.
Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Circleformance Series reading featuring poets Olga Karman and Marjorie Norris, with a musical performance by Odell Rishon Northington. Additional reading slots available. El Buen Amigo & LACA Non-Profit, 114 Elmwood Ave. (near Allen Street). $4.