Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Canisius College Contemporary Writers Series presents an evening with award-winning Irish-Canadian fiction writer, playwright and screenwriter Emma Donoghue, author of seventeen books, including the Booker Prize nominated novel “Room” (2010), which she adapted into an Academy Award nominated 2015 motion picture screenplay, and her latest novel “The Wonder” (Little, Brown and Company, 2016). Montante Cultural Center, 2001 Main St., Buffalo.
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.: Larkin Square Author Series presents a reading, book talk and signing with novelist and nonfiction writer Ann Hood, author of nineteen books, including her latest novel “The Book that Matters Most” (W.W. Norton & Co., 2016). Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St., Buffalo.
Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Just Buffalo Literary Café featuring poets Paige Melin, Vincent Cervone, and Blue Wojciechowski. Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Rd., Amherst.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Ground and Sky Buffalo Poetry Dialogue Series hosted by Nathanael William Stolte and the Cringe-Worthy Poets Collective. Open reading slots available. Rust Belt Books, 415 Grant St., Buffalo.
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.: Just Buffalo Studio Series reading featuring Buffalo-based poet and spoken word artist Eve Williams, Albany, NY-based poet-editor Matthew Klane, Albany-based poet-critic James Belflower and Donika Kelly, assistant professor of English at St. Bonaventure University. Kelly’s first collection poems “Bestiary” (Graywolf Press, 2016), was the recipient of the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and has been nominated for the 2016 National Book Award in Poetry. Just Buffalo Writing Center, 468 Washington Street (at Mohawk Street), 2nd Floor.