Monday, 6:30 p.m.: Wordflight Series reading featuring playwright and poet Mark Lloyd and fiction writer and humorist Blue Wojciechowski. Additional reading slots available. Crane Branch Library, 633 Elmwood Ave.
Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Circleformance Series reading featuring poets Ann Goldsmith and Fred Whitehead. Additional reading slots available. Meridian West Gallery, 1209 Hertel Ave. (near Fairchild Place). $5.
Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Memoir Writing, a workshop with author and visual artist Pat Pendleton. Wednesdays through Feb. 27. Artspace Buffalo Gallery, 1219 Main St. $50/3 weeks.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: Earth’s Daughters Gray Hair Series reading featuring poet Al Felix and prose and fiction writer Howard Wolf. Felix, a former English teacher at Orchard Park High School, has had his writing published in a wide variety of publications. His most recent chapbook is “Jackie Felix Remembered: Wife, Artist, Feminist,” a series of poems and photographs about his wife, the prominent Buffalo painter and printmaker Jackie Felix, who died last April. Wolf, emeritus professor of English at the University at Buffalo after a teaching career that spanned over five decades, is the author of two volumes of stories, “Of the Bronx and Manhattan, a Son” and “The Education of Ludwig Fried,” along with a novel, “Broadway Serenade” and a memoir “Forgive the Father.” His most recent collection, “Far-Away Places: Lessons in Exile” (2007), is a blend of several genres, reflecting his interests in cultural criticism, short fiction, generational memoir, plays and travel. He is currently working on a group of stories set in Israel, titled “Guide for the Perplexed Traveler.” Hallwalls Cinema, 341 Delaware Ave. (near Tupper Street). $5.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Reading from and book launch for poet Perry Nicholas’ latest collection “Beginnings: Poems to Greece and Back.” Nicholas is an assistant professor of English at Erie Community College North, where he was awarded the 2008 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities and the 2011 President’s Award for Classroom Instruction. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.
Friday, 8 p.m.: UB Poetics Program reading by poet, media and conceptual artist Laura Elrick. Elrick, who currently teaches poetry and poetics at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, is the author of “Propagation” (Kenning Editions, 2012), “Fantasies in Permeable Structures” (Factory School, 2005), and “Skincerity” (Krupskaya, 2003). Her “psychogeographically inspired” research and performance works include the oppositional cartography “Blocks Away”(2010), the video-poem “Stalk” (2008), and a sound work, “5 Audio Pieces for Doubled Voice” (2005). Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.