Today, 7:30 P.M.: Screening Room Series reading featuring poet John Christopher plus a video by Bill Kothe. Additional reading slots available. Northtown Plaza Business Center, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.
Monday, 5 p.m.: “From History to Fiction, From Fiction to History,” a Larkin Square Authors Series talk by Buffalo native Lauren Belfer, author of “City of Light” (Island Books, 1999) and “A Fierce Radiance” (2010 HarperCollins). Copies of Belfer’s books will be available from Talking Leaves Books for purchase and signing. The Filling Station at Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St.
Wednesday, 10 a.m.: The Robert H. Jackson Center’s Young Readers program presents a talk by Karen Levine, the Canadian author of “Hana’s Suitcase” (2002), the award-winning real life story of Hana Bradová, a 13-year-old Jewish girl who died in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. 305 E. Fourth St., Jamestown. $3.50; limited seating, call 483-6646 if interested in attending either the morning or afternoon (12:30 p.m.) student program.
Wednesday, 7:30 P.M.: Earth’s Daughters Gray Hair Series reading featuring Rochester-based poet Roy Hartwell Bent and poet, editor, fiction writer and educator Peggy Towers. Hallwalls Cinema, 341 Delaware Ave. (near Tupper). $5.
Thursday, 5:30 P.M.: The University at Buffalo Poetry Collection hosts a memorial reading of selected works by the late Buffalo poet, fiction writer, and children’s author Norma Kassirer, whose books included “Magic Elizabeth” (1965), “The Doll Snatchers” (1969), “The Hidden Wife and Other Stories” (1991) and “Katzenjammered” (2011). She died Feb. 17 at age 89. 420 Capen Hall, UB North Campus.
Thursday, 7 P.M.: Niagara County Community College “Raiders of Niagara” Series reading featuring poet and fiction writer Marc Pietrzykowski, author of a novel and five collections of poetry, including the recently released “No Tribe, No Tribute” (Pski’s Porch Publishing) and poet and playwright Randy Rumley, the series organizer and host. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.