Today, 2 p.m.: Readings by poets Lauren Rebecca Gay, Kevin O’Brien Cain, Damian Weber and others. The Vault, 702 Main St.

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.: Empire State College Poetry Series reading featuring Jennifer Campbell. She is a professor of English at Erie Community College-North, and a co-editor of Earth’s Daughters magazine. The title of her recently released second collection of poems is “Supposed to Love” (Saddle Road Press). Additional reading slots available. Empire State College, Appletree Mall, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga.

Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m.: Creative Writing Workshop with poet and prose writer Susan Marie. Part One of a three part NYSCA-sponsored series continuing July 31 and Aug. 21. Main Studios, 515 Main St. Workshop is also available online. $20 per session. Visit for registration information.

Thursday, 7 p.m.: Book talk and book signing with counselor and psychologist Darcy Thiel, author of “Bitter and Sweet: a Family’s Journey with Cancer” (Baby Coop Publishing, LLC). Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.

Saturday, 2 p.m.: Victorian Cat Tales, a book talk and book signing featuring sisters Catherine Golden (author and Skidmore College professor) and Pam Golden (Massachusetts-based artist, sculptor, and illustrator), Buffalo natives and collaborators on “Victorian Cat Tales, Book One: The Life and Times of Rose and Leopold” (Black Rose Writing). Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.