Today, noon to 4:30 p.m.: Buffalo Society of Artists First International Poetry Festival at Artpark. Among the Canadian poets scheduled to read are Elizabeth Glenny, David Haskins, John B. Lee, Karen Lee Lewis and Chris Parnell. Joining them will be American poets Michael Basinski, Elaine Chamberlain, Pat Cornelius, Ken Feltges, George Grace, Ann Goldsmith, Sara Ries, Carole Townsend, Janna Willoughby (aka MC Vendetta) and Ryki Zuckerman. Buffalo Society of Artists Gallery, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston.
Today, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Buffalo Infringement Festival: "Weird Tales and Tall Coincidences," poetry and spoken word performance by Janna Willoughby. Filigrees, 1121 Elmwood Ave. (at Forest Avenue). Repeated Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St., and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Space 224, 224 Allen St.
Today, 7:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.: Buffalo Infringement Festival: Readings by Eric Beeny and Thomas Luckie. Both Beeny and Luckie have published poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. Filigrees, 1121 Elmwood Ave. (at Forest Ave.).
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: Just Buffalo Literary Cafe: "A Summer Winds" poetry reading featuring Buffalo area poets Jennifer Attaway, Sinead Tyrone, Joe Nickell, Amol Salunkhe and Susanna Madau. Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Book signing with Bob Rich, author of "The Right Angle: Tales from a Sporting Life" published by Buffalo-based Prometheus Books. Rich is chairman of Rich Products, owner of the Buffalo Bisons, a former partner in the Buffalo Sabres and a much-traveled sportsman. His new book offers up sporting tales, family history and lore, local political intrigue and more. Talking Leaves Books (Elmwood Village), 951 Elmwood Ave.