Monday, 7 p.m.: BABEL Extras: BABEL at Betty’s book discussion of acclaimed Somali author Nuruddin Farah’s 2004 novel “Links” facilitated by Sam Magavern, co-director of the Partnership for the Public Good, and lecturer at the University at Buffalo Law School and the Cornell University ILR School. Magavern is author of “Primo Levi’s Universe: A Writer’s Journey.” Farah visits Buffalo on Nov. 7 to appear in Just Buffalo Literary Center’s BABEL Series. Refreshments served. Betty’s Restaurant, 370 Virginia St. $10, $5 Just Buffalo members and BABEL subscribers.

Thursday, 7 p.m.: Meeting of Northside Writers Group. First and third Thursdays of each month. Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., Amherst. Visit for information.

Friday, 7 p.m.: “Nine-Tenths of the Law: Property and Resistance in the United States,” a talk by author Hannah Dobbz, whose book by that title examines the history of squatting and property struggles in the United States, from colonialism to 20th century urban squatting and the foreclosure crisis of the late 2000s, and how such resistance movements shape the law. The book was just published in paperback by AK Press. Burning Books, 420 Connecticut St.

Saturday, 10 to 11:30 A.M.: Poetry Workshop with Karen Lee Lewis, teaching artist and author of “What I Would Not Unravel” (Writers’ Den Books). Registration recommended. C.G. Jung Center, 408 Franklin St. $55 to $65. Visit for information.