Today, 2 p.m.: Not Just Words: Prose reading by Olga Karman followed by poetry with slideshow of collage art by Katherine Denison. Artspace Buffalo Gallery, 1219 Main St. $5.
Monday, 7 p.m.: Not Just Words: Dramatic Readings by Tim Newell and others including Ann Goldsmith, Kathleen Betsko Yale, J. Tim Raymond and Timothy Englert. Works to be excerpted include Shakespeare’s “Richard III” and Ann Goldsmith’s “The Plague.” Artspace Buffalo Gallery, 1219 Main St. $5.
Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Reading and book signing with Mick Cochrane, author of “Fitz,” a new young adult novel published by Knopf/Random House. Cochrane is professor of English and Lowery Writer-in-Residence at Canisius College. Fireside Lounge, 2nd Floor, Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center, 80 Hughes Ave.
Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Not Just Words: “The Masks We Wear,” poetry workshop with Ann Goldsmith. Artspace Buffalo Gallery, 1219 Main St. Free.
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.: Jewish Community Book Fair: Reading by Israeli-born poet Rachel Bergash, author of the memoir “Half the House, My Life In and Out of Jerusalem” (Sunstone Press). Jewish Community Center-Benderson Building, 2640 North Forest Road, Amherst. $6 to $12.
Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Not Just Words: Writing for Artists, a workshop with J. Tim Raymond. Artspace Buffalo Gallery, 1219 Main St. Free.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: “Earth’s Daughters: The Next Generation,” a benefit reading for Earth’s Daughters magazine featuring many of the Buffalo-Niagara region’s leading younger women poets and writers, including Marina Blitshteyn, Robin Brox, Jennifer Campbell, Kim Chinquee, Sara Ries. and Janna Willoughby-Lohr, . Buffalo East, 1412 Main St. $10 to $20 (which includes a subscription to the magazine).
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: Jewish Community Book Fair: Reading by Bonnie Schneider, cable network meteorologist on CNN and HLN and author of a new book, “Extreme Weather” (Palgrave McMillian). Jewish Community Center-Benderson Building, 2640 North Forest Road, Amherst. $6 to $12.
Thursday, 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Canisius College Polish Legacy Book Fair. Runs 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily through Sunday. Montante Cultural Center, 2001 Main St.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Book launch for “My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop” (Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers) featuring contributing essayist Mick CochraneDiscussion with Jon Welch of Talking Leaves Books on the role of independent bookstores in today’s cultural climate to follow. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: The Write Thing Series presents a fiction reading by Laurie Viera Rigler, author of “Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict” and “Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict” (both published by Plume in North America). Medaille College Academic Commons, Main Hall, 4th floor, 18 Agassiz Circle.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Not Just Words: Poetry reading featuring Gene Grabiner, George Grace, and Ryki Zuckerman. Artspace Buffalo Gallery, 1219 Main St. $5.
Thursday, 8 p.m.: UB Poetics Program reading by Mónica de la Torre, a poet, editor and translator. She lives in Brooklyn and is senior editor at BOMB Magazine. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.
Friday, 7 p.m.: Cynthia Carr, longtime critic at the Village Voice, discusses “Fire in the Belly” (Bloomsbury USA), her much-praised new biography of David Wojnarowicz. Hallwalls Cinema, 341 Delaware Ave.