Today, 4 p.m.: Not Just Words: Resident Salon readings featuring poetry and performance with Tim Raymond, Kathleen Betsko Yale, Pat Pendleton, Ann Goldsmith, Erika Mitchell, Selina Holman, Janice Davis and others. Artspace Buffalo Gallery, 1219 Main St.
Monday, 6:30 p.m.: Wordflight Series reading featuring poets Jennifer Attaway and Karen Lee Lewis. Additional reading slots available. Crane Branch Library, 633 Elmwood Ave. (upstairs).
Monday, 7:30 p.m.: Jewish Community Book Fair: Reading by Josh Rolnick, author of “Pulp and Paper” (University of Iowa Press), a collection of stories on themes of memory, repentance and redemption that won the 2011 John Simmons Short Fiction Award from the University at Iowa. Rolnick is former managing editor of Moment magazine. Jewish Community Center, Benderson Building, 2640 North Forest Road, Amherst.
Wednesday, 6:15 p.m.: Spotlight on Youth: Open format performance showcase for WNY area young artists, ages 12 to 21. Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main St. Call Just Buffalo at 832-5400 for information.
Saturday, 4 p.m.: Rustling the Leaves: Talk with William McGee, author of “Attention All Passengers: The Airlines’ Dangerous Descent – and How to Reclaim our Skies” (Harper Books), an expose about flight safety practices which has been described as a “Fast Food Nation” for the airline industry. One chapter of the book focuses on regional airline safety and takes a close look at the Feb. 12, 2009, crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407 in Clarence Center. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.