Sunday, 4 p.m.: Poetry and Dinner Night at the Woodlawn Diner featuring Rochester-based poet Roy Hartwell Bent and Buffalo-based poet Patrick Cornelius. Additional reading slots available. 3200 Lakeshore Road, Blasdell. $14 (includes choice of two dinner selections). Call 903-3335 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Reading and book signing by Buffalo-area native Jeannine Marie Pitas, author of “Our Lady of the Snow Angels” (Lyricalmyrical Press, 2012) and the English language translator of “The History of Violets” (Historial de las violetas) by acclaimed Uruguayan poet Marosa di Giorgio (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010). A graduate of Nardin Academy and Sarah Lawrence College, she is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.
Friday, 7 p.m.: Fourth Friday Poetry Series reading featuring Erie, Pa.,-based poet Chuck Joy. Additional reading slots available. Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road. $3.