Today, 2 p.m.: Poets and Writers Series reading featuring poets Sandra Cookson and Carole Brown Knuth. Knuth is professor of English emeritus from Buffalo State College, where her specialties were Anglo-Irish literature (James Joyce) and women’s literature. Her first collection of poems, “When the Morning Breaks,” appeared in 2010. Tower Auditorium, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave.
Monday, 7 p.m.: BABEL at Betty’s. Book discussion of Alexandra Fuller’s latest book, “Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness” led by Buffalo News reporter Charity Vogel. Fuller will deliver Just Buffalo Literary Center’s next BABEL series lecture March 7. Betty’s Restaurant, 370 Virginia St. $10, $5 Just Buffalo members/ BABEL Series subscribers.
Tuesday, 7:30 P.M.: SUNY Empire State College Reading Series hosted by Carole Southwood and Jennifer Attaway. Ten open reading slots available. Empire State College, Appletree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga.
Wednesday, 5 p.m.: Larkin Square Author Series: Informal talk and book signing with Timothy Bohen, author of “Against the Grain, The History of Buffalo’s First Ward” (Bohane Books LLC, 2012). Co-sponsored by Talking Leaves Books. The Filling Station, Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St.
WednesDAY, 7:30 P.M.: Readings at RIC Series featuring poets Michael Basinski and Lynn Ciesielski. Basinski is a noted American text, visual and sound poet with more than 20 books to his credit. He is the curator of the Poetry/Rare Books Collection of the University at Buffalo. Ciesielski is the author of “I Speak in Tongues” (Foothills Publishing, 2012) and curates and hosts the new Circleformance Reading Series. Research and Information Commons, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Tangential Readings, open format poetry, prose and spoken word performance series hosted by George Georgakis. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St. $2.
Friday, 8 p.m.: UB Poetics Program reading by poet, sound performance, visual and conceptual artist Mathew Timmons. Timmons’ works include “The New Poetics” (Les Figues Press, 2010), “Sound Noise” (Little Red Leaves, 2010), “The Archanoids” (a CD of solo and collaborative sound poetries, 2010), “CREDIT” (Blanc Press, 2009) and “Lip Service” (Slack Buddha Press, 2009). Timmons works as the general director of General Projects and editor of Insert Press and Joyland in Los Angeles. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.