Monday, 6:30 p.m.: Wordflight Series reading featuring poets Charles Case and Joyce Kessel. Additional reading slots available. Crane Branch Library (second floor), 633 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo.
Monday, 7 p.m.: Reading and book signing with short story writer and novelist Jill McCorkle, author of “Life after Life,” a new novel about community life in a semi-rural Fulton, N.C.,-based retirement home. McCorkle is the author of five previous novels, including “Ferris Beach” (1990), “Carolina Moon” (1996), and “Tending to Virginia” (1997), and four short-story collections, all published by Algonquin Books. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.
Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Canisius College Contemporary Writers Series reading featuring novelist Ron Hansen. He is the author of eight novels, including “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” (1983), “Mariette in Ecstasy” (1991), “Atticus” (1996) and “Exiles” (2008), as well as a collection of essays, “A Stay Against Confusion: Essays on Faith and Fiction” (2001). An ordained deacon of the Catholic Church, Hansen is the Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Santa Clara University. Grupp Fireside Lounge, Richard E. Winter Student Center, Canisius College, 80 Hughes Ave.
Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Circleformance Series reading featuring poets Kitty Jospé and Irene Sipos. Additional reading slots available. Meridian West Gallery, 1209 Hertel Ave. $5.
Wednesday, 6:15 p.m.: Spotlight on Youth: Open-format performance showcase for Western New York young artists, ages 12 to 21. Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main St. Call Just Buffalo at 832-5400 for information.
Saturday, 7 p.m.: “Superfreakin’ for the 21st Century,” a poetry reading hosted by Sean Thomas Dougherty and featuring Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Corey Zeller and Noah Falck. A Buffalo native, Cave Canem Fellow, and Ph.D. candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Utah, Bertram is author of the debut collection “But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise,” winner of the 2010 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award and published by Red Hen Press in 2013. Zeller, an Erie, Pa., native, is associate editor at Mud Luscious Press. His book “Man vs. Sky” was published by YesYes Books in February. Falck, a Dayton, Ohio native and former elementary school teacher, is the education director of Just Buffalo Literary Center. He is the author of the poetry collection “Snowmen Losing Weight” (BatCat Press, 2012), and the chapbooks “Life As a Crossword Puzzle” (Open Thread, 2009), “Measuring Tape for the Midwest” (Pavement Saw, 2008), and “Homemade Engines from a Dream” (Pudding House, 2007). Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.