Monday, 5 p.m.: Larkin Square Author Series featuring Niagara Falls, Ont., native Cathy Marie Buchanan, author of “The Day the Falls Stood Still” (Voice Books, 2009) and “The Painted Girls” (Riverhead Books, 2013). The Filling Station at Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St.
Wednesday, 7:30 P.M.: Just Buffalo Literary Café featuring poet Perry Nicholas reading from his new collection “Beginnings: Poems to Greece and Back.” Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.
Wednesday, 8 p.m.: BABEL Series Lecture by and discussion with Dominican-American poet and novelist Julia Alvarez, author of six novels including “How the García Girls Lost Their Accents” (1991) and nonfiction collection, “Once Upon a Quinceañera: Coming of Age in the USA” (2007). Kleinhans Music Hall. $35.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: UB English Department’s Exhibit X Fiction and Prose Series featuring novelist and fiction writer Lydia Millet, author of nine books, including “My Happy Life” (2002), “Love in Infant Monkeys” (2010, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction) and “Magnificence” (W.W. Norton, a 2012 National Book Award finalist for Fiction). Hallwalls Cinema, 341 Delaware Ave.
Thursday, 8 p.m.: Starcherone Books Thursday Pre-Party for the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair featuring readings by the two most recent winners of the Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction, Jonathan Callahan debuting his collection, “The Consummation of Dirk” (2012) and Sarah Falkner, reading from her first novel, “Animal Sanctuary” (2011), and her new work, “Quarry.” Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St.
Thursday, 8 p.m.: UB Poetics Program reading by poet-critic Lytle Shaw, author of “Frank O’Hara: The Poetics of Coterie” (2006) and “Fieldworks: From Place to Site in Postwar Poetics” (2013). Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.
Friday, 8 p.m.: Just Buffalo Literary Center presents “All Poetry Is Small Press Poetry,” a reading in conjunction with the 2013 Buffalo Small Press Book Fair featuring poets Matthew Klane, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Chris McCreary and Jenn McCreary. Klane, who lives in Albany, is co-editor at Flim Forum Press. His books include “B” (Stockport Flats 2008) and “Being Che” (Stockport Flats 2013). Lee’s books include “That Gorgeous Feeling” (Coconut Books) and “Underground National” (Factory School) as well as several chapbooks, most recently “A Primary Mother” (part of the Least Weasel Series at Propolis Press). She writes poetry reviews for the Constant Critic and is a poetry editor for the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. She lives in Philadelphia, where she teaches at the University of the Arts and publishes Corollary Press. Chris McCreary’s most recent book is “Undone: A Fakebook” (Furniture Press), and his chapbook “Elseworlds” was just published by Cy Gist Press. With Jenn McCreary, he co-edits ixnay press. Jenn McCreary is the author of “:ab ovo:” (Dusie Press, 2009) and chapbooks: “errata stigmata” (Potes & Poets Press), “four o’clock pocket chiming” (Beautiful Swimmer Press), & “Odyssey & Oracle” (Least Weasel Press). Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St.
Saturday, Noon to 6 p.m.: The Buffalo Small Press Book Fair, a two-day event that brings booksellers, authors, bookmakers, zinesters, small presses, artists, poets and others together in a venue where they can share ideas, showcase their art and sell the books, prints and other book-related ephemera they produce. The show continues Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 453 Porter Ave. Admission is free.