Monday, 4:30 p.m.: Book talk and display by Marta Werner, associate professor of English at D’Youville College and co-editor (with Jen Bervin) of “The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope-Poems” (Granary Books 2012). Research and Information Commons, Room 101, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst.
Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Book launch for Donald Scheller’s poetry collection “May, June and All the Years Before.” Meridian West Gallery, 1209 Hertel Ave. $5.
Wednesday, 7:30 P.M.: “A Festival of Spring Poems” in celebration of National Poetry Month hosted by Peter Siedlecki. Guests are invited to bring their own spring-themed poems to read. Room 101, Research and Information Commons, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Reading and book signing by Tom Reigstad, emeritus professor in English at SUNY Buffalo State and author of “Scribblin’ for a Livin’: Mark Twain’s Pivotal Period in Buffalo.” (Prometheus Books). Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Tangential Readings, open format poetry, prose and spoken word performance series hosted by George Georgakis. This month’s featured reader is poet John Cuttito. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St. $2.
Friday, 7 p.m.: Fourth Friday Poetry Series reading featuring poet and spoken word artist Sweetne$$. Additional reading slots available. Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road. $3.
Friday, 7:30 P.M.: Studio Talk featuring Jen Bervin and Marta Werner, associate professor of English at D’Youville College, co-editors of “The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope-Poems” (Granary Books 2012). Question and answer session to follow. Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St.
Saturday, 12:30 P.M.: Studio Workshop: “Emily Dickinson’s Envelope-Poems” with Jen Bervin. Bervin’s work combines text and textile in a practice that encompasses poetry, archival research, artist books and large-scale art works. Her books include “The Gorgeous Nothings” (2012), “The Dickinson Composites” (2010), and “The Desert” (2008) from Granary Books, and “The Silver Book” (2010), “A Non-Breaking Space” (2005), and “Nets” (2004, fifth printing 2010) from Ugly Duckling Presse. Her upcoming exhibitions include “Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and “HELP/LESS” at Printed Matter in New York. Western New York Book Arts Center (second floor), 468 Washington St. Preregistration required. $25, $20 for Just Buffalo members, $10 students with ID.
Saturday, 5 p.m.: Talking Leaves Books presents an exclusive book signing with award-winning poet, essayist and translator Jane Hirshfield, author of seven collections of poems including “Come, Thief” (2011), “After” (2006, shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize), and “Given Sugar, Given Salt” (2001), a finalist for the National Book Critics Award. Hirshfield will be the featured guest of the Williamsville Poetry, Music, Dance and Art Celebration next Sunday afternoon at Williamsville East High School. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.
Saturday, 8 p.m.: Just Buffalo BIG NIGHT event featuring poet and book artist Jen Bervin, media artist Meg Knowles and music by the electro-dance duo UVB76. Bervin’s books include “The Gorgeous Nothings” (2012), “The Dickinson Composites” (2010), and “The Desert” (2008) from Granary Books, and “The Silver Book” (2010), “A Non-Breaking Space” (2005), and “Nets” (2004, fifth printing 2010) from Ugly Duckling Presse. Knowles produces experimental nonfiction work in various media. She has produced and directed numerous short autobiographical works, as well as videos and art installations exploring the environment and history of Western New York. She is an associate professor of Media Production at SUNY Buffalo State. UVB-76, comprised of Sherri Miller and Mario Fanone, provides engaging experimental left-field electronic music that will “attempt to transform Buffalo’s rust into a fiber-optic dream land, while making people move occasionally.” With food by BlazeVox Books publisher and gourmet chef Geoffrey Gatza. Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St. $5, $4 students, Just Buffalo members and members of its affiliate organizations.