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Monday, 5 p.m.: The Larkin Square Author Series presents a book talk and book signing by Thomas J. Reigstad, emeritus professor in English at Buffalo State College and author of “Scribblin’ for a Livin’: Mark Twain’s Pivotal Period in Buffalo” (Prometheus Books). The Filling Station at Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St.

Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Circleformance Series reading featuring poets Gene Grabiner and Michael Steffen. Meridian West Gallery, 1209 Hertel Ave. $5.

Wednesday, 6 p.m.: “Writing the Unknown,” a conversation with award-winning fiction writer Sarah Gerkensmeyer, author of the story collection “What You Are Now Enjoying,” the 2013 winner of the Autumn House Fiction Prize. Gerkensmeyer teaches creative writing at SUNY Fredonia State. The event will be followed by a reading and book signing at 7 p.m. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.

Wednesday, 6:15 P.M.: Spotlight on Youth: Open format performance showcase for Western New York area young artists, age 12 to 21. Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main St. Call Just Buffalo at 832-5400.

Thursday, 7 p.m.: Reading and book signing featuring Ryki Zuckerman, author of the recently published poetry collection “Looking for Bora Bora” (Saddle Road Press). A Buffalo-based artist, educator, poet, literary event organizer and longtime co-editor of Earth’s Daughters magazine, Zuckerman is currently the coordinator and host of both Earth’s Daughters Gray Hair readings series and the Crane Branch Library’s Wordflight reading series. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.

Friday, 7 p.m.: Fourth Friday Poetry Series reading featuring poet George Georgakis, organizer and host of the Tangential Readings Series at Rust Belt Books. Additional reading slots available. Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road. $3.