Today, 4 p.m.: Poetry and Dinner Night at the Woodlawn Diner featuring poets Amy Upham and Sara Ries. Additional reading slots available. 3200 Lakeshore Road, Blasdell. $14 (includes choice of two dinner selections). Call 903-3335 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
Monday, 6:30 P.M.: Wordflight Series reading featuring poets Loren Keller and Fred Whitehead. A playwright, actor, novelist, literary reviewer and longtime Buffalo-area educator, Keller is the author of six collections of poems, including “Evening Everything: The Collected Poems.” Whitehead is the author of four collections of poems, the most recent of which is “Water From A Toad” (No Frills Buffalo Press, 2012). He is the founder of Destitute Press and organizer and host of the Fourth Friday Poetry Series at Dog Ears Books. Additional reading slots available. Crane Branch Library, 633 Elmwood Ave. (upstairs).
Tuesday, 6 p.m.: Book talk and book signing featuring Judy Wicks, co-founder of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) and author of a brand new business book/memoir “Good Morning, Beautiful Business.” Wicks is in Buffalo this week to attend BALLE’s annual national conference hosted by Buffalo First at various locations around the city. Hallwalls Cinema, 341 Delaware Ave. (near Tupper Street.).
TUESDAY, 7:30 P.M.: A local book launch for “Another Little Piece,” a Young Adult novel published by HarperTeen, will feature a reading and book signing with author Kate Karyus Quinn, a graduate of Sweet Home High School and Niagara University who recently moved back to Buffalo. The author, who has an MFA in Film and Television Production from Chapman University, has published short romantic fiction in “Woman’s World” magazine and her second novel, “(Don’t You) Forget About Me,” will be published by HarperTeen in 2014. B is for Books, 6562 E. Quaker St, in Orchard Park.
6 p.m.: “From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story,” a comic monologue by award-winning writer and preservationist Ron Tanner based on his book of the same title in which he tells the story of how he and his wife bought condemned property – a wrecked former frat house – and restored it to its original Victorian splendor. Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Central Branch Auditorium, One Lafayette Square.