Monday, 6 p.m.: Book talk and book signing with Amy Stewart, author of “The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World’s Great Drinks” (Algonquin Books). Stewart is the award-winning author of five best-selling books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world, including “Wicked Plants” and “Wicked Bugs.” Mike A’s at the Hotel Lafayette, 391 Washington St.
Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Circleformance Series reading featuring poets Jennifer Campbell and Lisa Wiley Maslow. Meridian West Gallery, 1209 Hertel Ave. $5.
Wednesday, 7:30 P.M.: The Screening Room Series presents a PRIDE Poetry Event to celebrate PRIDE month, featuring readings by Gary Andrews, Marek Phillip Parker and Amy Upham. Additional reading slots available. Northtown Plaza Business Center, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. $2.
Saturday, 5 p.m.: Reading and book signing by Buffalo native Ron Irwin, author of “Flat Water Tuesday,” a new novel about competitive rowing published by the Macmillan imprint Thomas Dunne Books. Irwin, who learned to row at the West Side Rowing Club, now lives in South Africa. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.