Saturday, 2 p.m.: Book talk and signing by Gerry Stafford, author of “Young Canaller” (Carlisle Press, 2012), a book of children’s historical fiction about a boy growing up and working on the Erie Canal during its construction in 1831. North Tonawanda History Museum, 54 Webster St., North Tonawanda.
Saturday, 5 p.m. to sundown: The Silo City Reading Series Presents: An eEening of Poetry, Music and Visual Art with readings by poets Matt Hart and Nate Pritts, music by Pine Fever, and art by Jason Seeley & Kyle Butler. Hart is the author of “Who’s Who Vivid” (Slope Editions, 2006), “Wolf Face” (H-NGM-N BKS, 2010) and “Light-Headed” (BlazeVOX, 2011). A co-founder and the editor-in-chief of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety, he lives in Cincinnati, where he teaches writing and aesthetics at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Pritts, a Syracuse native, is the founder and editor of H-NGM-N literary journal and H-NGM-N BKS. He earned an MFA from Warren Wilson College in 2000 and a Ph.D. in creative writing and British Romanticism from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, in 2003. His full-length collections of poetry include “Sensational Spectacular” (2007), “Honorary Astronaut” (2008), “The Wonderfull Yeare: a shepherd’s calendar (2010)”, “Big Bright Sun” (2010) and “Sweet Nothing” (2011). The Perot Grain Elevator (follow posted signage), Silo City, 92 Childs St.