Monday, 7:15 p.m.: Reading and book signing with Buffalo native Kerry Langan, author of “Only Beautiful & Other Stories” (Wising Up Press, 2009). Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road.
Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Circleformance Series reading featuring poets Ryki Zuckerman and Sinead Tyrone. Zuckerman, an artist, educator, poet, literary event organizer and longtime co-editor of Earth’s Daughters magazine, will read from her new poetry collection “Looking for Bora Bora” (Saddle Road Press). Additional reading slots available. Meridian West Gallery, 1209 Hertel Ave. $5.
Wednesday, 6:15 p.m.: Spotlight on Youth: Open format performance showcase for Western New York area young artists, age 12 to 21. Trinity Place Courtyard, 371 Delaware Ave. Call Just Buffalo at 832-5400 for information.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: The Screening Room Series reading featuring poets Perry Nicholas and Maria Sebastian reading from their new collaborative chapbook “The Company We Keep.” Sebastian, also widely known as a singer-songwriter, will join musician John Brady for a set of original acoustic songs to open the evening. Additional reading slots available. Northtown Plaza Business Center, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. $2.
Thursday, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.: Tangential Readings, open format poetry, prose and spoken-word performance series hosted by George Georgakis. This month’s featured reader is poet and literary activist Gene Grabiner. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St. $2.