Monday, 7 to 8 p.m.: August date for Buffalo Reading Invasion 2013 – a flash-moblike gathering to celebrate the role of reading, public space and community in our lives. Bring a book and a chair for an hour of quiet reading in one of Buffalo’s best-loved public spaces. This month’s location: Cazenovia Park – by the creek near the Cazenovia Street entrance in South Buffalo. For additional information, visit

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Book signing with Gerald Halligan and Renee Oubre, author and photographer of “Knox Farm State Park,” from the “Images of America” series by Arcadia Publishing. Talking Leaves Elmwood, 951 Elmwood Ave.

Thursday, 7 p.m.: Reading by Buffalo native Gina Fava, author of “The Race” (Steepo Press). Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.

Friday, 8 p.m.: Premiere performance of “Ain’t She Brave,” a play written by poets Erika D. Gault and Ntare Ali Gault, directed by Lorna C. Hill, and choreographed by Robin Hibbert, presenting a modern black woman’s perspective on her journey to self-discovery in contemporary America. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundayd at 6 p.m. through Aug. 25. Buffalo East, 1412 Main St. $15 to $20. Go online to for ticket information.

Saturday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Official launch event for, a website described as “a space for both amateur and professional writers, poets, vocalists, visual artists, photographers and musicians to express themselves, practice their skills, challenge and one another, collaborate and be noticed.” The Buffalo area launch will feature over 25 regionally-based visual and performing artists exhibiting and presenting their work over a four hour program. WNED TV Studio, 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo. Tickets: $25. Visit for more information.