Friday, 6:30 P.M.: Poetry reading featuring Richard LaClair, Perry Nicholas and Lisa Wiley in conjunction with “Empower,” the Impact Artist Gallery members art show. Suite 545, Trimain Center, 2495 Main St.

Friday, 7 p.m.: Fourth Friday Poetry Series open reading, guest hosted by Steel Bellow literary magazine co-founder Paige Melin. Up to 10 reading slots available. Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road. $3.