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Tuesday, 9:45 a.m.: Villa Maria College presents a reading by anthropologist, poet and fiction writer Don Mitchell, author of “A Red Woman was Crying” (Saddle Road Press), a new collection of short stories, set among tribal people on Bougainville Island in the late 1960s. Recital Hall, Villa Maria College, 240 Pine Ridge Road.

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Book talk and book signing with Dave Dyer, author of “Steel’s A Forgotten Stock Market Scandal from the 1920s” (Syracuse University Press), the story of early 20th century Ponzi scheme devised by a Buffalo-based entrepreneur, marketer and chain store retailer. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: Just Buffalo Literary Café featuring readings by Elizabeth Sachs, Randy Rumley and Marc Pietrzykowski. Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.

Thursday, 5 p.m.: Talking Leaves Books presents a reading, discussion and book signing with author, teacher and essayist Mark Slouka, author of “Brewster” (W.W. Norton), a much-praised new novel about the interlinked lives of four teenagers in small-town upstate New York in the late 1960s. The Filling Station at Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St.

Friday, 8 p.m.: Book launch, reading and book signing for Karen Mac Cormack’s latest volume “Against White,” recently published by the London-based U.K. publisher Veer Books. The author of more than a dozen books of poetry, Mac Cormack teaches in the University at Buffalo’s English Department and the UB Poetics Program. Western New York Book Arts Center 468 Washington St. (at Mohawk Street).