Today, 2 p.m.: Jewish Community Book Fair presents a talk, question-and-answer session and book signing with Mark Russ Federman, author of “Russ and Daughters” (Schocken Books). Jewish Community Center, Benderson Building, 2640 North Forest Road, Getzville. $12, students $6.
Monday, 7:30 p.m.: Wordflight Series presents: “An Evening with Irving Feldman.” PAUSA Art House, 19 Wadsworth St. $7.
Tuesday, 8 p.m.: BABEL Series lecture by and discussion with physician, educator and author Abraham Verghese. Kleinhans Music Hall. $35.
Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Reading and book signing by Lizz Schumer, Western New York native, Buffalo-area journalist and author of the debut novel “Buffalo Steel” (Black Rose Writing). Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St., Buffalo.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Exhibit X Fiction Series reading by leading Greek fiction writer Amanda Michalopouou. Hallwalls Cinema, 341 Delaware Ave. (at Tupper Street).
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Burchfield Penney Art Center’s WORDS Festival poetry reading and book launch in conjunction with the release of “Mortals and Immortals,” an anthology edited by David Lampe celebrating the 35 years of the poetry series at the BPAC. Burchfield Penney Art Center, SUNY Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Ave.
Saturday, 1 p.m.: WORDS Festival presentation “Charles E. Burchfield In His Own Words,” with Tullis Johnson, manager of archives and information resources at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, SUNY Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Ave.
Saturday, 2 p.m.: WORDS Festival reading by Oakland-based poet Tennessee Reed, author of five collections of poems the most recent of which is “New and Selected Poems, 1982-2011” (World Parade Books, 2012). Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave.
Saturday, 4 p.m.: WORDS Festival performance by Steve McCaffery and Wooden Cities. Burchfield Penney Art Center, SUNY Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Ave.
Saturday, 6 p.m.: WORDS Festival Conversation – “The Local and the Global,” with fiction writer, essayist, poet and lyricist Ishmael Reed and Jeff Simon, columnist, critic and Arts Editor of The Buffalo News. Burchfield Penney Art Center, SUNY Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Ave.
Saturday, 8 p.m.: WORDS Festival reading by Ishmael Reed. Burchfield Penney Art Center, SUNY Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Ave.