Wednesday, 7:30 P.M.: Just Buffalo Literary Café featuring poets Martha Deed and Lisa Wiley. Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.

Saturday, 2 p.m.: Afternoon Poetry: Open reading sponsored by the Buffalo-based literary and arts magazine Steel Bellow and hosted by the publication’s founding editors Vincent Cervone, John Cuttito and Paige Melin. Starbucks at UB Commons, 520 Lee Entrance, University at Buffalo North Campus.

Saturday, 6:30 P.M.: “Three Hour Poetry Blast,” hosted by Mark C. Lloyd and featuring 10 of Buffalo’s leading poets and spoken word artists. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St., Buffalo.