Wednesday, 5 p.m.: The Larkin Square Author Series book talk and book signing by Charity Vogel, Buffalo News reporter and author of “The Angola Horror” (Cornell University Press), a dramatic historical narrative about the December 1867 Lake Shore Railway train derailment near Angola that killed 49 people and led to many 19th century railroad industry reforms across the United States. The Filling Station at Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St.
Friday, 7 p.m.: Fourth Friday Poetry Series reading featuring Erie, Pa.,- based poet Chuck Joy. Joy is the author of four collections of poetry, the most recent of which is titled “All Smooth” (Destitute Press). Additional reading slots available. Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road. $3.
Friday, 8 p.m.: Women At ART, first night of two evenings of poetry and spoken word performance hosted by Kim Piazza and featuring seven of Buffalo’s leading women poets: Sharon R. Amos, Janna Willoughby-Lohr (aka MC Vendetta), Shawnell Tillery, Nava Fader, Sinead Tyrone, Tara Heavern and Sara Marie Ries. Episcopal Church of the Ascension, American Repertory Theater of WNY, 16 Linwood Ave. (corner of North Street). $10 admission.
Saturday, 8 p.m.: Reading and book launch party for Noah Falck’s new book “Celebrity Dream Poems” (Poor Claudia Books), featuring Falck – the education director of Just Buffalo Literary Center – and Buffalo-based poets Barbara Cole, Joe Hall, Michael Flatt and Cheryl Quimba, plus a performance of “Dreamscapes of the Beloved Elite” by artist Kevin O’Brien Cain. Big Orbit Gallery, 30D Essex St.
Saturday, 8 p.m.: Women At ART, second of two evenings of poetry and spoken word performance hosted by Kim Piazza and featuring seven of Buffalo’s leading women poets. Episcopal Church of the Ascension, American Repertory Theater of WNY, 16 Linwood Ave. (corner of North Street). $10 admission.