Today, 4 p.m.: Poetry and Dinner Night at the Woodlawn Diner featuring singer, songwriter and poet Melissa Lussier and poet John Cuttito, co-founder of the Living Poets Society and the Buffalo-based poetry anthology Steel Bellow. Additional reading slots available. 3200 Lakeshore Road, Blasdell. $14 (includes choice of two dinner selections). Call 903-3335 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
Tuesday, 7:30 P.M.: Empire State College Poetry Series reading featuring Jennifer Campbell, professor of English at Erie Community College and author of the poetry collections “Driving Straight Through” (Foothills Publishing, 2008) and “Supposed to Love” (Saddle Road Press, 2013). Additional reading slots available. Empire State College, Appletree Mall, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga.
Thursday, 7 to 9:30 P.M.: Tangential Readings, open format, poetry, prose and spoken-word performances hosted by George Georgakis. Following the conclusion of the sign-up readings portion of the program, there will be a celebratory Robert Burns Supper (i.e., haggis, “taters” and turnips) during which the poetry of Robert Burns will be read by Bruce McCausland. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.