Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: Just Buffalo Literary Café featuring poets Kastle Brill, John Kryder and Annette Daniels Taylor. Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.

Thursday, 7 p.m.: Raiders of Niagara Series reading by Niagara County Community College English professor Marc Pietrzykowski. He is the author of two new books, “The Emissary,” a novel, and “Straddling the Sibyl,” a collection of poetry. Both books are from Pski’s Porch Publishing, and will be available at the reading. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.