Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Circleformance Series reading featuring poets Martha Deed and Michael Czarnecki. Five additional reading slots available. Meridian West Gallery, 1209 Hertel Ave. $7.
Tuesday, 7:30 P.M.: Jewish Community Book Fair presents a lecture, question and answer session, and book signing by Letty Cottin Pogrebin, author of “How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick” (PublicAffairs Books). Jewish Community Center, Benderson Building, 2640 North Forest Road, Getzville. $12 general admission, $6 students.
Wednesday, 6:15 P.M.: Spotlight on Youth: Open format performance showcase for WNY area young artists, ages 12 to 21. Western New York Book Arts Center (second floor), 68 Washington St., (at Mohawk Street). Call Just Buffalo at 832-5400 for information.
Wednesday, 7:30 P.M.: Readings at the RIC Series featuring poets Jennifer Campbell and Ryki Zuckerman. Campbell, who teaches English at ECC-North, is the author of the poetry collections “Driving Straight Through” (Foothills Publishing) and “Supposed to Love” (Saddle Road Press). Zuckerman, who organizes and hosts both the Earth’s Daughters Gray Hair and Wordflight Reading series, is the author of “Body of the Work” (Textile Bridge Press) and “Looking for Bora Bora” (Saddle Road Press). Resource and Information Commons, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst.
Wednesday, 7:30 P.M.: The Screening Room Series reading featuring poet Sinead Tyrone and selected contributors to the current issue of the journal Steel Bellow. Additional reading slots available. Northtown Plaza Business Center, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. $2.
Thursday, 4:30 p.m.: Visiting Poets Series at St. Bonaventure University present a reading by Washington, D.C. based poet, editor and publisher Rod Smith. Smith is the author of 11 books, including “In Memory of My Theories” (O Books, 1996), “Protective Immediacy” (Roof Books, 1999), “Music or Honesty” (Roof Books, 2003) and “Deed” (University of Iowa Press, 2007). With Kaplan Harris and Peter Baker, he is the co-editor of “The Collected Letters of Robert Creeley” to be published early next year by the University of California Press. The Loft, Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, St. Bonaventure University, 3261 West State Road, Olean.
Friday, 8 p.m.: BABEL Series Lecture by and discussion with international best-selling novelist Amy Tan, author of “The Joy Luck Club” (1987), “The Kitchen God’s Wife”(1991), “The Bonesetter’s Daughter” (2000) and her newly released novel “The Valley of Amazement” published last month by Ecco/HarperCollins. Tan has also written two children’s books and memoir, “The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings” (2003). Kleinhans Music Hall, 71 Symphony Circle. $35.
Friday, 8 p.m.: UB Poetics Program reading by U.K. based poet-performance artist Sophie Seita, best known for her work in Poetry Wales, No Prizes, and Intercapillary Space, her chapbook “12 Steps,” and her work as organizer of the unAmerican Activities Reading Series, a simultaneous reading series linking New York City and Cambridge, England. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.