Today, 1 p.m.: Buffalo Writing Salon workshop with Pat Pendleton. C.G. Jung Center, 408 Franklin St. $20. Visit www.buffalowritingsalon.blogspot.com for information.
Today, 5:30 P.M.: Jewish Community Book Fair presents “A Jewish History of Greater Buffalo” with Dr. Chana Kotzin. Book signing to follow. Jewish Community Center - Benderson Building, 2640 North Forest Road, Amherst. $12, $6 students.
Today, 7:30 P.M.: The Screening Room Series reading featuring poet Jane Sadowsky, plus a video by Bill Kothe. Additional reading slots available. Northtown Plaza Business Center, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.
Monday, 7:30 P.M.: The Jewish Community Book Fair presents: A lecture, public discussion and book-signing by British journalist and writer Francesca Segal, author of “The Innocents” (Vintage Books, 2012), winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction and the 2012 Costa First Novel Award. “The Innocents” has been described as a “triumphant and beautifully executed recasting of Edith Wharton’s ‘The Age of Innocence.’ ” Jewish Community Center - Benderson Building, 2640 North Forest Road, Getzville. $12, $6 students.
Wednesday, 4:30 P.M.: The Visiting Poets Series at St. Bonaventure University presents a reading featuring poets Alli Warren and Stephanie Young. Warren, a Los Angeles native who moved to the Bay Area in 2001, is the author of “Here Come the Warm Jets,” her first full-length poetry collection published by City Lights Books. Her previous chapbooks include “Grindin’ ” (Lew Gallery), “Acting Out” (Editions Louis Wain), “Well-Meaning White Girl” (Mitzvah Chaps), “Cousins” (Lame House Press) and “Schema” (House Press). With Michael Nicoloff, she co-authored “Eunoia” (Abraham Lincoln Press) and “Bruised Dick.” Young lives and works in Oakland, where she teaches at Mills College. Her most recent book is “URSULA or UNIVERSITY” (Krupskaya Press), a cross-genre work investigating the possibilities and limits of poetry communities alongside the BART police slaying of Oscar Grant and ensuing protests in Oakland. Her recent books of poetry include “Picture Palace,” which brings together poetry, prose and performance texts, and the lyric first collection “Telling the Future Off” (Tougher Disguises Press). The Loft - Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, St. Bonaventure University, 3261 West State Road, Olean. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, 7:30 P.M.: Just Buffalo Literary Café featuring poets Sara Reis, Fred Whitehead and Ann Goldsmith. Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.
Wednesday, 7:30 P.M.: The Jewish Community Book Fair presents: “Jews in the Game, a sports personalities panel discussion” featuring WGRZ sportscaster Stu Boyar (moderator) with sportswriters Harlan Abbey and Dr. Neil D. Isaacs, tennis pro Todd Miller and other “surprise guests.” Jewish Community Center, Benderson Building, 2640 North Forest Road, Getzville. $12, $6 students.
Thursday, 7:30 P.M.: The Jewish Community Book Fair presents: “My Life in the Theatre,” a lecture by Saul Elkin, the founding artistic director of the Jewish Repertory Theatre of Western New York and a leading figure in the Buffalo theater community for more than four decades. Jewish Community Center, Benderson Building, 2640 North Forest Road, Getzville. $12, $6 students.
Thursday, 8 p.m.: UB Poetics Program reading featuring poets Alli Warren and Stephanie Young. Rust Belt Books, 224 Allen St.