Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Reading, book talk and book signing by leading contemporary Polish novelist Grazyna Plebanek, best-selling author of “Illegal Liaisons,” her fourth novel but the first to be translated into English by Danusia Stok and published by New Europe Books. As the title suggests, Plebanek’s book has been described as “a tale of politics, gender, desire and the erotic imagination.” Her Buffalo visit will be the first stop on her American tour, following her appearance at the Toronto International Festival of Authors this weekend. Plebanek lives in Brussels, where she works as a journalist and writes fiction. She is fluent in English. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.
Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 9:30 P.M.: Tangential Readings, open format poetry, prose and spoken word performance series hosted by George Georgakis. This month’s featured reader is Ian McPhail, author of “You’re Confused Because It’s a Lie.” Additional reading slots available. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.
Thursday, 4:30 P.M.: The Visiting Poets at St. Bonaventure University Series presents a reading by K. Lorraine Graham. A writer and visual artist, Graham is the author of the full-length collection “Terminal Humming” (Edge Books, 2009), and the chapbooks “My Little Neoliberal Pony” (Insert Press, 2013), “Large Waves to Large Obstacles” (Dusie Kollektiv, 2012), “And so for you there is no heartbreak” (Dusie Kollektiv, 2011), and “Emohippus Greeting Card – Fourth Series” (Emohippus Press, 2010). She is a staff writer for the Poetry Foundation and the literary arts curator for the San Diego Museum of Art, and she has taught literary art and digital rhetoric at the University of California, San Diego. The Loft – Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, St. Bonaventure University, 3261 West State Road, Olean. Free and open to the public.