Today, 7:30 P.M.: The Screening Room Series reading featuring poets Josh Smith and John Cuttito, plus a video by Bill Kothe. Additional reading slots available. Northtown Plaza Business Center, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.
Monday, 6:30 P.M.: Wordflight Series reading featuring poet Ann Goldsmith and poet, actor and award-winning playwright Kathleen Betsko Yale. Goldsmith’s books include “The Spaces Between Us” (Outrider Poetry Project, 2010) and “No One Is the Same Again” (Quarterly Review of Literature, 1999). Betsko Yale is co-author (with Rachel Koenig) of “Interviews With Contemporary Women Playwrights” (William Morrow & Co., 1987) and author of numerous plays, including “Beggars Choice,” “Stitchers and Starlight Talkers” and the ABC Theatre Award winning “Johnny Bull.” Additional reading slots available. New location: PAUSA Art House, 19 Wadsworth St. Admission: $ 5 voucher (may be applied to food and beverage).
Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Circleformance Series reading featuring poets Josh Smith and John Cuttito, with a musical performance by Michael Sheffield . Additional reading slots available. Meridian West Gallery, 1209 Hertel Ave. $7.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: Earth’s Daughters Gray Hair Series reading featuring poet Ruth Thompson and writer/anthropologist Don Mitchell. Thompson is the editor and publisher of Saddle Road Press. Her recent collections of poetry include “Woman with Crows” (2012) and “Here Along Cazenovia Creek” (2011). Mitchell’s new collection of ethnographic fiction, “A Red Woman Was Crying: Stories from Nagovisi” was published recently by Saddle Road Press. Hallwalls Cinema, 341 Delaware Ave. $5.
Thursday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Closing reception for Writing with Light, the annual exhibition of Buffalo-area student writing and photography professionally mentored and curated by Just Buffalo Literary Center and CEPA Gallery. CEPA Gallery and Just Buffalo Literary Center, Market Arcade Building, 617 Main St.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Reading and book signing by anthropologist, poet and fiction writer Don Mitchell, author of “A Red Woman Was Crying” (Saddle Road Press), a new collection of short stories, set among tribal people on Bougainville Island in the late 1960s. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.
Friday, 8 p.m.: UB Poetics Program presents a Bon Aire Projects premiere: Amanda Montei and Jon Rutzmoser read from their new book “Dinner Poems,” part of a new series of collaborative works facilitating conversations involving writers, artists and literary communities. Other Bon Aire authors will also read from their forthcoming work. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.