Today, 4 p.m.: Poetry and Dinner Night at the Woodlawn Diner featuring poets Karen Lee Lewis and Lisa Wiley. 3200 Lakeshore Road, Blasdell. $14 (includes choice of two dinner selections). Call 903-3335 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: Just Buffalo Literary Café featuring Buffalo State College professor and fiction writer Kim Chinquee, with poets George Grace and Marge Merrill. Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.
Friday, 7 p.m.: Baltimore-based Furniture Press Books 2013 Tour, featuring authors Toby Altman, Martine Bellen, Iris Cushing, Ryan Eckes, Magus Magnus, Jesse Nissim, Alicia Puglionesi and Joshua Ware. Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.
Friday, 8 p.m.: UB Poetics Program reading featuring Canadian poets Stephen Collis and Jordan Scott. Collis is a poet and professor of contemporary literature at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. Scott is the author of “Silt”(New Star Books, 2005), which was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, and “Blert” (Coach House Books, 2008). Blert was adapted into a short film for Bravo! and was the subject of an online interactive documentary commissioned by the National Film Board of Canada. Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St.