The Upper Delaware Writers Collective (UDWC) presents a reading and book launch by Nancy Dymond, debuting her full-length poetry collection “Sleep Barn,” at the Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main St., 2pm. Free, and a wine reception will follow the reading. 845/252-7506.
Catskill Arts Society hosts a poetry reading by Kirby Olson, William Greenfield and Bill Fellenberg at the CAS Arts Center, 2-3pm.
Stories, poems and jokes about Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa performed by Carol Montana, the artistic director of Big Sky Productions, at the Fallsburg Library during their Ladies' Night Out, 7pm. Admission is free. Please bring a dessert to share. 845/436-6067.
Local author Gina Flores will present a reading and signing of her book "Faith and the Fragrance Fairy" at the ARTery Gallery, 2-4 pm. Meet Gina and Joann Wells Greenbaum, who illustrated this magical tale for children of all ages. 570/409-1234.
The 6th annual Poetry Festival will be held at the Liberty Museum and Arts Center, 2pm. Accomplished poets from across the region will each read a selection of their poems. 845/292-6628.
Bring your favorite scary tale written by you or another author to give your audience chills at the Tusten-Cochecton Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library, 6pm. Twenty minute slots, arrive early to get a slot. First come, first serve. Free. 845/252-3360.
Local author Wayne Hoffman will read selections from his new novel, “An Older Man,” at the Catskill Art Society Arts Center, 2pm. Published this summer by Bear Bones Books. Free and open to the public, donations accepted at the door. Copies of his book for sale.
Poetry reading by the Upper Delaware Writers Collective and guests at Cafe Devine, 3pm.
Poetry reading by local author Carol Nolde at the Tusten-Cochecton Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library, 6pm. She recounts how life in the region has transformed since her childhood on a family farm in Jeffersonville, NY. From her book, "Comfort in Stone."
The Alchemy Club poetry reading at Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 393 Broadway, 6:30pm. 845/794-4660.