Sharon Duke Estroff -- Har Sinai and the Center for Jewish Education host a program featuring the author of Can I Have a Cell Phone for Hanukkah? Estroff is an internationally syndicated parenting columnist who speaks regularly to audiences about the unique task of raising children in the 21st century. / 7 p.m. / Har Sinai Congregation / 2905 Walnut Ave., Owings Mills / 410-654-9393 / Free.
Poetry Extravaganza -- The Harford Poetry & Literary Society sponsors this event to celebrate National Poetry Month. Among the featured readers are Clarinda Harriss, author of Mort Main; Rosemary Klein, executive director of the Maryland State Poetry & Literary Society; Christopher George, editor of the Loch Raven Review; and Gregg Mosson, author of Season of Flowers. Members of the Maryland Conservatory of Music will perform classical guitar music. / 2 p.m.-6 p.m. / Barnes & Noble / 620 Marketplace Drive, Bel Air / 410-638-7023 / Free.
Sunday, April 13
Poets for Peace -- Poets will read from their work and speak on war and peace issues. The reading is free, but donations will be accepted on behalf of Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma. / 2 p.m.-4 p.m. / Stony Run Friends Meeting, 5116 N. Charles St. / 443-703-2590.
Saturday, April 19
CityLit Festival -- Annual event, sponsored by the Enoch Pratt Free Library and CityLit Project, feature readings, author appearances and signings, panel discussions, writing workshops, an open-mike, children's programs, exhibits, a poets' ink workshop, and more. / 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / Enoch Pratt Free Library, central library, 400 Cathedral St. / 410-396-5494 / citylitproject.org or prattlibrary.org.