THOMAS PEACOCK: “Beginnings.” 3 p.m. today. Birchbark Books, 2115 W. 21st St., Mpls.; 7 p.m. Mon., Magers and Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.

READINGS BY WRITERS: Celebrating the work of Bob Dylan. With Tim Nolan, Joyce Sutphen, Katrina Vandenberg and others. 7:30 p.m. Tue. University Club, 420 Summit Av., St. Paul.

POETS OF THE CITY: With Frank Sentwali, ­Antwon Wallace, Tiyo Siyolo and others. 7 p.m. Fri. $12-$15; tickets at Prime 6, 609 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.