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February 2016 Calendar of Literary Events

The monthly calendar reflects announcements that literary folk from the area have sent to us. To get a more complete list of author-events and workshop schedules, addresses and directions to the event locations, as well as bios of the presenters, you can use the links below.

Please send your calendar announcements, text only (no attachments or PDFs please), no later than noon on the last day of each month. Calendar entries are easier to include if they follow the format you see here (Day, date, time: event, cost, location, contact).  Events should be within an hour’s drive of Sonoma County. Send your announcements to sonomacountyliteraryupdate@gmail.com. NOTE: Lengthy announcements will be edited. Where possible, please provide a link to a web page with complete details.

Book Passage www.bookpassage.com
Center Literary Café centerliterarycafe@gmail.com
Copperfield’s Books www.copperfields.net
Petaluma Writers’ Forum and Jumpstart Writing Workshops: www.thewritespot.us
Readers’ Books www.readersbooks.com
Redwood Writers www.redwoodwriters.org
Sebastopol Center for the Arts www.sebarts.org
Sitting Room www.sittingroom.org
Sonoma Arts Literary Calendar www.sonomaarts.com
WordTemple Poetry Series www.wordtemple.com

Monday, February 1, 6:30 p.m. Rivertown Poets: A Muse-ing Mondays January reading features two noted poets, Jodi Hottel and Judy Anderson, followed by an open mic.  Open mic signups begin at 6:00 p.m. Please prepare no more than three minutes of poetry to share. The series continues on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The café is open for food and beverages at 189 H Street in downtown Petaluma. Contact: Sandra Anfang, wrdpntr51@gmail.com. Details: www.facebook.com/RivertownPoetsAMuseingMondays

Tuesday Mornings, February 2, 9, 16, and 23, 9:00–11:00 a.m. “Women EVERYWHERE Writing Together: a Virtual Telephone Circle” with author & writing guide Susan Hagen. This is for women ANYWHERE who are unable to attend a face-to-face writing circle. Explore the stories of your life in a safe, supportive circle of women. Each session includes a check-in, meditation, writing, reading aloud (if you wish), deep listening, and positive reflection. Beginning, experienced, and exploring writers of all genres welcome. One class for $47, three classes for $97. Choose your dates; mix and match with Saturday sessions. Ongoing throughout the year. www.susanhagen.com

Tuesday Afternoons, February 2, 9, 16, and 23, 1:00–3:00 p.m. “Women Writing for Empowerment” drop-in writing circle with author & writing guide Susan Hagen. This gentle, supportive, earth-based circle fosters self-empowerment in a community of soulful, spiritual, like-hearted women. No reservations needed, no writing experience necessary. DROP IN at Miss Daisy’s Magical Wonderland, 790 Hurlbut Avenue, Sebastopol. Sliding scale $25-$45 per session, plus an optional donation to steward the land. www.susanhagen.com

Wednesday Mornings, February 3, 10, 17, and 24,10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Weekly Writing Circle for Women with author & writing guide Susan Hagen. An ongoing weekly writing circle for women who want a continuous writing practice with the support of like-minded writers. Each session begins with meditation, guided imagery, and nature-based practices to help quiet the mind. Held at a private cottage in Occidental. Sliding Scale $145 – $175 for your choice of four sessions over five scheduled weeks. www.susanhagen.com

Wednesday, February 3, 7:00 p.m. Alameda Island Poets presents its monthly reading series, this month at Books Inc. Alameda. The youth members of AIP are producing this month’s reading, on the theme, “In the Music.” The teens reading include Alameda Community Learning Center students Hank Smith (newly crowned ACLC Poet Laureate), Katie Kovach, Justin Stewart, John Coyle, and Ellie Dodds and Sophia Moore, ACLC poets laureate emeritus. An open mic will follow. Open mic is at approximately 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Books Inc. Alameda is located at 1344 Park Street; street parking is available; wheelchair accessible.

Thursday Mornings, February 4, 11 and 18, 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. “Women Writing Through Transition and Change.” An ongoing weekly writing circle for women with author & writing guide Susan Hagen. You’ll learn new techniques for effortless writing as you explore the stories of your life in a safe, supportive circle of women. Each session begins with meditation, guided imagery, and nature-based practices to help quiet the mind. At a private home near downtown Sebastopol. Sliding Scale $145 – $175 for your choice of four sessions over five scheduled weeks. www.susanhagen.com

Friday Mornings, February 5, 12 and 19, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. “Writing as a Healing Practice” Co-Ed drop-in writing circle with author and writing guide Susan Hagen. This gentle, supportive, earth-based healing circle fosters self-awareness and personal growth. Open to all adults. No reservations needed, no writing experience necessary. DROP IN at Sonoma County Healing Academy (SoCoHA), at Gravenstein Station, 6741 Sebastopol Ave., Suite 120, Sebastopol, across from Coffee Catz patio. Suggested donation $20-$40 per session. www.susanhagen.com

Friday, February 5, 7:00 p.m. An Author Walks into a Bar: David Joy reads from his novel, Where All Light Tends to Go. At Jamison’s Roaring Donkey, 146 Kentucky St., Petaluma (a Copperfields Books event). Set in North Carolina’s Appalachian Mountains, Joy’s dark and compelling debut, a country-noir mash-up of Winter’s Bone and “Breaking Bad,” tells the savage and beautiful story of a young man seeking redemption in a place where blood is thicker than water and hope takes a back seat to fate. This event is free and open to the public, and if you buy a book, the first draft’s on Copperfields! (www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/author-walks-bar-david-joy)

Saturday Mornings, February 6, 20 and 27, 9:00–11:00 a.m. “Women EVERYWHERE Writing Together: a Virtual Telephone Circle” with author & writing guide Susan Hagen. This is for women ANYWHERE who are unable to attend a face-to-face writing circle. Explore the stories of your life in a safe, supportive circle of women. Each session includes a check-in, meditation, writing, reading aloud (if you wish), deep listening, and positive reflection. Beginning, experienced, and exploring writers of all genres welcome. One class for $47, three classes for $97. Choose your dates; mix and match with Tuesday sessions. Ongoing throughout the year. www.susanhagen.com

Saturday, February 6, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Writing with Passionate Presence: A Memoir Writing Workshop with Clara Rosemarda, MA. At SRJC Campus  Emeritus Hall, 1592.  Class Fee: $68.00. Please register at Santa Rosa Jr. College: 707-527-4372; communityed@santarosa.edu

Saturday, February 6, 1:30 p.m. Meet & Greet Tim Jollymore, author of Observation Hill and Listener in the Snow. At Copperfields Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma.

Saturday, February 6, 2:00-4:00 p.m. The Sonoma County North Bay Meeting Series announces a workshop: IS YOUR PICTURE BOOK READY? – A SANITY CHECKLIST by author Dev Petty. This meeting will be held at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts at 282 S. High Street (left side door), Sebastopol, and is open to the public. Donation $10 for members, $20 for non-members with pre-registration on-line. $15 for members, $25 for non-members at the door. Visit the speaker’s website at www.devpetty.com. Pre-Register recommended. Contact ctmarkee(at)gmail.com.

Saturday, February 6, 2:00 p.m. Book Talk with Kiera Stewart, author of How to Break a Heart. This novel by local kids author Stewart, features 13-year-old Mabry Collins who is dropped by her heartthrob, Nick Wainwright (her 19th straight dumping in a row). Copperfields Books, 106 Matheson Street, Healdsburg (www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/book-talk-kiera-stewart).

Thursday, February  11, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. Why There Are Words Literary Reading Series presents “The Heart of the Matter” featuring the following acclaimed authors: Peter Neil Carroll, Iris Dunkle, Jan Ellison, Gina Frangello, Alison Moore, Ginger Murchison, and Rob Roberge. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; readings begin at 7:15. $10. For more details, including the authors’ full bios, see www.whytherearewords.com. Why There Are Words is an award winning literary reading series curated by founder Peg Alford Pursell, www.pegalfordpursell.com, that draws a full house of Bay Area residents every second Thursday. Studio 333, at 333 Caledonia Street, Sausalito. Phone: 415-331-8272.

Wednesday, February 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m. The annual Healdsburg Literary Guild-sponsored Poetry Valentine will be held at the Healdsburg Regional Library, Center and Piper Streets, in the Forum Room. The event is free, and open to the public. This annual festival of love-poetry and chocolates, the Guild’s literary love-gift to the community, will feature the love-poems of 21 poets, whose poems will appear in a chapbook, Textures of Love, published by the Guild for this occasion, and available for purchase at the event. The poems depict many kinds of love, toward various objects of love, in different stages of love. The authors include Ana Manwaring, Anne Berry, Christine Calson, Donna Emerson, Edgar Calvelo, Evelyn Hardesty, Gene Hottel, Jabez [Bill] Churchill, Jerry Levine, Joan Brady, Jodi Hottel, John Koetzner, Judy Anderson, Julia Vose, Lilith Rogers, Marianne Lyon, Phyllis Meshulam, Russ Messing, Sandra Anfang, Sandra Nicholls, and Sara Valerio. For more information, see www.hbglitguild.org, or email vilmaginz@aol.com.

Wednesday, February 10, 7:00 p.m. Mystery Cafe at Copperfields with Barry Lancet, author of Pacific Burn. Montgomery Village Store, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. In the third big case taking him from his home in San Francisco to his native Japan, antiques dealer and detective Jim Brodie tracks down the killers who have been knocking off the members of a friend’s family. Shamus Award finalist Lancet has lived in Japan for more than twenty-five years and his latest book delivers both as a thriller and as a look inside an Asian culture with which many Westerners may not be familiar. (www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/mystery-cafe-barry-lancet)

Thursday, February 11, 4:00 p.m. Meet & Greet at Copperfields with Jory John, author of I Love You Already. In this wonderful sequel to Goodnight Already, Duck and Bear are back, with even more hilarity! 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma (www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/meet-greet-jory-john).

Thursday, February 11, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Cloverdale Performing Arts Center presents Books on Stage with Healdsburg resident Lisa Michaels, author of  Split: A Counterculture Childhood, a memoir about growing up the child of sixties hippies and radicals, and Grand Ambition, a novel based on the real-life Glen and Bessie Hyde and their failed attempt to raft down the Grand Canyon in 1928. Lisa will talk about the sources of her inspiration and will converse on stage with novelist and short story writer Roy Parvin. Free. At the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 North Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale. Hosted by Janet Vail. For more information, go to www.cloverdaleperformingarts.com/#!events/cho8 or email booksonstagejv@gmail.com.

Thursday, February 11, 8:30-10:00 p.m. Books on Stage and the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center present a literary salon with Healdsburg resident Lisa Michaels, author of  Split: A Counterculture Childhood, a memoir about growing up the child of sixties hippies and radicals, and Grand Ambition, a novel based on the real-life Glen and Bessie Hyde and their failed attempt to raft down the Grand Canyon in 1928. Enjoy wine and cheese, coffee, and dessert, along with stimulating conversation with the author. At Plank, 227 North Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale. Tickets are $15, available in advance at Mail Center Etc., 207 N. Cloverdale Blvd., or at the door. For more information, go to www.cloverdaleperformingarts.com/#!events/cho8 or email booksonstagejv@gmail.com.

Saturday, February 13, 1:30 p.m. Meet & Greet Sophia Townsend, author of Lost in the Snow. At Copperfields Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma.

Saturday, February 13, 7:00 p.m. Romance Café with Meg Cabot, author of Remembrance: A Mediator Novel. At Copperfields Books, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. Fifteen years after the release of the first Mediator novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries) returns with a deliciously sexy new entry to a fan-favorite series. More info: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/romance-caf%C3%A9-meg-cabot

Monday, February 15, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Snoopy’s Writers meet at the Warm Puppy Cafe, 1667 West Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. WRITE in Snoopy’s atmosphere (a Writer’s haven that stimulates the imagination)…TALK about your story with other writers…MAKE A PRESENTATION of a “work in progress” ON A FEEDBACK MONDAY. Meetings are free and open to anyone of any age with a passion for writing. Questions, e-mail Georgette at ggdeb@sonic.net.

Monday, February 15, 6:30–9:30 p.m. Poetry Out Loud county-wide high school poetry recitation contest,  with special guest, California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia. FREE, Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 707-486-7450 (details on County News page).

Saturday, February 20, 7:00 p.m. WordTemple Poetry Series featuring Troy Jollimore and Heather Altfeld. (Opening poet to be announced). Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High Street, Sebastopol. For more information, please visit www.wordtemple.com.

Saturday, February 20, 7:00 p.m. Café Society with Sere Prince Halverson, author of All the Winters After. At Copperfields Books, Montgomery Village Store, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. The Snow Child meets The Shipping News in this atmospheric novel about a man who returns to his Alaskan hometown after twenty years away. Best-selling author Halverson (The Underside of Joy) blends mystery and suspense into a many layered love story in her absorbing second novel. Details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/caf%C3%A9-society-sere-prince-halverson

Saturday, February 20, 7:00 p.m. Brave New Worlds with Randy Henderson, author of The Arcana Familia series. At Copperfields Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma. Randy Henderson–grand prize winner of Writers of the Future Award for 2014–presents his dark and quirky urban fantasy series set in a world of arcane beings hidden among the mundane townies of Port Townsend, Washington. Details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/brave-new-worlds-randy-henderson

Sunday, February 21, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Third Sunday Literary Open Mic: Coffee Catz at Gravenstein Station, 6761 Sebastopol Ave. (Hwy. 12), Sebastopol. A supportive group of friendly and witty fellow writers creates warm camaraderie. Grab a refreshing drink and tasty treat and enjoy the cozy comfort of the back room or patio, depending on weather. Round robin open mic: share a poem or short story by you or someone else. Bring something about love for this month, if you like. Listeners welcome. Donation: $5 to $10. Scent free event. Hosted by Sher Lianne Christian, http://lusciouspoetry.typepad.com/sherlianne/

Tuesday, February 23, 6:00 p.m. Redwood Writers’ Spotlight on Fiction with Marilyn Campbell. At Copperfields Books, Montgomery Village Store, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. This series is held on the last Thursday of the month January through June and provides a great opportunity to meet local authors and ask questions about their books. Campbell’s Trains to Concordia is a coming of age story about Charley O’Brien and his sister Jenny as they ride the orphan train from Pennsylvania to a foster home in Kansas, and, along with their friend, Christina, and experience unimaginable hardships in their new homes (www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/redwood-writers-spotlight-fiction-marilyn-campbell).

Friday, February 26, 4:00 p.m. Meet & Greet with Cammie McGovern, author of Just My Luck. At Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma. McGovern’s debut middle-grade novel presents a heart-filled story of a likable boy who doesn’t realize that his natural gifts are recognizable and valued by his family and teacher. http://www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/meet-greet-cammie-mcgovern

Friday, February 26, 7:00-9:00 p.m. 100 Thousand Poets for Change/Activists’ Lounge. Poetry and music celebrating the human spirit. $5.00 towards purchase to support the venue that supports us. Gaia’s Garden Restaurant, 1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. Information: peacenik@sonic.net

Friday, February 26, 7:00 p.m. Arlene Miller, author of 50 Shades of Grammar, at Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma. Local favorite Miller (“The Grammar Diva”) returns with her latest book, a compendium of posts from her ever-popular grammar blog. From aliens to zemmiphobia, from apostrophes to semicolons, this book has everything having to do with grammar, punctuation, words, writing, education, and technology. Details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/arlene-miller

Saturday, February 27, 1:30 p.m. Meet & Greet Richard H. Alpert (NOT Ram Das), author of Warm Water Cove. At Copperfields Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma.

Saturday, February 27, 7:00 p.m. Jacob Needleman, author of Sorcerers, at Copperfield’s Books, 138 N. Main Street, Sebastopol. SFSU philosophy professor and local favorite Jacob Needleman presents his first work of fiction, an enthralling blend of sorcery, religion, and philosophy, and a brilliant moral fable for our times. Details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/jacob-needleman

Saturday, February 27, 2:30 p.m. Temescal Branch Library’s Saturday afternoon cultural arts salons hosted by Steven Lavoie features Gloria Frym & Pat Nolan. Gloria Frym will be reading from The True Patriot, her recently published collection of short prose pieces. Poet and publisher Pat Nolan will present the latest title from Nualláin House, Publishers, Poetry For Sale, a selection of haikai no renga.  Temescal Branch Library, 5205 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland.

Mark Your Calendar for March 2016

Tuesday Mornings, March 1, 8, 15, and 22, 9:00– 11:00 a.m. “Women EVERYWHERE Writing Together: a Virtual Telephone Circle” with author & writing guide Susan Hagen. This is for women ANYWHERE who are unable to attend a face-to-face writing circle. Explore the stories of your life in a safe, supportive circle of women. Each session includes a check-in, meditation, writing, reading aloud (if you wish), deep listening, and positive reflection. Beginning, experienced, and exploring writers of all genres welcome. One class for $47, three classes for $97. Choose your dates; mix and match with Saturday sessions. Ongoing throughout the year. www.susanhagen.com

Tuesday Afternoons, March 1, 8, 15, and 22, 1:00–3:00 p.m. “Women Writing for Empowerment” drop-in writing circle with author & writing guide Susan Hagen. This gentle, supportive, earth-based circle fosters self-empowerment in a community of soulful, spiritual, like-hearted women. No reservations needed, no writing experience necessary. DROP IN at Miss Daisy’s Magical Wonderland, 790 Hurlbut Avenue, Sebastopol. Sliding scale $25-$45 per session, plus an optional donation to steward the land. www.susanhagen.com

Wednesday Mornings, March 2, 9, 16, and 23, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Weekly Writing Circle for Women with author & writing guide Susan Hagen. An ongoing weekly writing circle for women who want a continuous writing practice with the support of like-minded writers. Each session begins with meditation, guided imagery, and nature-based practices to help quiet the mind. Held at a private cottage in Occidental. Sliding Scale $145 – $175 for your choice of four sessions over five scheduled weeks. www.susanhagen.com

Thursday Mornings, March 3, 10, 17, and 24, 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. “Women Writing Through Transition and Change.” An ongoing weekly writing circle for women with author & writing guide Susan Hagen. You’ll learn new techniques for effortless writing as you explore the stories of your life in a safe, supportive circle of women. Each session begins with meditation, guided imagery, and nature-based practices to help quiet the mind. At a private home near downtown Sebastopol. Sliding Scale $145 – $175 for your choice of four sessions over five scheduled weeks. www.susanhagen.com

Friday Mornings, March 4, 11, 18, and 25, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. “Writing as a Healing Practice” Co-Ed drop-in writing circle with author and writing guide Susan Hagen. This gentle, supportive, earth-based healing circle fosters self-awareness and personal growth. Open to all adults. No reservations needed, no writing experience necessary. DROP IN at Sonoma County Healing Academy (SoCoHA), at Gravenstein Station, 6741 Sebastopol Ave., Suite 120, Sebastopol, across from Coffee Catz patio. Suggested donation $20-$40 per session. www.susanhagen.com

Saturday Mornings, March 5, 12, and 19, 9:00–11:00 a.m. “Women EVERYWHERE Writing Together: a Virtual Telephone Circle” with author & writing guide Susan Hagen. This is for women ANYWHERE who are unable to attend a face-to-face writing circle. Explore the stories of your life in a safe, supportive circle of women. Each session includes a check-in, meditation, writing, reading aloud (if you wish), deep listening, and positive reflection. Beginning, experienced, and exploring writers of all genres welcome. One class for $47, three classes for $97. Choose your dates; mix and match with Tuesday sessions. Ongoing throughout the year. www.susanhagen.com

Saturday, March 5, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Book Publishing Seminar taught by three Sonoma County experts. Traditional print, on-demand, e-books. Join us at The Finley Center in Santa Rosa, for a one-day intensive seminar in the foundations of establishing your own publishing company. Limited to 25 participants to allow for more interaction. Presenters: Nathan Boblitt, President, Luminee, Sebastopol, expert in websites for e-commerce; Ken Coburn, Owner/Broker, Global Interprint, Santa Rosa. Fifty years in the publishing/printing business; David Fetherston: Publisher & Author: Fetherston PublishingL.L.C, Sebastopol. Written, designed, and published dozens of books. Book of the Year Award Winner. $150, including light lunch and refreshments. Registration online at: www.publishanybook.com. Questions? Email: books@davidfetherston.com or call 707-823-7358

Saturday, March 5, 1:00-4:00 p.m. “Help! I’ve Got a Book in Me and I Wanna Get it Out!” – a women’s writing circle with author & writing guide Susan Hagen. Get your stories and books out of your head and onto the page at this practical, hands-on writing workshop. Susan uses meditation and nature-based practices to help quiet the mind and clear a path to the deeper writing life. Each gentle day of exploration allows for two long writings, reading aloud (if you wish), deep listening, and positive reflection from others. Learn good writing techniques, write in a community of other women, and receive gentle guidance. This is NOT a critique group; it is for generating new material in a safe, supportive, encouraging environment. Beginning, experienced, and exploring writers of all genres are welcome. Sebastopol. $47. www.susanhagen.com

Mondays, March 7, 14 & 28 (no class on 3/21) 6:00-9:00 p.m. Bringing Fiction to Life. Instructor: Jean Hegland. Whether it’s set in your hometown or another universe, a successful story lets readers lose themselves in the experience it creates. This course uses brief lectures, lively discussions, and in-class writing exercises to examine some of the aspects crucial to making all stories come to life. In addition to exploring important elements of fiction such as character, conflict, plot, and point of view, both beginning and experienced writers can expect to discover inspiration for new stories and/or learn more about stories they are currently working on. Santa Rosa Junior College Campus. Class fee: $146. Please register at (707) 527-4372 or http://communityed.santarosa.edu. Jean Hegland’s most recent novel is Still Time (Arcade/Skyhorse, 2015). A film version of her first novel, Into the Forest, premiered at the 2015 Toronto international Film Festival.

Saturday, March 12, 1:30 p.m. Meet & Greet Linda Sartor, author of Turning Fear Into Power. At Copperfields Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma.

Thursday, March 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Writers Forum presents Amanda McTeague on Writing Emotion: How Do You Catch a Cloud and Pin it Down? Petaluma Community Center, 320 No. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. $15 at the door. More information at http://www.thewritespot.us/forum.html.

Saturday, March 19, 1:00 p.m. Meet & Greet Megan O’Keefe, author of Steal the Sky. At Copperfields Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma.

Wednesday, March 23, 7:00-9:30 p.m. First of six evening sessions. INTIMATE KINSHIP: Creative Writing Workshops with Clara Rosemarda. Fee $240 for 6 sessions ($225 if paid in advance). Contact Clara at 707-579-2081 or rosen@sonic.net; www.ClaraRosemard.com.

Saturday, March 26, 1:30 p.m. Meet & Greet Peggy Jo Ackley, author of Flora Bella Coloring Book. At Copperfields Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma.

Saturday, March 26, 1:00- 4:00 p.m. “Writing to Create Meaningful Lives: a Women’s Intention Circle” with author & writing guide Susan Hagen. Come smudge, drum, and write to create meaning in your life with a community of soulful, spiritual, like-hearted women. Sebastopol. $47. www.susanhagen.com

Saturday, March 26, 7:00 p.m. Dana Gioia, whose newest collection, 99 Poems: New & Selected, is soon to be released by Graywolf Press, will be reading at WordTemple reading series at Sebastopol Center for the Arts.

Thursday, March 31, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. First of six morning sessions. INTIMATE KINSHIP: Creative Writing Workshops with Clara Rosemarda. Fee $240 for 6 sessions ($225 if paid in advance). Contact Clara at 707-579-2081 or  rosen@sonic.net; www.ClaraRosemard.com.

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