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July 2019 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 editor@socolitupdate.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
Copperfield’s Books www.copperfieldsbooks.com
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
WordTemple Poetry Series www.wordtemple.com

Monday, July 1, 6:15 p.m. Rivertown Poets Reading at Aqus Cafe (189 H Street in Petaluma) features poets Kimberly Satterfield and Caroline Goodwin. Open mic follows the features. Bring a friend and come early for good seats and an open mic slot.

Mondays, July 1, 15, 22, 29, 6:30 p.m. Jumpstart Writing Workshops at Copperfield’s Books, Petaluma. A workshop where creative prompts inspire writing. Bring a notebook and a fast-moving pen. We will travel on a journey of exploration and deep writing through inspirational prompts. $15 per workshop. For more information: www.thewritespot.us/jumpstart.php

Mondays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Meet with serious, good-natured writers weekly (except holidays) at the Warm Puppy Café. Write in Snoopy’s Warm Puppy Café Party Room. Our meetings are free and have an “open library-like” creative atmosphere. Read your “Work in Progress” or chat about it. Buy a cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or have lunch at the Warm Puppy Café, Snoopy’s Home Ice Arena, 1667 West Steele Lane, Santa Rosa (Near Coddingtown). Routes 6 and 10 Buses stop in front of the Ice Arena. Parking is free. This schedule is subject to change and if we are not in the Party Room, please look for us in the Café. Info: Georgette ggdeb@sonic.net, www.snoopyswriters.comwww.snoopyswriters.blogspot.com. Note: Although the Ice Arena is closed for renovations until September 6th, 2019, The Warm Puppy Café is open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Snoopy’s Writers will meet, as usual, during this period of construction.

Tuesdays July 2, 16, 23, 30, 10:00 a.m. Jumpstart Writing Workshops at Copperfield’s Books, Petaluma. A workshop where creative prompts inspire writing. Bring a notebook and a fast-moving pen. We will travel on a journey of exploration and deep writing through inspirational prompts. $15 per workshop. For more information: www.thewritespot.us/jumpstart.php

Wednesday, July 3, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Story Time Open Mic: You’re invited to enjoy and share the richness of stories at Hardcore Coffee in Sebastopol 81 Bloomfield Rd, on the corner of 116 and Bloomfield in Sebastopol. Bring a 5-minute story to tell. $5 donation. Scent free event. Listeners welcome. We give each other encouraging, helpful feedback, if desired. Hot or cold drinks and snacks are available for purchase.

Wednesday, July 3, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Alameda Island Poets features poetry broadcasters Nina Serrano and Benicia poets, Thomas Stanton, Poet Laureate, Johanna Ely, Poet Laureate emeritus, Sam Morse, and QR Hand. at Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. Hosted by Nanette Deetz and Alameda Poet Laureate, Cathy Dana. Light refreshments followed by open mic. We pass the hat.

Tuesday, July 9, 10:30 a.m. Time for Your Stories Writing Circle. Novato Copperfield’s New Writing Group starts in July. Facilitated by Jean Stumpf (Time4yourstories@gmail.com) on the second Tuesday of the month at 10:3 0AM to 12:30 PM in July-September. Details and registration: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/”time-your-stories”-writing-circle-0

Tuesday, July 9, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Hot Summer Nights! Redwood Writers Club authors read from their books and answer questions. Featuring Conrad Bishop (Blind Walls), William Haigwood (Wilder), Linda McCabe (Fate of the Saracen Knight) and Robert Shafer (Mickey: The Giveaway Boy). At Copperfield’s Books, Montgomery Village, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. More details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/redwood-writers-hot-summer-nights

Wednesday, July 10, 6:00 p.m. THUMBPRINT CELLARS and Copperfield’s Books presents Sarah Archer. Featured Book: The Plus One. A brilliant but socially inept robotics engineer builds her own wedding date–and learns more about love than she ever expected–in this hilarious and heartwarming debut novel. Thumbprint Cellars, 102 Matheson Street, Healdsburg. More details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/sarah-archer

Thursday, July 11, 7:00 p.m. Why There Are Words presents So You Think You Can Tell. Think and Tell with Why There Are Words at Studio 333 in Sausalito for a remarkable night of readings from six acclaimed authors on the theme of “So You Think You Can Tell.” Robin Behn, Heather June Gibbons, Meredith May, Cynthia Phoel, Tanya Rey, and Gary Singh. For more information, including the authors’ full bios, see www.whytherearewords.com/why-there-are-words-presents-so-you-think-you-can-tell-july-11-2019 or email whytherearewords@gmail.com. Phone: Studio 333 at (415) 331-8272. Doors open at 7:00; readings begin at 7:15. $10 (cash or check) at the door. Cash bar.

Four Friday Mornings, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Alchemy of Memory: Creative Writing As Spiritual Practice with Clara Rosemarda. Fee $160. . More details on Workshops page. For information or to register: 707-567-7117 or rosen@sonic.net

Friday, July 12, 7:00 p.m. Poetry reading featuring Maya Khosla, Sonoma County Poet Laureate. Khosla invites readers to find themselves in the wild, even in the most challenging times in her book All the Fires of Wind and Light. Drawing from personal history, ancestry, and explorations ranging from the Bay of Bengal to the Sierra Nevada, the Cascade Mountains, and beyond, Khosla takes readers into worlds that are among “the best-kept secrets of our forests.” Barbara Swift Brauer, author of Rain, Like A Thief, and Camille Norton, author of A Folio for the Dark, will also be reading. Copperfield’s, 138 Main Street, Sebastopol. More details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/poetry-reading-featuring-maya-khosla

Saturday, July 13, 2:00 p.m. Patti Trimble presents The Penelope Poems, an hour-long word/music performance, in collaboration with musicians/singers Peter Whitehead and Julia Norton, in the summer garden of The Sitting Room in Cotati. The performance tells a story, and also presents Penelope and her story as a collage, imagined and created over the years by so many writers: with a few words/ thoughts from very old sources—Hesiod, Homer, Plato, Aristophanes—and new—Judith Butler, Maggie Nelson, J. Joyce, Leonard Cohen, Ferlinghetti. More details at: www.sittingroom.org/events.html

Saturday, July 13, 6:00 p.m. THUMBPRINT CELLARS and Copperfield’s Books presents Sonali Dev and Meg Donahue. Award-winning author Sonali Dev launches a new series, Pride and Prejudice and Other Flavors, about the Rajes, an immigrant Indian family descended from royalty, who have built their lives in San Francisco. From Meg Donahue, the USA Today bestselling author of All the Summer Girls and Dog Crazy comes You, Me and The Sea, a spellbinding and suspenseful tale inspired by Wuthering Heights. Thumbprint Cellars, 102 Matheson Street, Healdsburg. More details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/sonali-dev-and-meg-donohue

Saturday, July 13, 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00). Rumi’s Caravan Returns to Oakland. Recitation of World Poetry. with Doug Von Koss, Barry and Maya Spector, Larry Robinson, Kay Crista and others. Musicians: Christine Tulis and Cindy Albers. Sufi dancer: Chelsea Rose. At Unitarian Church, 685 14th Street, Oakland. TICKETS: $15.00/Advance, $30.00 at the door; www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4060914

Monday and Wednesday, July 15 and 17, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Beginning Storytelling for the Joy of It: Memorable Summer Stories. Santa Rosa Junior College Community Education, Course Fee: $131, includes hand-outs. Taught by Sher Lianne Christian, storyteller, poet, host of Story Time Open Mic in Sebastopol, co-creator of http://flyingchairproductions.weebly.com. In a couple of weeks, watch for your summer catalog in the mail or see http://communityed.santarosa.edu. Enroll online at http://srjcce.augusoft.net or by phone at 707 527-4372 Email: communityed@santarosa.edu. Storytelling helps us connect with others, keep memories of our ancestors alive, leave a legacy, soothe away worry, energize body, mind, and spirit, delight in a life well lived and well told.

Tuesday, July 16, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Hot Summer Nights! Redwood Writers Club authors read from their books and answer questions. Featuring Tina Deason (One’s Own Sweet Way: A Novel About Anxiety Disorder), Dr. Angela Brownemiller (Unveiling the Hidden Instinct), Bo Kearns (Ashes in a Coconut), and Dorothy Rice (Gray is the New Black). At Copperfield’s Books, Montgomery Village, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. More details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/redwood-writers-hot-summer-nights-716

Wednesday, July 17, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Rumer Godden Book Group. The Sitting Room plans a deep dive into this neglected writer over the next few month, starting with Greengage Summer. An Amazon reviewer notes, “Rumer Godden was a highly decorated British writer, and this book is one of her most lyrical.” At the Sitting Room, 2025 Curtis Drive, Penngrove. More details: www.sittingroom.org/events.html

Wednesday, July 17, 7:00 p.m. Copperfield’s Books presents Brian Hauser. Featured Book: Memento Mori: The Fathomless Shadow. Film historian and debut novelist Brian Hauser delves deep into Tina Mori’s life and legacy, exploring the strange depths and fathomless shadows situated between truth, fiction, fantasy, and the uncanny. Copperfield’s, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma. Details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/brian-hauser

Thursday, July 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Writers Forum presents Susan Bono: Imperfection and the Art of Memoir. Memoir is all about imperfection, from our choice of subject matter to the way we portray ourselves as narrators. Let’s explore how what you don’t know can help you. Free. Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma. More details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/writers-forum-susan-bono

Friday, July 19, 6:00 p.m. THUMBPRINT CELLARS and Copperfield’s Books presents Helen Phillips. Featured Book: The Need. Helen Phillips has created a subversive, speculative thriller that comes to life through blazing, arresting prose and gorgeous, haunting imagery. The Need is a glorious celebration of the bizarre and beautiful nature of our everyday lives. Thumbprint Cellars, 102 Matheson Street, Healdsburg. More details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/helen-phillips

Sunday, July 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 nice weather on the patio. Round robin open mic: share a poem or short story by you or someone else. Listeners welcome. $5. Scent free event. Plan to arrive by 12:20 to get settled. “Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.” Plato Hosted by Sher Lianne Christian, http://flyingchairproductions.weebly.com

Sunday, July 21, 1:00-5:00 p.m. Haiku Poets of No. California’s quarterly summer meeting, featuring a haiku reading by Alison Woolpert and a workshop by Deborah Kolodji (on the order of things in haiku). Bring a haiku to read aloud during our brief intros. Also time for socializing, snacking, and perusing books for sale. Due to scheduled renovations at Fort Mason, the summer meeting will be held at Project Artaud, located at 499 Alabama Street in San Francisco. In the Fall, we return to Ft. Mason for our 10/20 meeting (room C-210). Meetings are free & open to the public. www.hpnc.org

Tuesday, July 23, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Hot Summer Nights! Redwood Writers Club authors read from their books and answer questions. Featuring Sherrie Lovler (On Softer Ground: Paintings, Poems, and Calligraphy), Steve Lubliner (Threeway: A Short Novel for a Long Season), Ana Manwaring (Set Up), Mary Ames Mitchell (Henry’s Big Kaboom). At Copperfield’s Books, Montgomery Village, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. More details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/redwood-writers-hot-summer-nights-723

Friday, July 26, 7:00 p.m. Copperfield’s Books presents Louise Aronson. Featured Book: Elderhood. Reminiscent of Oliver Sacks, noted Harvard-trained geriatrician Louise Aronson uses stories from her quarter century of caring for patients, and draws from history, science, literature, popular culture, and her own life to weave a vision of old age that’s neither nightmare nor utopian fantasy—a vision full of joy, wonder, frustration, outrage, and hope about aging, medicine, and humanity itself. More details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/louise-aronson

Saturday, July 27, 3:00 p.m. 5th Annual COME TO KNOW THE POETS—an afternoon reading by poets Rebecca del Rio, Kristy Hellum, Pat Nolan, Larry Robinson and Vilma Olsvary Ginzberg, hosted by Sashana Proctor. Beautiful food and classical guitar. Monte Rio Community Center, $17 per person. Call Sashana Proctor for reservations/directions/questions: 707-632-5761.

Saturday, July 27, 7:00 p.m. Copperfield’s Books presents Janet Fitch. Featured Book: Chimes of a Lost Cathedral. After the events of Fitch’s novel The Revolution of Marina M., the young Marina Makarova finds herself on her own amid the devastation of the Russian Civil War—pregnant and adrift in the Russian countryside, forced onto her own resourcefulness to find a place to wait out the birth of her child. More details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/janet-fitch

Sunday, July 28, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday Meditation Gathering in Santa Rosa with Clara Rosemarda. By Donation. More details on Workshops page. Email or call me for address. I look forward to sitting with you. Clara Rosemarda: 707-567-7117, rosen@sonic.net

Tuesday, July 30, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Hot Summer Nights! Redwood Writers Club authors read from their books and answer questions. Featuring Marie Judson (Braided Dimensions), Crissi Langwell (Numbered), Scott Larson (Most Improved), Carla Marie Manly (Joy From Fear). At Copperfield’s Books, Montgomery Village, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. More details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/redwood-writers-hot-summer-nights-730

 

Mark Your Calendar for August 2019

Thursday, August 1, 7:00 p.m. Copperfield’s Books presents Peg Alford Pursell in conversation with Jane Ciabattari. Featured Book: A Girl Goes Into the Forest. Following her acclaimed debut, Show Her a Flower, A Bird, A Shadow, award-winning author Peg Alford Pursell explores and illuminates love and loss in 78 hybrid stories and fables. A Girl Goes into the Forest immerses readers in the complex desires, contradictions, and sorrows of daughters, wives, and husbands, artists, siblings, and mothers. Jane Ciabattari is the author of the short story collection Stealing the Fire. More details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/peg-alford-pursell-conversation-jane-ciabattari

Thursday, August 1 through Sunday, August 11, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Redwood Writers will have a booth all 11 days of the Sonoma County Fair! Stop by the booth in the E.C. Kraft Building and meet the authors, buy a book and check out author, marketing and publishing services.

Mondays, August 5, 12, 19, 26, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Meet with serious, good-natured writers weekly (except holidays) at the Warm Puppy Café. Write in Snoopy’s Warm Puppy Café Party Room. Our meetings are free and have an “open library-like” creative atmosphere. Read your “Work in Progress” or chat about it. Buy a cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or have lunch at the Warm Puppy Café, Snoopy’s Home Ice Arena, 1667 West Steele Lane, Santa Rosa (Near Coddingtown). Routes 6 and 10 Buses stop in front of the Ice Arena. Parking is free. This schedule is subject to change and if we are not in the Party Room, please look for us in the Café. Info: Georgette ggdeb@sonic.net, www.snoopyswriters.comwww.snoopyswriters.blogspot.com. Note: Although the Ice Arena is closed for renovations until September 6th, 2019, The Warm Puppy Café is open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Snoopy’s Writers will meet, as usual, during this period of construction.

Wednesday, August 7, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Story Time Open Mic at Hardcore Coffee in Sebastopol. Bring a five-minute story to tell. $5, 81 Bloomfield Rd, on the corner of 116 and Bloomfield in Sebastopol. Scent free event. Listeners welcome. We give each other encouraging, helpful feedback, if desired. Hot or cold drinks and snacks are available for purchase. Hosted by Sher Lianne Christian, http://flyingchairproductions.weebly.com Life is a story. What does yours say?

Thursday, August 8, 7:00 p.m. Marin Poetry Center’s Marin Traveling Show: Nancy Cavers Dougherty, Donna Emerson, Patricia Nelson, Jeanne Fanning Santangelo and Susanne West read at the Novato Library, 1720 Novato Blvd., Novato.

Saturday, August 17, 9:30 a.m.–noon. Podcasting for Authors with Mark Coker: Turn Your Book into a Podcast. A 2019 Redwood Writers Academy workshop at the Flamingo Hotel, 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa. Learn how to turn your one book into multiple marketing opportunities and get it distributed around the world for free as a podcast. Mark Coker is the founder of Smashwords, a free service that makes it easy to publish an ebook and get that book distributed to retailers and public libraries. $30 members, $35 nonmembers. Details and registration: https://redwoodwriters.org/redwood-writers-academy-2019

Friday, August 23, 6:30 p.m. Chocolates and Cinema. Support the Sonoma County library system with the yummiest event of the year! All tickets include a bag of chocolate, a bag of popcorn, and entrance to “Some Like It Hot”, a groundbreaking romantic comedy featuring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon. Beat the August heat and enjoy a movie! Movie will start at 7:00 p.m. Tickets and more details at: https://chocolateandcinema.bpt.me/

Tuesday, August 27, 7:00 p.m. Marin Poetry Center’s Marin Traveling Show: Sandra Anfang, Catharine Clark-Sayles, Susan Gunter, Marvin R. Hiemstra and Jeanne Rana read at Rebound Bookstore, 1611 4th St, San Rafael.

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