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September 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

Mondays, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 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. We have a flexible time schedule. Come for one, or all three hours anytime between 11 am to 2 pm… whatever your schedule permits. Bring your computer, write, do your online research, read your “Work in Progress” to the group, 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. Note: Although the Ice Arena is closed for renovations until (date tba) October, 2019, The Warm Puppy Café is open daily, 10 am – 5 pm. Snoopy’s Writers will meet, as usual, during this period of construction. Info: Georgette ggdeb@sonic.net, www.snoopyswriters.comwww.snoopyswriters.blogspot.com

Monday, September 2, 6:15 p.m. Rivertown Poets Reading at Aqus Cafe (189 H Street in Petaluma) features Maya Khosla, our current Sonoma County Poet Laureate, and Camille Norton, a distinguished poet who hails from Stockton. Open mic follows the features. Reading time is three minutes per poet. This time includes any remarks, introductions, or commentary. Please have your poems chosen and timed before your share. This enables us accommodate everyone who is interested in reading. Thanks for your cooperation. Signups begin at 5:45. Do plan to come early, as the list can fill up quickly.

Tuesdays, September 3, 10, 17, 24, 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, September 4, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Story Time Open Mic at Hardcore Coffee in Sebastopol. Bring a 5-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, poetrysher@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 4, 7:00 p.m. West Side Stories. Theme: High School. Sonoma Portworks, 613 Second St., Petaluma. More details and tickets ($12): www.davepokornypresents.com/west-side-stories

Wednesday, September 4, 7:00 p.m. Alameda Island Poets celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month with features Ivan Arguellas, Naomi Quinonez, and Hector Zamudio. At Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru Street. Hosted by Nanette Deetz and Alameda Poet Laureate, Cathy Dana. Light refreshments followed by open mic. We pass the hat.

Friday, September 6, 7:00 p.m. Copperfield’s Books presents Daniel Handler in Conversation with John Vanderslice. Featured Book: Bottle Grove. Set in San Francisco as the tech-boom is exploding, Bottle Grove is a sexy, skewering dark comedy about two unions—one forged of love and the other of greed—and about the forces that can drive couples together, into dependence, and then into sinister, even supernatural realms. This is not a ticketed event, seating is first come first serve. An RSVP does NOT guarantee a seat. Attendees are invited to join Daniel for a specialty cocktail at the Roaring Donkey (cash bar) following the event! Copperfield’s, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma. Details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/daniel-handler-conversation-john-vanderslice

Sunday, September 8, 2:00–4:30 p.m. Redwood Writers Club presentation—Linda Reid: Writing Outside the Box. At Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa, 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa. Members: $5; nonmembers $10. Details: https://redwoodwriters.org/meetings

Sunday, September 8, 4:00 p.m. Ransom Stephens in Conversation with Gil Mansergh’s on KRCB Radio, FM 91.1, Word-by-Word: How Rich is Too Rich to Die? A modern version of A Christmas Carol with a 30-year-old tech CEO as Scrooge and three keyboard-wielding musketeers (and a beagle!) trying to rescue him from himself. The Podcast version will appear at www.npr.org/podcasts/505007346/word-by-word shortly after the program airs.

Sunday. September 8, 8:00-9:30 p.m. Penngrove Market Reading Series at 10070 Main Street, Penngrove. Featured readers: Tom Walsh, Sheila Bare, and Claire Hennessy. Open mic to follow. Anyone can sign up for the open mic upon arrival, and as many people will read as time allows. Please limit your reading to five minutes. All genres welcome. Upcoming dates and featured readers: www.penngrovereadingseries.com.

Mondays, September 9, 16, 23, 30, 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

Tuesdays, September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Writing To Release: Narrative Medicine, workshop with Marianne Rogoff. At Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma. See Workshops page for details.

Wednesday, September 11, 7:00 p.m. Copperfield’s Books presents Meg Waite Clayton. Featured Book: The Last Train To London. The New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Exiles conjures her best novel yet, a pre-World War II-era story with the emotional resonance of Orphan Train and All the Light We Cannot See, centering on the Kindertransports that carried thousands of children out of Nazi-occupied Europe—and one brave woman who helped them escape to safety. Copperfield’s, 138 Main Street, Sebastopol. Details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/meg-waite-clayton

Thursday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. Get Lit facilitators Dani and Kara are back for a special book party event for All of Me: Stories of Love, Anger. and the Female Body! Join editor Dani Burlison and contributors Kara Vernor, Nayomi Munaweera, Leilani Clark and others TBA, for a reading and celebration of the anthology—featuring live feminist music from Sorry Not Sorry! Aqus Cafe, 189 H. Street, Petaluma.

Thursday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. WTAW Press 2019 Books Release Celebration at Studio 333 to celebrate the publication of WTAW Press’s 2019 titles, Chimerica: A Novel by Anita Felicelli and Like Water and Other Stories by Olga Zilberbourg! Authors will read from and discuss their books with WTAW Press Director Peg Alford Pursell, with book signing to follow. Doors will open at 7:00 pm, and the festivities will begin at 7:15. The event is free and open to the public. Details: www.whytherearewords.com/wtaw-press-2019-books-release-celebration-chimerica-and-like-water-and-other-stories

Saturday, September 14, 1:00-5:00 p.m. Letterpress Fundamentals, With Eric Johnson (Iota Press). A brief but intense lesson in typesetting, presswork, paper & ink handling…to produce cards with multiples for each student. Wit, politics or just Thank Yous. Good workshop for improvisers who can play and learn! $75. North Bay Letterpress Arts, 925-D Gravenstein Hwy South, Sebastopol. Register: www.northbayletterpressarts.org/event-calendar/letterpress-fundamentals-sep14

Saturday, September 14, 2:00-3:00 p.m.  Sonoma County Poet Laureate, Maya Khosla, will conduct poetry writing exercises, share writing tools, and read from her work. Northwest Santa Rosa Library, 150 Coddingtown Ctr., Santa Rosa, (707) 546-2265.

Saturday, September 14, 5:00 p.m. Copperfield’s Books presents Natalie Galli. Featured Book: The Girl Who Said No: A Search in Sicily. Throughout her search for the enigmatic Franca, Galli shares her own poignant and hilarious observations about a vibrant culture steeped in contradictions and paradoxes. Does she succeed in locating the elusive proto-feminist whose case forever changed Italian culture and history? Travel along on Galli’s engaging odyssey to find out. Copperfield’s, 999 Grant Ave, Novato. Details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/natalie-galli

Saturday, September 14, 6:30 p.m. Copperfield’s Books presents Madeline Miller. Featured Book: Circe. Mythological fiction: In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child–not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power—the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Copperfield’s, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma. Details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/madeline-miller

Sunday, September 15, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Cave of Secrets, an Inner Geographies class with River La Moreaux at The Sitting Room, 2025 Curtis Drive, Penngrove. Connect to nature by learning more about the world of caves. Explore you inner “Cave of Secrets.” Write about what you discover. Create a map! Caves remain one of the few largely unexplored regions of earth Entering and mapping the Cave of Secrets is designed to help you to examine the parts of yourself that you choose to keep secret. Tuition is $40-50, but if cost is a problem, write to River. Reserve a seat by emailing River at Riversteadt@gmail.com. For additional information see: www.SittingRoom.org

Sunday, September 15, 11:00 a.m. The 2019 Petaluma Poetry Walk begins at the Hotel Petaluma, 205 Kentucky Street, and winds up at Aqus Cafe, 189 H Street, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Readers include Forrest Gander, Maya Khosla, Iris Dunkle, Bill Greenwood, Barbara Quick, Phyllis Meshulam, Raphael Block, and many more! For the complete list of the day’s readers, times, and locations, visit www.petalumapoetrywalk.org.

Sunday, September 15, 12:30 to 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. Hosted by Sher Lianne Christian, http://flyingchairproductions.weebly.com, poetrysher@gmail.com

Sunday, September 15, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Occidental Center for the Arts’ Book Launch Series. Living on the Fringe, a Memoir with local author, singer, songwriter, storyteller and peace activist, Abraham Entin. Selected readings, music and song, Q&A, book sales, & signing. Free admission, all donations to OCA gratefully accepted. Refreshments available by donation; wine/beer for sale. OCA is located at 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Bohemian Hwy at Graton Rd. and is accessible to people with disabilities. For more info: 707-874-9392 or occidentalcenterforthearts.com

Tuesday, September 17, 4:00 p.m. Copperfield’s Books Meet and Greet. Join us for an afternoon with children’s book authors Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli. Featured book: The Book Hog. Copperfield’s, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma. Details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/meet-greet-mac-barnett-greg-pizzoli

Thursday, September 19, 7:00 p.m. Book launch party for Wheels, Volume 4 of Susan Starbird’s Susan the Magazine, at Out West Garage, 321 2nd Street, Petaluma. The issue features fiction, essays and drawings of cars. Readings and refreshments. Purchase onsite or at: www.amazon.com/Susan-Magazine-Wheels-Starbird/dp/1076741126

Friday, September 20, 7:00 p.m. Copperfield’s Books presents B.J. Miller and Shoshana Berger in Conversation with Kisa Heyer. Featured Book: A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death. “There is nothing wrong with you for dying,” palliative care doctor B.J. Miller and Shoshana Berger write in A Beginner’s Guide to the End. “Our ultimate purpose here isn’t so much to help you die as it is to free up as much life as possible until you do.” Theirs is a clear-eyed and big-hearted action plan for approaching the end of life, written to help readers feel more in control of an experience that so often seems anything but controllable. Copperfield’s, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma. Details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/dr-bj-miller-and-shoshana-berger-conversation-kisa-heyer

Saturday, September 21, 2:00 p.m. Lisa Rappoport will read poetry from her newly-published collection Penumbra at the Iota Printshop in Sebastopol. Lisa is a lifelong writer, book artist and letterpress printer whose innovative and witty books have delighted printing enthusiasts and book arts fans for decades. Now Longship Press has published a large collection of her poetry from different times in her life…and it’s wonderful. Come hear this stellar poet read in the printshop surrounded by alphabets and presses. Tour of the printshop at intermisssion. 925d Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol.

Sunday, September 22, 1:30 p.m. Copperfield’s Books Meet and Greet with Waights Taylor Jr. and Timothy Nonn. Taylor’s Henry Tuttle: The Boy Who Ran to Glory stretches over fifty years. Partly sports, mystery, fantasy, and coming of age, Henry must overcome bullies, a troubled friend, a courtroom trial, an attempted murder, and a forest fire to achieve his dream. The Path Worn by Love (by Timothy Nonn): How does one visualize a poem to be—by thought, sight, intuition, the senses? Nonn uses all these but eyesight, as he is blind. Yet, his poetry reveals insights, sounds, and thoughts as he leads us on The Path Worn by Love. Copperfield’s, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. Details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/meet-and-greet-waights-taylor-jr-and-timothy-nonn

Thursday, September 26, 7:00 p.m. Copperfield’s Books Mystery cafe with Paddy Hirsch and Ellison Cooper. Featured Books: Hudson’s Kill and Buried: A Novel. Set in 1803 New York, Hudson’s Kill is the riveting next historical thriller from NPR reporter and producer Paddy Hirsch, perfect for fans of The Alienist and Gangs of New York. In Ellison Cooper’s suspense thriller Buried, an FBI neuroscientist is on the trail of a serial killer who’s turned up the heat on a cold case. Copperfield’s, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. Details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/mystery-cafe-paddy-hirsch-ellison-cooper

Four Friday Mornings beginning September 27, 11a.m.-1:30 p.m. Alchemy of Memory: Creative Writing As Spiritual Practice with Clara Rosemarda. Fee $160. For information or to register 707-567-7117 or rosen@sonic.net. See Workshops page for details.

Friday, September 27, 7:00 p.m. Copperfield’s Books presents Ilene English. Featured Book: Hippie Chick: Coming of Age in the ’60s. Memoir: In Hippie Chick, a rebellious teenager finds her mother dead in the bathroom. To save her from living alone with a difficult father, her older sister sends her a one-way plane ticket to leave New Jersey. Landing in San Francisco, she is thrust into a lifestyle way beyond what she is ready for, and that challenges all previous notions of how one behaves. It is 1963, and we are brought along as Ilene becomes immersed in the unfolding of the sixties during the earliest days of sexual freedom, psychedelic drugs, the jazz scene, and rock ‘n’ roll. Copperfield’s, 138 Main Street, Sebastopol. Details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/ilene-english

Saturday, September 28, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monoprinting: Lasting Impressions, with Jami Taback. Monoprints incorporate craft(wo)manship, painting and printmaking. Draw and paint with brushes, rollers and palette knives and create textures- use found objects to bring out a dreamlike atmosphere in your print. Monoprinting is one of the most unpredictable and exciting forms of art. Create one of a kind prints that resemble a painting more than a print. $180. More details and registration: www.northbayletterpressarts.org/event-calendar/monoprinting-sep28

Sunday, September 29, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The Portfolio Album, with Derek Bacchus. If you’d like to make a beautiful book that allows you to showcase individual pieces of art, or a collection of photographs, this portfolio album is the perfect way to instantly assemble your work — the album’s unique spine pockets allow you to slip in your work with ease. Cost: $100. Materials Fee: $25 — please bring with you to class! Details and registration: www.northbayletterpressarts.org/event-calendar/portfolio-album-sep29

Sunday, September 29, 3:00-5:00 p.m. The 9th annual 100 Thousand Poets for Change reading. This year’s theme is “Holding Hands in the Dark” — the value of community and the sharing of our artistic gifts in dark times. If you would like to read (poem, story, nonfiction) — your work or someone else’s — play a piece of music or display a piece of artwork, just let Susan Lamont know at peacenik@sonic.net. Please join us to share or simply listen and enjoy. Light refreshments, donations welcome. At 2214 Creekside Rd., Santa Rosa (a residential backyard)

 

Mark Your Calendar for October 2019

Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 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, October 2, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Alameda Island Poets October reading is a Book Launch for Alisha Rodrigues’ Poetic Masquerade. Monthly reading is at Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru Street. Hosted by Nanette Deetz and Alameda Poet Laureate, Cathy Dana. Light refreshments followed by open mic. We pass the hat.

Friday, October 4, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (new day & time) Story Time Open Mic at Hardcore Coffee in Sebastopol. Bring a 5 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, poetrysher@gmail.com

Sunday, October 6, 2:00-5:00 p.m. Second annual fundraiser for North Bay Letterpress Arts. Lunchtime event at Hopmonk Tavern, where a special menu & libations will be served, featuring speaker Kathleen Walkup, a silent auction & raffle, and other fun & games. Lunch will be followed by a reception and champagne toast up the road at the printshop. The goal is two-fold: 1) to raise funds to launch a youth printing program and 2) to sustain the NBLA organization. Details and registration: www.northbayletterpressarts.org/2019-fundraiser

Sunday, October 6, 4:00 p.m. Copperfield’s Books presents Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver. Featured Book: Alien Superstar. Heeeeeey!!!! We are so delighted and thrilled to welcome authors Henry Winkler (star of Happy Days! and Barry!) and Lin Oliver to Petaluma as we celebrate their new book, Alien Superstar! They will be speaking and signing here at the store. Copperfield’s, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma. Details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/henry-winkler-lin-oliver

Mondays, October 7, 14, 21, 28, 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. We have a flexible time schedule. Come for one, or all three hours anytime between 11 am to 2 pm… whatever your schedule permits. Bring your computer, write, do your online research, read your “Work in Progress” to the group, 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. Note: Although the Ice Arena is closed for renovations until (date tba) October, 2019, The Warm Puppy Café is open daily, 10 am – 5 pm. Snoopy’s Writers will meet, as usual, during this period of construction. Info: Georgette ggdeb@sonic.net, www.snoopyswriters.comwww.snoopyswriters.blogspot.com

Monday, October 7, 6:15 p.m. Rivertown Poets Reading at Aqus Cafe (189 H Street in Petaluma) features Diane Frank and Bruce Bagnell. Open mic follows the features. Reading time is three minutes per poet. As a courtesy to others who wish to share, please time your selections beforehand.

Mondays, September October 7, 14, 21, 28, 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

Thursday, October 10 through Saturday, October 19, San Francisco’s 20th Litquake. Featuring Tobias Wolff, Ann Patchett, Jane Hirschfield, Jeanette Winterson, Michelle Tea and many more. Details at: www.litquake.org

Thursday, October 10, 7:00 p.m. Why There Are Words Presents: Unrest. Wake yourself up with Why There Are Words at Studio 333 located at 333 Caledonia Street, Sausalito, for a night of discussion with six powerhouse authors on the theme of “Unrest.” Vincent Chu, Rosa del Duca, Lola Haskins, Lillian Howan, Lee Daniel Kravetz, and Jennifer Wortman. Doors open at 7; readings begin at 7:15 p.m. $10 entry fee at the door. Cash bar. For more information see the website www.whytherearewords.com

Sunday, October 13, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Occidental Center for the Arts’Book Launch Series. Helen’s Crusade, local author and artist, Trula M. LaCalle’s riveting debut novel. Selected readings and conversation with the author, book sales and signing. Free admission, donations welcome. Refreshments by donation, beer/wine for sale. OCA is located at 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Bohemian Hwy at Graton Rd. and is accessible to people with disabilities. For more info: 707-874-9392 or occidentalcenterforthearts.org

Sunday. October 13, 8:00-9:30 p.m. Penngrove Market Reading Series at 10070 Main Street, Penngrove. The Penngrove Reading Series has been selected to be part of the Litquake 20 in 20 series. Come listen to four amazing featured readers: Nicole Zimmerman, M.J. Arcangelini, Stefan Kiesbye, and Hilary Zaid, plus a special, pre-reading, free Shut Up & Write!® session led by Nicole Zimmerman, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Open mic to follow. Anyone can sign up for the open mic upon arrival, and as many people will read as time allows. Please limit your reading to five minutes. All genres welcome. Upcoming dates and featured readers: www.penngrovereadingseries.com.

Thursday, October 17, 11:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Writing for the Fun of It with Susan Wooldridge. We’ll begin with an optional potluck lunch. From 12:30 to 3:30 we’ll experience inspired self expression in language through playful, lively, creative, and fun writing activities in poetry and prose. You will come away with lots of new juicy material! Not to be missed! Susan is the author of poemcrazy and Fool’s Gold, as well as many other inspiring books. Learn more about Susan Wooldridge at http://susanwooldridge.com Fee is $30 with sliding scale available from $25 to $15. Scent free. Invite friends if you like. Located at Susan’s cottage in Graton, address provided at registration. Reserve your space through Sher Christian: poetrysher@gmail.com.

Saturday, October 19, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The Long-Stitch Book with Derek Bacchus at North Bay Letterpress Arts. The Long-Stitch book is a simple and beautiful book form that has been used since medieval times in Germany. This is a non-adhesive structure in which the book’s folded pages are sewn directly through the cover material. In this workshop the covers will be flexible with softly rounded spines (commonly known as a Limp Binding). These make excellent sketch journals, with the perfect paper of your own choice. We will bind two five-signature books. Cost: $100. Materials Fee: $22. Details and registration: www.northbayletterpressarts.org/event-calendar/longstitch-book-oct19

Friday, October 25, 7:00 p.m. Renée Owen (accompanied by Brian Foster on shakuhachi flute), along with poets Chuck Brickley and Bruce Feingold, will be reading at the Fourth Friday Formal Reading series in Albany, presented by Calliope: East Bay Music and Arts. The event includes an open reading period and an interview with the poets. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 1501 Washington Avenue, Albany. Please contact Host David Rosenthal for any questions. https://fourthfridayformal.wordpress.com/2019/04/22/287/

Saturday, October 26, 1:00-5:00 p.m. Letterpress Poetry Printing With Eric Johnson of Iota Press. Typeset a short poem or quotation and we’ll print it on a platen press. A chance to explore some of the refinements of type design and the mechanical delights of the vintage presses. Touching on the history of typographic treatments of poetry. Cost: $75. No previous experience needed. North Bay Letterpress Arts, 925 Gravenstein Highway South Sebastopol. Details and registration: www.northbayletterpressarts.org/event-calendar/letterpress-poetry-oct26

 

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