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July 2020 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. NOTE THAT ALL IN-STORE COPPERFIELD’S BOOKS EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELED WHILE STATE-WIDE SHELTER-IN-PLACE REMAINS IN FORCE. SITTING ROOM AND SIXTEEN RIVERS PRESS EVENTS ARE ALSO CANCELED. SOME EVENTS ARE NOW VIRTUAL. 

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

 

Friday, July 3, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Weekly online literary open mic. Share a short story or poetry. By donation. Email poetrysher@gmail.com for Zoom link. Hosted by Sher and John Christian http://flyingchairproductions.weebly.com

Monday, July 6, 6:15 p.m. Rivertown Poets features Paul Watsky and Crystal Ockenfuss. Followed by Open Mic Reading (3-4 minutes per reader). ONLINE. Sign up in advance or just show up at aqus.com/online. Click on “Weekly Poetry Reading.” No password needed. Or paste this URL: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7073476692

Wednesday, July 8, 6:30 p.m. Online writing event sponsored by John Crowley and Aqus: Writing with Marlene Cullen. Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82826030983. Meeting ID: 828 2603 0983. Phone: 707-347-6692. Email: info@aquscommunity.com. Aqus Website: https://aqus.com/aqus-news. Have a notebook and pen ready or a device you can type on. More details on Workshops page.

Wednesday, July 8, 7:00 p.m. Book Passage presents Joan Frank reading from Try to Get Lost. Through the author’s travels in Europe and the United States, Try to Get Lost explores the quest for place that compels and defines us: the things we carry, how politics infuse geography, media’s depictions of an idea of home, the ancient and modern reverberations of the word “hotel,” and the ceaseless discovery generated by encounters with self and others on familiar and foreign ground. Frank posits that in fact time itself may be our ultimate, inhabited place—the “vastest real estate we know,” with a “stunningly short” lease. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. Details: https://www.bookpassage.com/event/joan-frank-try-get-lost-corte-madera-store

Friday, July 10, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Weekly online literary open mic. Share a short story or poetry. By donation. Email poetrysher@gmail.com for Zoom link. Hosted by Sher and John Christian http://flyingchairproductions.weebly.com

Sunday, July 12th, 4:00 p.m. The Sebastopol Center for the Arts and and the Poet Laureate Selection Committee invite you to meet our New Sonoma County Poet Laureate Phyllis Meshulem. The laureateship will be passed to her in a virtual ceremony. This online event will include readings by Phyllis, our outgoing Poet Laureate, Maya Khosla, and our new Youth Poet Laureate, Zoya Ahmed. If you’d like to attend, you may sign up for the event at the following link: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/vzXfcAk

Monday, July 13, 6:15 p.m. Rivertown Poets Open Mic Reading (3-4 minutes per reader). ONLINE. Sign up in advance or just show up at aqus.com/online. Click on “Weekly Poetry Reading.” No password needed. Or paste this URL: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7073476692

Tuesday, July 14,  6:30 p.m. Writer’s Forum ONLINE. Publishing veteran Brenda Knight will talk about how to navigate the hurdles of book publishing. Free. Sponsored by Copperfield’s Books as an Eventbrite Zoom event. Details and registration at: https://www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/writers-forum-brenda-knight

Wednesday, July 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Writer and instructor Stacey Dennick will present tips on how to create dynamic dialogue and will cover common pitfalls that lead to stilted, dull dialogue. Free Zoom Event. Sponsored by Aqus Foundation.  Details: https://www.thewritespot.us/forum.php

Friday, July 17, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Weekly online literary open mic. Share a short story or poetry. By donation. Email poetrysher@gmail.com for Zoom link. Hosted by Sher and John Christian http://flyingchairproductions.weebly.com

Monday, July 20, 6:15 p.m. Rivertown Poets Open Mic Reading (3-4 minutes per reader). ONLINE. Sign up in advance or just show up at aqus.com/online. Click on “Weekly Poetry Reading.” No password needed. Or paste this URL: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7073476692

Thursday, July 23, 1:00-3:00 p.m. First of four afternoons on Zoom. Writing to Heal: Reclaiming Our Core Self Through the Written Word. See Workshop page for details. For more information or to register (707) 567-7117 or rosen@sonic.net

Friday, July 24, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Weekly online literary open mic. Share a short story or poetry. By donation. Email poetrysher@gmail.com for Zoom link. Hosted by Sher and John Christian http://flyingchairproductions.weebly.com

Monday, July 27, 6:15 p.m. Rivertown Poets Open Mic Reading (3-4 minutes per reader). ONLINE. Sign up in advance or just show up at aqus.com/online. Click on “Weekly Poetry Reading.” No password needed. Or paste this URL: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7073476692

Tuesday, July 28, 11 a.m.-1:00 p.m., first of four weekly meetings on Zoom. Deep Inquiry: Creative Writing As Spiritual Practice. See Workshop page for details. For more information or to register (707) 567-7117 or rosen@sonic.net

Friday, July 31, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Weekly online literary open mic. Share a short story or poetry. By donation. Email poetrysher@gmail.com for Zoom link. Hosted by Sher and John Christian http://flyingchairproductions.weebly.com

 

Mark Your Calendar for August 2020

Saturday, August 8, 12:00-3:00 p.m. On Writing 2020 with Anne Lamott. Book Passage virtual workshop. Registration and details: https://courses.extendedsession.com/anne-lamott/

 

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