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May 2017 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
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 May 1, 8, 15, 22 (No meeting May 29 Memorial Day) 1:00-4:00 p.m. Snoopy’s Writers meets on Mondays at The Warm Puppy Cafe, Snoopy’s Home Ice, 1667 West Steele Lane, Santa Rosa, CA. Free WiFi. Our Meetings are free and have an “open library-like” creative atmosphere. Whether we have 2 or 20 people, Monday afternoon at the Warm Puppy Cafe is a way of life for the writer…without the distractions of what needs to be done at home. Buy a cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and/or lunch. Bring your computer, begin or continue writing your novel, short story, memoir, etc., work on research projects or, make a presentation and, if you request, receive feedback. Email: Georgette ggdeb@sonic.net or Dawn undertheredfedora@gmail.com; Web: www.snoopyswriters.com; Blog: www.snoopyswriters.blogspot.com.

Monday, May 1, 6:15 p.m. Rivertown Poets feature Sonoma County poets Katherine Hastings and Paul Greenberg. After the features we’ll continue the evening with our usual open mic. Signups start at 5:45 p.m. Please prepare up to three minutes of poetry—your own or another poet’s—to share. Aqus Cafe, 189 H Street in Petaluma and is open throughout the evening for food and beverages. Contact: Sande Anfang, wrdpntr51@gmail.com. Details: www.facebook.com/RivertownPoetsAMuseingMondays 

Mondays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jumpstart writers meet at Copperfield’s Petaluma on the first four Mondays of each month, excluding August and December. Workshops are facilitated by Susan Bono and Marlene Cullen, alternating months. Creative prompts are used to inspire writing. Bring a notebook and a fast-moving pen. All writers are encouraged to come. ($15 per workshop). Find more information at: www.thewritespot.us/jumpstart.html

Wednesday, May 3, 7:00 p.m. Susan Faludi at Luther Burbank Center. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, pushes the boundaries again in her new memoir In the Darkroom, where she explores the meaning of identity. As she discovers a new relationship with her estranged and transgender 76-year-old father, Faludi delivers the question of our age: Is identity something you “choose” or is it the thing you can’t escape? Tickets on sale soon at lutherburbankcenter.org or (707) 546-3600. $45, includes ticket + 1 copy of In the Darkroom. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa.

Thursday, May 4, 7:00 p.m. Adopt-a-Play: Petaluma Radio Players offer a free preview of their slate of radio plays currently in production, as well as an encore performance of “The Railroad Detectives.”  Performance at Goldman Ballroom in the Petaluma Hotel, 205 Kentucky Street, Petaluma. For tickets and information, go to: petalumaradioplayers.com. Podcasts of radio plays may be found on the site or on the air at kpca-fm (103.3 fm / Petaluma) as well as via kpca’s podcast: kpca.fm

Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Writing the Watershed with Elizabeth Herron at the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation in Sebastopol. Elizabeth has a history of watershed writing and publication and taught both Creative Writing and Ecological Identity for over a decade at Sonoma State University. Writing exercises and time outdoors at the beautiful Laguna Foundation. Limited enrollment through the www.lagunafoundation.org. See Workshops page for details.

Saturday, May 6, 2:00 p.m. An Hour Of The Spoken Word & Live Music. With poet Jonah Raskin reading from his book, AURAS. Accompanied by stand-up bass player, Steve Shain. Free and open to the public. Come and celebrate National Poetry Month and beyond. At the Rincon Valley Library, Santa Rosa.

Saturday, May 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Healdsburg Center for the Arts and NorCal Peace Corps Organization Present an evening of storytelling,“Story Slam! Cuisine from the Heart.” Come hear stories from around the world that celebrate food and drink unique to many remote cultures. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and world travelers will entertain you with tales that illustrate their experiences into the heart and hearth of their host countries. Doors open at 6:00. Tickets: $20-$40 (pay as you can). No host wine bar. At the door or online: www.healdsburgcenterforthearts.org/story

Sunday May 7, 9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Workshop with Susan Starbird — No Idea Is Too Small. Registration deadline: April 25: $75 for the day includes materials and lunch. Sebastopol Center for the Arts: no-idea-is-too-small.eventbrite.com or starbird@sonic.net. See Workshops page for details.

Monday, May 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Dine With Local Authors, featuring: Suzanne Sherman, Girlhood in America (Women’s History/Memoir); Linda Lambert and Mary Gardner, Women’s Ways of Leading (Non-fiction); Laura McHale Holland, Resilient Ruin (Memoir); Jennifer Shannon, LMFT, Don’t Feed the Monkey (Self-help/Anxiety); E. Hale, Birthing Orgasms, Time & Money (Memoir); At Gaia’s Garden International Vegetarian Buffet, 1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. For reservations: info@jeaneslone.com or 544-2491. Minimum $5.00 food purchase.

Thursday, May 11, 7:00 p.m. Join Why There Are Words (WTAW) at Studio 333 in Sausalito as seven acclaimed authors explore the theme Suggestible. Doors open at 7:00; readings begin at 7:15. The entry fee is $10.00 at the door, though donations to WTAW, a 501(c)3 nonprofit are always welcome! Featuring Jason Bayani, Jon Boilard, Alex Green, Henry Hoke, Sandra Hunter, Paul T. Scheuring and Zach Wyner. Curated and hosted by Peg Alford Pursell. More details at:  www.whytherearewords.com

Thursday, May 11, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Two contemporary master story tellers, who focus on the immigrant experience, talk about how their novels and stories portray the current immigrant experience, at SHED, 25 North Street, Healdsburg. Shanthi Sekaran, author of the best selling novel Lucky Boy, and Vanessa Hua, author of the acclaimed story collection Deceit and Other Possibilities, join Oscar Villalon, Managing Editor of the literary journal, Zyzzyva, in a conversation to map out the boundaries and barriers in the modern American immigrant scene. Your $15 admission gets you a seat for the conversation, tastes of Grey Stack Cellars stellar wines, some of the special bites prepared by SHED chef Perry Hoffman, and a chance to buy Shanthi’s and Vanessa’s books thanks to Levin & Company Booksellers. To purchase tickets, go to: http://healdsburgshed.com/events/luminarias-may2017/

Thursday, May 11, 7:00 p.m. The Cloverdale Performing Arts Center presents Books on Stage with Bernard Cooper, who will read from his work and discuss his creative process. Cooper is the author of The Bill From My Father: A Memoir, and his most recent collection of essays is entitled My Avant-Garde Education: A Memoir. He is the recipient of the 1991 PEN/USA Ernest Hemingway Award, a 1995 O. Henry Prize, a 1999 Guggenheim grant, and a 2004 National Endowment of the Arts fellowship in literature. At 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale. $10 suggested donation. More info at: www.cloverdaleperformingarts.com/books-on-stage

Friday Mornings, May 12, 19 and 26, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 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. Part of the Community Heals Clinic and 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, May 12, 7:00 p.m. Copperfield’s Books features Jill Santopolo reading from her novel, The Light We Lost. After meeting as seniors at Columbia University, Lucy and Gabe decide they want their lives to mean something. What follows is a 13-year journey of dreams, desires, jealousies, betrayals, and ultimately love as their choices keep them apart. Copperfield’s Calistoga Store, 1330 Lincoln Street, Calistoga. Details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/jill-santopolo

Saturday, May 13, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. “Women Writing through Transition and Change” with author and writing guide Susan Hagen. The cycles of nature teach us everything we need to know about life, growth, death, and rebirth. Join us as we write to explore our changing lives at Casari Ranch, a 532-acre agricultural preserve with abundant wildlife, ocean views, magical meadows, fragrant forests, horses, sheep, and gardens. The ranch is located near Point Arena, about 30 minutes north of The Sea Ranch/Gualala. No writing experience necessary. Beginning, experienced, and exploring writers of all genres welcome. $137 for the day. www.susanhagen.com

Saturday, May 13, 1:00 p.m. An Hour Of The Spoken Word & Live Music. With poet Jonah Raskin reading from his book, AURAS. Accompanied by stand-up bass player, Steve Shain. Free and open to the public. Come & celebrate National Poetry Month and beyond. At the Cloverdale Library.

Saturday, May 13, 2:00 p.m. Copperfield’s Books features Laura McBride. From the author of We Are Called to Rise comes ‘Round Midnight, a novel about the interconnected lives of four Las Vegas women who each experience a life-changing moment at a classic casino nightclub. Spanning six decades as Vegas grows from dusty gambling town into the melting pot metropolis it is today, ‘Round Midnight mines the rich territory of motherhood and our increasingly multicultural society. Copperfield’s San Rafael Store, 850 4th Street, San Rafael. More details at: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/laura-mcbridee

Saturday, May 13, 7:00 p.m. Copperfield’s Books features Donia Bijan reading from The Last Days of Cafe Leila. An award-winning chef known for blending cultures and cuisines, Bijan’s literary debut is set against the backdrop of Iran’s rich, turbulent history. A powerful story of food, family, and bittersweet homecoming, the vivid, layered story about an Iranian-American family running a cafe in Tehran weaves together the complexities of history, domesticity, and loyalty, transporting readers to another culture, time, and emotional landscape. Copperfield’s Sebastopol Store, 138 N. Main Street, Sebastopol. Details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/donia-bijan

Tuesday, May 16, 6:00 p.m. Thumbprint Cellar Series in Healdsburg, featuring Michelle Gable’s The Book of Summer. This free event starts with an author talk at Copperfield’s Healdsburg and ends up two doors down at Thumbprint Cellars with a signed book and a glass of featured wine.  From the New York Times-bestselling author of A Paris Apartment, The Book of Summer unravels the power and secrets of a Nantucket compound called the Cliff House. Inside the faded pages of the guest book live the spellbinding stories of its female inhabitants, from Ruby, a bright-eyed newlywed on the eve of World War II, to her granddaughter Bess, who returns to the beautiful eroding estate for the first time in years to deal with her mother, a notorious town rabble-rouser who refuses to leave. Details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/thumbprint-cellars-series-michelle-gable

Thursday, May 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Writers Forum Presenter Elizabeth Stark: Battling Demons and Chasing Whims: How to Build a Meaningful, Inspired Writing Practice. At Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St, Petaluma. See Workshops page for details.

Thursday, May 18, 7:30 p.m. Marin Poetry Center presents an evening of Poetry & Music with San Francisco troubadour-poet Brian Laidlaw, The Stuntman, along with Alaskan fiddler and poet Ken Waldman whose double CD All Originals, All Traditionals, includes Appalachian-style string-band music with original poetry. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission St., San Rafael. Light refreshments. Non-members $5, members $3, students free. Preceded (6:00-6:30) by a champagne reception honoring Marin County’s new Poet Laureate Rebecca Foust. (415/388-4033, events@marinpoetrycenter.org; www.marinpoetrycenter.org/events.php)

Saturday Mornings, May 20 and 27, 9:00–11:00 a.m. PDT, “Women EVERYWHERE Writing Together: a Virtual Telephone Circle” with author & writing guide Susan Hagen. This is a telephone group 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; ongoing throughout the year. www.susanhagen.com

Saturday, May 20, 7:00 p.m. Copperfield’s Books Café Society presents Tiffanie Debartolo. The 15th-anniversary reissue of God-Shaped Hole introduces a new audience of dreamers to Debartolo’s classic love story. When Beatrice Jordan meets the unpredictable Jacob Grace, the two wild souls become instant allies, discovering an escape in each other’s creativity and insecurities while running from secrets they cannot seem to shake—and a fate determined to send them careening toward tragedy. Montgomery Village Store, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. Details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/cafe-society-tiffanie-debartolo

Sunday, May 21, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Third Sunday Literary Open Mic, at Coffee Catz, Gravenstein Station, 6761 Sebastopol Ave. (Hwy. 12), Sebastopol. A supportive group of friendly and witty fellow writers, all skill levels. Round robin open mic, read short stories and/or poems. Listeners welcome. Grab a refreshing drink and tasty treat and enjoy the cozy comfort of the back room or patio, depending on weather. Donation: $5 to $10. Scent free event. Hosted by Sher Christian: http://lusciouspoetry.typepad.com/sherlianne

Sunday, May 21, 1:00-4:30 p.m. Sonoma Festival of Light and Rhymed Poetry, Trinity Episcopal Church, 275 East Spain St., Sonoma. Contact: Patricia Bradley at bradley2006@gmail.com

Sunday, May 21, 2:00–4:30 p.m. Redwood Writers Club monthly meeting, featuring Poetry as Enchantment: A Poetry Reading with Remarks with Dana Gioia, Poet Laureate of California. $5 members, $10 nonmembers. Flamingo Hotel, Courtyard Room, 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa. Details: http://redwoodwriters.org/meetings

Monday, May 22, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Redwood Writers Open Mic at Gaia’s Garden. Featured Readers: John Lesjack and Jing Li. Gaia’s Garden, 1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. Open mic sign-ups start at 5:30 p.m. First come, first served. Open mic limited to five minutes per person. More info at: http://redwoodwriters.org/events/openmic

Tuesday, May 23, 6:00 p.m. Copperfield’s Books and Redwood Writers Spotlight on Fiction. Santa Rosa author Dale Brandon’s Fear Runner is a fast-paced thriller that follows a woman who overhears a government official release priceless information to an unknown accomplice. When another man becomes embroiled in her predicament, the two become the targets of the world’s most dangerous assassin.. At Copperfield’s Montgomery Village, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. Details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/redwood-writers-spotlight-fiction-dale-brandon

Thursday, May 25, 7:00 p.m. Copperfield’s Books features Tommy Caldwell reading from his memoir, The Push: A Climber’s Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits. In 2015, Caldwell and his partner, Santa Rosa native Kevin Jorgeson, summited what is widely regarded as the hardest rock climb in history—Yosemite’s nearly vertical 3,000-foot Dawn Wall. This engrossing memoir chronicles the journey of a boy with a fanatical mountain-guide father who was determined to instill toughness in his son. At the Montgomery Village Store, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. Details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/tommy-caldwell

Mark Your Calendar for June 2017

Friday Mornings, June 2, 9, 16 and 23, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 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. Part of the Community Heals Clinic and 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, June 3 through Sunday, June 4, 10:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Third Annual Bay Area Book Festival in downtown Berkeley offers a literary extravaganza to anyone who has ever loved a book, focusing this year on literary activism. Highlights include over 200 authors, 100 literary events and 200 exhibitors, including children’s activities. Outdoor events are free; indoor events are ticketed ($15 general admission to all events, first come/first served or $8 priority seating per event). Schedule, list of exhibitors and more information at: https://m.baybookfest.org

Saturday, June 3, 10:00-11:15 a.m. Sonoma County author Joan Frank moderates a panel at the Bay Area Book Festival, First Books: What It Took to Get There. She will be talking with four successful authors from Ireland, Switzerland, Finland, and Mexico (Colin Barrett, Jonas Lüscher, Pajtim Statovci and Aura Xilonen) whose first books received rave reviews and awards in their own countries as well as internationally. At the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, Boiler Room. More info at: https://m.baybookfest.org/session/first-books-what-it-took-to-get-there

Saturday, June 3, 2:00-4:00 p.m. The David Randolph New Way Media Festival 2017 presents Call Down the Angel. Susan T. Mashiyama, Kirk Lumpkin, Ed Coletti, Justin Coletti, Kirk Charles Heydt, Steve Shain, Nico Morris and David Madgalene offer original songs and poems in this heartfelt love letter to “the black and unknown bards” who created the roots gospel blues music of the Southeastern United States. Free and open to the public. Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental. Info: 707-328-3325.

Mondays June 5, 12, 19, 26, 11:00 a.m-2:00 p.m. Snoopy’s Writers meets on Mondays at The Warm Puppy Cafe, Snoopy’s Home Ice, 1667 West Steele Lane, Santa Rosa, CA. Free WiFi. Our Meetings are free and have an “open library-like” creative atmosphere. Whether we have 2 or 20 people, Monday afternoon at the Warm Puppy Cafe is a way of life for the writer…without the distractions of what needs to be done at home. Buy a cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and/or lunch. Bring your computer, begin or continue writing your novel, short story, memoir, etc., work on research projects or, make a presentation…Hold Court, read aloud a few chapters, poems, etc. from your Works in Progress and, if you request, receive feedback. Email: Georgette ggdeb@sonic.net or Dawn undertheredfedora@gmail.com. Web: www.snoopyswriters.com. Blog: www.snoopyswriters.blogspot.com.

Monday, June 5, 6:15 p.m. Rivertown Poets features two wonderful Bay Area poets, Prartho Sereno and Nancy Cherry. After the features we’ll continue the evening with our usual open mic. Signups start at 5:45 p.m. Please prepare up to three minutes of poetry—your own or another poet’s—to share. Aqus Cafe, 189 H Street in Petaluma and is open throughout the evening for food and beverages. This reading marks our fourth anniversary as a series. We invite you to celebrate with us. Contact: Sande Anfang, wrdpntr51@gmail.com. Details: www.facebook.com/RivertownPoetsAMuseingMondays 

Thursday, June 8, 7:00 p.m. Join Why There Are Words (WTAW) at Studio 333 in Sausalito as seven acclaimed authors explore the theme Arrivals. Doors open at 7:00; readings begin at 7:15. The entry fee is $10.00 at the door, though donations to WTAW, a 501(c)3 nonprofit are always welcome! Featuring Elaine Fletcher Chapman, Barbara Edelman, Rachel Hall, Toni Mirosevich, Lisa Rizzo, Andrew Roe and Renate Stendhal. Curated and hosted by Peg Alford Pursell. More details at:  www.whytherearewords.com

Friday, June 9, 7:30 p.m. “Bold Moves.” Off the Page Readers Theater performs the works of 11 local writers—stories, poems and plays that are comical, sad, inspiring and creepy. “Bold Moves” authors: Shayna Billings, Susan Bono, Sher Lianne Christian, Armando García Dávila, Dana Gioia, Jodi Hottel, Chuck Kensler, Jo-Anne Rosen, Sarah Saulsbury, Michelle Wing, Jean Wong. At Copperfield’s Bookstore, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. Tix @ the door: $10 student, $15 general. Doors @ 7:30, Music @ 7:45, Show @ 8:00 p.m. Facebook page: Off the Page Readers Theater; email: sonomacountyoffthepage@gmail.com

Saturday Mornings, June 10 and 24, 9:00–11:00 a.m. PDT, “Women EVERYWHERE Writing Together: a Virtual Telephone Circle” with author & writing guide Susan Hagen. This is a telephone group 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; ongoing throughout the year. www.susanhagen.com

Saturday, June, 10, 7:30 p.m. “Bold Moves.” Off the Page Readers Theater performs the works of 11 local writers, at Copperfield’s Bookstore, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. Tix @ the door: $10 student, $15 general. Doors @ 7:30, Music @ 7:45, Show @ 8:00 p.m. See June 9 listing for details.

Sunday, June 11, 11:30 a.m. Book launch for Kay Mehl Miller’s Ring Around Reality, A Novel. Hummon Hall, Faith Lutheran Church, 4930 Newanga Avenue, Santa Rosa. Miller will read from her book and lead a discussion on alcoholism. For this event, book price is $15.

Sunday, June 11, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. A Midsummer’s Write: A Day of Writing & Meditation with Clara Rosemarda. Santa Rosa, fee $135 to $110. Details on Workshops page. Contact Clara at 707-579-2081 or rosen@sonic.net.

Sunday, June 11, 2:30 p.m. Redwood Writers invites you to a talk with Grant Faulkner, Executive Director of NANOWRIMO (National Novel Writing Month), to discuss flash fiction — how a different type of creativity emerges within a hard compositional limit. Flamingo Hotel, Empire Room, 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa. For more information go to www.redwoodwriters.org. Public is welcome. $10.

Wednesday, June 14, 7:00-9:30 p.m. First of six evening workshops (no classes week of July 4th). Deep Inquiry: Memoir Writing as Spiritual Practice with Clara Rosemarda. Santa Rosa. Fee $240 for 6 sessions ($225 if paid in advance). Details on Workshops page. Contact Clara at 707-579-2081 or rosen@sonic.net.

Thursday, June 15, 10:00 a.m–12:30 p.m. First of six morning workshops (no classes week of July 4th). Deep Inquiry: Memoir Writing as Spiritual Practice with Clara Rosemarda. Santa Rosa. Fee $240 for 6 sessions ($225 if paid in advance). Details on Workshops page. Contact Clara at 707-579-2081 or rosen@sonic.net.

Thursday, June 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Writers Forum presenter, Skye Blaine, will talk about: Excavating Memories, Revealing Yourself to Yourself. Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St, Petaluma. Free. Details: www.TheWriteSpot.us

Friday, June 16, 7:30 p.m. “Bold Moves.” Off the Page Readers Theater performs the works of 11 local writers, at Subud Hall, [address] Sebastopol. Tix @ the door: $10 student, $15 general. Doors @ 7:30, Music @ 7:45, Show @ 8:00 p.m. See June 9 listing for details.

Saturday June 17, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. A movement and writing workshop with Sharon Bard. Engage in gentle creative movements and literary expressions. All levels welcome. Sharon is a local writer and a certified yoga instructor. Contact her at srbard@comcast.net to register or for more information. Suggested donation: $20 -$40, proceeds to benefit the Sitting Room. See Workshops page for details.

Saturday, June 17, 1:00–4:30 p.m., “Women’s Writing and Intention Circle” with author & writing guide Susan Hagen. This is a great place to check in with yourself, connect with others, and continue the process of illuminating, exploring, and deepening your intentions for this lifetime. The more you come back, the more you’ll recognize the power of your intentions as you write, share, and celebrate your life. For workshop details, see Workshops page. Beginning, experienced, and exploring writers of all genres are welcome. Sebastopol. $67. www.susanhagen.com

Saturday, June 24, 7:00 p.m. WordTemple book launch for Gregory W. Randall, a Sonoma County poet celebrating his first full-length collection, A Cartography of Selves. Mark your calendars now for a party and reading at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High St., Sebastopol. Refreshments will be served.

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