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March 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

Wednesday Mornings, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Women’s Writing Circle at Susan Hagen’s cottage in Occidental. There are two rare openings in this ongoing, intimate, weekly writing circle with author and writing guide Susan Hagen. This circle has been meeting for many years, with little turnover. We are ready to welcome in two new members who want to write, share, connect, and deepen their self-awareness. Each circle begins with drumming, smudging, a check-in, a teaching around the Medicine Wheel, and guided meditation. Then we write together, share our writing, practice deep listening, and offer positive reflection. No writing experience necessary; just a desire to drop down deep and explore your life in ceremony with others. Contact Susan at 707-888-0849 or suzhagen@sonic.net for more information. www.susanhagen.com

Wednesday, March 1, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Alameda Island Poets monthly free reading, Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St., Alameda, features Linda Noel and Muriel Antoine. Open mic follows features. Light refreshments. Pass the hat.

Thursday, March 2, 7:00 p.m. Hometown book launch for Joan Frank’s novel All the News I Need at Copperfield’s Bookstore, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. All the News I Need (Winner of the 2016 Juniper Award) is bittersweet, cranky, tender, and funny. It ponders the big-gun subjects: love and sex and friendship, art, travel, and mortality.

Thursday, March 2, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Healdsburg Literary Guild, SHED, Levin & Company, Booksellers and Medlock Ames Winery present Sylvie Simmons on Leonard Cohen. British author/rock journalist/recording artist, Sylvie Simmons will tell tales from the dark yet brilliant path of Leonard Cohen at SHED, 25 North Street, Healdsburg. She will read from NY Times bestselling biography, I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen, and sing some Leonard Cohen songs, accompanying herself on ukulele. Medlock Ames wines and special bites prepared by SHED chef Perry Hoffman, all this for $15. Tickets: http://healdsburgshed.com/events/luminarias-features-rock-journalist-sylvie-simmons

Friday Mornings, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 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 Mornings, March 4 and 25, 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, March 4, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. “Your First Pages,”  a creative writing method taught by Mike Harkins at Santa Rosa Junior College. For details see Workshops page.

Sunday, March 5, 3:00 p.m. Tribute to Susan Sibbett, hosted by Poetry Flash, at DIESEL, A Bookstore, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland. Terry Ehret will be joined by Steve Gilmartin, Nina Lindsay, Carolyn Miller, and LeeAnn Pickrell.

Mondays, March 6, 13, 27, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Snoopy’s Writers “I love to hear an editor beg…” The Warm Puppy Cafe, Snoopy’s Home Ice, 1667 West Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. In 1830 the English novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton penned the line, “It was a dark and stormy night.” His line is the “Snoopy’s Writers Presents” monthly theme through August 28. You are invited to come to our Monday meetings at the Warm Puppy Cafe to celebrate “Snoopy as the World Famous Author” from the point of view of our Writers. EMAIL: Georgette ggdeb@sonic.net or Dawn undertheredfedora@gmail.com. Web: www.snoopyswriters.com. Blog: www.snoopyswriters.blogspot.com

Monday, March 6, 6:15-8:30 p.m. Rivertown Poets meets at Aqus Cafe, 189 H Street in Petaluma. Featuring poets Nina Lindsay and Rosa Lane, followed by open mic. Signups start at 5:45 p.m. for open mic. You are welcome to share a poem or two. Please keep your presentation time to three minutes or less. Contact: Sande Anfang, wrdpntr51@gmail.com. Details: www.facebook.com/RivertownPoetsAMuseingMondays 

Wednesday, March 8, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Women, Writing, and Resistance in These Times. Copperfield’s Montgomery Village is hosting an event on International Women’s Day. Facilitated by Dani Burlison and Amy Robinson. A conversation on women, writing and resistance: What does it mean for women to write in resistance? How has this political tumult impacted your creative process? What are the tensions inside of “political writing”? How can we use our writing to promote intersectionality and social awareness? Or how can our writing use us? More information: www.facebook.com/events/1485691404815672

Wednesday, March 8, 7:00-9:30 p.m., first of six evening sessions. Compose Yourself: Memoir Writing as Spiritual Practice with Clara Rosemarda. Fee $240 for 6 sessions ($225 if paid in advance). In Santa Rosa. Contact Clara Rosemarda at 707-579-2081 or rosen@sonic.net; www.ClaraRosemarda.com. See Workshops page for details.

Thursday, March 9, 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., first of six morning sessions. Compose Yourself: Memoir Writing as Spiritual Practice with Clara Rosemarda.Fee $240 for 6 sessions ($225 if paid in advance). In Santa Rosa. Contact Clara Rosemarda at 707-579-2081 rosen@sonic.net; www.ClaraRosemarda.com. See Workshops page for details.

Thursday, March 9, 7:00 p.m. Cloverdale Performing Arts Center presents Books on Stage with Matthew Specktor. Matthew Specktor is the author of the novels American Dream Machine and That Summertime Sound, as well as a nonfiction book of film criticism. Followed at 8:30 by a literary salon featuring conversation with the author, wine, and cheese. $10 suggested donation. At the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 North Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale. Hosted by Janet Vail and Lisa Michaels. For more information: www.sonomacounty.com/sonoma-events/cloverdale-performing-arts-center-presents-books-stage-matthew-specktor or email booksonstagejv@gmail.com.

Thursday, March 9, 7:00 p.m. Why There Are Words celebrates the first book launch of founder Peg Alford Pursell (Show Her a Flower, a Bird, a Shadow). In true WTAW fashion, she will read alongside six other acclaimed authors. Champagne and cake will be served. Doors open at 7:00; readings begin at 7:15. Pursell has personally rented the gallery for the evening so there will no admission fee. Donations to WTAW, a 501(c)3 nonprofit are always welcome! Featured writers, in addition to Peg Pursell, are Harriet Scott Chessman, Molly Giles, Glen David Gold, Stefan Kiesbye, Ethel Rohan and Sarah Stone. Details at: www.whytherearewords.com

Thursday, March 9,  7:00-8:30 p.m. Poetry and violin on the theme of “Spring” at Friends House, 684 Benicia Dr., Santa Rosa. David and Sharon Beckman and Donna Emerson reading poetry. Jared Emerson-Johnson on fiddle and violin.

Saturday, March 11, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Science Fiction Salon at the Sitting Room with Kim D. Hester Williams. In the Huntington with Octavia: What I Learned and Why Everyone Should Read the Work of Octavia E. Butler. Free and open to everyone in the community (no memberships needed or gender excluded). The Sitting Room is located at 2025 Curtis Drive, Cotati. Details on the presentation: www.sittingroom.org/events.html

Saturday, March 11, 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. Beginning, experienced, and exploring writers of all genres are welcome. Occidental. $57, www.susanhagen.com.

Saturday, March 11, 4:00-5:30 p.m. Jonah Raskin and Gary Brandt. Book Launches for Raskin’s No Walls Now and Brandt’s The Vault Apocalyptia. MC: David Madgalene. FREE and open to the public. Soco Coffee, 1015 4th Street, Santa Rosa. 328-3325.

Sunday, March 12, 10:00 a.m.-12 noon. Second Sunday: “Poets Wanted.” Poetry critique group facilitated by Leena Prasad meets at Copperfield’s’ Books in Montgomery Village, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. The cost to join the group is $2/YEAR and all monthly meetings are included in that cost. For info, contact: leena@fishridingabike.com

Sunday, March 12, 2:00-4:30 p.m. Redwood Writers Present Ellen Sussman “Fact to Fantasy; Using Autobiographical Material in Fiction.” We all have so much rich experience to draw from in our own lives. But how best to turn that into the stuff of action? New York Times bestselling author Ellen Sussman will share her insights and experience in borrowing material from her own life to add emotional depth and passion to her novels. Flamingo Hotel, Santa Rosa. The general public is invited $10. For more details go to www.redwoodwriters.org

Monday, March 13, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Dine With Local Authors at Gaia’s Cafe, 1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. Come and dine with five local authors and hear them read from their books. Featured authors: Ken Dalton, Polio and Me (Memoir/History); Maetreyii Ma Nolan PhD, Living Love ((Yoga/Self-help/Spirtuality); Michael Gillotti, The Seminarian (Memoir); Tom Cochran, Shaping Sonoma and Mendocino Coast (Nonfiction/Geology); Al Woicki, Mystery of West Depot (Children’s Mystery). Q &A from the audience! Call 544-2491 or info@jeaneslone.com for reservations.

Tuesday, March 14, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Poetry Reading and Art Talk by Sherrie Lovler. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S High Street, Sebastopol. Sherrie will read poems from her concurrent solo painting exhibit at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Caught in Time: Calligraphic Abstractions, and from her book, On Softer Ground: Paintings, Poems and Calligraphy. Many of Sherrie’s paintings are inspired by her poetry and she will talk about that process and show slides of her artwork. Piano accompaniment by Jerry Green. Suggested donation $10. http://artandpoetry.com/pages/shows.html

Wednesday, March 15, 7:00 p.m. San Francisco launch for Joan Frank’s novel All the News I Need. In conversation with author/curator Peg Alford Pursell, Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco. Details: www.booksmith.com/event/joan-frank-all-news-i-need-peg-alford-pursell

Thursday, March 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Writers Forum: Learn about Northern California Writing Conferences, at Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. What you need to know to decide if a writing conference is in your future and information to decide which one to attend. Conference representatives will discuss topics, dates, and prices and you can visit their display tables. Attend this Writers Forum to learn about: Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Redwood Branch of The California Writers Club Conference, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) for San Francisco North and East Bay Region Oktoberfest Fall Conference, Sonoma County Writers Camp. Free event, open to the public. Details: www.TheWriteSpot.us

Thursday, March 16, 6:30-8:00 p.m. The Idea Lounge: featuring Ransom Stephens, author of The Left Brain Speaks the Right Brain Laughs, and singer, song writer Shadi Shamsavari. Lagunitas Lounge, 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. The Idea Lounge is an exciting series of talks with a twist! Two speakers: one from the arts, one not. The audience uncovers what they have in common, revealing the connections between art and life. The Idea Lounge is part of PAC Out of the Box, featuring collaborative activities that take place literally and figuratively outside the walls of the Arts Center and outside the typical art exhibition. $15 for Petaluma Arts Center members and $18 for nonmembers: https://petalumaartscenter.org/events/?eid=10395

Thursday, March 16, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Marin Poetry Center features Pushcart Prize and Cave Canem winner John Murillo, Up Jump the Boogie; and El Salvadoran-born Javier Jose Zamora, Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award winner and Wallace Stegner Fellow. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission St., San Rafael. Light refreshments. Non-members $5, members $3, students free. (415/388-4033, events@marinpoetrycenter.org www.marinpoetrycenter.org/events.php)

Saturday, March 18, 1:00-5:00 p.m. Science Fiction Salon at the Sitting Room with Terry Ehret. “Fishing in the Island of Story”: The Visionary Worlds of Ursala Le Guin. Free and open to everyone in the community (no memberships needed or gender excluded). The Sitting Room is located at 2025 Curtis Drive, Cotati. Details on the presentation: www.sittingroom.org/events.html

Saturday, March 18, 7:00 p.m. WordTemple Poetry Series features Carolyn Miller, Gerald Fleming and Vilma Ginsbert. At Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High St., Sebastopol. Please visit www.wordtemple.com for more information.

Sunday, March 19, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Write of Spring: A One-Day Writing & Meditation Workshop. In Santa Rosa. Fee: $135 to $95, some scholarships available. Contact Clara Rosemarda at 707-579-2081 or rosen@sonic.net; www.ClaraRosemarda.com. See Workshops page for details.

Sunday, March 19, 12:30-1:30 pm, 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. Facilitated by Sher Lianne Christian: http://lusciouspoetry.typepad.com/sherlianne

Wednesday, March 22, 7:00 p.m. Authors Ellen Meeropol and Amy Hassinger will read excerpts from their new books Kinship of Clover and After the Dam at Book Passage in Corte Madera. For more information: http://redhen.org/events/ellen-meeropol-amy-hassinger-reading-in-corte-madera

Saturday, March 25, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Levi and the Ladies: The Unknown Story of the Women in the Life of Businessman and Blue Jeans Pioneer Levi Strauss with historian Lynn Downey. Her book Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World tells how this Bavarian immigrant helped create modern San Francisco, as well as the first blue jeans, and how his philanthropy changed thousands of lives throughout the Bay Area. Free and open to everyone in the community. At the Sitting Room, 2025 Curtis Drive, Cotati. Details on the presentation: www.sittingroom.org/events.html

Tuesday, March 28, 6:00 p.m. Copperfield’s Books and Redwood Writers Spotlight on Fiction: D.A. Ramirez, C-Factor. In Ramirez’s latest novel, a cancer researcher and college professor leads a team of WHO inspectors to Ukraine at the height of the Cold War to evaluate the effects of radiation exposure on workers, their families, and the surrounding communities. At Copperfield’s Montgomery Village, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. Details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/montgomery-villa-redwood-writers-spotlight-fiction-da-ramirez

Wednesday, March 29, 7:00 p.m. Marin launch for Joan Frank’s novel All the News I Need, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Mark Your Calendars for April 2017

Saturday Mornings, April 1, 15 and 22, 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

Sunday, April 2, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Salon and Exhibit on Etel Adnan with Barbara Lesch McCaffry. Etel Adnan is a significant Arab and Arab-American poet and painter who writes in both French and English and, for many of us, is also a local treasure. Barbara Lesch McCaffry will lead us in a tour of the Sitting Room’s exhibit of Adnan’s books and art followed by a discussion of a selection of her work whose subjects range from the political to the poetic to the philosophic. Free and open to everyone in the community. At the Sitting Room, 2025 Curtis Drive, Cotati. Details on the presentation: www.sittingroom.org/events.html

Mondays, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 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…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, April 3, 6:15 p.m. April is National Poetry Month. Rivertown Poets will be celebrating at the Aqus Cafe with two Bay Area feature poets, Susan Cohen and Raphael Block. Guitarist David Field will accompany poet Raphael Block. 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. The cafe is located at 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 

Tuesday, April 4, 7:00 p.m. Premiere at Copperfield’s of Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s debut novel The Nest, named a Best Book of 2016 by People, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, Refinery29, and NPR. Sweeney brings a remarkable cast of characters to life, illuminating money’s effect on familial relationships, as well as what happens to our ambitions over the course of time and the fraught yet unbreakable ties we share with those we love. Copperfield’s Montgomery Village, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. Details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/paperback-book-launch-cynthia-d’aprix-sweeney

Wednesday Mornings, April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Women’s Writing Circle at Susan Hagen’s cottage in Occidental. There are two rare openings in this ongoing, intimate, weekly writing circle with author and writing guide Susan Hagen. This circle has been meeting for many years, with little turnover. We are ready to welcome in two new members who want to write, share, connect, and deepen their self-awareness. Each circle begins with drumming, smudging, a check-in, a teaching around the Medicine Wheel, and guided meditation. Then we write together, share our writing, practice deep listening, and offer positive reflection. No writing experience necessary; just a desire to drop down deep and explore your life in ceremony with others. Contact Susan at 707-888-0849 or suzhagen@sonic.net for more information. www.susanhagen.com

Wednesday, April 5, 7:00 p.m. Copperfield’s Bookstore features Augustin Burroughs. The #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Running with Scissors presents the paperback edition of his newest book, Lust and Wonder: A Memoir. Funny, sweet, alarming, and ultimately tender, Lust and Wonder is an intimate look at the driving forces in one man’s life. Copperfield’s, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma. Details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/augusten-burroughs

Wednesday, April 5, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Alameda Island Poets monthly free reading, Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru Street, Alameda, features locals Selene Steese and David Robertson. Open mic follows features. Light refreshments. Pass the hat.

Thursday, April 6, 6:00 p.m. Thumbprint Cellar Series in Healdsburg, featuring Julia Claiborne Johnson’s Be Frank with Me. 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. Johnson returns to Copperfield’s for the paperback edition of her lighthearted debut about a boy with the wit of Noel Coward, the wardrobe of a 1930s movie star, and very little in common with his fellow fourth-graders. Details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/thumbprint-cellars-series-julia-claiborne-johnson

Friday Mornings, April 7, 14, 21 and 28, 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, April 8, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., “HELP! I’ve Got a Book in Me, and I Wanna Get it Out!” A day of group coaching and individual work on your book in a small group setting with author & writing guide Susan Hagen. Whether you’re still in the idea stage, just starting to write, or working on a final draft, this is a perfect place to make some good progress in a supportive group of other writers. In the morning, you’ll share challenges and successes in the group, and then spend some time working on your own. You’ll receive individual coaching from Susan throughout the day. In the afternoon, we’ll come together to share progress and set some strategies for continuing your process. This is a work day. Expect to get something done! Beginning, experienced, and exploring writers of all genres are welcome. At Susan’s writing cottage in Occidental. $137 for the day. www.susanhagen.com

Monday, April 10, 5:30 p.m. The Moshin Vineyards Salon features its 2017 writers-in-residence reading from their work: Grace Hwang Lynch, Jacqueline Doyle, and Monica Nolan. An evening of wine, nibbles, and stories at 10295 Westside Road, Healdsburg. More info on writers and the residency program at: writingbetweenthevines.org

Thursday, April 13, 7:00 p.m. Let’s be lonely together. Join Why There Are Words (WTAW) at Studio 333 in Sausalito as seven acclaimed authors explore the theme Only the Lonely. 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 Claudia Chaplin, Debbie Graber, Gregory Mahrer, Thaïs Miller, Martha Rhodes, Barbara Tannenbaum. Curated and hosted by Peg Alford Pursell. More details at:  www.whytherearewords.com

Sunday, April 23, 2:00 p.m. Occidental Center for the Arts’ Book Launch Series presents Anne Cummings Jacopetti’s What Are We Going To Learn Today? How all children can become enthusiastic lifelong learners. From a fifty-year career of teaching, the author shares engaging and heartwarming reflections on the power of relationship, hands-on experience and the arts in helping children come alive to learning. Teachers, Mentors, Parents, Families enthusiastically invited to attend. Free Admission, all donations gratefully accepted. Refreshments served. Readings from author, and former students, Q&A, book sales and signing. OCA: 3850 Doris Murphy Way, Occidental, at the corner of Bohemian and Graton Rds. For more information, call 707-874-9392, or go to occidentalcenterforthearts.org. OCA is accessible to people with disabilities.

 

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