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April 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 COPPERFIELD’S BOOKS EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELED WHILE STATE-WIDE SHELTER-IN-PLACE REMAINS IN FORCE. SITTING ROOM EVENTS ARE ALSO CANCELED. 

All the Sixteen Rivers events for April have been canceled. That includes the following:

Sunday, April 5, 2020, 2-5 PM: Book Launch at Nicholson Ranch Winery
Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 4-6 PM: “View From Here,” SRJC Santa Rosa
Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 4 PM: Book Launch at Book Passage, Corte Madera
Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 3 PM: Poetry Flash Reading at East Bay Books
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 2:30 PM: Book Launch at Iota Press

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

Not everyone has notified us of cancellations or alternative virtual events. For information’s sake, we are keeping listings in place that will likely be postponed and held in (we hope) the not too distant future.

Friday, April 3, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Deep Inquiry: Creative Writing As Spiritual Practice With Clara Rosemarda. Fee $160. Details on Workshops page. For more information or to register (707) 567-7117 or rosen@sonic.net.

Friday April 3, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Online Story Time/Poetry open mic on Facebook. Tell a short story and or read a poem. Donation of any size through Paypal welcome and not required.  Free to our patrons. Hosted by Sher Christian http:flyingchairproductions.weebly.com  Email poetrysher@gmail.com for instructions.

Friday, April 3, 7:00-8:00 p.m. A Virtual Friday Night Storytelling Salon. Led by Theatre Artist and Community Builder Jessica Litwak we will be “performing” 5 minute stories. Jessica will lead each salon with a suggested prompt and a “performance” to kick us off. Re-imagining the word performance, the salon sharing does not have to be edited into perfection. It can be a Five minute anything: The concept is to practice Courageous Generosity by offering little gifts of story to each other to provoke thought, uplift spirits or share an open heart of feeling. The themes IS ONLY A PROMPT you can offer anything inspired by the theme or whatever is on your heart! More information and a link to join: https://aqus.com/event/a-virtual-friday-night-storytelling-salon/

Saturday, April 4, 2:00-5:00 p.m. Writing Workshop With Patti Trimble at the Sitting Room. Free. See Workshops page for details. CANCELED/POSTPONED. Sitting Room is closed.

Saturday, April 4,  4:00 pm. Online Concert/Poetry Reading. Performed by John and Sher Christian  Donation of any size through Paypal welcome and not required. Free to our patrons. Email poetrysher@gmail.com for instructionshttp:flyingchairproductions.weebly.com

Saturday, April 4, 7:30 p.m. Live performance of Rumi’s Caravan, an evening of poetry in the ecstatic tradition featuring Larry Robinson, Rebecca Evert, Doug von Koss, Maya Spector, Barry Spector and Kay Crista. To watch and listen please click https://zoom.us/j/753555801… at 7:30 p.m. The Zoom account is limited to the first 100 but we will endeavor to livestream it on FaceBook as well at: https://www.facebook.com/larry.robinson.123829

Sunday, April 5, 2:00 p.m. 17th Annual Favorite Poem Community Reading at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Modeled on the readings initiated by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, and hosted locally by Jodi Hottel and Larry Robinson, this event will bring together a wide range of people and poems into one memorable event. POSTPONED. More info at: https://sebarts.org/sca-events-2

Sunday, April 5, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Les Gottesman & Omerta Publications Memorial Poetry Reading at Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St., San Francisco, in Glen Park. Featuring readings of Les Gottesman’s poetry & work by Omerta Publications’ poets: Alan Senauke, Bill Crossman, Genny Lim, Hilton Obenzinger, Jack Hirschman, Julie Rogers. Piano by Bill Crossman, 415-586-3733 / birdbeckett.com. POSTPONED.

Sunday, April 5, 3:00 p.m. Join Zoom Reading from The Distant Sound, by poet Eliot Schain
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3431297167. Meeting ID: 343 129 7167

Monday, April 6, 6:15 p.m. Rivertown Poets Weekly Open Mic via Zoom. Feature poets will be Vilma Ginzberg and Russ Messing. Sign up at aqus.com/online. Click on Aqus Poetry Open Mic, Details, and Find Out More. Fill in the brief jotform. (“tell us about yourself” is optional.) For more information, see: www.facebook.com/RivertownPoetsAMuseingMondays. Contact: Sande Anfang: wrdpntr51@gmail.com

Monday, April 13, 6:15 p.m. Rivertown Poets Weekly Open Mic via Zoom. Sign up at aqus.com/online. Click on Aqus Poetry Open Mic, Details, and Find Out More. Fill in the brief jotform. (“tell us about yourself” is optional.) For more information, see: www.facebook.com/RivertownPoetsAMuseingMondays. Contact: Sande Anfang: wrdpntr51@gmail.com

Saturday, April 18, 12:30 p.m. Online Literary Open Mic on Facebook. Email poetrysher@gmail.com for instructions.  Donation of any size welcome and not required. Free to our patrons. Hosted by Sher Christian http:flyingchairproductions.weebly.com

Monday, April 20, 6:15 p.m. Rivertown Poets Weekly Open Mic via Zoom. Sign up at aqus.com/online. Click on Aqus Poetry Open Mic, Details, and Find Out More. Fill in the brief jotform. (“tell us about yourself” is optional.) For more information, see: www.facebook.com/RivertownPoetsAMuseingMondays. Contact: Sande Anfang: wrdpntr51@gmail.com

Sunday, April 26, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Occidental Center for the Arts’ Literary Series: Writing the Lives of Others: Three Women Biographers, Carol Sklenicka, Clarice Stasz, Lynn Downey discuss their work. Lively and entertaining discussion on writing biography. Q&A, books for sale, signing. Free admission, all donations happily accepted. Light refreshments by donation. Wine & beer for sale. OCA: 3850 Doris Murphy Way, Occidental. OCA’s facilities are accessible to people with disabilities. For more info: occidentalcenterforthearts.org or 707-874-9392. ALL EVENTS SUSPENDED THROUGH APRIL AT OCA.

Monday, April 27, 6:15 p.m. Rivertown Poets Weekly Open Mic via Zoom. Sign up at aqus.com/online. Click on Aqus Poetry Open Mic, Details, and Find Out More. Fill in the brief jotform. (“tell us about yourself” is optional.) For more information, see: www.facebook.com/RivertownPoetsAMuseingMondays. Contact: Sande Anfang: wrdpntr51@gmail.com

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