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September 2018 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

Monday, September 3, 6:15 p.m. Rivertown Poets will be holding a reading and open mic at the Aqus Cafe, 189 H Street in Petaluma. Featured poets will be Kathleen Winter and Brian Martens. The reading begins at 6:15 p.m. It’s a holiday but the reading makes a perfect finish to a lazy day with family and friends. Bring your best (or most outrageous) poem to share at open mic, which follows the features. The open mic signup list will be available by 5:45. Please time your reading to be three minutes or under.

Wednesday, September 5, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Story Time Open Mic at Hardcore Coffee in Sebastopol. Bring a short story to tell (5 to 10 minutes depending on number of people). Donation. 81 Bloomfield Rd, on the corner of 116 and Bloomfield in Sebastopol. Scent free event. Please RSVP since it’s a new event. Hosted by Sher Christian: voiceartistry@hughes.net, http://lusciouspoetry.typepad.com/sherlianne

Wednesday, September 5, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Alameda Island Poets celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month with features Poet Laureate of Berkeley, Rafael Jesus Gonzalez, M.K. Chavez, and author Juan Sequeira, at Frank Bette Center, 1601 Paru Street, Alameda. Hosted by Nanette Deetz and Cathy Dana. Light refreshments. Open mic follows features. We pass the hat.

Friday, September 7, 7:00 p.m. Copperfield’s Books presents: Hollywood Dead, a novel by Richard Kadrey. James Stark is back from Hell, trailing more trouble in his wake. To return to L.A., he had to make a deal with the evil power brokers, Wormwood. While he may be home, Stark isn’t quite himself, because he’s only partially alive. Copperfield’s, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. Details at: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/richard-kadrey

Saturday, September 8, 2:00-5:00 pm. Petaluma Author Expo. Dozens of local authors will be participating in this community event, an opportunity for the public to meet and greet Petaluma’s authors. Book talks, sales and signing will also take place. Petaluma Regional Library, 100 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma.

Saturday, September 8, 7:00 p.m. Word Temple Reading Series. Featured readers are Brenda Hillman, Stephen Kessler and David Beckman. Free admission (donation suggested). At Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High St., Sebastopol. Contact: Gregory W. Randall, gwr4745@aol.com. More information at: www.wordtemple.com

Sunday, September 9, 7:00 p.m. On the Road with T Bone Burnett at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. Accompanied by his guitar, film clips, and decades’ worth of stories, T Bone takes audiences on a tour of his work and collaborations with musicians across all genres, including Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Elton John, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, B.B. King, Tony Bennett, k.d. lang, Elvis Costello, Jack White, Taylor Swift, Leon Russell, and many more. For tickets and information go to: https://lutherburbankcenter.org/event/on-the-road-with-t-bone-burnett-stories-music-and-movies/

Mondays, September 10, 17, 24 (Sept 3rd No Meeting), 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.. Meet with serious, good natured writers weekly, (except holidays) Mondays, at Snoopy’s Warm Puppy Café Party Room. Our meetings are free and have an “open library-like” creative atmosphere. Read your “work in progress” or chat about it. Buy a cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or lunch at the Warm Puppy Café, Snoopy’s Home Ice Arena, 1667 West Steele Lane, Santa Rosa (Near Coddingtown); www.snoopyshomeice.com. Routes 6 and 10 Buses stop in front of the Ice Arena. Parking is free. This schedule is subject to change and if we are not in the Party Room, please look for us in the Café. Info: Georgette, ggdeb@sonic.netwww.snoopyswriters.com, www.snoopyswriters.blogspot.com

Monday, September 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Come dine and hear five new authors read from their new books:  Wordstruck! non-fiction, humor, by Susanna Janssen; The Healer Is You, health and wellness by Diane See; As Long As You Don’t Turn Them Into Weirdos, memoir by Janell Smiley; The Smallest Thing, young adult fiction by Lisa Manterfield; The Autobiography of Charlie Lord, fiction by Bill Wetmore.
Cost: $5.00 minimum food purchase. At Gaia’s Garden 1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. Call 544-2491 or info@jeaneslone.com for reservations.

Mondays, September 10, 17 & 24, 6:30 p.m. Jumpstart writers meet at Copperfield’s in Petaluma, 140 Kentucky Street, for a workshop facilitated by Susan Bono or Marlene Cullen. Bring a notebook and pen. $15. For more information go to: thewritespot.us/jumpstart.html

Wednesday, September 12, evening (time TBA): An evening of poetry and film with Sonoma County Poet Laureate Maya Khosla at Rohnert Park Public Library. She will be sharing fire-related film materials, poetry, and presenting a brief talk on writing. Poets, please let Maya know if you have a fire-related poem you would like to read at the event. She will be happy to introduce you and if the lighting is good, may be able to record you. Contact Maya: creekshade@gmail.com. Also, see Maya’s Poet Laureate News for September 2018.

Thursday, September 13, 6:30 p.m. Thumbprint Pairings presents Ingrid Rojas Contreras. reading from her novel, Fruit of the Drunken Tree, followed by a book signing and wine tasting. The novel’s protagonist, seven-year-old Chula, enjoys a carefree life thanks to a gated community in Bogotá, but the threat of violence hovers just outside the neighborhood walls, where the godlike drug lord Pablo Escobar continues to elude authorities. At Thumbprint Cellars, 102 Matheson Street, Healdsburg. More details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/thumbprint-pairings-ingrid-rojas-contreras

Thursday, September 13, 7:00 p.m. Join Why There Are Words at Studio 333 in Sausalito for a stellar night of readings in an exciting collaboration with Black Lawrence Press, featuring: Scott Brown, Jacqueline Doyle, Dean Rader, Sarah Suzor, Genanne Walsh, and special guest, Nona Caspers. Readings begin at 7:15. $10 (cash or check) at the door. Cash bar. For more information, including the authors’ full bios, see the website www.whytherearewords.com. Studio 333 is located at 333 Caledonia Street, SausalitoEvent web page: www.whytherearewords.com/2018/08/11/why-there-are-words-sausalito-collaborates-with-blp-sept-13-2018

Friday Mornings, September 14 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 Morning, September 15, 9:00–11:00 a.m. Pacific Time, “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, September 15, 2:00 p.m. Write in Your Own Backyard presents Alexandria Giardino. Featured Book: Ode to an Onion. A poetic picture book inspired by Pablo Neruda’s poem, “Ode to the Onion,” this rich, sensory story is also an ode to life’s opposites: earth and sky, darkness and light, grief and joy, as shown through beloved poet Pablo Neruda and his muse, Matilde Urrutia. The “Write in Your Own Backyard Series” spotlights the work of local and regional book publishers. This season’s highlighted publisher is Petaluma-based Cameron & Company, At Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. More details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/write-your-own-backyard-presents-alexandria-giardino

Saturday, September 15, 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, get more clarity on what really matters to you, and realign your feet on an intentional path. In the busy-ness of the day-to-day world, it’s easy to drift away from the conscious intentions we make for the wholeness of our lives. It usually takes a mindful decision to slow down and pay attention to how we are growing ourselves. And it helps to have a mirror in the faces of supportive, like-hearted women to remind us of who we are. Beginning, experienced, and exploring writers of all genres are welcome. Sebastopol. $67. www.susanhagen.com

Saturday, September 15, 7:00 p.m. Copperfield’s Books presents Miriam Pawel reading from The Browns of California. Journalist and scholar Pawel weaves a narrative history that spans four generations, from August Schuckman, the Prussian immigrant who crossed the Plains in 1852 and settled on a northern California ranch, to his great-grandson Jerry Brown, who reclaimed the family homestead one hundred forty years later. At Copperfield’s Montgomery Village Store, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. More details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/miriam-pawel

Saturday, September 15, 7:00 p.m. Copperfield’s Books presents Armistead Maupin. In his long-awaited memoir, Logical Family, the beloved author of the bestselling Tales of the City series chronicles his odyssey from the old South to free-wheeling San Francisco, and his evolution from curious youth to ground-breaking writer and gay rights pioneer. At Copperfield’s, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. More details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/armistead-maupin-0

Sunday, September 16, 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Petaluma Poetry Walk in downtown Petaluma, starting at the Hotel Petaluma and ending at Aqus Cafe. See www.petalumapoetrywalk.org for a complete schedule. Featured readers are Fran Claggett-Holland, Maya Khosla, Beth Spencer, Sashana Kane Proctor, Chris Olander, Kate Peper, Donna L Emerson, Jackie Huss Hallerberg, Carolyn Miller, Avotcja,Rafael Jesús González, Jabez (Bill) Churchill, Jodi Hottel, Prartho Sereno, Andrena Zawinski, Dave Holt, Linda Noel, Kurt Schweigman, Phyllis Meshulam with Sonoma County California Poetry in the Schools students, Q.R. Hand, Jr., E.K. Keith, Tongo Eisen-Martin, and Kim Shuck.

Sunday, September 16, 12:30-1:30 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 cozy comfort of the back room or patio, depending on weather. Round robin open mic: share a poem or short story by you or someone else. Listeners welcome. Donation: $5. Scent free event. Plan to arrive by 12:20 to get settled. *Optional writing prompt: write a poem or short story about connecting with someone who has passed. Hosted by Sher Christian: voiceartistry@hughes.net, http://lusciouspoetry.typepad.com/sherlianne

Sunday, September 16, 2:00 p.m. Well know author Peg Alford Pursell will read at Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale. Pursell’s first book, Show Her A Flower, A Bird, A Shadow, is described as “a collection of fiction and hybrid prose.” It is featured in Poets & Writers Magazine’s second annual “5 Over 50”—a selection of five debut authors over the age 50 who published in 2017. In addition Pursell is a finalist for the Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards and the Eric Hoffer Award’s First Horizon Award, to honor “superior work by debut authors.” Several stories have been nominated for The Pushcart Prize. The event will be followed by wine, cheese and conversation in the lobby. Suggested donation $10.

Sunday, September 16, 3:00 p.m. Words Off Paper, a celebration of the voices of writers and artists. This month Copperfield’s Books features local authors Laurie McAndish King, Kate Jessica Raphael, Martha Conway, Susan Soloman, Julie Barton, and Betsy Graziani Fasbinder. At Copperfield’s, 999 Grant Ave, Novato. Details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/words-paper

Wednesday, September 19, 3:00 p.m. Copperfield’s Books presents DeRay McKesson. Featured Book: On the Other Side of Freedom. In August of 2014, twenty-nine-year-old activist DeRay McKesson stood with hundreds of others on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, to push a message of justice and accountability. These protests, and others like them in cities across the country, resulted in the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement. Now, in his first book, McKesson lays out the intellectual, pragmatic political framework for a new liberation movement. Tickets: $40 + fee admits two (2) and includes a copy of the book. At Carole L. Ellis Hall, SRJC Petaluma, Sonoma Mountain Parkway, #680, Petaluma. More details and tickets: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/copperfields-books-presents-deray-mckesson

Thursday, September 20, 6:30 p.m. Thumbprint Pairings presents Jo Piazza, reading from her novel, Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win, followed by a book signing and wine tasting. From J the bestselling author of The Knock Off, How To Be Married and Fitness Junkies comes an exciting novel about what happens when a woman wants it all. A searing, suspenseful story of political ambition, marriage, class, sexual politics and infidelity, Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win is a glorious portrait of what it takes for a woman to run for national office in America today. At Thumbprint Cellars, 102 Matheson Street, Healdsburg. More details:  www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/thumbprint-pairings-jo-piazza

Thursday, September 20, 7:30 pm. Marin Poetry Center 2018 Anthology launch and reading.  The 2018 Anthology features a wide range of works by numerous talented MPC poets. Feel free to invite fellow poets, friends, and family. Falkirk Cultural Center,1408 Mission Avenue (at E Street), San Rafael. For directions, parking, etc., visit www.falkirkculturalcenter.org.

Friday, September 21, 3:30 p.m. Sebastopol Regional Library Presentation Visiting authors and writers venture to the Library to share their craft with Young Adults and Teens! Refreshments provided. Sign up to save your spot! Join us for a fun and informative experience with writing! https://sonomacounty.libcal.com/event/4491398. Also, see Maya Khosla’s Poet Laureate News for September 2018.

Saturday, September 22, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Film screenings and a talk by Maya Khosla presenting post-fire recovery at home and in the wild, at The Sitting Room Community Library (Open to All). Discussions and question-answer sessions will focus on ways we can respond to the fires while writing. Refreshments will be served. This presentation will not be filmed; the film materials that are shown will be made available to the public through The Sitting Room website: www.sittingroom.org. Also, see Maya’s Poet Laureate News for September 2018.

Sunday, September 23, 3:00 p.m. Occidental Center for the Arts Book Launch Series: Petaluma author and historian, Ken Nugent’s debut novel, Petaluma Slough. A haunting blend of well-researched Sonoma County history, fiction, and magical realism. Selected readings, Q & A, Book sales and signing. Free admission, donations welcome. Refreshments served/Wine and beer for sale. OCA: 3850 Doris Murphy Way, Occidental, corner of Bohemian and Graton Rds. More information: 707-874-9392 or occidentalcenterforthearts.org. OCA is accessible to people with disabilities.

Six Tuesdays evenings beginning September 25, 7:00–9:30 p.m. THE ALCHEMY OF MEMORY: Creative Writing As Spiritual Practice, with Clara Rosemarda. See Workshops page for details. Fee $240 for 6 sessions ($225 if paid in advance). (Drop-in for continuing students: 3 sessions for $ 135 to be used anytime during the six-week period). For information or to register 707-579-2081 or rosen@sonic.net

Six Thursday mornings beginning September 27, 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. THE ALCHEMY OF MEMORY: Creative Writing As Spiritual Practice, with Clara Rosemarda. See Workshops page for details. Fee $240 for 6 sessions ($225 if paid in advance). (Drop-in for continuing students: 3 sessions for $ 135 to be used anytime during the six-week period). For information or to register 707-579-2081 or rosen@sonic.net

Thursday, September 27, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Tea Time & Discussions with Sonoma County Poet Laureate Maya Khosla at The Sitting Room Women’s Library (open to all): If you are thinking about writing in response to the 2017 fires and its consequences, and are wondering where to begin, come over to The Sitting Room. Poetry and other writing will be shared in an informal setting. www.sittingroom.org. Also, see Maya’s Poet Laureate News for September 2018.

Saturday September 29, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Ed Coletti will read from his new chapbook Fire Storm at SoCo Coffee, 1015 4th St Santa Rosa. SoCo now has terrific salads, paninis, falafel, and pastries as well as coffee drinks, soft drinks, and a wide tea selection. Ed’s grandson Justin Coletti will be providing dynamite music. Please consider bringing ten bucks to buy a copy of Ed’s book which is his homage to all of us as we near the first anniversary of the fire. 707-291-7801.

Sunday, September 30, 4:00-6:00 p.m. 100 Thousand Poets for Change — “A World of Despair; A World of Hope.” Garden Party/Open Mic at the home of Susan Lamont, 2214 Creekside Rd., Santa Rosa. This 8th annual international reading, in which poets all around the world read their poems for change, will be dedicated to the children and young people who will be inheriting this severely damaged world from us. The theme of our reading is “A World of Despair; A World of Hope.” Free. Donations welcome. Refreshments provided. If you are interested in reading or helping or know a young person who would like to read a poem (theirs or someone else’s), please contact Susan Lamont at peacenik@sonic.net.

Mark Your Calendar for October 2018

Mondays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.. Meet with serious, good natured writers weekly, (except holidays) Mondays, at Snoopy’s Warm Puppy Café Party Room. Our meetings are free and have an “open library-like” creative atmosphere. Read your “work in progress” or chat about it. Buy a cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or lunch at the Warm Puppy Café, Snoopy’s Home Ice Arena, 1667 West Steele Lane, Santa Rosa (Near Coddingtown); www.snoopyshomeice.com. Routes 6 and 10 Buses stop in front of the Ice Arena. Parking is free. This schedule is subject to change and if we are not in the Party Room, please look for us in the Café. Info: Georgette, ggdeb@sonic.netwww.snoopyswriters.com, www.snoopyswriters.blogspot.com

Monday, October 1, 6:15 p.m. Rivertown Poets will be holding a reading and open mic at the Aqus Cafe, 189 H Street in Petaluma. Two fine Sonoma County poets will be featured: Elizabeth Herron and June Gerron.. The reading begins at 6:15 p.m. Bring your best (or most outrageous) poem to share at open mic, which follows the features. The open mic signup list will be available by 5:45. Please time your reading to be three minutes or under.

Mondays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 6:30 p.m. Jumpstart writers meet at Copperfield’s in Petaluma, 140 Kentucky Street, for a workshop facilitated by Susan Bono or Marlene Cullen. Bring a notebook and pen. $15. For more information go to: thewritespot.us/jumpstart.html

Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 10:00 a.m. Jumpstart writers meet at Copperfield’s in Petaluma, 140 Kentucky Street, for a workshop facilitated by Susan Bono or Marlene Cullen. Bring a notebook and pen. $15. For more information go to: thewritespot.us/jumpstart.html

Fridays, October 5 and 19, 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, October 6, 9:00–11:00 a.m. Pacific Time, “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

Saturdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fiction and CNF workshop with Dan Coshnear at the Sitting Room. See Workshops page for details. Contact Daniel Coshnear at coshn@sonic.net.

Thursday, October 11, 7:00 p.m. Join Why There Are Words at Studio 333 in Sausalito for a special celebration. WTAW Press authors Sarah Stone and Angela Mitchell will read from their brand new books, as part of a spectacular line up of authors that includes Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Lisa Locascio, Louise Marburg, Natalie Singer, and Terese Svoboda. Doors open at 7; readings begin at 7:15. $10 (cash or check) at the door. The celebration will include cake, delectable treats, and adult beverages. Located at 333 Caledonia Street, Sausalito.  Event web page: www.whytherearewords.com/2018/09/14/wtaw-press-book-launch-with-very-special-guests-october-11-2018/

Sunday, October 14, 3:00–7:30 p.m. An afternoon with Maya Khosla featuring poetry written in response to the Sonoma fires. Please bring your poem and encourage others to bring theirs! Bechtel holds a max of 25 spaces, do write back if you would like to read, or attend and listen. Pepperwood Preserve’s Bechtel House, 2130 Pepperwood Preserve Road, off Franz Valley Road. Free and Open to the Public; signup is required. Refreshments will be served.  Also, see Maya’s Poet Laureate News for September 2018.

Thursday, October 18, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Tea Time & Discussions with Sonoma County Poet Laureate Maya Khosla at The Sitting Room Women’s Library (open to all): If you are thinking about writing in response to the 2017 fires and its consequences, and are wondering where to begin, come over to The Sitting Room. Poetry and other writing will be shared in an informal setting. Info: www.sittingroom.org. Also, see Maya’s Poet Laureate News for September 2018.

Sunday, October 21, 3:00 p.m. Occidental Center for the Arts Book Launch Series: Galahad’s Fool with life partners/actors/puppeteers, and co-authors Conrad Bishop & Elizabeth Fuller. Grieving puppeteer struggles to build solo show after wife’s death. Selected readings from novel, short comedy sketch, Q&A. book sales/signing. Free admission, donations welcome. Refreshments served/wine/beer for sale. OCA: 3850 Doris Murphy Way, Occidental, corner of Bohemian and Graton Rds. More information: 707-874-9392, or occidentalcenterforthearts.org. OCA is accessible to people with disabilities.

Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 p.m. Copperfield’s Books and Sonoma Land Trust present Barbara Kingsolver. Featured Book: Unsheltered. New York Times bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver returns with a timely novel that interweaves past and present to explore the human capacity for resiliency and compassion in times of great upheaval. Brilliantly executed and compulsively readable, Unsheltered is the story of two families, in two centuries, as they navigate the challenges of surviving a world in the throes of major cultural shifts. They come to realize that though the future is uncertain, shelter can be found in the bonds of kindred—whether family or friends—and in the strength of the human spirit. $40 + fee admits one (1) and includes a copy of the new book; $50 + fee admits two (2) and includes a copy of the new book. Event relocated to Analy High School, 6950 Analy Avenue, Sebastopol. More details: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/event-relocated-copperfields-books-sonoma-land-trust-present-barbara-kingsolver

Thursday, October 25, 7:00-8:30 p.m. The 5th Mystery Writers in the Mausoleum, sponsored by FolkHeart Press and hosted by Santa Rosa Memorial Park, will take place in the park’s Alaskan Marble Odd Fellows Mausoleum located at 1900 Franklin Avenue, Santa Rosa. Lighting will be provided by kerosene lamp and/or LED lanterns. Authors interested in participating see Submissions page or www.folkheartpress.com for more details.

Monday, October 29, 7:00-8:30 p.m. An Evening with Emily Dickinson: An Intimate Portrait presented by Holly Springfield. At the Petaluma Public Library. Holly Springfield is an Emily Dickinson scholar and meditation teacher who has been studying, teaching and sharing her passion for Emily Dickinson for the past 18 years. Holly will draw upon poems, letters, biography, 19th century New England culture and stories from her long sojourn with Dickinson, in order to bring lo life an American treasure in an intimate, personal portrait.

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