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LITERARY Gatherings, Readings, Poetry Jams and Library Events
Sonoma County CALENDAR
 

by Vesta Copestakes

Join like minds who love to read, write and recite. Plenty of people to share your passion for the written and spoken word...Enjoy!

Off the Page Readers Theater is dedicated to showcasing the works of local writers. Our Winter show will be based on the theme, "Family Matters." This theme deals with many aspects of our lives, in or out of relationship with our many families - those by blood and those by choice. We are seeking pieces for this show: narratives, short stories, poems, song lyrics, short plays or scenes from a play; in moods from light to dark. Please send your submission[s] to me by email.  THE DEADLINE IS AUGUST 25, 2016. You will receive OUR response by SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 Details: Hilary Moore  Off the Page   707 824 8467   sonomacountyoffthepage@gmail.com

Petaluma Readers Theatre ~ seeks submissions for tow shows. October: ghostly stories up to 3500 words -= DEADLING Sep 6 and November on Food up to 3500 words, DEADLINE Oct 3. Please send to info@etalumareaderstheatre.comPerformances will be October 15 and November 19 at Prince Gallery, Petaluma, CA. For Information about PRT

LITERARY EVENTS:

The Sonoma County Library works hard for the arts community by collecting, cataloging, and making accessible a wide range of locally-produced books, music, and videos. If you are a local author or musician or filmmaker, the Library wants to know about you. Local authors website: www.www.sonoma.lib.ca.us/community/  If you are a local musician, take a look at our Sonoma County Musicians and Musical Groups page on Facebook, or send an email to David Dodd, Collections Manager, at ddodd@sonoma.lib.ca.us. We want to hear from you! 

Aug 2 - 31 ~ Sebastopol Library Exhibit ~ Don deViveiros and The Art of North America, a tribute to the late Sebastopol  multi-media artist, maker, and educator. A reception to welcome the public, with refreshments and stories, will be held on August 10, 5:30-7pm. Don was the youngest professor at California College of the Arts and taught there for over 30 years. His retirement brought him Sebastopol where his talents included picking up any tool or material, infuse it with his imagination and skills, and ultimately and skillfully create beauty. His images were drawn from our local ecology, and when asked, said: “I make the Art of North America”.  This exhibit features numerous pieces of art which reflect the multi-media repertoire of his talent, curiosity, interpretation, and expertise. The Sebastopol library is located at 7140 Bodega Ave. Sebastopol. 

Sep 10 ~ Reading Tour of Hell ~ Book 1 of Dante's Divine Comnedy. We’ll be tackling Dante’s Hell, reading it aloud, and then discussing what we’ve read. This is a perfect way to read (or read again) a classic work, bring alive the written word, and learn more about this beguiling poem. 2p. Free. www.sonomalibrary.org Sebastopol Regional Library, 7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol. 

Sep 11 ~ Pantheon of Poets ~ sponsored by The Santa Rosa Symphony League. Help raise funds for the Santa Rosa Symphony's children education programs and youth orchestras. 2-4:30p. $35 and includes wine and hors d'oeuvres. http://www.sonomacountygazette.com/cms/pages/festival-of-parties.html 

Sep 12 ~ Dine With Local Authors ~  five authors present their books, 6-8 pm. Gaia’s Garden, 1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, call for reservations:  544-2491, info@jeaneslone.com

Sep 24 ~ WordTemple Poetry Series ~ Book release party, come for the poetry, stay for treats and wine. Sonoma County poet laureate emerita, radio host of WordTemple on NPR affiliate KRCB FM, and founder and host of the WordTemple Poetry Series, Katherine Hastings celebrates her third collection of poetry, Shakespeare & Stein Walk Into a Bar. 7p. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High St, Sebastopol. 

WRITERS: 

Aug 25 ~ Come to Know the Poets ~ Enjoy the magic of West County poets Susan Kennedy, Bart Jawlinson, Cynthia Poten, Jose Enciso. Hosted by Sashana Kane Proctor. Poetry, wine, live music with Molly Axtmann. Four course dinner. 6p. $30. Cazsonoma Inn, 1000 Kidd Creek Rd, Cazadero. Reservations 707-632-5255. 

Aug 25 ~ Meetings with The Sea ~ with Pamela Stone Singer, author. Listen to the poems in Words from the Pelicans and experience the transformative quality of the sea and learn what you can do to help keep the Sonoma Coast wild. 7:30p. Suggested donation $5. Many Rivers Bookstore, 130 S Main St, Sebastopol. manyriversbooks.com

Aug 27 ~ August Open Mic Readings ~ presented by Redwood Writers and Gaia's Garden. Sign-up at 1:30p. First come first served. 5 minutes for your stories and poems. 2-4p. Gaia's Garden, 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. www.redwoodwriters.org

Sep 6 ~ Jumpstart Writing Workshops ~ Marlene Cullen leads a series of writing workshops using inspirational prompts to develop deep writing.  $15 each session. Bring a notebook and a pen. Tuesday morning workshops start September 6 at Petaluma Community Center, 320 No. Petaluma Blvd. 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Monday evening workshops start September 12 at Copperfield's in Petaluma, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Details for Jumpstart Writing: www.TheWriteSpot.us

Sep 15 ~ Writers Forum ~ presenter Julia Park Tracey. What Writers Need To Know: The Submission Process—How to pitch, query, track submissions. Do writers need social media? 6:30-8:30p. $15. Petaluma Community Center, 320 N. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. www.TheWriteSpot.us

Sep 18 ~ Redwood Writers Workshop ~ All Things Amazon with David Kudler.  The world’s largest online retailer offers a plethora of opportunities for the author and indie publisher. Are you taking advantage of the ones that are right for you? From Kindle Direct Publishing to Amazon Advantage to Goodreads, we’ll touch on a wide variety of the different programs you should be availing yourself to. Hurry - workshop is limited to 30 participants. $35. 8:30a-12:30p. $35. Flamingo Hotel, Santa Rosa. www.redwoodwriters.org

Sep 18 ~ Third Sunday Literary Open Mic ~ 12:30-1:30p. 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, short stories and/or poems about your summer if you like. 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. www.lusciouspoetry.typepad.com 

Sep 23 ~ Letters to the Sky ~ Ann Erickson will be reading from her book, a retrospective collection of poetry and short prose from over fifty years. 1pm, Hand Goods, 3627 Main Street. Occidental. INFO: annerickson16@gmail.com

Oct 9 ~ Spirit Poetry Sing Action ~ The David Randolph New Way Media Fest presents Shepherd Bliss, Clara Bellino, the Word-Music Continuum, David Madgalene, Kirk Charles Heydt, and Steve Shain. FREE and open to the public (Donations gratefully invited). Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental, CA. INFO: 707-874-9392. occidentalcenterforthearts.org

Memoirs Class & Group ~ Don't just have a past - share it! Learn to write and tell tales of personal & family history a new, easy way. Free to all ages at Sebastopol Senior Center, 167 N High St, Sebastopol Tuesdays 1:30-4:00p. 707-829-1549

UUCSR Writers ~  2-4 pm Writers regular monthly meeting - Writer presentations of a work in progress. Novelists, Poets, Memoirs, Screenwriters, whatever your chosen work, come and share your written words with us. We meet 10 months a year, Jan-Oct on the first Monday of the month (except Sept-the second Monday) from 2 to 4 pm at the Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 707-568-5381 http://uucsrwriters.blogspot.com

Directory of Sonoma County Writers ~ The Literary Update is creating a directory of Sonoma County Writers. If you are interested in being listed, send the material you would like included: e.g., photo (jpg), 100-word bio, web and/or blog links, and contact information. E-mail to sonomacountyliteraryupdate@gmail.comhttp://socolitupdate.com/directory-of-writers/

WRITER/SPEAK ~ Would you like to be interviewed for a half-hour cable TV show? A You/Tube of the show and DVDs to promote yourself as an author is included in the fee.  Filmed at the Cmedia lab in Santa Rosa. Contact: info@jeaneslone.com or 707-696-4847. 

Writers Forum ~ features a variety of presenters exploring the craft and business of writing on the third Thursday of each month. Petaluma Community Center at Lucchesi Park, 320 North McDowell Blvd., Petaluma. NEW TIME: 6:30 to 8:30p, $15 at the door. www.TheWriteSpot.us  
Oct 10 ~ Rayne Wolfe: The Art of the Interview: Mining for Gold; Behind most great stories is a challenging interview. Newspaper reporter and columnist, Rayne Wolfe will share some of her methods for identifying sources, mining for quotable gold and turning interviews into stories. 

Snoopy's Writers ~ CURRENTLY our "Think Tank" is talking about "What is Plot?" Snoopy’s Writers meet EVERY MONDAY AFTERNOON FROM 1-4 pm at THE WARM PUPPY CAFE. Some of us write and some of us talk about writing while we write. We do not hold to traditional rules of order about "meeting". Warm Puppy Cafe, Snoopy’s Home Ice, 1667 West Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. Info: Georgette G. deBlois ggdeb@sonic.net.

READERS:

Early Literacy ~ Events for children at Sonoma County libraries. READ-TALK-PLAY-SING programs at all library branches. Schedule: www.sonomalibrary.org

Free Bookmobile Info ~ freebookmobile.org  707.520.4536  Check us out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/freebookmobile 
Volunteer Opportunities! Looking for motivated persons and families to help with book drives, book pickup/delivery, event promotion, sorting, and on-site assistance at our big events. Glen@freebookmobile.org

8/11: Santa Rosa / WIC Farmer's Market, Range Ave  9 Am - 12 Pm
8/13: Healdsburg / Water Carnival, Veteran's Memorial Beach  11 Am - 4 Pm
8/20: Larkfield / SR Farmers Market, Luther Burbank Center  10 Am - 1 Pm
8/20: Cotati / Oliver's Market  2 - 3:30 Pm
8/20: Roseland / Dollar Tree, Sebastopol Rd  4 - 5:30 Pm
8/28: Freestone  9 - 10 Am
8/28: Valley Ford  10:30 - 11:30 Am
8/28: Bodega Bay Farmers Market (Community Center)  12 - 2 Pm
8/28: Jenner  2:30 - 3:45 Pm
8/28: Monte Rio  4:15 - 5:30 Pm
8/30: Geyserville  5 - 6:30 Pm

9/4: Jenner / Fishstock Festival  11 Am - 4 Pm
9/10: Larkfield / SR Farmers Market, Luther Burbank Center  10 Am - 1 Pm
9/10: Cotati / Oliver's Market  2 - 3:30 Pm
9/10: Roseland / Dollar Tree, Sebastopol Rd  4 - 5:30 Pm
9/17: Santa Rosa / SR Marketplace, Kawana Springs Rd  9:30 - 11:30 Am
9/17: Kenwood / Kenwood Market  12 - 1 Pm
9/17: Glen Ellen / Post Office  1:30 - 2:30 Pm
9/17: Boyes Hot Springs / Fiesta Center  3 - 5 Pm
9/18: Larkfield / Fiesta de Independencia, Luther Burbank Center  1 - 6 Pm
9/25: Freestone  9 - 10 Am
9/25: Valley Ford  10:30 - 11:30 Am
9/25: Bodega Bay Farmers Market (Community Center)  12 - 2 Pm
9/25: Jenner  2:30 - 3:45 Pm
9/25: Monte Rio  4:15 - 5:30 Pm
9/27: Geyserville  5 - 6:30 Pm
We would love to know where you think we should distribute books.  We especially appreciate advance notice of fairs, festivals, and other rural and low-income area events that don't charge an entrance fee.  Don't be shy, drop us a line... Glen@freebookmobile.org 

Bookmobile Donation Locations Your books aren't having much fun getting dusty on the shelf! Please take a moment to box up the best of your collection and drop them off at any of the locations below:
Paul's Empire Head Shop & Engine Supply ~ 112 Roberts Ave, Santa Rosa (546-4324)

Exchange Bank ~ 136 Calistoga Rd, Santa Rosa (539-1505)
Exchange Bank ~ 6290 Commerce Blvd, Rohnert Park (584-7300)
Argent Bank ~ 201 North Main St, Sebastopol (827-2265)

Argent Bank ~ Inside G&G Market, 701-B Sonoma Mtn Pkwy, Petaluma (781-2265)
The Windsor UPS Store ~ 9048 Brooks Rd South, Windsor (838-3853)
Sonoma 76 Station ~ 195 West Napa St, Sonoma (996-3555)

Copperfield’s Books Events Visit copperfieldsbooks.com for store locations; RSVP here and save 10% on event books on the night of the event. All events 7p unless otherwise noted.
Aug 11 ~ Books On Stage: Peter Rock, 7p Cloverdale Performing Arts Center
Aug 12 ~ Gabriel Thompson, 7p Montgomery Village
Aug 14 ~ Tour D'Organics ~ 9a Sebastopol Community Cultural Center
Aug 14 ~ Rabia Chaudry, Petaluma
Aug 19 ~ Stephen Dinan, Petaluma
Aug 20 ~ Sonoma County Vegfest ~ 10a-5p, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
Aug 26 ~ Joel Selvin, 7p Petaluma
Aug 27 ~ Orgyen Chowang ~ 7p Sebastopol
Aug 30 ~ Will Ritter, 4p Petaluma 

Events at Many Rivers Books, 130 S. Main St., Suite 101, Sebastopol, 707-829-8871, www.manyriversbooks.com. Check out - and add comments to - our new Many Rivers blog available from the Many Rivers homepage, or at manyriversbooks.com/blog1/.

Events at Readers’ Books ~ 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma ~ 707-939-1779 ~ info@readersbooks.com ~ readersbooks.com

 

Sonoma County Libraries ~ Visit sonomalibrary.org 

Sonoma County Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Programs Begin June 7 ~ Sonoma County Library launches its “Read—For the Win” summer reading program for kids, “TeenRead” summer reading program for teens and “Library Bingo Challenge” summer reading program for adults. Children, teens and adults who participate in fun and free activities available at all Sonoma County Library branches in June and July can win prizes for reaching their reading goals.

Themed children’s events include a week-long Olympic-style torch relay and visits from renowned local author Jonathan London, whose “Froggy” character is highlighted in this year’s collaborative theme, along with cultural events and activities that celebrate reading, getting outdoors and exercising. Teen workshops have been developed with the goal of imparting skills and experiences that youth will find useful, including quilting, fine arts, and learning to play ukulele. Adult events highlight local musicians, a favorite pastime around the county.

There’s also a scientifically proven benefit to summer reading. Research has shown that reading over the summer prevents summer reading loss. “Studies indicate that students who read recreationally outperform those who don’t. Students read more when they can choose materials based on their own interests,” Kathy DeWeese, Coordinator of Children’s Services added. “Our libraries are committed to supporting lifelong learning and educational enrichment for all families, and we love taking the opportunity to make it fun, too.”

Summer reading events are listed on the Sonoma County Library website event calendar for June (http://sclib.us/2A) and for July (http://sclib.us/2B). For more information about children’s and teen summer reading programs, please contact Kathy DeWeese at 545-0831 x1513 or kdeweese@sonoma.lib.ca.us. For more information about the adult summer reading program please contact Jennifer Duran at 537-0162 or jduran@sonoma.lib.ca.us. Keep up with all library events at www.sonomalibrary.org and on Facebook, www.facebook.com/sonomalibrary.


Free Workshops for College-Bound Students ~ College-bound students and their families can find help navigating the sometimes daunting process of applying to four-year colleges. Continuing our free “Path to College” workshop series begun in May, the Sonoma County Library will present a total of eight programs at five different library branches throughout the County beginning in September. For more information about each program please check the detailed listings in our online calendar sonomalibrary.org/events.

Homework Help ~ Free homework assistance for grades K-12. Don’t settle for a low grade because of homework! Get free homework coaching in the Homework Help program at your local library. Interested in volunteering to be a Homework Helper? Click here for information on how to apply!

Central Santa Rosa Library, 211 E St, Santa Rosa
Every Sat ~ Read to a Dog ~ 11a
Every Tue ~ Toddler Time (18-35 months) 10:30a
Every Tue ~ Babytime (3-17 months) 11:15a
Every Tue ~ Plaisir de Lire (ages 5 & up) 3:15p

Every Tue ~Homework Help 3:30p
Every Wed ~ After-Nap Wiggle Time (age 3-36 months) 3:30p
Every Thu ~ Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) 11a
Every Thu thru Aug 27 ~ Youth Chess Club 10:30a
Every 2nd Thur ~ Great Books 1p
Aug 9 ~ Solve the Mystery Book Discussion, 12p
Aug 13 ~ Shake the Blues Band, 1p
Aug 19 ~ Adult Coloring Club
Aug 23 ~ Brown Bag Book Discussion, 1p
Aug 26 - 28 ~ Friends of Santa Rosa Libraries book sale, 2-5p

Cloverdale Regional Library, 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale
Every Thu ~ Family Storytime - Ages 2-5 10:30a
Aug 11 ~ Book Discussion, 2p

Guerneville Regional Library14107 Armstrong Woods Rd., Guerneville
Every Tue ~ Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) 11a
Aug 2 - 5 ~ Lunch at the Library, 12-12:30p
Aug 11 ~ Book Discussion: "Just Kids" 12:30p
Aug 13 ~ Galapagos Islands Through the Lens of Color, 2p
Aug 24 - 27 ~ River Friends of the Library Summer Book and Bake Sale, 10a-5p (4-7 Tues) 

Healdsburg Regional Library, 139 Piper St, Healdsburg
Every Fri ~ Wee Read Bilingüe (0-24 months) 10:30a
Every Tue ~ Preschool Storytime (Ages 2-5) 10:30a
Every Thurs ~ Mindful Minis (Ages 6-12), 4p
Every Sat ~ Read to a Dog 11a
Aug 4-6 ~ Summer Book Sale, 10a-6p
Aug 12 ~ Karen Slavin's Music Time, 10:30a

Northwest Santa Rosa Library, 150 Coddingtown Center, Santa Rosa
Every Thu ~ Read to a PALS Dog 3:30p
Every Fri ~ Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5) 10:30a
Every Sat ~ Cuentos y Cantos Bilingual Storytime (ages/edades 0-5) 10:30a
Jul 28 ~ Summer Reading Finale - with Summer Games 2p
Aug 2-5 ~ Lunch at the Library, 12-12:30p
Aug 17 ~ Adult Book Discussion, 2:30p
Aug 20 ~ Shake the Blues Band, 2p

Petaluma Regional Library100 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma
Every Fri ~ Toddler Time (18-35 months) 10am
Every Fri ~ Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) 10:45a
Every Tue ~ Read to a Dog 3p
Every Wed ~ Babytime (0-17 months) 10a
Aug 2-5 ~ Lunch at the Library, 12-12:30p
Aug 6 ~ Bilingual Family Storytime, 10:15a
Aug 11 ~ Museum Storytime, 11a
Aug 17 - 20 ~ Library Summer Book Sale 

Rincon Valley Library, 6959 Montecito Blvd, Santa Rosa
Every Wed ~ Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) 11a
Every Wed ~ Castles & Crowns Chess Club 3:15p
Every Thu ~ Read to a Dog 3p
Every Fri ~ Babytime (0-17 months) 10a
Every Fri ~ Toddler Time (18-35 months) 11a
Every Sat ~ Read to a Dog, 1p
2nd Wed ~ Book Discussion Group 1:30p or 6:30p

Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library, 6250 Lynne Condé Way, Rohnert Park
Every Sat ~ Read to a Dog ~ 2p (cancelled Jan 2)
Every Wed ~ Read to a Dog 3:30p
Every Thur ~ Babytime (0-17 months) 10a
Every Thur ~ Toddler Wiggletime (18 to 35 month) 11a
Every Fri ~ Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5) 10:30a
Last Tues ~ Learn the Library Catalog and Databases 10a. Sign up in person at the reference desk or call 584-9121, ext. 3.
Jul 28 ~ Summer Reading Finale 11a 
Aug 6 ~ Master Gardeners Workshop, 10:30a
Aug 16 ~ Book Discussion, 11:30a
Aug 16-27 ~ Photography Exhibit 2016, 12-6p 

Roseland Community Library, 779 Sebatopol Rd, Santa Rosa
Every Sat ~ Bilingual Storytime, 10a
Every Sat ~ Read to a PALS Dog, 11a
Jul 30 ~ Japanese Shakuhachi Concert 1p 

Sebastopol Regional Library, 7140 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol
Every Tue ~ Wiggle Time for Preschoolers (ages 2-5) 10:30a
Every Tue ~ Wee Read for Babies (0 to 24 months) 11:30
Every Wed ~ Cuentos y Cantos – Bilingual Storytime 11ap
Jul 30 ~ Shake the Blues Band 2p 
Aug 6 ~ Kids Gardening Workshop, 11a
Aug 6 ~ Free Reading Tour of Dante's Hell, 2p
Aug 10 ~ Library Art Show Reception, 5:30p: 

Sonoma Valley Regional Library, 755 West Napa St, Sonoma
Every Tues ~ Homework Help, 3:30p
Every Thu ~ Toddler Time (ages 0-3) 10:30a
Every Thu ~ Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) 11:30a (Cancelled in Dec)
Every Fri ~ Drop-in Computer Orientation 11a
Jul 28 ~ Sonoma Reads! Books Discussion 2p
Aug 2-5 ~ Lunch at the Library, 12-12:30p
Aug 13 ~ The Keepers - Folk Music of the 60s
Aug 17-20 ~ Book Sale
Aug 25 ~ Sonoma Reads Book Discussion, 2p 

Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Hwy, Building 100, Windsor
Every Tue ~ Read to a Dog 3p
Every Wed ~ Beginning Internet 6p
Every Wed ~ Babytime (ages 0-24 months) 10:30a
Every Wed ~ Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5) 11:30a
Every Wed ~ Family Reading Book Club (grades 2-5) 4p
Aug 27 ~ Master Gardeners Workshop, 10:30a

 

ONGOING 

1st & 3rd Sat ~ Finding your Voice ~ A women’s writing workshop. Writing exercises, sharing works, & feedback. $15 each; 11-1. Contact Lee Meryl Senior, 707-869-2407, leesenior@comcast.net

2nd Tue ~ Center Literary Café ~ Featured speaker, followed by open mic. Donation. 7 pm (6:30 doors), Healdsburg Senior Center, 133 Matheson St ~ Cynthia Helen, 707-696-1111, centerliterarycafe@gmail.com

2nd Tue ~ Do Tell Story Swap ~ for grownup and teen storytellers and listeners. Join us to tell your tale of up to seven minutes in length, or come listen. The Swap maintains an atmosphere of acceptance and encouragement to all storytellers. Stories are to be told and not read. They can be true stories, tall tales, legends, myths, or even songs with a narrative. 7-9p at First Congregational Church, 2000 Humboldt St, Santa Rosa. Donation of $3-5 welcome. www.dotellstoryswap.com

Wed ~ Life Stories Class ~ Try our kind & encouraging class. No age requirement. Free. 1-3pm, Healdsburg Senior Center, 133 Matheson St ~ 707-431-3324 ~ ci.healdsburg.ca.us

3rd Wed ~ WordTemple ~ Katherine Hastings hosts poetry interviews, readings, & reconstructions. 7:00-8:00 pm, KRCB 91.1 FM ~ wordtemple.com

3rd Wed ~ Sitting Room Book Group ~ 2 -4pm.  http://www.sonomacountygazette.com/cms/pages/index.html www.SittingRoom.org

Thurs ~ UUCSR Writers Morning Coffee ~11 am - 12:30 noon • in the Warm Puppy Cafe, Snoopy's Home Ice Arena. We meet once a week for lighthearted conversation about who’s doing what in our literary community. ggdeb@sonic.net

2nd & 4th Thu ~ OCA Readers' Theater ~ Meets 7 - 9 pm, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays. Come check out the diverse, creative selections this talented group chooses to read--short plays, essays, poems, short stories, original works, even T-shirts! For more information, call Judith Reimuller at 707-829-2176 or email Joan Ambrosini  joanjustjoan@hotmail.com   FREE

3rd Thu ~ Writer’s Forum ~ Explore the craft & business of writing. $15 at the door. Feb-Nov, 6:30-8:30p pm, Petaluma Community Center at Luchessi Park, 320 N McDowell Blvd ~ theWriteSpot.us

Alternate Fri ~ Writing Group for Adults ~ with Chester Aaron. Fees $10-$20; donated to Occidental Center for the Arts. Alternate Fridays, 1-3 pm, Occidental. RSVP: 707-874-9392 or chgarlic@comcast.net

Fri  ~ Writing as a Healing Practice with author Susan Hagen. Drop-in, 10:30 – 12:30. Sonoma County Healing Academy (SoCoHA), 6741 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. Suggested donation $20-$40. No class August 28, 2015. Bring your notebook and pen; No writing experience necessary. Questions? Contact Susan Hagen at 707-888-0849 or suzhagen@sonic.net. More info: www.susanhagen.com.

2nd Sun ~
Northbay Poetry Slam ~ hosted by BeSage. Lyrical verbalists of all ages welcome. $5 cover. 8 pm (7 doors), Hopmonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol ~ Brianna Sage, 483-7231

3rd Sun ~ Healdsburg Literary Guild ~ Thirs Sunday Salon. Featured reader followed by open mic. Free & open to the public. 1:30-3:30p. The Bean Affair, 1270 Healdsburg Ave. ~ www.HbgLitGuild.org 

3rd Sun  ~ Literary Open Mic ~ 12:30 to 1:30 pm, Coffee Catz at Gravenstein Station, 6761 Sebastopol Ave. (Hwy. 12), Sebastopol. A supportive group of friendly, witty writers. Grab a refreshing drink and tasty treat and enjoy the comfort of the back room or patio, depending on weather. Round robin open mic.  Listeners welcome. Donation: $5 to $10.  Scent free event.http://lusciouspoetry.typepad.com/sherlianne/

Redwood Writers Club ~ Monthly meeting. $5/$8. Light refreshments. 2:30-5 pm, Flamingo Hotel, 2777 4th St, Santa Rosa ~ 707-578-8938 ~ redwoodwriters.org

Poetry Reading & Workshop ~ Hosted by poet Sher Christian. By donation. 12:30-2:30 pm, Coffee Catz, 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol ~ 707 829-6600 ~ lusciouspoetry.typepad.com

Book Discussion Groups ~ Bring a brown bag lunch, book, & banter. ~ sonomalibrary.org/bookgroup 

Classics Book Club ~ Erin, 481-3488 or erinsheff@comcast.net

Project Censored ~ The news that didn’t make the news. ~ projectcensored.orgd

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