LITERARY Gatherings, Readings, Poetry Jams
Sonoma County CALENDAR
Join like minds who love to read, write and recite. Plenty of people to share your passion for the written and spoken word...Enjoy!
Mar 2 ~ Storytelling HouseConcert ~ Viking Ventures, performed by Cathryn Fairlee and midieval musician Tim Rayborn. Come hear the story of Beowulf, the oldest story that exists in Anglo Saxon, Old English. From 4 - 6pm, $15. Bring snacks to share! Make reservations at email@example.com or call 433-2297
Mar 4 ~ Poets Gillian Conoley and Todd Melicker Reading New Works ~ Gillian Conoley and Todd Melicker will read from their new books at 7 p.m. in Weill Hall in the Green Music Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Mar 9 ~ The Gifts ~ Playwrights and Actors Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller of the Independent Eye with The Gifts (a performance and a conversation about gifts and giving). The Salon meets monthly on the second Sunday of each month, 10am - 2pm, at 7205 Maple Ave (entrance around the corner, on High Street) in Sebastopol.
Mar 10 ~ Dining With Authors ~ Dine with five authors who will present their books. Gaia's Garden, 1899 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa. 6-8PM, for reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org 544-2491
Mar 11 ~ ‘The Written Word’ – A Literary Mixer. One of the most popular social events for local writers returns on at 7pm-9pm for an evening designed to connect writers, authors, poets, readers, copywriters, illustrators, journalists, printers, bookmakers, bloggers, graphic artists, screenwriters, proofreaders and all others involved in the world of Literature. Hosted by Copperfield's Books and Aqus Café Foundary Wharf, 189 H St., Petaluma 707.778-6060 www.AqusCommunity.com.
Mar 15 ~ WordTemple Poetry Series ~ Clive Matson, author of ten collections of poetry, performs with cellist Gael Alcock. Also, Roy Mash reading from his new collection Buyers Remorse and Susan Cohen, award-winning poet of Throat Singing. For more information go to www.wordtemple.com. 7p.m. at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High St., Sebastopol
Mar 25 ~ Wine and Dine With Authors ~ Dine with five authors who will present their books. Redwood Cafe, 8240 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati. For reservations: 707-889-3410 or email@example.com
Jack London Book Discussion Group ~ The book discussion group will explore autobiographical novels and biographical books about Jack London’s spectacular life and adventures. The discussion group will be held in the Terrace Picnic area next to the Cottage, accessed via the Ranch parking lot. Cost, which does not include parking, is $10 for individual sessions or $45 for all 5 meetings. Registration is available online.
Mar 21 ~ Martin Eden (1909) by Jack London ~ This semibiographical novel recounts London's early struggles with poverty and his quest to educate himself and become a writer against the odds.
May 16 ~ John Barleycorn (1913) by Jack London ~ The is the closest London came to writing an autobiography and he not only reveals his stories from his lifelong struggle with alcohol but also the details of his spectacular life.
Jul 18 & Sep 19 ~ The Book of Jack London, Volumes 1 & 2 by Charmian London ~ Written shortly after his death Charmian London wrote The Book of Jack London Volumes 1 & 2 almost as a love letter to her lost “mate.”
Nov 14 ~ Jack London: An American Life by Earle Labor ~ In this much-anticipated and newly released biography of Jack London, Earle Labor draws from his lifetime of scholarship to meticulously reconstruct Jack London’s stunning life.
Tiny Lights on-line Writer's Exchange: Share your thoughts - experiences and tips on writing with other writers. www.tiny-lights.com Send in your insights and share your knowledge. Each month we address a different question. Sign up then send submission to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Flash in the Pan ~ Online Quarterly @ Tiny Lights. Time to send more Flashes. What is a Flash in the Pan? It's life caught in the blaze of a match, a beam of moonlight, the glare of a home-made explosion. These pieces of first-person non-fiction prose (500 words or less) are like potato chips--you won't be able to stop with just one. Our gems are posted quarterly in January, April, July and October on the Tiny Lights website. A select few appear in the hard copy editions of the magazine. Send your jewels to email@example.com.
UUCSR Writers • A Stimulating Environment Writers, Poets, Screenwriters, Film enthusiasts... Our Focus: provide an atmosphere where serious writers improve and hone their writing skills. Meetings: open to the novice, the more experienced, and the published author. UUCSR Membership not required. Meet 1-4 pm, first Monday of the month (except September-second Monday). 1-2 pm, Instructional about Writing “Great Courses” on DVD and/or 2-4 pm, Regular monthly meeting, Writers Presentations of their Work in Progress. at Glaser Center • Unitarian Universalist Congregation • 547 Mendocino Ave. • Santa Rosa Visit http://uucsrwriters.blogspot.com Subscribe: http://lists.sonic.net/mailman/listinfo/uucsrwriters Georgette G. deBlois - firstname.lastname@example.org or call Glaser Center at 707-568-5381
UUCSR Writers Open Invitation: Meet Georgette for coffee and lighthearted conversation about your literary endeavors Thursday mornings from 11 am - 12:30 noon at Warm Puppy Cafe, Charles Schulz Ice Arena on West Steel Lane and Hardies Lane, near Coddingtown. Santa Rosa. Buy the beverage/food of your choice. Table is not reserved. Parking is free. Join Our UUCSR Writers email Community. Send your email request to: email@example.com. Write “Add me to the UUCSR Writers email list” in the Subject line. N.B. Please send an email to Georgette...firstname.lastname@example.org...if you plan to attend a monthly meeting 1-2 pm and/or 2-4 pm or come for Thursday morning coffee.
WriterSpeak ~ GEM Productions is looking for North Bay writers who are interested in appearing as a guest on WriterSpeak, a half hour talk show that will allow you to promote your work. Looking for Local writers who have a book, e-book, anthology, play or screenplay to talk about. $75 fee to cover production costs. For more info, contact Gary Carnivele: 707.225.1302 Email: email@example.com
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
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)
3/1: Roseland (Dollar Tree Parking Lot, Sebastopol Rd) 9 - 10:30 Am
3/1: Larkfield Center 11 Am - 12:30 Pm
3/1: Kenwood Market 1:30 - 2:30 Pm
3/1: Glen Ellen 3 - 4 Pm
3/1: Boyes Hot Springs (Fiesta Center) 4:30 - 6 Pm
3/15: Freestone 9 - 10 Am
3/15: Valley Ford 10:30 - 11:30 Am
3/15: Bodega Bay Vet Hospital 12 - 1:30 Pm
3/15: Jenner 2 - 3:30 Pm
3/15: Monte Rio 4 - 5:30 Pm
3/18: Healdsburg Area Events TBA (check FreeBookmobile.org)
3/18: Geyserville 5 - 6:30 Pm
3/25: Petaluma Area Events TBA (check FreeBookmobile.org)
3/25: Cotati (Oliver's Market) 5 - 6:30 Pm
Copperfield’s Books Events Visit copperfieldsbooks.com for store locations.
Mar 5 ~ Robert Moss ~ The Boy Who Died and Came Back: Adventures of a Dream Archaeologist in the Multiverse. 7pm at Copperfield's Sebastopol.
Mar 6 ~ Michelle Richmond ~ Golden State. 6pm at Copperfield's Montgomery Village
Mar 6 ~ Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson ~ Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us about the Origins of Good and Evil. 7pm at Copperfield's Sebastopol.
Mar 7 ~ The Cat in the Hat ~ National Education Association's Read Across America Days. I Can Read with My Eyes Shut and others. 1pm at all Copperfield's Locations.
Mar 9 ~ Debut Brews with Rene Denfeld ~ The Enchanted. 6pm at Hopmonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave in Sebastopol.
Mar 11 ~ The Written Word ~ A mixer sponsored by Copperfield's Books and Aqus Community for writers, bloggers, editors, printers, publishers, readers & more. 7pm at Aqus Cafe, 189 H St in Petaluma. $10.
Mar 14 ~ Dave Barry at the McNear's Mystic Theater ~ You Can Date Boys When You're Forty: Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little About. 8pm at 21 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma.
Mar 18 ~ Pizza Party with Sarah Mlymowski ~ Don't Even Think About It. 5pm at Copperfield's Montgomery Village.
Mar 20 ~ Bich Minh Mguyen ~ Pioneer Girl. 6pm at Copperfield's Montgomery Village.
Mar 27 ~ Endangered Authors Tour ~ "War of the Werelords", "Al Capone Does My Homework", "Prisoners" of War", "Strangers". 4pm at Copperfield's Petaluma.
Apr 3 ~ Nikki McClure ~ May the Stars Drip Down. 7pm Copperfield's Healdsburg.
Apr 4 ~ Ayelet Waldman ~ Love and Treasure. 7pm to Copperfield's 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 http://manyriversbooks.com/blog1/.
Every Tues ~ Renewal of Presence Practice Group ~ With the Tayu Meditation Center staff. Join us for an ongoing discussion of these issues, and for engagement with exercises that explore the practical metaphysics of renewing and intensifying Presence in every moment of existence. 7:30pm
Every Other Wed ~ Opening to Insight: Meditation and Discussion ~ Join us here at Many Rivers every other Wednesday for a guided meditation practice and discussion. The meditations that we will be practicing are perfect for beginners and for those who want to deepen their practice. Everyone is welcome! 7:30pm.
Events at Sebastopol Regional Library ~ http://sonomalibrary.org/branches/Sebastopol.html (707) 823-7691, 7140 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol
Every Wed ~ Read to a Dog ~ Come read to one of our reading team dogs. 3- 4pm. For more information please contact 823-7691 ext. 6.
Every Thu ~ Wiggle Time ~ Storytime for ages 2-5. 10:15am
Mar 1 ~ Adult Reader's Theater ~ join us in hearing and reading great plays – no acting experience needed and no stage fright! 2-3:30pm.
Mar 12 ~ The Value of Play and Early Literacy Workshop ~ Stories, crafts and sensory play in children's room during the workshop with library staff and volunteers. 5-6pm.
Mar 11 ~ Cartooning Workshop for Teens ~ Brian Kolm will be leading a cartooning workshop for teens. All materials will be provided. For teens (ages 12 to 18). 4pm
Mar 18 ~ Family Gardening with Sarah Kerlow ~ Join Sarah Kerlow, The Family Gardener, for a fun seasonal gardening activity! 4pm
Mar 19 ~ Chess Club ~ Learn, play, enjoy, master. All Ages. 4-5:30pm
Mar 20 ~ Puppet Art Presents "Tommy's Pirate Adventure" ~ Free and fun puppet show. For ages 4 and up. 4pm.
Mar 21 ~ Mother-Daughter Bookclub ~ Ages 10 to 13. Please see the service desk for the next book title. 4-5pm.
Mar 25 ~ Lego Club ~ We will provide the Lego bricks, along with a different theme each month. Ages 6-12. 4-5pm
Mar 26 ~ Foodie Book Club ~ Where great food and great reads intersect. Ask at the library for the current meeting menu. 6-7:30pm
Events at Readers’ Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma ~ 707-939-1779 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ readersbooks.com
Guerneville Regional Library, 14107 Armstrong Woods Rd. ~ 707-869-9004. All Programs are Free
Mar 1 at 2pm - Meet Author Tony Johnson ~ "Captain & Mr. Shrode" A tale of adventure, fascinating characters, natural wonders and engagements with the forces of nature.
Mar 8 at 2pm - The Thiessen Brothers Music Show
Mar 12 at 7pm - Guerneville Library Advisory Board Meeting
Mar 13 at 12:30pm - Brown Bag Book Discussion Group ~ The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje No sign-ups required and feel free to bring your lunch, if you like.
Mar 25 at 9:30am - Library Commission Planning & Budget Workshop #2 Central Library Forum Room 211 E Street Santa Rosa
Mar 26 at 7pm - Readers Theatre: A Series of One-Act Plays
Mar 29 - LIBRARY CLOSED ~ Library closed in observation of César Chavez Day.
1st Mon ~ UUCSR Writers ~ Open to all levels. Oct-Aug, 4-6 pm, ‘Green Room,’ Unitarian Universalist Congregation Santa Rosa, 547 Mendocino Ave ~ 707-568-5381 ~ uucsrwriters.blogspot.com
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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. email@example.com
3rd Thu ~ Writer’s Forum ~ Explore the craft & business of writing. $15 at the door. Feb-Nov, 7-9 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Sat ~ Open Mic Poetry Circle ~ Hosted by Mike Tuggle. All welcome. 11 am, River Reader Bookstore, 16355 Main St, Guerneville ~ 869-2240, email@example.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
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
Westword ~ Salon with facilitator Gor Yaswen. Smoke- & fragrance-free meeting. $1.00 donation. 4:00 pm, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 6780 Depot St ~ 707-829-1549 ~ sebarts.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
Project Censored ~ The news that didn’t make the news. ~ projectcensored.org