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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!


The Egrets on 9th St.- Writer: Carol Ciavonne recently published “The Birds: An Assemblage of Egrets” in the online literary magazine, Entropy. Carol Ciavonne’s essays and reviews have appeared in Poetry Flash, Xantippe, and Pleiades. Poems have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Boston Review, Colorado Review, New American Writing and How2, among other journals. Her collection of poetry, Azimuth (2014) is available from Jaded Ibis Press. A selection from the poems in Birdhouse Dialogues (LaFi Publishers 2013) with artist Susana Amundaraín, has been performed by The Imaginists theater group in Northern Californi

Aug 28 ~ ArtFlare Gallery Embraces Poetry: Words & Images ~ In the spirit of their upcoming show, Words & Images, four of the artists of ArtFlare, the new art gallery in the old SR Naval Base sat down together with their work. Poetry Readings 7-9pm, Each Friday event begins with a Poet and Artist Reception 5:30 to 6:30 pm. ArtFlare Studio/Gallery, #106, Building 33Arts,  3840 Finley Ave., Santa Rosa

Aug 28 ~ Come to Know the Poets ~ West County poets Mike Tuggle, Molly Bishop, Bob Jones, Gail King, Lawrence Maykel and Sashana Kane Proctor read their poetry at beautiful CazSonoma Inn. Evening begins with live harp music by Susan Weinstein, a glass of wine in the cozy library and a four-course dinner. Then sit back and be read to. Come to know these writers by their works. 6:00 p.m. at CazSonoma Inn, 1000 Kidd Creek Rd., Cazadero. $25 per person (tax, tip included, wine with dinner extra).  Questions: Sashana Proctor 707-632-5761. Directions: Rich Mitchell 707-632-5255.

Sep 14 ~ Dine With Local Authors ~ Come hear five authors read from their books. Mon.  6-8 PM Gaia's Garden, 1899 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa

Sep 16 Digging Our Poetic Roots - Poems from Sonoma County ~ This is when the WordTemple Poetry Series will host the kick-off reading for the culmination of my poet laureate project. Many poets included in the anthology will be on hand to read their poems. Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale. Wednesday Sept 16, from 7 to 9 PM. Free event. 707-894-2214 

Sep 20 ~ Third Sunday Salon ~ The Healdsburg Literary Guild is pleased to announce its September Third Sunday Salon, set for Sept. 20 from 1:30-3:30 p.m., featuring guest writers Jutta Einstoss and Chris Riebli at the Bean Affair in Healdsburg.

Sep 30 ~ THUMBS UP – THUMBS DOWN: A look at what readers are talking about ~ League of Women Voters of Sonoma County invites you 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the , Santa Rosa Central Library, 211 E Street. Refreshments will be served


Sep 13 ~ How To Write A Novel in 30 Days ~ Crissi Langwell, who has participated and “won” NaNoWriMo for the past five years, will guide you through the ins and outs of NaNoWriMo, the benefits of writing fast, and how to successfully  write your own novel in 30 days.  Langwell will speak at the Redwood Writers Club meeting Sunday, September 13, at the Flamingo Hotel, 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa. The meeting begins at 2 p.m. and Langwell will speak at 3 p.m.  Admission is $5 for members, $10 for non-members. For more info, go to

Sep 22 ~ Fiction Writers Workshop ~ Recognizing that everyone has a story to tell this workshop is geared to lay a foundation for aspiring writers.  The class will cover the elements of fiction writing including character, plot, dialogue and point of view with in-class exercises and discussion. 12 CLASSES ON TUESDAY EVENINGS AT THE OCCIDENTAL CENTER FOR THE ARTS 6:30 – 8:30 STARTING SEPTEMBER 22ND. Tuition is a $100 tax deductible donation to the OCA.  For more information contact Sonia Benson at 707-861-9006 or Patrick Donahue at 707-874-8530

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

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.com

Sitting Room anthology 2015 ~ The theme for 2015 is "An overlooked female author." Share a body of work or a single book by an author neglected, ignored, or underestimated by the academy and by the general reading public. Persuade us, cajole us, why would would "just love" to read this author generally or a specific book of hers. Anyone may participate. The editor this year is Lucille Friesen, who graciously volunteered this major assignment. How to send? Go to the Style Guide!

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: 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. 

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


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

Free Bookmobile Info  707.520.4536  Check us out on Facebook: 
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.

Bookmobile Schedule:
8/25: Geyserville  5 - 6:30 Pm
8/30: Freestone  9 - 10:30 Am
8/30: Bodega Bay / Farmers Market (Community Center)  11 Am - 1 Pm
8/30: Jenner  1:30 - 3 Pm
8/30: Monte Rio  3:30 - 5 Pm
9/6: Bodega Bay / Farmers Market (Community Center)  10 - 11:30 Am
9/6: Jenner / Fishstock Festival  12 - 3 Pm
9/12: Boyes Hot Springs / Fiesta Center  9:30 - 11 Am
9/12: Glen Ellen / Post Office  11:30 Am - 12:30 Pm
9/12: Kenwood / Kenwood Market  1 - 2 Pm
9/12: Roseland / Dollar Tree, Sebastopol Rd  2:30 - 4 Pm
9/13: Monte Rio  10:30 Am - 12 Pm
9/13: Larkfield / Fiesta de Independencia, Wells Fargo Center  1 - 6 Pm
9/26: Cotati / Oliver's Market  10 Am - 12 Pm
9/26: Santa Rosa / SR Marketplace, Kawana Springs Rd  12:30 - 2 Pm
9/26: Santa Rosa / South Park Day & Night Festival, Martin Luther King Jr. Park  3 - 5 Pm
9/27: Freestone  9 - 10 Am
9/27: Valley Ford  10:30 - 11:30 Am
9/27: Bloomfield  12 - 1 Pm
9/29: 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... 

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)

Sonoma County Libraries ~ Visit for event details

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
9/12, 2-3:30 pm “Finding Your Voice and Avoiding Clichés: Writing College Application Essays” at Petaluma Regional Library (100 Fairgrounds Dr., Petaluma)
9/16, 6-7:30 pm “Demystifying the College Application Process” at Rincon Valley Library (6959 Montecito Blvd., Santa Rosa). Bi-lingual English/Spanish.
9/23, 6-7:30 pm “Finding Your Voice and Avoiding Clichés: Writing College Application Essays” at Sebastopol Regional Library. (7140 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol, CA 95472).
9/26, 10:30-12 pm “First Generation to College” at Central Santa Rosa Library (211 E St., Santa Rosa) Bi-lingual English/Spanish.
10/7, 6-7:30 pm “Demystifying the College Application Process” at Forestville Library (7050 Covey Road, Forestville). Bi-lingual English/Spanish.
10/10, 2-3:30 pm “Applying to CSU/UC: A Hands-on Group Workshop” at Sebastopol Regional Library. (7140 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol, CA 95472).
10/21, 6-7:30 pm “Applying to CSU/UC: A Hands-on Group Workshop” at Central Santa Rosa Library (211 E St., Santa Rosa)
11/7, 2-3:30 pm “Drop-in Help with Editing and Brainstorming College Application Essays” at Forestville Library (7050 Covey Road, Forestville).

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 25 ~ Brown Bag Book DiscussionThe Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker 12 & 1p
Sep 8 ~ Mystery Book Discussion:Plaster City by Johnny Shaw 12p
Sep 10 ~ Great BooksOut of Africa by Isak Dinesen 1p
Sep 12 ~ Santa Rosa Symphony: Woodwind Quintet-Family Event 1p
Sep 19 ~ Owen Baker-Flynn Presents 2p
Sep 22 ~ Brown Bag Book DiscussionThe End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe 12p
Sep 23 ~ Adult Literacy: Back-To-School FFL Event 6p
Sep 26 ~ First Generation to College / Primera Generación a la Universidad 10:30a

Cloverdale Regional Library, 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale
Every Thu ~ Preschool Storytime - Ages 2-5 10:30a
Sep 10 ~ Book Discussion: "The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared," by Jonas Jonasson 2p
Sep 12 ~ Master Gardeners - Planting the Fall and Winter Vegetable Garden 10:30a - 12:30p
Sep 18 ~ Henna Art for Teens 3:30p
Sep 30 ~ Friends of the Library Book Sale 6p  

Guerneville Regional Library14107 Armstrong Woods Rd., Guerneville
Every Tue ~ Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) 11a
Aug 26 ~ Schools of Hope Change a Child's Life, by Volunteering just 30 Minutes a Week. Come find out what it takes to be a Schools of Hope Tutor. Tutor Orientation 1pm - 2pm. Guerneville Regional Library
Sep 10 ~ Book Discussion: "Sparta," by Roxana Robinson 12:30p
Sep 12 ~ Publishing 101: Finding Your Path to Publishing 2p
Sep 19 ~ Master Gardeners Fall 2015 Workshops - Growing More Food With Less Water 10:30a - 12:30p

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 Sat ~ Read to a Dog 11a
Sep 2 ~ Tween Book Chats 3:30p
Sep 3 ~ America's Wine: the Legacy of Prohibition 7p
Sep 12 ~ Solar Car Workshop using LEGO© 2p
Sep 12 ~ "Build it" Lego Club (ages 5-12) 2p
Sep 26 ~ Magical Moonshine Theater: Coyote Sings 11a

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
Aug 29 ~ Meet the Author: Zak Zaikine (all ages) 11a
Sep 12 ~ Santa Rosa Symphony Woodwind Quintet 2:30p
Sep 16 ~ Book Discussion of 'Dear Life' by Alice Munro 2:30p
Sep 19 ~ Minecraft Coding Camp (grades 6-9) 10a
Sep 19 ~ Karen Slavin's Music Time 11a
Sep 23 ~ MAD Science presents "The Science of Toys" 4p

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
2nd Wed ~ Book Discussion Group 1:30p or 6:30p
Sep 3 ~ Beginning Internet 10a
Sep 9 ~ Book Discussion GroupConfessions of a Sociopath by M. E. Thomas 1:30 & 6:30p
Sep 12 ~ Lego Club (ages 5 & up) 11a
Sep 12 ~ Ballet Folklorico (all ages) 2p
Sep 16 ~ Music Time with Karen Slavin! (ages 2 and up) 11a
Sep 16 ~ Demystifying the College Application Process 6p
Sep 19 ~ Master Gardeners: Native plants for Sonoma County Gardens 10:30a
Sep 26 ~ Santa Rosa Symphony: Woodwind Quintet for Children 1p
Sep 26 ~ InbeTWEEN Time presents: Tween Drama Workshop with Bridget Palmer (ages 9-13) 1:30p
Sep 26 ~ Santa Rosa Symphony: Woodwind Quintet for Adults 2:30p
Sep 29 ~ Guess the BANNED BOOK in the Jar! 10a
Sep 30 ~ Guess the BANNED BOOK in the Jar! 10a

Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library, 6250 Lynne Condé Way, Rohnert Park
Every Sat ~ Read to a Dog ~ 2p
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.
Every Fri thru Jul 24 ~ Nursery Rhyme Time (ages 0-5) 11a
Aug 29 ~ Jonah Raskin Author Talk - A Terrible Beauty: The Wilderness of American Literature 2p
Sep 12 ~ Master Gardeners: A Healthcare Program for Succulents 10:30a
Sep 15 ~ Book Discussion - The Art of Fielding 11:30a
Sep 16 ~ Family Evening Storytime (ages 2 & up) 6p
Sep 18 ~ Dot Day Storytime (Ages 3-5) 10:30a
Sep 30 - Oct 3 ~ October Book Sale

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 26 ~ Introduction to 3D Printing Workshop 6p
Sep 8 ~ Brown Bag Book Discussion: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 12p
Sep 12 ~ Master Gardeners: The Wonderful World of Worms 10:30a - 12:30p
Sep 12 ~ Introduction to 3D Printing Workshop 1p
Sep 12 ~ Finding Your Voice and Avoiding Clichés: Writing College Application Essays 2p
Sep 15 ~ Volunteer Orientation for Teens 4p
Sep 19 ~ Master Gardeners: Staying Healthy in Your Garden 10:30a - 12:30p
Sep 19 ~ Volunteer Orientation for Teens 11a
Sep 24 ~ Lego Club (ages 5-12) 3:30p
Sep 25 ~ Stay-and-Play Storytime (18 months-5 years) 10:30a
Sep 25 ~ Volunteer Orientation for Teens 4p
Sep 26 ~ Master Gardeners: Transforming the Lawn into a Perennial Garden 10:30a - 12:30p
Sep 26 ~ Sábado Matinée 2p

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 11a
Every Wed ~ Read to a Dog 3:30p
Aug 26 ~ Foodie Book Club 6p
Sep 8 ~ Puppet Making Workshop with Frank Gonzalez (ages 5-12) 3:30p
Sep 10 ~ Inner Smile Meditation Hour 10a
Sep 10 ~ 
Knit Wits Club 4p
Sep 16-19 ~ Fall Booksale
Sep 23 ~ Finding Your Voice and Avoiding Clichés: Writing College Application Essays 6p
Sep 24 ~ Inner Smile Meditation Hour 10a
Sep 26 ~ Whatevs Book Club 2p
Sep 29 ~ Build Club (ages 6-12) 4p

Sonoma Valley Regional Library, 755 West Napa St, Sonoma
Every Thu ~ Toddler Time (ages 0-3) 10:30a
Every Thu ~ Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) 11:30a
Every Fri ~ Drop-in Computer Orientation 11a
Aug 27 ~ Sonoma Reads! Book Discussion: Flamethrowers 2p
Sep 12 ~ Master Gardeners: Native Plants for Sonoma Gardens 10:30a
Sep 19 ~ Sing Along with Bob Gossett (all ages) 2P
Sep 24 ~ Sonoma Reads! Book Discussion: The Fault in Our Stars 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 ~ Read-Along Book Club (grades 2-5) 4p
Sep 8 ~ Book Discussion: "The Dinner" by Herman Koch 2:30p
Sep 11 ~ Owen Baker-Flynn (ages 4 & up) 4p
Sep 12 ~ Master Gardeners: Lawn Removal During a Drought 10:30a
Sep 15-19 ~ International Dot Day Craft Table (all ages) 10a
Sep 23 ~ Karen Slavin's Music Time (ages 0-5) 11a
Sep 26 ~ Drum Circle 2p

Copperfield’s Books Events Visit for store locations
Aug 25 ~ TIM PRATT Book Launch with ROSS LOCKHART Moderating 7p Petaluma
Aug 28 ~ LAURA NICOLE DIAMOND 7p Montgomery Village
Aug 28 ~ DAEDALUS HOWELL 7p Petaluma
Sep 1 ~ Debut Brew with PARNAZ FOROUTAN 7p Hopmonk Tavern, Sebastopol
Sep 2 ~ Copperfield's Presents JONATHAN FRANZEN 7p Santa Rosa High Auditorium
Sep 4 ~ Café Society with JULIET BLACKWELL 7p Montgomery Village
Sep 9 ~ Meet & Greet with ADAM MANSBACH & ALAN ZWEIBEL 7p Petaluma
Sep 10 ~ SUMMER BRENNAN 7p Jamison's Roaring Donkey
Sep 10 ~ JASON SEGEL 7p Petaluma
Sep 11 ~ ULTIMATE STAR WARS Trivia for Kids of All Ages with COLE HORTON 7p Petaluma
Sep 12 ~ First Crush with HESTER YOUNG in Conversation with SONYA ABRAMS 7p Calistoga
Sep 15 ~ LITERARY LUNCH with CARA NICOLETTI 12p Whole Foods Culinary Center
Sep 17 ~ KATHLEEN ALCOTT 7p Petaluma
Sep 21 ~ ROBIN PREISS GLASSER 4p Montgomery Village
Sep 22 ~ ED VERE 4p Petaluma
Sep 22 ~ Café Society with ELIZABETH EGAN  7p Montgomery Village
Sep 23 ~ BEN HATKE 6p Petaluma - KIDS EVENT!
Sep 23 ~ Debut Brew with J. RYAN STRADAL 6p Hopmonk Tavern
Sep 24 ~ Copperfield's Pairing with MEG WAITE CLAYTON 7p Healdsburg
Sep 25 ~ DANIEL LEVITIN 7p Sebastopol
Sep 25 ~ Food Sampler with STEPHEN YAFA 7p Sebastopol
Sep 29 ~ AMY STEWART 7p Petaluma

Events at Many Rivers Books, 130 S. Main St., Suite 101, Sebastopol, 707-829-8871, Check out - and add comments to - our new Many Rivers blog available from the Many Rivers homepage, or at
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 Readers’ Books ~ 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma ~ 707-939-1779 ~ ~ 

Sep 6 ~ 2p Micaela Luque reads from her new book. 
Sep 12 ~ 5p Random Acts
Sep 13 ~ 10a-4p  Journey Book Show in the Reading Garden
Sep 17 ~ 6:30p reception, 7:00 p.m. book reading Gus Kearney launches his new novel The Education of Joey G.
Sep 19 and Oct 3 ~ 9:15a-12:15p Clay Workshop for adults with Mara Unger. $96 includes all materials and firings. Call 707-935-7555 or email for more information.
Sep 20 ~ 3-6p Serafina reads tarot in the Reading Garden.  
Sep 27 3-6p Serafina reads tarot in the Reading Garden.  
Sep 30 ~ 7p Last Wednesday Food Group returns after summer vacation.




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,

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,

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

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

3rd Wed ~ Sitting Room Book Group ~ 2 -4pm.

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.

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   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 ~

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

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 More info:

3rd Sat ~ Open Mic Poetry Circle ~ Hosted by Mike Tuggle. All welcome. 11 am, River Reader Bookstore, 16355 Main St, Guerneville ~ 869-2240,

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. ~ 

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

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 ~

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

Book Discussion Groups ~ Bring a brown bag lunch, book, & banter. ~ 

Classics Book Club ~ Erin, 481-3488 or

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