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!
Literary Illuminations Contest ~ A Healdsburg Literary Guild poetry & prose competition, which is open only to Guild members. Guild members may submit one piece, either poetry or prose. Blind judging will be used to select one poetry and/or one prose piece will to be published on our website: www.hbglitguild.org/. Submissions for 2014 Q1, will be accepted from Nov 15 through Dec 16th. submit electronically to: email@example.com
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov 26 ~ Wine & Dine With Local Authors ~ Five authors present their books. Redwood Cafe, 8240 Od Redwood Hwy, Cotati. Drop in or call: 889-3419 or Monamech@gmail.com PLEASE NOTE HER EMAIL HAS BEEN WRONG FOR MONTHS! THIS ONE IS CORRECT! $4 min. food purchase.
Dec 5 ~ Dine with Local Authors ~ Singing Us Home, come hear songs sung at the bedsides of loved ones approaching life's threshold. 6-8 PM at Gaia's Garden 1899 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa. Reservations: 544-2491 or email@example.com
Bookmobile Schedule ~ freebookmobile.org Check us out on Facebook! 707.520.4536
Looking for motivated persons and families to help with book drives, event promotion, sorting, and on-site assistance at our big events. 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
11/19: Healdsburg Area Events TBA (check FreeBookmobile.org)
11/19: Geyserville 5 - 6:30 Pm
11/23: Glen Ellen 9 - 10 Am
11/23: Kenwood Market 10:30 - 11:30 Am
11/23: Larkfield Center 12:30 - 1:30 Pm
11/23: Cotati (Oliver's Market) 2 - 3:30 Pm
11/23: Southwest Community Park, Roseland (if raining: Dollar Tree Parking Lot, Sebastopol Rd) 4 - 5:30 Pm
12/1: Monte Rio 2 - 3:30 Pm
12/1: Forestville Tree Lighting 4 - 6:30 Pm
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 Avenue, Santa Rosa (546-4324)
Sonoma Bank ~ 201 North Main Street, Sebastopol (827-2265)
The Windsor UPS Store ~ 9048 Brooks Road South, Windsor (838-3853)
COTS Mary Isaak Center ~ 900 Hopper Street, Petaluma (776-4777)
Copperfield’s Books Events Visit copperfieldsbooks.com for store locations.
Nov 21 ~ Dan Millman & Sierra Prasada: The Creative Compass ~ five universal stages of creativity that can help you overcome doubt and inertia, develop a fulfilling practice, and produce professional-quality work. 7pm at Copperfield’s Sebastopol
Dec 2 ~ Amy Tan: The Valley of Amazement ~ A deeply evocative narrative about the profound connections between mothers and daughters, 7pm at 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. They are here in the children's area from 3:00 - 4:00 pm and would love to hear some stories read to them by children. For more information please contact 823-7691 ext. 6.
Nov 19 ~ Tie-Dye T-shirts with Sharpies! ~ We supply everything, including the white t-shirt. Free. 4pm
Nov 20 ~ The Defense of Marriage Act is (Almost) Dead. Now What? ~ Join us for a local expert panel of attorneys and a certified public accountant, addressing issues of tax, employee benefits, social security, medicare, estate planning, and family law issues for same sex couples in the wake of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Windsor and Perry. 5:30-7:30pm
Nov 23 ~ Rose Care and Culture ~ Join Master Gardener Jim Lang in a discussion on Rose Care and Culture. 10:30am
Dec 6 & 7 ~ Children's and Young Adult Book Sale 10am
Dec 10 ~ Crazy Sock Creatures ~ Come make a crazy sock creature! For teens. Supplies are provided. free. 4-5pm
Dec 11 ~ Lego Club ~ e will provide the Lego bricks, along with a different theme each month. 4pm
Dec 14 ~ Adult Reader's Theater ~ Come get your thesp on. For adults. 2-3:45pm
Dec 14 ~ Gravenstein Mandolin Ensemble ~ Free and open to all. 2pm
Dec 18 ~ Teddy Bear Tea Party ~ Stories, songs, snacks and a bear hunt! Bring your fluffy teddy bear with you. 11am
Dec 18 ~ Chess Club ~ For all ages. 4-6pm
Dec 27 ~ Museum on the Go ~ 12-4:30pm. FREE
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
Guerneville Library Art Show ~ “A Celebration of Creativity”. Local artists highlighting the arts of the Lower Russian River Area. Art Show Hours Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 11 am- 4 pm; Sat 11am- 3 pm
Nov 23 ~ Award Ceremony for Young Writers Essay Contest 1pm
Nov 27 ~ Thanksgiving Holiday. Closed
River Friends Book & Bake Sale ~
Dec 4 @ 4-7:30 pm
Dec 5 @ 10am-5 pm
Dec 6 @ 10am- 5 pm
Dec 7 @ 10 am-3 pm. Saturday will be a $4.00/Bag Sale
Dec 12 ~ Brown Bag Book Discussion group ~ “State of Wonder” by Ann Pratchett. 12:30pm
Dec 14 ~ “Greenhouse” ~ Celtic Music with a Kick! 2pm
Dec 14 ~ Gingerbread House Program ~ Come make a “Gingerbread” House, supplies provided. 10:30am
1st Mon ~ UUCSR Writers ~ Open to all levels. Oct-Aug, 4:00-6:00 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
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 email@example.com
3rd Sat ~ Open Mic Poetry Circle ~ Hosted by Mike Tuggle. All welcome. 11 am, River Reader Bookstore, 16355 Main St, Guerneville ~ 869-2240, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
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 email@example.com Project Censored ~ The news that didn’t make the news. ~ projectcensored.org