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Sunday, Oct. 20
Third Sunday Poetry Open Mic, 12:30 p.m., Coffee Catz, Gravenstein Station, 6761 Sebastopol Ave. (Hwy. 12), Sebastopol. Hosted by Sher Christian, lusciouspoetry.typepad.com/sherlianne.
Michael Parenti, “Waiting for Yesterday: Pages from a Street Kid's Life,” 2 p.m., Readers' Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. 939-1779.
Tuesday, Oct. 22
James Preller, “Home Sweet Horror,” 4 p.m., Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 762-0563, copperfieldsbooks.com.
Wednesday, Oct. 23
Educator's Tea with Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, “Now I'll Tell You Everything,” 4 p.m., Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 762-0563, copperfieldsbooks.com.
Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, “League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth,” 7 p.m., Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 762-0563, copperfieldsbooks.com.
Thursday, Oct. 24
Donna Tartt, “The Goldfinch,” 1 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, bookpassage.com.
“Changing Hurt to Hope: Writers Speak Out Against Domestic Violence,” 6:30 p.m., Memoir, fiction and poetry reading. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 South High Street, Sebastopol. Sponsored by YWCA Sonoma County. Contact, Michelle Wing, 478-1460 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Oct. 25
David Thomson, “Moments That Made The Movies,” 7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, bookpassage.com.
Saturday, Oct. 26
Ken Dalton, Gabriel Fraire, Russ Messing and Michelle Wing, the bi-annual selection of the next Healdsburg Literary Laureate, 7 p.m., Bean Affair, 1270 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. For more information, see www.hbglitguild.org or call or 431-0365.
In Conversation: Susan Griffin and Judy Grahn, WordTemple Arts & Lectures presents Transforming Terror — Remembering the Soul of the World, 7 p.m., Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High Street, Sebastopol. More info, email@example.com.
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