Sunday, Sept. 29
Poetry Marathon and Barbecue, 12 p.m.: Cynthia Bryant, Bill Vartnaw, Carl Macki, Leonore Wilson, Vilma Ginzberg, David Madgalen, Steve Rice, Teresa Conde Carrion, Tony R. Rodriguez, Michael Rothenberg, Edward Coletti, Susan Lamont, and more. The Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Arts and Politics, 99 6th St Santa Rosa. Info 528-3009 or email@example.com.
Monday, Sept. 30
Linda Spalding, “The Purchase,” 7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, bookpassage.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 1
Michael Castleman, “Killer Weed: An Ed Rosenberg Mystery,” 7 p.m., Copperfield's Books, 138 North Main St., Sebastopol, 823-2618, copperfieldsbooks.com.
Wednesday, Oct. 2
Gary Soto, “What Poets Are Like,” 7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, bookpassage.com.
Thursday, Oct. 3
Changing Hurt to Hope: Writers Speak Out Against Domestic Violence, 6:30 p.m., Memoir, fiction and poetry reading. General's Daughter/Ramekin's, 400 West Spain Street, Sonoma. Sponsored by YWCA Sonoma County. Details, call Michelle Wing, 478-1460 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Oct. 4
Patricia Klaus, “An Atomic Love Story: The Extraordinary Women in Robert Oppenheimer's Life,” 7 p.m., Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 762-0563, copperfieldsbooks.com.
Saturday, Oct. 5
Kate Milliken, “If I'd Known You Were Coming,” 7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, bookpassage.com.
To submit book events for consideration in this column, contact Sara Peyton at email@example.com at least three weeks in advance of the event.