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Literary events for week of Feb. 23


For more events or to list author events in our calendar, visit the Press Democrat's events listings at pressdemocrat.com

<strong>SUNDAY (Feb 23)</strong>

<strong> Melanie Young, "Getting Things Off My Chest,"</strong> 7 p.m.<em> Charge head on into the battle with breast cancer, armed with these outstanding survivor's tips on how to stay sane, focused, and in charge. Complete with checklists geared toward streamlining your new life, this book helps you eliminate stress and boost your spirits with positive thinking and humor. Don't let your cancer control you; empower yourself and ease the transition with this all-inclusive guide. </em> Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, <a href="http://bookpassage.com/" target="_blank">bookpassage.com</a>.

<strong>MONDAY (Feb 24)</strong>

<strong> Anne Leonard, "Moth and Spark,"</strong> 7 p.m., <em>A prince with a quest. A commoner with mysterious powers. And dragons that demand to be freed—at any cost.</em> Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 762-0563, <a href="http://copperfieldsbooks.com/" target="_blank">copperfieldsbooks.com</a>.

<strong>TUESDAY (Feb 25)</strong>

<strong>Wine and Dine with Authors, 6 p.m., </strong><em>Patrick Taylor, "The Martian Pendant," Hope Bohanec. "The Ultimate Betrayal," Janet Wentworth, "Unstoppable," Catherine Held, "Delia's Book: Guidance for Cancer Healing," and Susanna Solomon, "Point Reyes Sheriff's Calls."</em> Redwood Cafe, 8240 Old Redwood Hwy. Cotati. Contact monamech@gmail.com for reservation.

<strong>Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson, "Partners in Passion,"</strong> <em>In "Partners in Passion," Michaels and Johnson provide readers with a fun, step-by-step guide to discovering true, loving, and romantically sexual relationships that will last for decades.</em> 7:30 p.m., Readers' Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. 939-1779

<strong>WEDNESDAY (Feb 26)</strong>

<strong> Get Lit invites you to a Lit Share and Book Swap,</strong> 7 p.m., Petaluma's Corkscrew Wine Bar, 100 Petaluma Blvd. N. More details at <a href="http://facebook.com/getlitreadings" target="_blank">facebook.com/getlitreadings</a>.

<strong>Gabi Moskowitz, "Pizza Dough: 100 Delicious, Unexpected Recipes,"</strong> <em>The recipes in this new cookbook by the author of The BrokeAss Gourmet, can scale down or dress up for all kinds of dinners both penny-wise and pound-foolish, both upscale and DIY, for children's parties, hipster parties, or for an elegant evening at home. </em>Food Sampler Event, 6 p.m., Copperfield's Books, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa, 578-8938, <a href="http://copperfieldsbooks.com" target="_blank">copperfieldsbooks.com</a>.

<strong>THURSDAY (Feb 27)</strong>

<strong> Marcia Naomi Berger, "Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love,"</strong> 7 p.m., <em>With this book, you'll learn how to effectively communicate and connect with your spouse each week, and for a lifetime, with step-by-step guidelines that walk you through the four parts of a marriage meeting: expressing appreciation, coordinating chores, planning for good times, and resolving problems.</em> Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, <a href="http://bookpassage.com" target="_blank">bookpassage.com</a>.

<strong>SATURDAY (Mar 1)</strong>

<strong> Catherine Ann Jones, "Heal Your Self With Writing,"</strong> 1 p.m., <em>Heal Your Self with Writing offers a step-by-step journey of discovery and re-visioning through focused journaling, a practice that can enable healing and empowerment. In this way, each reader is able to make meaning out of memory and put the past where it belongs — behind them.</em> Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, <a href="http://bookpassage.com/" target="_blank">bookpassage.com</a>.

<em>To submit book events for consideration in this column, contact Sara Peyton at sara.peyton@gmail.com at least three weeks in advance of the event.</em>