<strong>Sunday, March 2</strong>

<strong> Jenifer Ringer, "Dancing Through It,"</strong> 1 p.m., <em>In her charming and self-effacing voice, Jenifer Ringer covers the highs and lows of what it's like to make it to the top in the exclusive, competitive ballet world. From the heart-pounding moments waiting in the wings before a performance to appearing on Oprah to discuss weight and body image among dancers, "Dancing Through It" is moving and revelatory.</em> Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, <a href="http://bookpassage.com/" target="_blank">bookpassage.com</a>.

<strong>Monday, March 3</strong>

<strong> Nancy Wakeman and Kate Godsey,</strong> 6:30 P.M., Rivertown Poets A-muse-ing Aqus Cafe, 189 H Street, Petaluma. Info at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/RivertownPoetsAMuseingMondays">www.facebook.com/RivertownPoetsAMuseingMondays</a>

<strong>Helene Wecker, "The Golem &amp;amp; the Jinni,"</strong> 7 p.m., <em>A chance meeting between mythical beings takes readers on a dazzling journey through cultures in turn-of-the-century New York.</em> Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, <a href="http://bookpassage.com/" target="_blank">bookpassage.com</a>.

<strong>Wednesday, March 5</strong>

<strong> Robert Moss, "The Boy Who Died and Came Back: Adventures of a Dream Archaeologist in the Multiverse,"</strong> 7 p.m., <em>An unforgettable journey that will expand your sense of reality and confirm that there is life beyond death and in other dimensions of the multiverse. Author Robert Moss describes how he lived a whole life in another world when he died at age nine in a Melbourne hospital and how he died and came back again, in another sense, in a crisis of spiritual emergence during midlife.</em> Copperfield's Books, 138 North Main St., Sebastopol, 823-2618, <a href="http://copperfieldsbooks.com/" target="_blank">copperfieldsbooks.com</a>.

<strong>Thursday, March 6</strong>

<strong> Marsha Diane Arnold on Writing Wonderful Character-Driven Picture Books,</strong> 7 p.m., The North Bay Society of Children's Book Writers and Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High Street (left side door), Sebastopol. Contact ctmarkee@gmail.com for more info.

<strong> Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, "Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us about the Origins of Good and Evil,"</strong> 7 p.m., <em>Author Jeffrey Masson has shown us that animals can teach us much about our own emotions - about love (dogs), contentment (cats) and grief (elephants). But they have much to teach us about the negative emotions such as anger and aggression as well, and in unexpected ways.</em> Copperfield's Books, 138 North Main St., Sebastopol, 823-2618, <a href="http://copperfieldsbooks.com/" target="_blank">copperfieldsbooks.com</a>.

<strong>Robert Moss, "Boy Who Died and Came Back,"</strong> 7:30 p.m., Readers' Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. 939-1779

<strong>Saturday, March 8</strong>

<strong> Redwood Writers hosts Library Open Mic,</strong> noon-2 p.m. <em>The theme in March is "Women," in honor of International Women's Day.</em> Santa Rosa Central Library, 211 E St., Santa Rosa. Info, 545-0831 or go to <a href="http://www.sonoma.lib.ca.us" target="_blank">www.sonoma.lib.ca.us</a>.

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