Literary events for week of March 16

<strong>Sunday, March 16</strong>

<strong> High Tea With Yiyun Li, "Kinder Than Solitude,"</strong> 2 p.m., <em>Brilliantly written, a breathtaking page-turner, Kinder Than Solitude is a novel that resonates with provocative observations about human nature and life from one of America's best young novelists. Ticketed event: $55 includes a scrumptious High Tea with light fair and the hardcover book ($26 + tax).</em> The Tudor Rose English Tea Room, 733 4th Street, Santa Rosa, <a href="http://copperfieldsbooks.com/" target="_blank">copperfieldsbooks.com</a>

<strong>Third Sunday Poetry Open Mic, </strong>12: 30 p.m., Coffee Catz at Gravenstein Station, 6761 Sebastopol Ave. (Hwy. 12), Sebastopol. Info, <a href="http://lusciouspoetry.typepad.com/sherlianne" target="_blank">lusciouspoetry.typepad.com/sherlianne</a>

<strong>C.D. Payne, "Youth in Revolt: The Journals of Nick Twisp,"</strong> 1:30 p.m., <em>6 months in the life of the world's most dangerous teenager. The hilarious, take-no-prisoners novel about a cynical, sex-obsessed teenager's pining love for an intelligent girl&amp;#8211; now a major motion picture from Dimension Films starring Michael Cera.</em> Bean Affair, 1270 Healdsburg Avenue. More info: <a href="http://www.hbglitguild.org" target="_blank">www.hbglitguild.org</a>. E-mail, healdsburgliteraryguild@gmail.com

<strong>Monday, March 17</strong>

<strong> Phil Klay, "Redeployment,"</strong> 7 p.m., <em>Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos.</em>Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, <a href="http://bookpassage.com" target="_blank">bookpassage.com</a>

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