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This week's literary events


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<strong>SUNDAY (April 13)</strong>

<strong>Andrew Frankl, "Frankly Frankl,"</strong> 4 p.m., <em>A fascinating book celebrating Andrew Frankl's 50 year career in all matter of automotive- related media.</em> Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, <a href="http://bookpassage.com." target="_blank">bookpassage.com.</a>

<strong>Jenn Sterling, "From Getting Fired to Becoming a Best Selling Novelist: My Incredible Journey."</strong> 2:30 p.m. Redwood Writer's monthly meeting. $5/members, $8 non-members. Flamingo Hotel. 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. <a href="http://redwoodwriters.org" target="_blank">redwoodwriters.org</a>

<strong>MONDAY (April 14)

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<strong>Dine with Local Authors,</strong> 6 p.m. <em>Sharon Cahn, handcrafted children's book, "The Pocket Bunny," Shilo McCloud, woman's art workbook, "The Heart of the Visionary," Marylu Downing, short stories, "Tales from the West Pole," Catherine Held, Ph.D, guidance for cancer healing, "Delia's Book."</em> Gaia's Garden International Vegetarian Buffet, 1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. Call or email to request dining at a specific author's table, 544-2491 or info@jeaneslone.com.

<strong>TUESDAY (April 15)</strong>

<strong>Readers Books author event,</strong> 7:30 p.m. Murray Silverstein, "Master of Leaves," Beverly Burch, "How a Mirage Works," and Lynne Knight, translator of "I Know (Je Sais)," by French astrophysicist and poet Ito Naga. Readers' Books, 30 E. Napa Street, Sonoma, 939-1779.

<strong>WEDNESDAY (April 16)

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<strong> Joel Selvin, "Here Comes the NightBook,"</strong> 7 p.m., <em>A definitive account of the golden age of rhythm and blues of the early '60s and the harrowing, ultimately tragic story of songwriter and record producer Bert Berns, whose meteoric career was fueled by his pending doom.</em> Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, <a href="http://bookpassage.com" target="_blank">bookpassage.com</a>.

<strong>THURSDAY (April 17)</strong>

<strong>Katherine Hastings, Poetry.</strong> 6 p.m., <em>Katherine Hastings is the author of "Nighthawks" and "Cloud Fire." She is the host of WordTemple on NPR affiliate KRCB, curator of the WordTemple Poetry Series and poet laureate of Sonoma County 2014-2016. Her poet laureate project, Digging Our Poetic Roots, invites Sonoma County residents to receive mini-essays on different aspects of poetic craft via email, and respond to prompts by writing poems of their own. </em> Copperfield's Books, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa, 578-8938, <a href="http://copperfieldsbooks.com" target="_blank">copperfieldsbooks.com</a>.

<strong>Lynn Cook Henriksen, workshop "Keeping Spirits Alive: Tap Memory into Memoir,"</strong> 7 p.m. <em>In this workshop, you'll discover keys to unlock memories and how to perceive them in a whole new light. Learn why emotional memory is a powerful catalyst in discovering the character and spirit of people and the significant events you want remembered. Find out how to use emotional memory to create stories filled with passion and energy. </em> Petaluma Community Center," 320 No. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma. Info, 778-4380.

<strong>FRIDAY (April 18)</strong>

<strong> Aimee Mann and Billy Collins, "Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems,"</strong> 8 p.m., <em>From the two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins comes his first compilation of new and selected poems in twelve years. "Aimless Love" combines more than fifty new poems with selections from four previous books—"Nine Horses," "The Trouble with Poetry," "Ballistics," and "Horoscopes for the Dead." Collins's unmistakable voice, which brings together plain speech with imaginative surprise, is clearly heard on every page, reminding us how he has managed to enrich the tapestry of contemporary poetry and greatly expand its audience. Aimee Mann, former lead singer of 'Til Tuesday and now a folk solo artist, will share her music in this collaborative performance.</em> Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa. Info, <a href="http://wellsfargocenterarts.org" target="_blank">wellsfargocenterarts.org</a>.

<strong>SATURDAY (April 19)</strong>

<strong>Judith Orloff, "The Ecstasy of Surrender,"</strong> 7 p.m., <em>With her stunning gift for storytelling coupled with her unique, results-oriented approach to physical, emotional, and spiritual health—marrying neuroscience, psychiatry, intuitive medicine, energy techniques, and more—Judith provides a powerful, practical, and accessible map for anyone who is longing to be happier but who feels stuck, burned-out, tense, worried, or afraid to let go.</em> Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, bookpassage.com.

<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>