SUNDAY, JULY 14
2013 Author Launch Celebration by Redwood Writers, 2 p.m. Seventeen members of Redwood Writers proudly bring forward their new literary efforts. Flamingo Hotel, 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. Information, redwoodwriters.org.
MONDAY, JULY 15
Gillian Bagwell, "Venus in Winter," 7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 415-927-0960, bookpassage.com.
TUESDAY, JULY 16
Dr. Robert Burton, "A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind: What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Tell Us about Ourselves," 7 p.m., Copperfield's Books, 138 North Main St., Sebastopol. 823-2618, copperfieldsbooks.com.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17
Robert Digitale, "The Horse Stalker," Linda McCabe, "The Quest of the Warrior Maiden," Robbi Bryant, "Dream," Sharon Hamilton, "Fallen Deal Legacy," 7 p.m., Hot Summer Nights With Local Authors, Copperfield's Books, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. 578-8938, copperfieldsbooks.com.
THURSDAY, JULY 18
Anne Jordan presents "The Structure of Story," 7 p.m., Writers Forum, Petaluma Community Center, 320 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma. $15 at the door.