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.

FRIDAY, JULY 19

Kevin West, "Saving the Season: A Cook's Guide to Home Canning, Pickling, and Preserving," 7 p.m., Copperfield's Books, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. 578-8938, copperfieldsbooks.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 20

Meg White Clayton, "Wednesday Daughter," 2 p.m., Readers' Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. 939-1779.

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.