Literary events for week of Sept. 1

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<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Monday, Sept. 2</strong></span>

<strong>Rivertown Poets A-Muse-ing Mondays,</strong> 6:30 p.m.: <em>Bill Vartnaw (Sonoma County Poet Laureate) and Mel Thompson read.</em> Aqus Caf? 189 H St., Petaluma. Info, tutor@sandraanfang.com.

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Tuesday, Sept. 3</strong></span>

<strong>Joseph Konte, "The Rivalry Heard Round the World,"</strong> 7 p.m.: <em>Games between the Dodgers and Giants are never just another day at the ballpark. Dating back to the late nineteenth century--when the teams embodied the competitive spirit of rival metropolises of New York and Brooklyn--the Giants-Dodgers rivalry gained intensity throughout the early twentieth century. The venue had changed but the venom remained, and the rivalry became author Joe Konte's obsession. </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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