For more events or to list author events in our calendar, visit the Press Democrat's events listings at pressdemocrat.com.
<strong>Sunday, Oct. 20</strong>
<strong>Third Sunday Poetry Open Mic</strong>, 12:30 p.m., Coffee Catz, Gravenstein Station, 6761 Sebastopol Ave. (Hwy. 12), Sebastopol. Hosted by Sher Christian, <a href="http://lusciouspoetry.typepad.com/sherlianne" target="_blank">lusciouspoetry.typepad.com/sherlianne</a>.
<strong>Michael Parenti, "Waiting for Yesterday: Pages from a Street Kid's Life,"</strong> 2 p.m.: <em>Delightful vignettes about growing up in a three-generation, working-class, Italian family, along with the amusing predicaments of a street kid's life. </em> Readers' Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. 939-1779.
<strong>Tuesday, Oct. 22</strong>
<strong>James Preller, "Home Sweet Horror,"</strong> 4 p.m.: <em>Meet Liam Finn, who's just moved into a new home with his father and sister. But this old house that seems empty, isn't . . . Bloody Mary is here. Called back from the dead by a game, she's just dying to talk.</em> Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 762-0563, <a href="http://copperfieldsbooks.com/" target="_blank">copperfieldsbooks.com</a>.