<em>Sunday, Nov. 10</em>

<strong>Frances Caballo, "How to Effectively Manage Your Author Platform in 30 Minutes a Day,"</strong> 3 p.m., Flamingo Hotel, 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. More information, <a href="http://www.redwoodwriters.org" target="_blank">www.redwoodwriters.org</a>.

<em>Monday, Nov. 11</em>

<strong>Wally Lamb, "We Are Water,"</strong> 7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, <a href="http://bookpassage.com" target="_blank">bookpassage.com</a>.

<em>Tuesday, Nov. 12</em>

<strong>Robin Sloan, "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore,"</strong> 6 p.m., Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol, Info, <a href="http://copperfieldsbooks.com" target="_blank">copperfieldsbooks.com</a>.

<strong>Martin Cruz Smith, "Tatiana,"</strong> 7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, <a href="http://bookpassage.com." target="_blank">bookpassage.com.</a>

<em>Wednesday, Nov. 13</em>

<strong>David Sedaris, "Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls,"</strong> 8 p.m., Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. Info, (415) 927-0960, <a href="http://bookpassage.com" target="_blank">bookpassage.com</a>.

<em>Thursday, Nov. 14</em>

<strong>Why There Are Words Literary Reading Series,</strong> 7:30 p.m. Poets Harriet Scott Chessman, Jasmin Darznik, Khanisha Foster, Anne Germanacos, Daniel Hoyt, Tung-Hui Hu, Valerie Miner, Toni Piccinini and Susanna Solomon. Studio 333, 333 Caledonia St., Info, <a href="http://whytherearewords.com" target="_blank">whytherearewords.com</a>.

<em>Friday, Nov. 15</em>

<strong>Katy Butler, "What Broke My Father's Heart: How a Pacemaker Wrecked Our Family's Life,"</strong> 7 p.m., Weill Hall, Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. Info, 664-3919, gillian.conoley@sonoma.edu.

<em>Saturday, Nov. 16</em>

<strong>Tellebration,</strong> 7 p.m., Diane Ferlatte, Kenneth Foster, Cal Johnson, and Liz Nichols perform. Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa. Free, donations appreciated. Contact Kenneth Foster at kennethfosterstoryteller@comcast.net or 540-0655 for information.

<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>