Sunday, Nov. 17
Michele Anna Jordan, "Vinaigrettes & Other Dressings: 60 Sensational Recipes to Liven Up Greens, Grains, Slaws, and Every Kind of Salad," 10 a.m., Sebastopol Farmers Market, Downtown Plaza at McKinley St., Sebastopol. Info, copperfieldsbooks.com.
Third Sunday Poetry Open Mic, 12:30 p.m., Coffee Catz, Gravenstein Station, 6761 Sebastopol Ave. (Hwy. 12), Sebastopol.
Patrice Vecchione, "Writing and the Spiritual Life: Finding Your Voice," and Frank Dixon Graham, "Out On the Reach," and "The Infinite In Between," 1:30 p.m., The Healdsburg Literary Guild's Third Sunday Salon, Bean Affair, 1270 Healdsburg Avenue. FREE. Open to the public. More information, www.hbglitguild.org.
Marylu Downing, "Tales of the West Pole," Occidental Center for the Arts' Book Launch, 4:30 p.m., OCA, 3850 Doris Murphy Crt., corner of Bohemian and Graton Roads. For more information, www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org, or 874-9392.
Tuesday, Nov. 19
Literary Luncheon: Ann Patchett, "This is the Story of a Happy Marriage," Literary Luncheon, 12:30 p.m. The ticket price of $55 includes lunch and a signed book. Call (415) 927-0960 ext. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, bookpassage.com.
Wednesday, Nov. 20