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<strong>SUNDAY (Dec 15)</strong>
<strong>Jean Wong, "Sleeping with the Gods,"</strong> 12:30 p.m., Third Sunday Poetry Reading & Open Mic, Coffee Catz at Gravenstein Station, 6761 Sebastopol Ave. (Hwy. 12), Sebastopol. Info, <a href="http://lusciouspoetry.typepad.com/sherlianne" target="_blank">lusciouspoetry.typepad.com/sherlianne</a>.
<strong>Open Mic,</strong> 1:30 p.m., Third Sunday Salon, Bean Affair, 1270 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. Info, <a href="http://www.HbgLitGuild.org" target="_blank">www.HbgLitGuild.org</a>.
<strong>Alabanzas a Tonantzin/Praises to Tonantzin,</strong> 6 p.m., A special evening in honor of the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Readings are in Spanish and English, with some translation back and forth. Grace Hudson Museum, 431 S. Main St., Ukiah. Details, <a href="http://coloredhorse.wordpress.com/category/calendar/mendocino-poetry/." target="_blank">coloredhorse.wordpress.com/category/calendar/mendocino-poetry</a>
<strong>WEDNESDAY (Dec 18)</strong>
<strong>Phil Cousineau, "Burning the Midnight Oil,"</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>.
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