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<em><strong>SUNDAY (Jan 5)</strong></em>

<strong>Francis Weller, "Entering the Healing Ground,"</strong> 1 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, bookpassage.com.

<em><strong>MONDAY (Jan 6)</strong></em>

<strong>Jan Dederick and John Rowe, Rivertown Poets: A-Muse-ing Mondays,</strong> 6:45 p.m., Aqus Cafe, 189 H Street, Petaluma. Open mic sign-ups at 6:30. Contact, tutor@sandraanfang.com

<em><strong>THURSDAY (Jan 9)</strong></em>

<strong>Why There Are Words Literary Reading Series,</strong> 7 p.m., Featuring Tom Barbash, Lynn Freed, Molly Giles, Glen David Gold, Daniel Handler and Melissa Pritchard, Studio 333 is located at 333 Caledonia Street, Sausalito. More info, whytherearewords.com, 415-331-8272.

<em><strong>FRIDAY (Jan 10)</strong></em>

<strong>Michael Stocker, "Hear Where We Are,"</strong> 7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, bookpassage.com.

<em><strong>SATURDAY (Jan 11)</strong></em>

<strong>Redwood Writers hosts the next Library Open Mic, The theme is "Starting Over."</strong> 11 a.m., Santa Rosa Central Library, 211 E St., Santa Rosa. For more information, www.redwoodwriters.org.

<strong>Chang-Rae Lee, "On Such a Full Sea,"</strong> 7 p.m., Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 762-0563, copperfieldsbooks.com.

<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>