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<strong>SUNDAY (June 15)</strong>
<strong> Third Sunday Poetry Open Mic,</strong> 12:30 p.m., <em>Round robin open mic: share a poem or short story by you or someone else, if you like. Optional: bring a father poem or story.</em> Coffee Catz at Gravenstein Station, 6761 Sebastopol Ave. (Hwy. 12), Sebastopol. More info, <a href="http://lusciouspoetry.typepad.com/sherlianne/" target="_blank">lusciouspoetry.typepad.com/sherlianne</a>
<strong>MONDAY (June 16)</strong>
<strong> Dine with Local Authors,</strong> 6 p.m., <em>John Amodeo, ("Love & Betrayal," relationship/personal growth); Kay Miller, ("Love Comes at Twilight," fiction); Carol M. Hannum, ("The Holon Method," self-healing); Patrick E. Taylor, ("The Martian Pendant," science fiction); Allan Hardman ("The Everything Toltec Wisdom," spiritual guide).</em> Gaia's Garden International Vegetarian Buffet, 1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. Call or email to request dining at a specific author's table, 544-2491 or firstname.lastname@example.org
<strong>TUESDAY (June 17)</strong>
<strong> Smith Henderson, "Fourth of July Creek,"</strong> 6:30 p.m., <em>In this shattering and iconic American novel, PEN prize-winning writer, Smith Henderson explores the complexities of freedom, community, grace, suspicion and anarchy, brilliantly depicting our nation's disquieting and violent contradictions. </em> Hopmonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol, <a href="http://copperfieldsbooks.com" target="_blank">copperfieldsbooks.com</a>.