SUNDAY (Aug 3)

Annual Poets’ Picnic, 12 p.m., Benicia Park, Military/First Street, Benicia, CA. All are invited. Contact Don Peery, 530-356-2296 or dpeery@sbcglobal.net for information.

Redwood Cafe First Sunday Poetry & Music Series, 5 p.m. California poet laureate emeritus Al Young reads with former Sonoma County poets Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar, Sarah Baker will provide music. Redwood Cafe, 8240 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati. Info, www.redwoodcafe.com.

MONDAY (Aug. 4)

Rivertown Poets A-Museing Mondays, 6:40 p.m.,Giovanni Singleton and Roy Mash, Aqus Café 189 H St., Petaluma. Details, www.aquscafe.com.

TUESDAY (Aug. 5)

Henry Trione, “Footprints of the Baker Boy,” 5 p.m., Copperfield’s Books, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa, 578-8938, copperfieldsbooks.com.

WEDNESDAY (Aug. 6)

Rhys Bowen , “Queen of Hearts (Royal Spyness Mystery #8),” 7 p.m., Copperfield’s Books, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa, 578-8938, copperfieldsbooks.com.

THURSDAY (Aug. 7)

Matthew Fox, “Meister Eckhart,” 7 p.m., Copperfield’s Books, 138 North Main St., Sebastopol, 823-2618, copperfieldsbooks.com.

Armando Garcia-Davila, “Profiles: Poems and Stories,” 7 p.m., Readers’ Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. 939-1779, www.readersbooks.com

FRIDAY (Aug. 8)

"Ann Aguire & Friends: An Evening of Young Adult Literature,” 6:30 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, bookpassage.com.

SATURDAY (Aug. 9)

Carol and Paul Benson, “5 Steps to Thrive,” 1 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, bookpassage.com.

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.