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SUNDAY

Redwood Writers, "From Published to Prized," 2 p.m., Katy Pye shares about different book contests, and offers tips on how to enter. Flamingo Hotel, Santa Rosa. $8/nonmembers, $5 members. redwoodwriters.org

Michael N. Nagler, “The Nonviolence Handbook,” 4 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, bookpassage.com.

MONDAY

Dine With Local Authors, 6 p.m., Christoper Riebli, “The Body’s Perfect,” fiction; John McCarty, “A Thousand Slippers,” war novel; Helen Sedwick, “Self-publisher’s Legal Handbook,” non-fiction; Sharon Bard, editor, “Steeped In The World Of Tea,” tea stories; Pamela Taeuffer, “Shadow Heart,” romance novel. Gaia’s Garden, 1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. More info, 544-2491 or info@jeaneslone.com.

Linwood Barclay, “No Safe House,” 7 p.m., Copperfield’s Books, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa, 578-8938, copperfieldsbooks.com.

TUESDAY

Malcolm Brooks, “Painted Horses,” 7 p.m., Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 762-0563, copperfieldsbooks.com.

WEDNESDAY

Malcolm Brooks, “Painted Horses,” 7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, bookpassage.com.

THURSDAY

2014 Travel Writers and Photographers Conference, Day 1, noon, Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, bookpassage.com.

Why There Are Words, 7 p.m., Literary Reading Series presents an evening of “Outlaw” readers. Doors open at 7 pm; readings begin at 7:15. $10. Features Katy Butler, Gina Frangello, Ann Gelder, Sandra Hunter, Edan Lepucki, Kathyrn Ma and Kate Miliken. Studio 333, 333 Caledonia Street, Sausalito. whytherearewords.com

Rebecca Lawton, “Steelies and Other Endangered Species,” 7 p.m., Readers’ Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. 939-1779

FRIDAY

Deanne Fitzmaurice, “An Evening with Deanne Fitzmaurice,” 8 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, bookpassage.com.

SATURDAY

“Andrew McCarthy and Tim Cahill: A Conversation on Travel Writing,” 8 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, bookpassage.com.