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  • Chris Colfer presents his newly released children's book at Copperfield's in Petaluma on Saturday, August 17.

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SUNDAY (Aug. 11)

Peter Bowerman, “Keep Your Passion Writing Well Fed with Lucrative Commercial Freelancing,” 3 p.m.

A good writing income is closer than you think. Join veteran commercial writer Peter Bowerman in a practical, info-packed session as you explore what commercial writing is, what qualities you need to succeed, how to build a portfolio, where the work is, how to find it, what to charge, how good you have to be, and more.

Flamingo Hotel, 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. Sponsored by Redwood Writers. Admission is $5 for members, $8 for nonmembers. For more information, go to www.redwoodwriters.org.

MONDAY (Aug. 12)

Dining with Authors, 6 p.m.

John McCarty, Lynda McDaniel, Michael Rinaldini, Gary Finnan, and Crissi Langwell present a myriad of genres when they read from their published works.

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 info@jeaneslone.com.

TUESDAY (Aug. 13)

Radha Stern, “Griefprints,” 7 p.m.

Grief is like fingerprints; each of us grieves in our own, unique way. Whether the grieving person needs quiet and peace at first, or the presence of friends and family; whether they welcome help with household tasks or ways to memorialize their loved one, Griefprints - A Practical Guide For Supporting A Grieving Person will help those who care find ways to support and comfort the grieving person. Author Radha Stern comes from a place of understanding the fingerprints of grief, having endured the tragic loss of her own son's untimely death in 1996. In her book, Griefprints, she shares advice and suggestions that are useful to those who wish to help but don't know how.

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