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Literary events for week of Sept. 15

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SUNDAY (Sept 15)

Sandy Eastoak, Third Sunday Poetry Reading & Open Mic, 12:30 p.m.: Coffee Catz, Gravenstein Station, 6761 Sebastopol Ave. (Hwy. 12), Sebastopol. Hosted by Sher & John Christian. More details, lusciouspoetry.typepad.com/sherlianne

Dan Barth and Anita Rowell, 1: 30 p.m.: Healdsburg Literary Guild's Third Sunday Salon. Bean Affair, 1270 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg. More details, www.hbglitguild.org.

MONDAY (Sept. 16)

Nina Schuyler, “The Translator,” 7 p.m.: After an accident, renowned translator Hanne Schubert loses the ability to speak her native language. Speaking only Japanese, she leaves for Japan. After a Japanese novelist accuses her of sabotaging his work, she is forced to reexamine her life, including her estranged relationship with her daughter. Copperfields Books Petaluma, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma, 762-0563, copperfieldsbooks.com.

TUESDAY (Sept. 17)

Tracy Guzeman, “The Gravity of Birds,” 6 p.m.: How do you find someone who wants to be lost? Sisters Natalie and Alice Kessler were close, until adolescence wrenched them apart. In The Gravity of Birds histories and memories refuse to stay buried; in the end only the excavation of the past will enable its survivors to love again. Beer Garden at Hopmonk Tavern. 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. More info, copperfieldsbooks.com.

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