Sunday, Oct. 6
“Reaching for the Moon, Doris Diaries, Vol. 2” with Julia Park Tracey, 4 p.m.: Enjoy the further adventures of Doris Bailey Murphy in the Roaring Twenties at the book launch of Julia Park Tracey’s "Reaching for the Moon. Doris Diaries, Vol. 2". The event includes a reading accompanied by a slide show of Doris and the Wild West along with an interview of the author and a lively Q&A. Refreshments will be sold and there will be a raffle, book sale and signing. OCA, 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Bohemian Hwy. at Graton Rd., Occidental. More info, 874-9392 or occidentalcenterforthearts.com.
Monday, Oct. 7
Rivertown Poets A-Muse-ing Mondays, 6:30 p.m.: Marvin R. Hiemstra and Peter Carroll. Aqus Café ,189 H St., Petaluma. More info at facebook.com/RivertownPoetsAMuseingMondays.
Tuesday, Oct. 8
Valerie Plame, “Blowback,” in conversation with Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, 7 p.m.: Covert CIA ops officer Vanessa Pierson is finally close to capturing the world’s most dangerous international nuclear arms dealer: Bhoot, alias the ghost. One of her assets has information about Bhoot’s upcoming visit to a secret underground nuclear weapons facility in Iran—in only a few days. But just as Pierson’s informant is about to give her the location, they’re ambushed by an expert sniper. Pierson narrowly escapes. Her asset: dead. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, bookpassage.com.
Wednesday, Oct. 9
Sunset Poetry by the Bay at Studio 333, 7 p.m.: Dana Teen Lomax, Sheri D Wilson, Cara Vida & Erin Wilson. 333 Caledonia Street, Sausalito. More information, www.studio333.info.