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Sunday, Oct. 20
Third Sunday Poetry Open Mic, 12:30 p.m., Coffee Catz, Gravenstein Station, 6761 Sebastopol Ave. (Hwy. 12), Sebastopol. Hosted by Sher Christian, lusciouspoetry.typepad.com/sherlianne.
Michael Parenti, “Waiting for Yesterday: Pages from a Street Kid's Life,” 2 p.m.: Delightful vignettes about growing up in a three-generation, working-class, Italian family, along with the amusing predicaments of a street kid's life. Readers' Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. 939-1779.
Tuesday, Oct. 22
James Preller, “Home Sweet Horror,” 4 p.m.: Meet Liam Finn, who’s just moved into a new home with his father and sister. But this old house that seems empty, isn’t . . . Bloody Mary is here. Called back from the dead by a game, she’s just dying to talk. Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 762-0563, copperfieldsbooks.com.
Wednesday, Oct. 23
Educator's Tea with Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, “Now I'll Tell You Everything,” 4 p.m.: Alice
McKinley begins a new phase as a student at the University of Maryland. She experiences many changes, both expected and surprising, that lead her into a future her seventh-grade self could only have imagined. Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 762-0563, copperfieldsbooks.com.
Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, “League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth,” 7 p.m.: League of Denial reveals how the NFL, over a period of nearly two decades, sought to cover up and deny mounting evidence of the connection between football and brain damage. Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 762-0563, copperfieldsbooks.com.