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Literary events for week of Nov. 3

  • Billy Collins, two-time former US Poet Laureate of, will read from his first poetry book in 12 years this Thursday

For more events or to list author events in our calendar, visit the Press Democrat's events listings at pressdemocrat.com.

SUNDAY, Nov. 3:

Brenda Knight & Nina Lesowitz, “Grateful Table,” 7 p.m.: Saying grace is one of our loveliest traditions and one that has stood the test of time for a good reason - it simply feels wonderful. Whether you hold hands and pray to the heavens above or wax poetic about the bounty of food, these blessings turn any group of people into a family, connected by the power of gratitude. Compiled by the editor of and collaborator on the runaway bestseller Attitudes of Gratitude. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 415-927-0960, bookpassage.com.

MONDAY, Nov. 4:

John Johnson and Stephen Kopel, Rivertown Poets: A Muse-ing Mondays, 6:45 p.m., Aqus Cafe, 189 H Street in Petaluma. For information, contact: wrdpntr51@gmail.com or tutor@sandraanfang.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 5:

Patricia Klaus and Shirley Streshinsky, “An Atomic Love Story,” 7 p.m.: A gripping narrative of the love and betrayal of J. Robert Oppenheimer, told through the lives of three unique women. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 415-927-0960, bookpassage.com.


Author and cartoonist Stephan Pastis ("Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made") in conversation with Press Democrat columnist Chris Smith, 6 p.m., Santa Rosa High School Auditorium, 1235 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. Info, highschool@srhsf.org


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