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Literary events for week of June 8

  • Upcoming author events include two chances to see Garrison Keillor. (Claudia Danielson)

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

Sunday, June 8

Suzanne Lakin, “Sizzling Scenes: Writing That Really Cooks” workshop. 3 p.m. Flamingo Hotel, 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. Sponsored by Redwood Writers. For more information, go to www.redwoodwriters.org.

Monday, June 9

Garrison Keillor, “The Keillor Reader,” 7 p.m., When, at thirteen, he caught on as a sportswriter for the Anoka Herald, Garrison Keillor set out to become a professional writer, and so he has done—a storyteller, sometime comedian, essayist, newspaper columnist, screenwriter, poet. Now a single volume brings together the full range of his work: monologues from A Prairie Home Companion, stories from The New Yorker and The Atlantic, excerpts from novels, newspaper columns. With an extensive introduction and headnotes, photographs, and memorabilia, The Keillor Reader also presents pieces never before published, including the essays “Cheerfulness” and “What We Have Learned So Far.” The Lincoln Theater, 100 California Drive, Yountville, copperfieldsbooks.com.

Tuesday, June 10

Garrison Keillor, “The Keillor Reader,” 1 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, bookpassage.com.

Katy Butler, “Knocking on Heaven's Door,” 7 p.m., In this visionary memoir, based on a groundbreaking New York Times Magazine story, award-winning journalist Katy Butler ponders her parents' desires for “Good Deaths” and the forces within medicine that stood in the way. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, bookpassage.com.

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