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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Stars Shine in Healdsburg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 15, 7:00 p.m. Reading from Digging Our Poetic Roots — Poems from Sonoma County (edited by Katherine Hastings). Free. Anthologies will be on sale. At Healdsburg Center for the Arts, 130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg. For more information about the event, go to and click on the WordTemple Poetry Series tab. For venue information, go to

Wednesday Night Readers

David Beckman
Fran Carbonaro
Andrea Granahan
Katherine Hastings
Carol Keig
David Madgalene
Gary McLaughlin
Rebecca Patrascu
Gregory Randall
Clara Rosemarda
Lisa Shulman
George Stenger
Amy Trussell
Julia Vose
Kay Webb
Susan Weinstein
Mimi Whittaker
Thomas Ziemer

Third Sunday Salon, Oct. 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Featuring writers from the Sons of Noir
The Bean Affair, Healdsburg
The Healdsburg Literary Guild is pleased to announce its October Third Sunday Salon, set for Oct. 18 from 1:30-3:30 p.m., featuring the Sons of Noir.

Bring on the night! Bring on the guns! Bring on the cigarettes! And booze! The fedoras! Bring on the bad cops, the hotel dicks and the Commies! We ain’t afraid! Bring on the dangerous curves! (And I ain’t talking about those on the highway, baby.) Yeah, I mean bring on the dolls! And bring on the guys! Bring on the Sons of Noir!

Waights Taylor Jr., a native Alabaman, released his latest book (and first novel), the murder mystery Kiss of Salvation, in August 2014. Reviewers say this noir-style mystery reminds them of Mickey Spillane, Walter Mosley, and James Lee Burke.

Pat Nolan is the author of over a dozen poetry selections and chapbooks, and two novels. His latest selection of poetry, Your Name Here: New Poems, is now available from Nuall√°in House Publishers.

Jonah Raskin taught film noir at Sonoma State University. In his book In My Search for B. Traven, Raskin stalks the mysterious man who achieved fame as the author of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

David Madgalene is currently developing a dramatic ensemble performance based on his book Call Down the Angel. He is the author of two novels, a book of short stories, and four books of poetry.

David Beckman writes, “As a kid I mainlined the words, plots and characters of Bram Stoker, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and John D. Macdonald. My story, ‘In the Mission,’ is as close to that world as I’ll ever get.”

The readings are held at The Bean Affair at 1270 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg. Following the featured readers, there will be an open mic. Open mic sign-ups begin at 1 p.m. The afternoon also includes a raffle and book sales.

For more information, see the flyer at this link,
( or go to the Healdsburg Literary Guild website at