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Rio Theater salutes horror film director William Castle

Sebastopol author Joe Jordan vividly remembers the day he found out about the work of classic low-budget horror film director William Castle. “The date was Oct. 31, 1999. ‘House on Haunted Hill’ was being aired on television as part of a Halloween showcase. Two days earlier the Geoffrey Rush remake [...]

By | March 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Author speaks on Dylan in Sonoma

The title of San Francisco writer Dennis McNally’s new book sounds scholarly and serious -- “On Highway 61: Race, Music and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom.” But the subject matter is lively. As the author of “Desolate Angel,” about Beat era icon Jack Kerouac, and “A Long Strange Trip,” about [...]

By | October 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Sonoma County Book Festival ends its 14-year run

After 14 years of presenting local and big-name authors, the annual Sonoma County Book Festival has ended. The Literary Art Guild, the festival’s sponsor, is disbanding due to lack of funds, said its president, Karen Petersen. “We had a fabulous run,” Petersen said. “Things come to an end. [...]

By | January 22nd, 2014|2 Comments

‘Erotic Literary Soiree’ planned in Sebastopol

For starters, the name “Steamy Sonoma County” does not refer to the weather forecast. It’s a local organization devoted to the art of erotic literature, and it’s planning a public gathering to present erotic poems and stories by local authors. Titled “Hot August Nights: An Erotic Literary Soiree,” it runs [...]

By | July 16th, 2013|0 Comments

Author runs to book signing, from Petaluma to Sebastopol

Jaimal Yogis is an author and journalist who believes in facing his fears. So it’s no surprise he plans a 17-mile run, from Copperfield’s Books in Petaluma to the Copperfield’s in Sebastopol, where he will speak at at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. He invites others to run [...]

By | January 21st, 2013|0 Comments

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and ‘Hunger Games’ top sellers of 2012 at Copperfield’s Books

Wondering what the people around you have been reading this year? Vicki DeArmon, marketing and events director for  Copperfield's Books, has an answer. “For the first time ever, erotic romance dominated the list of the bestselling books of 2012 at Copperfield's Books,” she said. "Fifty Shades of Grey,” by E.L. [...]

By | December 28th, 2012|1 Comment

Artist Zak Zaikine sets signing for his new children’s book

  Sebastopol painter, poet and author Zak Kaikine is out talking about his new children’s book, “Eugene and His Magical Dreams.” He’ll appear at a book signing from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Share Exchange, 531 Fifth street, Santa Rosa. The 40-page book includes [...]

By | November 27th, 2012|0 Comments

Greg Sarris to speak at Santa Rosa Junior College

Greg Sarris, author and current chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, will speak at  2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Santa Rosa Junior College. Sarris' appearance will be part of the college's observance of November as Native American Heritage month. He’ll talk about his [...]

By | November 1st, 2012|0 Comments

Two Kings and a Kingsolver

Vicki DeArmon, marketing and events director for Copperfield's Books, suggests that fall is Sonoma County's prime time  for royal visitors. Royalty? Qui, three kings. Blues guitarist and singer B.B. King, with more than half a century of blue classsics to his credit, performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 2 [...]

By | October 5th, 2012|0 Comments

A new store, selling used books, open in Sebastopol

Mention books, and it’s likely someone will smugly declare, “Nobody reads anymore.” Clearly, Brandy Mow and Mark Weigle don’t believe that. Last month, they opened Mockingbird Books, a used book store, at 6932 Sebastopol Ave. (Highway 12), next to the Toyworks store. Mockingbird Books is open from 10 a.m. to [...]

By | August 28th, 2012|0 Comments