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Bean Affair Coffee Shop, 1270 Healdsburg Avenue—1:30–3:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)

October 18, 2015 – THIRD SUNDAY SALON

Waights Taylor Jr. and Friends present “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!

Taylor, Waights Jonah Raskin Gary Brandt Ed Coletti David Magdalene David Beckman

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 Nualláin 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.
Gary Brandt is a Sonoma County native who’d rather write than work, and rather read than write. He’s pretty lazy.
Ed Coletti is a poet, painter, and fiction writer. Coletti currently hides under fedora and trench coat on the mean streets of Santa Rosa. His latest books are When Hearts Outlive Minds and Germs, Viruses, and Catechisms.
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.”

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November 15, 2015 – THIRD SUNDAY SALON

Marsh Rose – If Marsh’s parents had acted like normal people she probably would never have become a writer. While every other girl got roller skates for her 13th birthday, or a kitten, Marsh got a journal and she’s been writing ever since. Her short stories have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Salon.Com, Carve Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Sunday Examiner and on “This I Believe” on NPR. Her novel, Lies And Love In Alaska, is available on Amazon and at Copperfield’s Books in Healdsburg. She’s a psychotherapist and currently teaches psychology at Mendocino College. Marsh lives in Cloverdale with her greyhound Holly.



JC MillerJC (Jeanne) Miller, M.A., is the author of four novels, including her latest release The To-Do List, a finalist for a 2015 National Reading Group Month selection. Her character-driven literary fiction is quickly gaining a loyal fan base. Well known for her truer-than-life characters, disparate readers often recognize acquaintances, loved ones or even themselves in her work. She is an educator, an avid reader and a table tennis enthusiast. Look for her forthcoming release, Heliotrope, from Booktrope coming out later this year.



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December 20, 2015 – THIRD SUNDAY SALON

Close-Up Of MicrophoneAll Open Mic!

Come celebrate the end of 2015 with a special afternoon dedicated to open mic readings at the Healdsburg Literary Guild’s Third Sunday Salon. The usual three minute time limit is extended to five minutes for this event, so bring out your longer pieces! We’d love to hear what you’ve been working on!

Free and open to the public. Open mic sign-ups begin at 1 p.m.

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