The Guild is currently seeking individuals in the community who are interested in the literary arts to consider joining our Board. If you would like to discuss our Board activities and a position, please e-mail us at, or come to a Sunday Salon gathering and talk to one of our current Board members.

Introducing LUMINARIAS where World Class Literary Luminaries get local at SHED Grange.  Admission is $10.

May 19th, 2016, Dana Gioia – California Poet Laureate


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

May 22th, 2016 – THIRD SUNDAY SALON

Taylor, WaightsWaights Taylor Jr. was born in Birmingham, Alabama and spent his young, formative years growing up in the segregated South. After graduation from the University of Alabama in 1959 with a B.S. degree in Aeronautical Engineering, his professional career included twenty-four years in the aviation industry and then twenty-two years in management consulting. When his professional was coming to an end, he turne12939201_10154051471787528_1267206739_nd to writing. He is an author, a poet, and a playwright. His first book, Alfons Mucha’s Slav Epic: An Artist’s History of the Slavic People, was published in 2008. His first chapbook of poetry and short stories, Literary Ramblings, was published in 2010. His second book, Our Southern Home: Scottsboro to Montgomery to Birmingham–The Transformation of the South in the Twentieth Century, was published in October 2011. He now lives in Santa Rosa, California. His most recent book is a mystery titled Touch of Redemption.


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June 19th, 2016 – THIRD SUNDAY SALON

13010248_10154098348777528_1388660132_oA.L.Whyte is a local performer, director and playwright. He has performed in movies, commercials, industrials, street theatre as well as onstage: most recently in ‘A Christmas Carol’, ‘Picasso at the Lapin Agile’ and ‘The Complete Works of Shakespeare; Abridged’ here in Sonoma County. He has performed with professional organizations like: 12910341_10154051474207528_452562497_nUniversal Studios, Nickelodeon, The Royal Shakespeare Company, ILM, Apple Computer and more. His first sci-fi novel, The Children of the Stars, was published in January 2016.




July 17th, 2016 – THIRD SUNDAY SALON

12899969_10154051468747528_1183868578_nRuss Messing – Russ will read from his upcoming book Midnight’s Breathing. More updates coming soon.