Today's events (Oct. 3)


• Books: Writers' showcase

Tonight (Oct. 3) at 7:30 p.m., Stanford Continuing Studies hosts its annual free writers' showcase in Pigott Hall (Building 260), Room 113, Stanford University. Writers who teach Continuing Studies writing courses will read from their published pieces and works in progress. Peter Kline (poetry), Ammi Keller (fiction), Rusty Dolleman (fiction), Chanan Tigay (creative nonfiction) and Malena Watrous (fiction) are scheduled to read. For more information, go to events.stanford.edu.

• Author: Marilyn Wedge

Family therapist Marilyn Wedge gives a talk on her book "Suffer the Children: The Case Against Labeling and Medicating and an Effective Alternative" tonight (Oct. 3) at 7 p.m. The event is at Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Audience members must buy the event book or a $10 gift certificate (to admit two), while bookstore members get in free. Go to keplers.com.

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Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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