Book talk

Publication Date: Wednesday Sep 3, 1997

Book talk

LITERARY LUNCH . . . The sixth annual authors luncheon by Community Association for Rehabilitation (C.A.R.) will be held in Palo Alto Nov. 8. The event, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., offers residents a chance hear what the authors have to say. Confirmed guests so far include Carol Field, author of several books about food and Italy including "In Nonna's Kitchen," Thatcher Hurd, author of the children's book "Art Dog," and Dorianne Laux, a poet. Other writers are expected to confirm soon. The luncheon will be held at the Hyatt Cabana Hotel in Palo Alto. Admission for the event is $60, with proceeds benefitting C.A.R. For more information, call 812-2826.

OF LOCAL NOTE . . . The 1997 short story anthology of the Palo Alto Writers group has been published by Cedar Bay Press. Contributors are Louise Burton, Anne Buserud, Barbara Elvin, Ruth Fielding, Igne Golovin, Helga Hardy, Willie Heller, Bob Hill, Lee Kanner, Fran Adams Kearton, Vicky Kelley, Kate Kellog, Dorothy Lazier, Jerry Lundquist, Leah Brooks McDonough, Dan Meyerson, Kendall Moll, Dierdre O'Sullivan, Joanne Pasotti, Hans Schmidt, Estelle Schulz, Carlos Vargas-Oliveira, Paul Snider, Dolores Stevens, Frank Tooby, Eleanor Vandervoort and Walter Winterburn. Copies of the anthology may be ordered by calling 1-800-999-2734.

CYBER BOOK . . . Robert Kendall of Menlo Park has written "A Life Set for Two," a book available on computer disk. It is a book-length poem that explores a love relationship gone awry. Kendall teaches an Internet workshop on interactive poetry and literature. For more information, call Eastgate Systems at 1-800-562-1638.

AUTHOR, AUTHOR . . . Author events at Kepler's in Menlo Park in September include novelist Alice Hoffman ("Here on Earth") at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Other events, all at 7:30 p.m., include suspense novelist Robin White ("Siberian Light") Sept. 10, Internet engineer Carl Malamud ("A World's Fair for the Global Village") Sept. 16, Frances Mayes ("Under the Tuscam Sun") Sept. 23 and filmmaker and writer Michael Moore ("Downsize This!") Sept. 29.

MORE AUTHOR, AUTHOR . . . September events at Printer's Inc. in Palo Alto include Astro Teller ("Exegesis") at 8 p.m. Sept. 8. Other events, all at 8 p.m., include Jane Hirschfield ("Nine Gates" and "Lives of the Heart") Sept. 10, Michael Riorden ("Crystal Fire") Sept. 18 and Palo Alto writer Catherine Dee ("A Girl's Guide to Life") Sept. 23.

BOOKGROUP ALERT . . . The Kepler's Bookgroup will have a discussion about Jane Smiley's "Moo," a satire of academia, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15.

Items for Book Talk, including news of local authors or events of interest to local book fans, may be sent to Don Kazak, Title Pages editor, Palo Alto Weekly, P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302, by the last Wednesday of each month.

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