Have you settled into your fall schedule yet? Don't forget that October is Sedona Book Lovers' Month and we have all sorts of programs for you to attend. Start out with the Book Festival, Oct. 3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., adjacent to Well Red Coyote Bookstore. The spotlight will be local and regional authors, publishers, and other organizations dedicated to celebrating the pleasures of reading and writing. There will be live music and kids programs as well as author readings in the authors tent. Admission is free and open to the public. Free parking is available at the site , Sedona Public Library, and Relics Restaurant.
Preceeding the festival, on Friday Oct. 2, there will be a fund raising barbecue at Yavapai College in Sedona which will benefit Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition. Keynote speakers Barbara Peters and Robert Rosenwald will discuss "Trends in the World of Publishing". Kris Neri and James Bishop, Jr, this years Guests of Honor, will also be featured at the barbecue. You may find more details by going to www.sedonabookfestival.com.
On Oct. 8, 6 p.m., local author Victoria Clark will be speaking at the Sedona Public Library on "A Journey Through Northern Arizona" depicted by early Az postcards and Oct. 10, 6 p.m., Maia Kincaid "Being Human & Loving Life: From the Wise Counsel of Plants, Animals, Insects & Earth"
Try a trip to Sedona Winds at 450 Jacks Canyon Road, to hear Laura Tohe, Associate Professor at ASU talk and show slides about the Dine/Navajo men who enlisted in the Marines (WWII) and later were known as the code talkers. This will be on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 1:30 p.m.
If you like to look for bargains in books be sure to put the date of Oct. 16 on your calender to attend the preview book sale at Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Rd. Friends of the Library may attend this sale starting at 5 p.m. The general public will have to wait until Oct. 17, but the sale goes on thru Oct. 25.
The Socrates Cafe will start again at Sedona Winds on Oct. 29, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is open to all and is a discussion of ideas led by Ken Dzugan. Looks like a busy month for everyone.