Books

friday/1

“Her Wild Oats.” An evening celebrating the posthumous publication of the final work by Kathi Kamen Goldmark, former arts and culture director at Oshman Family JCC. Featuring readings from the book by authors Amy Tan, Sam Barry and Susanne Pari. At Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 7 p.m. Free. www.bookpassage.com/event. (See excerpt, 21)

saturday/2

Photography talk. Local photographer Penny Wolin discusses her upcoming book “Descendants of Light: American Photographers of Jewish Ancestry.” At Calabi Gallery, 456 10th St., Santa Rosa. 6 p.m. Free. (707) 781-7070.