Litquake Palo Alto. Daylong literary festival featuring author readings, writing workshops and a “Blues, Booze and Schmooze” after-party. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 2 to 8 p.m. Free; $15 for Marcia Clark keynote presentation. www.litquake.org. (See story, 17a)
“The Days Between.” Poet Marcia Falk celebrates the launch of her new book, featuring translations and reinterpretations of traditional High Holy Day prayers and rituals, as well as poems and meditations. At Or Shalom Jewish Community, 625 Brotherhood Way, S.F. 7:30 p.m. Free. www.orshalom.org.
Reading of “Thirty-Six Psalms.” Author Betty Bracha Stone will sign copies and read selections from her new translation of psalms. At Afikomen Judaica, 3042 Claremont Ave., Berkeley. 3:30 p.m. Free. www.36psalms.com.