The reading and book-loving public is invited for a wine reception and author reading at Readers Books at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 6. The event celebrates the recent publication of the Sonoma Writers Alliances’, “Anthology, Volume I.” Several of the book’s authors will offer readings of essays, plays and poetry. 
Previous know as the Friday’s Writers Group when formed in 1995, the Sonoma Writers Alliance has spawned other writing groups and enjoys the presence of a couple of the original members, still active in the weekly gatherings.
The “Anthology” collects the writings of 15 SWA authors whom, in the words of another Sonoma writer and editor, Deb Carlin, in her Introduction for the book said, are comprised of “narrative writers, poets and screen writers” who have created a “remarkable collection [with] style, a plot, a character, a setting for every reader.”
SWA members reading brief excerpts of their words during the Reception will be Robyn Makaruk, Beverly Koepplin, Joan Shepherd, Janet Wentworth, Michael Miley, Meta Strauss, Russ Bedord and Noris Binet
The 300-plus-page “Anthology” is priced at $15 and is available at Readers Book for purchase before or during the Reception.