New Reading Series!

Join hosts Dani Burlison and Kara Vernor on the 4th Wednesday of every month for the Get Lit reading series at Corkscrew Wine Bar in Petaluma!

Each month will feature three guest readers with a short open mic immediately following. Authors will have books and other materials available to purchase. Corkscrew will have fantastic wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, appetizers and deserts for sale at the bar, as well.

Get Lit is a free, 21+ event but tips for our guest readers’ travel expenses are greatly appreciated!



June 26 readers: Shirin Bridges, Chris Cole and Ken Weaver

Update: We had fun!

Four Week Writing Workshop in July!

Petals and Bones Four Week Writing Workshop with Dani Burlison








Calling all beginning and experienced writers, dabblers, vagabonds of the mind, and everyone in between! Petals and Bones Writing Workshops, based in Sonoma County,offer an inspired perspective on the act of writing and organized writing groups. Clever, fun, supportive—and sometimes brash—our classes will help you to discover your own brilliant and unique voice. We offer workshops to inspire, instigate, and hone your craft. All levels welcome—from the beginning writer, who is just finding their voice, to those that have already established a writing practice
What can you expect from Petals and Bones Workshop?

- A supportive atmosphere meant to get the creative blood pumping, not intimidate
- Experienced facilitators with independent spirit
- Small class sizes
- A fun and intellectual atmosphere
- A chance to allow your creativity to reign supreme!

In this 4 week series, participants will engage with creativity through clever and though-provoking writing exercises and will receive positive feedback along with tidbits and ideas to keep the writing practice flowing throughout the week. Optional assignments and reading materials included.

Dates: Wednesdays, July 3, 10, 17 and 31 (note: no meeting on July 24th but an optional literary field trip that night!)
When: 6:30pm – 9pm
Where: Criminal Bakery, Santa Rosa
Cost: $100- $175: Limited scholarships available
$50 deposit required – balance due at first class meeting

Please email Dani for more information:

For more information about Petals and Bones, visit