In Notes on a Life, Eleanor Coppola has gathered together excerpts from 20 years of personal journals to capture the experience of being a wife, a mother, and an artist trying to find her own way in her talented family. She has expressed herself in painting, conceptual art, and in her documentary “Hearts of Darkness,” which chronicled the creation of “Apocalypse Now," and her book Notes on the Making of Apocalypse Now. This collection of memories is episodic, and artfully arranged--memories are sometimes triggered by objects, such as a pair of patent leather shoes. Come hear how a sensitive and thoughtful woman threads her way through the roles of a Hollywood wife, the mother of three trying to keep her family safe and mourning the loss of her son, and an artist determined to forge her own creative path. Presented by Sonoma Arts and Lectures. 7:00 p.m. reception, 7:30 p.m. reading.
Tickets $15 at Readers' Books or online at sonomacommunitycenter.org (booksense)