Known in the North Bay as a co-host of Petaluma’s monthly Get Lit reading and open mic events, Napa-based writer Kara Vernor
’s fiction and nonfiction works have been published in literary reviews and collections from Los Angeles to Stockholm, and she is renowned for her incisive prose and intriguing characters. Last month, Split Lip Press published Vernor’s new chapbook of 21 stories, Because I Wanted to Write You a Pop Song, and she reads from the book on Saturday, July 9, at Napa Bookmine, 964 Pearl St., Napa. 6pm. 707.733.3199.