Sunday, January 26th 2-4 pm. Occidental Center for the Arts’ Literary Series presents Susan Swartz. Laughing in the Dark, her first novel, revolves around three old friends who together tackle infidelity, the latest in California dying styles and the inevitable absurdities of aging. A resident of Sebastopol and long-time columnist for the Press Democrat and other newspapers, Susan’s non-fiction includes Juicy Tomatoes: Plain Truths, Dumb Liesand Sisterly Advice After 50 and The Juicy Tomatoes Guide to Ripe Living After 50. Susan will be in conversation with fellow writer, Miriam Silver to talk about her new novel, with book sales and signing to follow. Admission is free, and all donations gratefully accepted. Refreshments, wine and beer will be available. OCA is located at 3850 Doris Murphy Way, in Occidental at the corner of Bohemian Hwy and Graton Rd. OCA’s facilities are accessible to people with disabilities. For more info: occidentalcenterforthearts.org or 707-874-9392.