“The Wherewithal.” Reception for Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Schultz, reading from his new novel about a man translating his mother’s Holocaust diaries. Book signing follows. At Wheeler Hall, 2222 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. 4 to 6 p.m. Free, but RSVP requested.


“Granada: A Pomegranate in the Hand of God.” Steven Nightingale reads from his new book about coexisting Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities in medieval Spain. Followed by a conversation with Rabbi Allen Bennett, the Rev. Canon Sally Bingham and Ameena Jandali of the Islamic Networks Group. At Presidio Chapel, 130 Fisher Loop, S.F. 7 p.m. Free. [email protected]