Alabama-born and Santa Rosa-based author Waights Taylor Jr. is the featured reader for this month’s Healdsburg Literary Guild Third Sunday Salon. Taylor reads from his latest murder mystery, Heed the Apocalypse, and talks about his three earlier books, the mysteries Kiss of Salvation and Touch of Redemption, and his award-winning history of the South, Our Southern Home. The second half of the program is an open mic, so come prepared to read your latest work, or just come to listen on Sunday, Jan. 21, at the Bean Affair, 1270 Healdsburg Ave., Ste. 101, Healdsburg. 1:30pm. hbglitguild.org.