In 2007, Napa farmer and writer Jeremy Benson and his sister April hiked 1,200 miles along the coast of California, starting in Crescent City and making their way south to San Diego. Along the way, Benson wrote down his experiences, and now he offers a look back on that momentous trek with his new chapbook based on those hikes, Footslog. Named the poet laureate of Napa County last year, Benson reads from his new collection and shares other stories at a book-release party on Friday, Nov. 2, at Napa Bookmine, 964 Pearl St., Napa. 6pm. Free admission. 707.733.3199.