Award-winning author Rebecca Solnit’s 2010 book, ‘A Paradise Built in Hell,’ examines the altruism and generosity that emerges in communities experiencing natural disasters. Hey, the North Bay can relate. Solnit speaks on the topic with fellow author and activist Peter Coyote in a benefit for Undocufund’s fire relief for undocumented fire victims. The evening also includes a raffle with goods from local businesses, authors and friends of the North Bay, including a handmade side table from actor, author and woodworker Nick Offerman. Space is limited, so RSVP and arrive early on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 7pm. $5 donation. 707.762.0563.