On Saturday, September 11, Babylon Salon presents authors Ayelet Waldman and Juliet S. Kono. Waldman is the author of the recently-released Red Hook Road and the bestseller Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace. Kono is the author of the new novel Anshu; two poetry collections, Hilo Rains and Tsunami Years; and in 2006 won the Hawaii Award for Literature. Also featuring performances by Cynthia Robinson, Evan Karp, and Cheston Knapp, editor of Tin House. Cantina SF (580 Sutter Street), 7 PM. See http://www.babylonsalon.com/.