Welcome to the Moon Tide monthly events calendar.
Timothy Matthew Perez reads from The Savagery of Bone
Where: American Legion post, 1557 Yorba St., Corona
When: 6 p.m. Sept. 18
Why you should go: Perez's book is a brilliant collection about the life of a Vietnam veteran during and after the war. As a high school English teacher in Corona, he's done a lot to nurture young writers, and now it's his time to take the spotlight.
Launch for Michael Miller's The First Thing Mastered
Where: Community Room 102, Golden West College, Huntington Beach
When: 8 p.m. Sept. 27
Why you should go: Miller follows up his 2010 Tebot Bach collection College Town with this collection about the formative years of life.