EVENTS-- Today: 3 p.m., The Dogstar Poetry...

EVENTS-- Today: 3 p.m., The Dogstar Poetry Series at the Galaxy presents humorous poems by Ron Koertge, Gerald Locklin, Roxanne Oday and Charles Webb, (5421 Santa Monica Blvd.); $3 . . . 8 p.m., poet Anne Waldman reads at Beyond Baroque in Venice (681 Venice Blvd.); $5; (213) 822-3006.

Monday: 10 p.m., the radio plays of Joe Frank return to KCRW (89.9 FM).

Tuesday: 2-4 p.m., author-psychotherapist Lynne Bernfield begins a four-week seminar on transforming writer's block; information: (818) 760-4146 . . . 7-8 p.m., Robin Rector Krupp, whose illustrations may be found in "The Comet and You," provides a slide show on Halley's comet at the Northridge Public Library (9051 Darby Ave.); (818) 886-3640.

Wednesday: 8 p.m., the Freeway Series of multimedia poetry presentations features Michael C. Ford and Drew Steele at the Kerckhoff Coffeehouse on the UCLA campus; free to the public; (213) 825-4401.

Thursday: noon, Judy Mazel ("The Beverly Hills Style"), Dr. Melvyn Kinder ("Finding the Right Men/Avoiding the Wrong Ones") and Raymond Strait ("James Garner: A Biography") guest at the Round Table West Luncheon at the Ambassador Hotel; (213) 386-3276 . . . 7-10 p.m., Marilyn Jensen discusses writing for the inspirational market, sponsored by Cerritos College Community Services; second session is on Thursday, July 18, 7-10 p.m.; (213) 860-2451.

Friday: 8 p.m., poet Joe Kogel ("Yada Yada Yada") takes part in the Laguna Poets reading series, at the Public Library in Laguna (363 Glenneyre) . . . 9 p.m., an autograph party celebrating the publication of "The Stopping of Sorrow" by Max Benavidez takes place at Lhasa Club (1110 N. Hudson); (213) 461-7284.

Saturday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Orange Coast College hosts a Romance and Women's Fiction Writing Conference, at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, with Jacqueline Briskin, Sue Gross, Barbara Conklin, Serita Stevens, Bruce Cook and others; (714) 432-5880 . . . 2 p.m.-dusk, poets Karen Minns, Florinda Mintz-Yoder, Rudy Rich and Roger Suva read at Orange County Poets' potluck picnic at Bluebird Park in Laguna Beach; (714) 494-6649 . . . 2-5 p.m., Somtow Sucharitkul signs his "The Darkling Wind" (Bantam Spectra) at Dangerous Visions Bookstore in Sherman Oaks (13603 Ventura Blvd.); (818) 986-6963.

Upcoming: Thursday, July 18, 7:30 p.m., Sheila Benson, Ken Turan, Leonard Maltin, John Corcoran and Andy Klein will participate in a Battle of the Film Critics to benefit the National Writers Union, at Leo Baeck Temple (1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd.); $7.50; (213) 874-7498 . . . Aug. 15-18, the American Booksellers Assn. will offer a school for prospective booksellers in Berkeley and, on Oct. 3-6, a basic bookseller school in Seattle; contact Cyd Rosenberg at the ABA office (800) 637-0037.

AWARDS--The Society of Children's Book Writers has announced the following winners of its 1984 Golden Kite statuettes: For fiction, Belinda Hurmence for "Tancy" (Clarion Books); for nonfiction, James C. Giblin for "Walls: Defenses Throughout History" (Little, Brown); for illustration, Don Wood for "The Napping House" (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich). Presentations will be made at the SCBW/UCLA Extension's 14th annual Writers/Illustrators Conference in Children's Literature, Aug. 17-20, at the Ambassador Hotel. Information: (818) 347-2849.

Send material for Book Notes, including poetry readings, to Dick Lochte, P.O. Box 5413, Santa Monica, Calif. 90405 no later than 10 days before issue date.

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