SANTA CRUZ - Writer Meade Fischer, a Watsonville resident, will speak Nov. 29 about his newest book, "With the Sea Beside Me: An Intimate Guide to California's Central and North Coast."

Fischer will cover camping, kayaking, hiking and exploring the coast from Santa Barbara to the Oregon border.

The guide contains recommendations for brewpubs, kayak launches, back roads and parks, as well as his personal perspective on the places he describes.

His talk, which includes a slideshow, is planned for 7-8 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St.

Donations would be appreciated.