David Sedaris, who will deliver a 60-minute reading from his new collection of personal essays at the November event in Crystal Lake, is the author of bestsellers like “Calypso,” “Theft By Finding,” “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls,” and “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk.”

Healing Gardens, a two-acre expanse of woodland and perennial gardens at Stone Hill Farm in St. Charles, will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11.