Sunday, Feb. 9
Love Poetry Reading, 1:30 p.m. Twenty-one poets chosen after a call for love poems will be reading their selections, The Healdsburg Literary Guild Annual Poetry Valentine. Bean Affair, 1270 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg. Info, www.hbglitguild.org.
Ransom Stephens, Ph.D., “From Pen to Published: A Sneak Peek,” 3 p.m. Since the importance of narrative quality has not wavered, Ransom Stephens will begin with a presentation on how to build tension by integrating character into description, creative use of tense, and radical leaps of point of view. From there he will launch into the pros/cons and variations of traditional, indie, and hybrid publishing. Redwood Writers, Flamingo Hotel, 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. For more information, www.redwoodwriters.org.
Ed Coletti, “Germs, Viruses and Catechisms,” 5 p.m. Ed Coletti turns in a collection of powerhouse poems, each crafted with precision and lyricism. At once sardonic, political, and deeply compassionate, Coletti's work is poetry for living in interesting times. Green Arcade Bookstore, 1680 Market Street at Gough San Francisco. Info, www.thegreenarcade.com.
Monday, Feb. 10
Dine With Local Authors, 6 p.m. “The Authentic Heart,” by John Amodeo, “Deep Texas,” by Cole Stallings, “Cigar City Stories,” by Emilio Gonzalez-Llanes, “The Emotionally Available Partner,” by Marian Lindner, “Allie Carson: Interpreter Extraordinaire,” by Marilyn Kinghorn. Gaia's Garden, 1899 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa. Info, 544-2491 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Feb. 11