<em><strong>Sunday, Feb. 9</strong></em>
<strong>Love Poetry Reading,</strong> 1:30 p.m. <em>Twenty-one poets chosen after a call for love poems will be reading their selections, The Healdsburg Literary Guild Annual Poetry Valentine.</em> Bean Affair, 1270 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg. Info, <a href="http://www.hbglitguild.org" target="_blank">www.hbglitguild.org</a>.
<strong> Ransom Stephens, Ph.D., "From Pen to Published: A Sneak Peek,"</strong> 3 p.m. <em>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.</em> Redwood Writers, Flamingo Hotel, 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. For more information, <a href="http://www.redwoodwriters.org" target="_blank">www.redwoodwriters.org</a>.
<strong>Ed Coletti, "Germs, Viruses and Catechisms,"</strong> 5 p.m. <em>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.</em> Green Arcade Bookstore, 1680 Market Street at Gough San Francisco. Info, <a href="http://www.thegreenarcade.com" target="_blank">www.thegreenarcade.com</a>.
<em><strong>Monday, Feb. 10</strong></em>
<strong>Dine With Local Authors, 6</strong> p.m. <em>"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. </em> Gaia's Garden, 1899 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa. Info, 544-2491 or firstname.lastname@example.org.