Monday, 2/11: Story Farm presents six award winning authors and their stories for a night of creative nonfiction. With Tamim Ansary, Mac McClelland, Nancy Mullane, Peter Orner, Mary Roach and Lavinia Spalding. $15, 7pm Intersection for the Arts.
Tuesday, 2/12: Women’s Comedy Night features the finest Bay Area female comics. Sponsored by Feelmore510. Free, 8pm, the Layover.
Wednesday, 2/13: In his widely praised critical work, How Literature Saved My Life Dave Shields narrates lessons learned from a love for literature, finding ultimately that “nothing can assuage human loneliness. Literature doesn’t lie about this–which is what makes it essential.” Free, 7:30, Booksmith.
Thursday, 2/14: Celebrate V Day with Joyce Carol Oates reading at Cal’s Storytime in the Library. Free, 5-6pm.
Friday 2/15: The Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium launches its writing fellowship program. More information, including application process, here.
Saturday 2/16: The Oakland Asian Cultural Center kicks off Lunar New Year festival season with performances, crafts, and workshops (kid friendly).