Literary Events Calendar

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The Writing Show

August's show: Strategies for Getting What You Want (i.e. a paycheck) Out of Writing: Entertaining and interactive, JRW's The Writing Show has been described as: Inside the Actor’s Studio meets the New York Times bestseller list. The Tonight Show meets the art of writing. It’s inspiring. It’s fun. And it’s only happening live in Richmond. Membership to James River Writers now includes tickets to some of the Writing Shows held January-September. Learn more about registration and pricing on our site. Individual shows are price at $12 for Members; $15 Non-members ($5 for students).

The Writers Farmhouse

Thursday, September 1 at 6:00 PM: Every Thursday evening, join other writers at the Urban Farmhouse in Midlothian. You can write, get feedback and encouragement, then set a weekly writing goal.

Poetry & Jazz at C'est Le Vin

Thursday, September 1 at 7:00 PM: Now on the 1st Thursday of the month! Local wordsmiths take the mic to give you a "taste" of what they do as  poets, plus live jazz by Randy Burton and co. All set off by C'est Le Vin's delicious wine and tapas. Cost: no cover. At C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St.

Tea for Two: Poetry on the Veranda

Richmond, VA 23219 - USA: Join River City Poets and the Richmond Public Library for casual outdoor readings on the veranda overlooking Library Park as we feature local and regional poets on first Saturdays this spring and fall. Light refreshments and coffee will be served. In case of rain, the event will be held inside.

FreeWrite Tuesdays At Sub Rosa

Richmond, VA - USA: Who says poetry has to be done in a shuttered attic or at a lonely desk? Come battle your writer’s block with us! This group is an informal meeting to freewrite and converse– we believe writing doesn’t have to be a solitary sport, and that you never know what inspiration might walk through the door. Although we’re open to specialized topics and sharing, there is no formal critique or workshop agenda— simply show up & come ready to write! Learn more.

Launch Party for Mary Lou Hall and Wirewalker

Richmond, VA 23220 - USA: Fourteen-year-old Clarence Feather knows no world beyond desolate Mayfair Heights. Three years ago, his mother was killed before his eyes by a stray bullet. When his father becomes unable to keep the family afloat, Clarence is manipulated into running drugs. But he longs to be a good person, in spite of the seemingly impossible odds. Wandering through his neighborhood, Clarence meets Mona, a huge albino Great Dane. The two develop a deep bond. When he is forced to attend a dog fight as a rite of passage, Clarence realizes that Mona isn’t safe, and neither is he. Can he find a way to protect Mona? Can he survive life in Mayfair Heights and still become the person his mother wanted him to be? 
A novel about self-reliance, difficult choices, and imagination in the face of danger and isolation, Wirewalker is a masterfully written debut that blends gritty realism with moments of fantastical escape. Mary Lou Hall lives with her husband, dogs, and dreams in Richmond, Virginia. She teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University and is working on her second novel. Learn more.

Book Release Party: Kat Spears

Richmond, VA 23220 - USA: Chop Suey Books will have a book signing with Kat Spears to celebrate her latest YA release, The Boy Who Killed Grant Parker. Kat Spears returns with this explosive coming of age story that explores not only the labels put on us by society, but the labels we put on ourselves, and the work it takes to find out who we really are underneath all the lies. This event will take place as Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, 2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond, VA 23220 and is free and open to the public. Books will be for sale at the event.

The Writers Farmhouse

Richmond, VA 23230 - USA: Every Thursday evening, join other writers at the Urban Farmhouse in Midlothian. You can write, get feedback and encouragement, then set a weekly writing goal.

Agile Writers: Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class

Richmond, VA 23230 - USA: This free seminar runs 2nd and 4th Thursdays through December. Aaron Sorkin has written the scripts for some of the best movies in Hollywood: "A Few Good Men," "The Social Network," and "Moneyball." Not to mention television series "Sports Night," "The West Wing," and "The Newsroom." We will be presenting his Masterclass of 35 episodes running from 5 to 20 minutes each. For the next several weeks we'll be watching this masterclass and discussing the lessons Sorkin reveals. This seminar is for you if you are a screenwriter, actor, filmmaker or producer. Don't miss this opportunity. http://WritersClub.us...

Poet Reading at Book People

Richmond, VA 23226 - USA: Virginia poet Edward Wright Haile will read from his new collection, Virginia Leaf, on September 10th from 12 to 2 PM. Learn more

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