Literary Events Calendar

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The Writing Show

May's show: TBA: 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).

Warren Bingham: George Washington's 1791 Southern Tour

Richmond, VA - USA: Newly elected president George Washington set out to visit the new nation aware that he was the singular unifying figure in America. The journey’s finale was the Southern Tour, begun in March 1791. The long and arduous trek from the capital, Philadelphia, passed through seven states and the future Washington, D.C. But the focus was on Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia. The president kept a rigorous schedule, enduring rugged roads and hazardous water crossings. His highly anticipated arrival in each destination was a community celebration with countless teas, parades, dinners and dances. In George Washington's 1791 Southern Tour, author Warren Bingham reveals the history and lore of the most beloved American president and his survey of the newly formed southern United States. Learn more.

The Writers Farmhouse

Thursday, May 26 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.

TICKETED EVENT! Reverend Billy Talen & The Stop Shopping Choir Rock Richmond!

The $15 virtual ticket includes: -a copy of The Earth Wants You; admission to the event with Reverend Billy and accompanying performers/activists; book signing after the event. (There are no paper tickets for this event - you will be on a list when you arrive). Learn more.
: Performance artist and eco/anti-consumerism activist The Reverend Billy presents The Earth Wants YOU, a motivational handbook, meant to inspire its readers to challenge the consumerism, racism and militarism that are killing our planet. With a heady mix of humor, insightful critique, passionate commitment, and emotional catharsis, Reverend Billy provides example after example of creative, joyful, Earth-inspired direct action.  Earth-a-lujah!

Poetry Night @ Cafe Zata

Richmond, VA - USA: Join us for another awesome evening of open mic poetry at the cafe formerly known as taZa! Always a great place to meet old friends & hear new voices, Zata's selection of beer, cider & wine plus an expanded menu of fresh-made options make it easy to while away an evening taking in some cool wordsmithery.

Radford Reads Festival

Radford, VA - USA: A celebration of local culture featuring local and nationally known authors, artists and craftsmen, activities for children and music. Free. Learn more.

Words on Fire: Poetry Happy Hour at Firehouse

Richmond, VA 23220 - USA: Kick off your evening with a dose of hot verse at Firehouse Theatre! Featuring showcased work by local poets, an open mic sign-up for those wishing to sling some spit themselves, a cash bar, and lots of good vibes & people, we can’t think of a better way to wind down your day & get the night rolling! $5 at door.

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.

Poetry & Jazz at C'est Le Vin

Thursday, June 2 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.

2016 BIO Conference

Richmond, VA - USA: The Biographers International Organization welcomes biographers, editors, agents, publishers, and publicity professionals from across the nation and around the world to the Seventh Annual Biographers International Conference, June 3–5, in Richmond. During the conference weekend, biographers have the opportunity to network, compare notes with fellow biographers, and deepen their knowledge of and commitment to the craft of biography. Learn more and register.

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