Literary Events Calendar

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An Evening with Makeda Lewis

Richmond, VA 23220 - USA: An evening with Makeda Lewis, author and creator of Avie's Dreams: An Afro-Feminist Coloring Book. Part activity book, part surrealist poem, Avie's Dreams takes an interactive and wildly introspective approach to afro-feminist self-discovery and girlhood. Books will be for sale at the event and the author will be available for signing. This event will take place at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, 2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond, VA 23320 and is free and open to the public.

The Writing Show

September's show: The Power of Imagery: Show, Don’t Tell: 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 Writer's Den Poetry Slam

Richmond, VA - USA: The Writer's Den Poetry Slam is Richmond's premier poetry slam experience! We are now certified and preparing our team for both Regional and National competitions! . "It's a fantastic show. Great display of poetry and theatrical performance." $10 at door. Learn more.

The Writers Farmhouse

Thursday, September 29 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.

The Art of Waiting

Richmond, VA 23221 - USA: Chop Suey Books will have a book reading with Belle Boggs, author of The Art of Waiting. Books will be for sale at the event and the author will be available for signing. When Belle Boggs’s “The Art of Waiting” was published in Orion in 2012, it went viral, leading to republication in Harper’s, an interview on NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show, and a spot at the intersection of “highbrow” and “brilliant” in New York magazine’s “Approval Matrix.” Learn more.

Book People: Bob Brown and Bill Lohmann

Richmond, VA 23226 - USA: Richmond Times-Dispatch senior photographer Bob Brown and columnist Bill Lohmann return to sign their newest book:On the Back Roads Again: More People, Places and Pie Around Virginia. At Book People.

Blog Writing

Richmond, VA 23220 - USA: Learn about blog themes, how to set up a blog, and even blog marketing. Through valuable writing exercises, discover ways to keep up the momentum of your posts and improve your creativity. $90 (VMFA Members- $75). Learn more.

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.

Election Prep Event with Jack Trammell and Guy Terrell

Richmond, VA - USA: The authors of The Fourth Branch of Government: We the People will be at Fountain Books for a discussion about how the people of America can take back the politics of our own country! The authors will present a positive and passionate set of reasons to get involved in the political system. Learn more.

Meet the Prolific Gini Koch: Author Talk and Signing

Richmond, VA - USA: Gini Koch writes the fast, fresh, and funny Alien/Katherine "Kitty" Katt series for DAW Books, the Necropolis Enforcement Files series, and the Martian Alliance Chronicles series. Touched by an Alien, Book 1 in the Alien series, was named by Booklist as on the to Top Ten Adult SF/F novels of 2010. Alien in the House, Book 7 in her long-running alien series, won the RT Book Reviews Reviewer's Choice Award as the Best Futuristic Romance of 2013. As G.J. Koch she writes the Alexander Outland series and she's made the most of multiple personality disorder by writing under a variety of other pen names as well, including Anita Ensal, Jemma Chase, A.E. Stanton, and J.C. Joch. Learn more.

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