Literary Events Calendar

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Fire, Flour & Fork

Thursday, October 30 at 4:30 PM: Fire, Flour & Fork at the Library of Virginia and Hilton Garden Inn Downtown. Cookbook authors and chefs headline Real Richmond Food Tours' gathering for the food curious. Demos and dinners, special events, talks, book sales and signings with cookbook authors and chefs including Beard Foundation award-winning authors Alice Medrich and Todd Kliman, plus Sean Brock, Kendra Bailey Morris, Ronni Lundy, Dave DeWitt, Rebecca Parker Payne, Dane Huckelbridge and Andre Hueston Mack. http://www.firefloura... 

Fountain Bookstore Presents: Write With Us!

Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 PM: Come talk about your favorite best-selling YA novels and build a story with the authors of five hot young adult novels in an interactive audience-participation event. Work as a group to create a story in the same way that the authors of blockbuster novels create theirs. Using examples from familiar audience favorites like Divergent, The Hunger Games, and Harry Potter, the authors will guide readers and aspiring writers through a fun, often hilarious, and educational event. Learn more.

Agile Writers: Write a Novel In A Month

Saturdays in November.
: November is “In a Month a Novel” month. To celebrate these 30 special days, Agile Writers has a series of seminars to help you write 50,000 words in the month of November. Agile Writers combines the lessons of Myth, Storytelling, Psychology, and a little project management to finish your first draft in 30 days. This method was used to SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE OVER 20 FIRST DRAFT NOVELS THIS YEAR. Yours could be next! Agile Writers is not just a method of creating a first draft novel. It’s also a peer-supported writing and publishing workshop. Check out http://AgileWriters.o... and RSVP for a free seminar.

Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

Saturday, November 1 at 5:00 PM: SlamRichmond's "Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic." Every Saturday night. Workshop begins 5:00 p.m.; Performers may sign up for the 8:30pm Open Mic from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. At The Shop, 0 East 4th Street (brick building in the parking lot across from Artspace). For more details visit SlamRichmond., 804-399-0295.

VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Night

Tuesday, November 4 at 7:00 PM: Helene Wecker, winner of the 2014 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for The Golem and the Jinni, reads from her book and is then joined by her agent and editor for a discussion of the evolution of the book from original idea to first draft to published work. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event will be followed by a public reception and book sale and signing. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. For more information, go to

Writer’s Weekend – A Musical

Tuesday, November 4 at 8:00 PM: A showcase of a musical adaptation of the book by V. Mark Covington. Lyrics by Rebecca Elizabeth Jones and music by Paul R. Bartsch. Produced and Directed by Billy Christopher Maupin. Elizabeth Brown, frustrated, unpublished writer, has arrived at 'The Porches,' an antebellum bed and breakfast and writer's retreat in rural Virginia, to facilitate a weekend writer's workshop and whip a group of aspiring writers into literary shape. And she has her work cut out for her. Her group includes Prescott Moore, formerly Captain Fabulous, a B-grade television actor, attempting fine tune his play Rickets - The Musical , but when he encounters Zebula Nebulon, self-published science fiction writer and a consummate fan, his former identity returns to haunt him. Ed. R. Thompson, retired newspaper reporter turned crime noir novelist, butts heads with Sojourn Word, angry slam poet from the suburbs. Desiree Lamoure, successful romance writer (and Elizabeth's former English teacher), sets her bodice-ripping sights on seducing Miles Stanley, a young technical writer who specializes in trains. The writers go through hook-ups and throw downs and genre switches as they hone their craft. Now to top it off, a major literary agency has sent their most critical agent, Roxanne Gold, to attend the group's workshop recital. To get tickets – http://writersweekend...

The Writers Farmhouse

Wednesday, November 5 at 6:00 PM: Every Wednesday 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 Open Meeting

Wednesday, November 5 at 7:00 PM: Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

Meet VCU’s Authors: Katherine Saunders Nash

Wednesday, November 5 at 7:30 PM: Katherine Saunders Nash, Associate Professor of English and author of Feminist Narrative Ethics: Tacit Persuasion in Modernist Form (Ohio State University Press, 2014). The new “Meet VCU’s Authors” series invites members of the Richmond community as well as colleagues and students from VCU and other local universities to come and meet VCU’s authors as they talk about their recently published books and answer questions about their work.  All are welcome! Co-sponsored by VCU Libraries. More info.

Kevin Powers at Reynolds Communty College

Thursday, November 6 at 7:00 PM: Award-winning author and Richmond native, Kevin Powers will be reading from his novel, The Yellow Birds, followed by a book signing. Part of the Reynolds Book Discussion Series, "Around the World Through Books" sponsored by the Multicultural Enrichment Council. Learn more.

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