Literary Events Calendar

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Paula Marcoux "Cooking With Fire" Dinner

Tuesday, September 16 at 7:00 PM: Hosted by the Fountain Bookstore to introduce this fiery cookbook subtitled "From Roasting on a Spit to Baking in a Tannur, Rediscovered Techniques and Recipes That Capture the Flavors of Wood-Fired Cooking." Menu to come, appetites to be whetted, tickets available at http://www.fountainbo...

Books on Broad: SWAY

Wednesday, September 17 at 5:30 PM: Sway is the debut novel from the Library of Virginia Foundation's own Kat Spears. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:00 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.

The Writers Farmhouse

Wednesday, September 17 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.

Natasha Trethewey, United States Poet Laureate

Wednesday, September 17 at 6:00 PM: Natasha Trethewey, United States Poet Laureate (2012–2014), winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University read from her poems and then engage in conversation with Claudia Emerson, VCU professor and acclaimed poet and winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. More info.

Agile Writers Open Meeting

Wednesday, September 17 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. 

Chrysalis Book Club: Reading for Spiritual Growth

Thursday, September 18 at 7:00 PM: The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew by Alan Lightman. From the book jacket, "Here is a book about nesting ospreys, multiple universes, atheism, spiritualism, and the arrow of time." The second session of The Chrysalis Book Club will meet and discuss three books and their impact on the spiritual journey. Vicki Saunders, PhD facilitates. Free to members of The Chrysalis Institute and $10 for non-members. More at http://chrysalisinsti...

Poetry & Jazz Tasting

Thursday, September 18 at 7:00 PM: Third Thursdays every 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.

Meet Rose Caraway and Kristina Wright!

Friday, September 19 at 12:30 PM: Join Fountain Bookstore in welcoming these two writers and editors of erotica. "Kristina Wright enjoyed her last visit so much, she decided to bring her friend Rose Caraway, whose new book, The Sexy Librarian's Big Book of Erotica, bursts at the binding with amorous archives and bibliophilic bliss! A veritible  dictionary of desires, it includes stories by top eroticists Rachel Kramer Bussel, Janine Ashbless, Tamsin Flowers and Salome Wilde, as well Rose, the sexy librarian herself! Tempted?" More info.

Seminar: Writing Sketch Comedy

Saturday, September 20 at 9:00 AM: Dip your stinky toe into the art of writing comic sketches! Whether you’re a writer wanting to explore a new medium or a fan of comedy wanting to know how sketch shows operate, this one-day workshop is for you. Guided examples from classic routines and quick-fire exercises will teach you to recognize the funny stuff, whether it’s in the characters, relationships or entire worlds. You’ll learn how to develop your peeves into characters, and how to turn characters into hilarious situations, plus you’ll get a taste of a ‘writer’s room’ atmosphere. Rubber chickens welcome! Instructor: Joel Jones. Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-Members

Williamsburg Book Festival

Saturday, September 20 at 9:30 AM: The 2nd Williamsburg Book Festival includes workshops and a Book Fair with a wide variety of genres and books. The event is Free and open to the public.

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