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Book People: Brett Busang

Richmond, VA 23226 - USA: Can a perennial loser find happiness? Not if his life story is called I Shot Bruce. Join lapsed Richmonder Brett Busang. At Book People.

Agile Writers: Memoir in 6 Months

N. Chesterfield, VA - USA: Do you have a "slice of life" story to tell? Do you know the difference between a memoir and an autobiography? Do you know the audience for your memoir? Agile Writers can help you with all these questions. Greg Smith has helped dozens of people write their novels in 6 months. Now, he takes everything he's learned about novel writing and applies it to memoir. Since 2011, Greg has worked with memoirists and helped them to isolate the core idea their story will tell. Free seminar. http://AgileWriters.u...

Book Fair Event: Seinfeldia

Book signing and dessert reception will follow the author talk. This event is part of the Fife-Davis Family Ann Book Fair. For ages 18+. ($15 for JCC members/ $22 for non-members). Learn more.
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Book Fair Event with Elizabeth Isadora Gold - The Mommy Group

Journalist Elizabeth Isadora Gold reached out to other mommy groups and found that mothers across all class, geographic, religious, and racial boundaries appear to be searching for the same thing: a way to be strong, loving, engaged parents—without losing their sense of self. Her writing about motherhood, books, music, and feminism has appeared in The New York Times, The Believer, Tin House and elsewhere. : In 2010, seven women met in New York to form a mommy group. Commiserating about the typical issues they faced as new mothers, things became more complicated with postpartum depression and anxiety, developmental delays, and a failed marriage. Through it all, they learned lessons from one another that the "experts" hadn't delivered.

TGIO Party

Richmond, VA 23230 - USA: Did you participate in NaNoWriMo ths year? No matter what your final word count, come out and celebrate all the writing you did during November. Your MLs want to honor every last word you wrote!  Location to be determined.

Book Fair Event with Dana Allin - Our Separate Ways

A Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Dana Allin comments and writes widely on the strategic challenges and historical, political and social roots of US foreign policy, with special attention in recent years to America’s Middle East dilemmas. Based in London, his writing has appeared in The Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal and more.: Powerful demographic, cultural, and strategic currents in Israel and the United States are driving the two countries apart. In America, the once solid pro-Israel consensus is being corroded by a deepening divide between conservative Jews who fervently support the Jewish state and the more liberal, more ambivalent Jewish majority. In Israel, surveys of young Jewish citizens reveal a preference for right-of-center parties, a disdain for democracy, and, in some cases, a readiness to curb the civil liberties of non-Jews. Prospects for preserving a liberal Zionism against the pressures for "Greater Israel" are dimming as hopes for a two-state solution fade.

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.

Book Fair Event with Bill Lascher - Eve of a Hundred Midnights

When Portland-based Bill Lascher began his journalism career, his grandmother gave him an antique typewriter. He learned that it belonged to his grandmother’s cousin, a war correspondent, and he began a reporting adventure discovering the life of his incredible ancestor. A graduate of Oberlin, USC Annenberg, and the Salt Institute, Lascher's reporting appears in such outlets as The Guardian and Pacific Standard.
: Eve of a Hundred Midnights tells the gripping account of two married journalists—the grandson of Hollywood real estate pioneer Joseph Stern and a former MGM scriptwriter—who together endured bombs in wartime China and were chased by Japanese forces across the Pacific during World War II.

One Book, One Richmond: 'Evicted' Book Discussion

Lucretia McCulley, head of scholarly communications, Boatwright Library, and Amy Howard, assistant vice president of community initiatives, CCE, will facilitate this book discussion. Learn more.
: University of Richmond’s One Book, One Richmond program aims to engage the entire campus and greater community on issues of social inequality. The 2016-17 book selection, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by Matthew Desmond, explores the effects of the high housing costs on poor Americans. Using the selected book as a backdrop, the One Book, One Richmond committee coordinates programming with partners across the university’s five academic schools and with community organizations.

The Writers Farmhouse

Thursday, December 8 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.

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