Literary Events Calendar

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Book Signing: Dormer's Awakening

Richmond, VA 23221 - USA: Join Chop Suey Books for a reading and book signing with local author Drew Clarke, in celebration of his recently released Dormer's Awakening. In this vampire mystery thriller, part Blade and part James Bond, the dapper and well-spoken David Dormer has spent most of his 5,000 years on earth redressing injustices. When he and a friend are framed for murder, Dormer must unravel the mystery of who set him up and why. The clues lead him down a dangerous path on a collision course with an old adversary and someone totally unexpected. Learn more.

Edith Cavell: "A Nurse Who Did Her Duty" Opening Reception

.: Edith Cavell (Dec. 4, 1865–Oct. 12, 1915), after training and working as a nurse in her native England, was recruited as matron of a medical school in Brussels, Belgium. In the early days of WWI, she began to shelter British soldiers from the German occupation and to help them flee to the neutral Netherlands. In August of 1915, she was arrested and, in October of the same year, was put to death. Her execution caused an international uproar and media frenzy, and she quickly became an icon of the war effort and the nursing profession. In recognition of the 100th anniversary of Nurse Cavell's martyrdom, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences proudly presents an exhibit of postcards pertaining to Nurse Cavell from the collection of Kay Seidenberg, a long-time Friend of VCU Libraries donor, as well as a graduate of the VCU School of Nursing. The exhibit will run until February 2016. An opening reception will be held on Friday, October 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives reading room at Tompkins-McCaw Library. Refreshments will be served, and there will be remarks at 6 p.m. The reception, like the event, is free and open to all, but please register at

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

Saturday, October 10 at 10:00 AM: From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer’s Block? Can’t concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us this Saturday at Martins.

Paranormal Book Signing: Pamela Kinney

South Chesterfield, VA - USA: Come meet Pamela K. Kinney, award winning author of horror and fantasy fiction and nonfiction ghost books, of the book release of her newest ghost book, Paranormal Petersburg, Virginia, and the Tri-Cities Area October 10 at Boulevard Flower Gardens. Learn more http://PamelaKKinney....

Richmond Zine Festival 2015!

Richmond - USA: The Richmond Zine Fest is an annual event at which local and national and zine-makers can sell, zines and network with other people in the zine community. It’s an open event for all ages. http://richmondzinefe...

Chesapeake Bay Picture Book Signing

Richmond, VA - USA: Anna Burger, author of Pea Soup and the Seafood Feast, will be appearing at The Toy Center at 5811 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23226. The signing will be on Saturday, October 10 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for signing and purchase. When his mother tells him they're having pea soup for dinner, Jack wonders how he'll survive. Then he comes up with a plan: he'll catch his own seafood feast instead! Pea Soup and the Seafood Feast is the story of a resourceful child who learns that the only thing better than a basket full of crabs or a bucket full of clams is a heart full of appreciation for the natural wonders of the bay.

Valley Haggard's Book Launch

Richmond, VA 23221 - USA: Local author and co-director of Richmond Young Writers Valley Haggard celebrates the launch of her new book, The Halfway House for Writers Handbook at Chop Suey Books and in the Richmond Young Writers space. For more details visit Valley's website here!

SLAM Richmond

Richmond, VA - USA: Slam Richmond is the only venue in Richmond offering a poetry slam competition weekly for both youth and adults in separate categories. Poets compete by writing original poems and reciting them for an audience and judges randomly selected from our crowd. Winners of each competition qualify for a chance to represent Richmond at the National Poetry Slam adult competition and “Brave New Voices” youth competition which are held annually in different cities each year. Once the teams are selected (5 poets, coach and entourage for adults, 6 team members, 2 coaches and entourage), they will rehearse and compete to show the world a peek into Virginia’s artistic and literary arsenal!

In the Company of Laureates

Manassas, VA 20109 - USA: Join more than 20 current and former Poets Laureate from Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia in celebration of American poetry. In the Company of Laureates takes place from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on October 11 at the Hylton Center for the Performing Arts on George Mason University’s Science and Technology Campus in Manassas. Meet and mingle with the Laureates and other regional poets and enthusiasts. Workshops, panel discussions, open mics and more. Teen program and activities throughout the event. Learn more.

Book Release with Virginia Pye for Dreams of the Red Phoenix

Richmond, VA - USA: JRW's own Virginia Pye is releasing her second novel, Dreams of the Red Phoenix, and Chop Suey Books is celebrating at Dinamo. Taking her grandmother's life as inspiration, the author of the critically-acclaimed River of Dust, returns with a story set in the dangerous summer of 1937. Learn more and pre-order now!

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