Literary Events Calendar

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Poetry Night @ taZa

Friday, November 27 at 7:00 PM: Join River City Poets for a night of inspiring word at this fast-growing Westover Hills coffee shop! With an open mic that is quickly becoming known for nurturing new voices, this is an evening of pure poetry you don't want to miss. Plus, taZa's selection of beer & wines and fresh-made sandwiches & goodies make it easy to while away an evening taking in some new poetry. 

Small Business Saturday with Guest Author Booksellers!

Richmond, VA - USA: Join Fountain Bookstore for Small Business Saturday. Best-selling authors Melissa Marr and Cathy Maxwell have offered to be your guest booksellers and gift-wrappers! Learn more.

Author Signing: Secrets at Lighthouse Point

Richmond, VA 23226 - USA: Secrets at Lighthouse Point by Hugh Harris is a story of intrigue, challenge, and the ultimate triumph of faith, centered in Matthew 5:15: "No one after lighting a lamp puts it under a bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house." Learn more.

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!

Book People: Fletcher Lowe

Richmond, VA 23226 - USA: Fletcher Lowe will be signing Radical Sending: Go to Love and Serve. Go to Love and Serve builds on and complements the work of Stephanie Spellers' Radical Welcome, which called congregations to move beyond diversity and inclusion to be places where the transforming gifts, voices, and power of marginalized cultures and groups bring new life to the mainline church. Each chapter is followed by discussion questions for use with small groups or for personal reflection. Learn more.

Agile Writers Open Meeting

Wednesday, December 2 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. 

Writing Our Way Out

Richmond - USA: On Wednesday, December 2, David Coogan, author of Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jail will be doing a reading and signing from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (815 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219). This event is open and free to the public, and the author will have books available for purchase and signing. Detailing the formative and transformative memories of ten men, "Writing Our Way Out" is the creative culmination of a writing class that began in Virginia's Richmond City Jail and grew into a journey to re-entry. Compiled in a narrative by their teacher, Dr. David Coogan, these stories explore the conditions, traps, and turning points on the path to imprisonment in modern America, as well as the redemptive and rehabilitative power of memoir. For more information, call (804) 643-3589.

The Writers Farmhouse

Thursday, December 3 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 Agile Writer Method

Amelia, VA - USA: The Hero's Journey and The Agile Writer Method for writing a Novel in 6 months. Learn more.

Poetry & Jazz at C'est Le Vin

Thursday, December 3 at 7:00 PM: Now on the 1st Thursday of the 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.

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