Literary Events Calendar

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Small Group Poetry Critique

Richmond, VA 23219 - USA: 2nd and 4th Monday nights. Bring your latest poetic work-in-progress and 5-8 copies to pass around the table; get constructive feedback from friends and colleagues. Open to all levels. Learn more.

Elin Hilderbrands at Women & Wellness Forum

Richmond, VA 23220 - USA: Best-selling author Elin Hilderbrand will be the feature speaker at this year's Women and Wellness Forum at The Jefferson. A self-described good cook and terrible gardener, Elin is a breast cancer survivor and author of 15 novels who has created an online forum for women to share stories of breast cancer. This year’s benefit for women’s cancer research at VCU Massey Cancer Center is poised to be another memorable and successful event! Learn more.

Book Talk: Schools & Jails in the Long Shadow of Slavery

Richmond, VA 23220 - USA: Please join Chop Suey Books at VISARTS (1812 W. Main Street) on Tuesday, February 9th from 7-9 for a panel discussion with Ben Campbell, Kristen Green, David Coogan, Kelvin Belton, Stanley Craddock, and Terence Scruggs on the history of racial inequity in Virginia and it's current ramifications on today's education and incarceration systems.  This panel will be moderated by Ana Edwards and will end in a question and answer discussion session. This event is FREE and open to the public!

Young Adult Writers Workshop

Midlothian, VA 23112 - USA: So you want to be a writer? Chesterfield County Public Libraries is hosting a monthly workshop to help you hone your skills and develop your style. Join fellow writers for creative writing exercises and fun discussions. Ages 15-21 welcome. Learn more.

Writers Wednesday

Richmond, VA - USA: Held on the second Wednesday of every month Writers Wednesday is a casual meet and greet for both aspiring and published authors of every genre. Now we are moving locations to Ardent Craft Ales in trendy Scott’s Addition, where we can mingle more, meet new writers and make connections with more established writers.

An Adventurer's Memoir... Emily Kimball

Richmond, VA - USA: Emily Kimball's new book, A Cotton Rat for Breakfast: Adventures in Midlife and Beyond, is an inspiring account of her fascinating life, focused on the transitions she undertook over the last four decades, from ages 45 through 84.  This collections of stories is a must-read for anyone who has ever pondered stepping out of their comfort zone. Learn more.

Agile Writers Open Meeting

Wednesday, February 10 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. 

The Writers Farmhouse

Thursday, February 11 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.

Professor Mary Frances Berry Discusses Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich

Richmond, VA - USA: Professor Mary Frances Berry Discusses Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich: Vote Buying and the Corruption of Democracy. Mary Frances Berry (PhD and JD) is the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of eleven books and the recipient of thirty-five honorary degrees. She has been the chair of the US Commission on Civil Rights and has appeared on "Real Time with Bill Maher," "The Daily Show," "Tavis Smiley," "PBS NewsHour," "CBS Evening News," "Al Jazeera America News," and various MSNBC and CNN shows. Learn more.

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

Richmond, VA - USA: 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 on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at Panera Bread.

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