Literary Events Calendar

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Poetry Night @ taZa

Friday, November 28 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. 

Fountain Bookstore's Small Business Saturday Celebration

Saturday, November 29 at 10:00 AM: Join Fountain Bookstore to celebrate the 4th Annual Small Business Saturday and meet surprise guest authors, discover new and exciting books, and find out what kind of special giveaways they have in store this year! It's an all-day party!

Agile Writers: Write a Novel In A Month

Richmond, VA 23230 - USA: November is “In a Month a Novel” month. To celebrate these 30 special days, Agile Writers has a series of seminars to help you write 50,000 words in the month of November.   Agile Writers combines the lessons of Myth, Storytelling, Psychology, and a little project management to finish your first draft in 30 days. This method was used to SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE OVER 20 FIRST DRAFT NOVELS THIS YEAR. Yours could be next!   Agile Writers is not just a method of creating a first draft novel. It’s also a peer-supported writing and publishing workshop. Check out http://AgileWriters.o... and RSVP for a Free Seminar.

Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

Saturday, November 29 at 5:00 PM: SlamRichmond's "Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic." Every Saturday night. Workshop begins 5:00 p.m.; Performers may sign up for the 8:30pm Open Mic from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. At The Shop, 0 East 4th Street (brick building in the parking lot across from Artspace). For more details visit SlamRichmond., 804-399-0295.

Midnight Release Party

Monday, December 1 at 11:45 PM: Presented by Chop Suey Books: "Keep your eyes and ears open - we'll soon be announcing details for our MIDNIGHT release party of Haruki Murakami's new novella, The Strange Library, officially on sale at midnight, December 2nd"

The Writers Farmhouse

Richmond, VA 23230 - USA: 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.

Holiday Party With Margaret Bradham Thornton

Wednesday, December 3 at 6:30 PM: Come relax with Fountain Bookstore this holiday season! "We'll be slowing things down and celebrating the pace of life in Charleston, South Carolina with author Margaret Bradham Thornton. Leave your stress at home and enjoy light refreshments, a meet-and-greet with the author, and convivial company. Margaret Bradham Thornton is the editor of Tennessee Williams’s Notebooks, for which she received the Bronze ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award for Autobiography/Memoir and the C. Hugh Holman Prize for the best volume of southern literary scholarship, given by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature."

Agile Writers Open Meeting

: 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. 

Anne Byrn Saves the Day!

Friday, December 5 at 12:30 PM: At Fountain Bookstore: "Join us in welcoming Anne Byrn as she celebrates her latest cookbook with a delicious in-store tasting! A problem-solver extraordinaire, Anne Byrn (The Cake Mix Doctor) knows what every too-busy cook knows. There are a gazillion recipes in the word, but the right recipe that always works even when times are crazy—that’s priceless." Learn more.

Books Make Great Gifts!

Friday, December 5 at 6:00 PM: Jump start your holiday shopping and join local authors Mary Chris Escobar, Leila Gaskin, Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie, Mark Meier and Meredith Stoddard for a book sale and signing during the First Friday Artwalk. The event will take place on Friday, December 5 at 401 Brook Road from 6:00pm -8:00pm. Additional details can be found at

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