Literary Events Calendar

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Wine Tasting for JRW

2:Each week Quirk Hotel (201 W. Broad Street) hosts Wine Table Tuesday from 5 to 7 PM to promote awareness and raise funds for a local or national charity. Proceeds from the wine tasting on Tuesday, March 28, will support James River Writers. Come enjoy this beautiful space, connect with other word lovers, and raise funds for a strong literary community. For $17, each guest receives 4 wine tastings (2-3 oz each).

3:Richmond 23220 - USA

4:Tuesday, March 28 at 5:00 PM

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Creative Sprint Book Release Party with Noah Scalin & Mica Scalin

2:Join Chop Suey Books for a book release party with Noah Scalin and Mica Scalin, authors of Creative Sprint: Six 30-Day Challenges to Jumpstart Your Creativity. The event is free and open to the public.

3:"We created this interactive workbook to help anyone develop creative muscles in 30-day sprints. Each of the 6 sprints in this book has a theme and includes prompts that will get you drawing, writing, taking photos, making collages or doing anything creative that you choose! We've included motivational stories and quotes from some of the amazing global CreativeSprint community members and writing activities at the end of each 30-day challenge to help you figure out what to do next. It also features beautiful hand-cut paper illustrations by Noah!" For more on Creative Sprint, click here.

4:Richmond, VA 23221 - USA

5:Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00 PM

The Writing Show

2:Educational and interactive, The Writing Show brings you the art and business of writing from the professionals.

3:It’s inspiring. It’s fun. And it’s only happening live in Richmond.

4:The 2016 Writing Show season was a success with good attendance, great knowledge and a fantastic venue with our partner Firehouse Theatre.

5:For 2017, we are staying at Firehouse Theatre and sticking with our last Wednesday of the month from January through September schedule. All the new JRW membership options offer some passes to the Writing Show. If you are a frequent attendee, check with Phil Hilliker at membership@jamesriverwriters.org about renewing your membership.

Celebration of Gift of a Holocaust Sefer Torah to VCU Libraries

2:This Torah scroll, on parchment scribed in the customary Hebrew, was composed in Romania around 1750. During World War II, it was confiscated by the Nazis. It is believed to be from an area of Transnistria, known as the Romanian Auschwitz. It was repatriated to Israel in 2003. Israeli authorities released the scroll for private ownership, and the scroll was then presented to VCU Libraries by alumni Martin L. Johnson, M.D., and Olinda Young, to be held and safeguarded by VCU Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives.

3:Join us for a celebration of this generous donation. Beginning in the lobby of the library, the scroll will be paraded through the building to the accompaniment of a klezmer band. We will then arrive at the library lecture hall (room 303) and have brief remarks.

4:The event is free and open to all, but please register. Website and Registration information: https://www.library.v...

5:Richmond, VA 23284 - USA

The Writers Farmhouse

2: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.

3:Thursday, March 30 at 6:00 PM

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5:https://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/238677480/

Brown-Lyons Lecture: "Jews and Booze: Becoming American in Age of Prohibition"

2:Marni Davis, associate professor of history at Georgia State University, presents her book Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition. The book discusses the involvement of Jews in the trafficking of alcohol during Prohibition and how this involvement enflamed anti-Semitism and brought to the surface tensions within the Jewish community over Jewish identity and the interest in full integration into American culture. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. A public reception will follow.

3:The event is free and open to all, but please register. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed, or to register offline, please call the VCU Libraries Events Office at (804) 828-0593. Website and Registration information: https://www.library.v...

4:Richmond, VA 23284 - USA

5:Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 PM

Creative Sprint featuring VCU School of Business artist-in-residence Noah Scalin

2:Noah Scalin, artist-in-residence at the VCU School of Business, will discuss his Book Creative Sprint and hold a public reception and book signing afterwards. A selection of Noah Scalin's books will be sold by Chop Suey Books.

3:The event is free and open to all, but please register. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed or to register by phone please call the VCU Libraries events office at (804) 828-1105.

4:Richmond, VA 23284 - USA

5:Monday, April 3 at 7:00 PM

FreeWrite Tuesdays At Sub Rosa

2: 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.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Tuesday, April 4 at 10:30 AM

5:2

University of Richmond Poetry Festival

2: UR's Poetry Festival runs from April 4-5, 2017. Featuring Chen Chen, Anaïs Duplan, Tarfia Faizullah, Peter LaBerge, and Camille Rankine. See Schedule.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00 PM

5:4

University of Richmond Poetry Festival

2: UR's Poetry Festival runs from April 4-5, 2017. Featuring Chen Chen, Anaïs Duplan, Tarfia Faizullah, Peter LaBerge, and Camille Rankine. See Schedule.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00 PM

5:1

The Writers Farmhouse

2: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.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, April 6 at 6:00 PM

5:1

Poetry & Jazz at C'est Le Vin

2: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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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Thursday, April 6 at 7:00 PM

Transcribathon

2:The Folger Shakespeare Library's Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO) project proudly presents a transcribathon here in James Branch Cabell Library. "A transcriba...what?" you may ask. At the transcribathon, people will get together to transcribe and encode handwritten Early Modern documents. Although all of the documents have been scanned and are available in digital form, they have not been previously transcribed, and those who are familiar with handwriting from the period know that deciphering such documents is not always easy. The purpose of the event is to help the Folger Shakespeare Library make clean transcriptions of its documents so that the documents are more readable and thus more usable for researchers and students around the globe.

3:The event is free and open to the public. No prior experience with paleography (the study of historical handwriting) is required. The event runs from noon to 4 p.m., but feel free to come and go as it fits your schedule. Bring your laptop, or use one of ours. And feel free to bring your lunch. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Website and information: https://www.library.v...

4:Questions about the event? Contact Dr. Joshua Eckhardt.

5:Richmond, VA 23284 - USA

5th Annual Virginia Antiquarian Book Fair

2:Virginia's premier event for rare and collectible books, prints, maps, autographs and ephemera, sponsored by VABA and the Library of Virginia. http://www.virginiabo...

3:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

4:Friday, April 7 at 1:00 PM

5:1

5th Annual Virginia Antiquarian Book Fair

2:Virginia's premier event for rare and collectible books, prints, maps, autographs and ephemera, sponsored by VABA and the Library of Virginia. http://www.virginiabo...

3:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

4:Saturday, April 8 at 9:30 AM

5:1

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd 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.

3:Richmond, VA 23219 - USA

4:Monday, April 10 at 6:30 PM

5:2

Richmond Playwrights Forum

2:The Richmond Playwrights Forum meets every 2nd Monday of the month at the Children's Theater at Willow Lawn. Attention potential playwrights: Have you ever wanted to try your hand at the craft of playwriting? Have you written a dialogue or a part of a play and stuffed it in a drawer because you didn’t know if it was any good? RPF provides a safe environment for you to present your work, have it read by actors who will bring your characters to life, and have it critiqued by your peers who know what it’s like to shape a work for the stage. Come see what our group is all about!  We welcome new writers of any age and level of experience! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, April 10 at 7:00 PM

5:1

Must Love Words

2:Must Love Words is a writing group that meets at the Ashland Branch of the Pamunkey Regional Library on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7:30-8:00pm. We give constructive feedback to pieces of assorted genres as well as discuss the craft of writing. Anyone with questions can contact me at 804-798-4072. or erabin@pamunkeylibrary.org

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4:Ashland, VA 23005 - USA

5:Tuesday, April 11 at 7:00 PM

Writers Wednesday

2: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. We are currently meeting at Ardent Craft Ales in trendy Scott’s Addition, where we can mingle in a vibrant location that is easily accessible. Spend some time with live characters, make connections, and find inspiration in a friendly, supportive environment.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, April 12 at 5:30 PM

5:1

Book Signing: Heaven's Wind

2:Join Chop Suey Books for a book reading & signing with Stephen Earle, author of Heaven's Wind: The Life and Teachings of Nakamura Tempu-A Mind-Body Integration Pioneer. Preorder your signed copy and receive a 10% discount! Event is free and open to the public. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23221 - USA

4:Wednesday, April 12 at 6:00 PM

5:1

The Writers Farmhouse

2: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.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, April 13 at 6:00 PM

5:1

VA Screenwriters Forum

2:The mission of the Virginia Screenwriters Forum is to bring writers together to share their love and knowledge of screenwriting by offering support and constructive feedback to members' scripts in progress.

3:The two November writers are Renata Scruggs and Suzy Smithson. Contact us if you’d like to come and observe. New aspiring writers or seasoned writers are always welcome to sit in with us as our guest for up to three (3) monthly meetings. Learn more.

4:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Saturday, April 15 at 9:00 AM

River City Poets Workshop

2:Every 3rd Monday of the month. Topics range from form to prompt, performance to publication. These workshops are always completely FREE and open to all levels of writing experience. Details by month will be posted under "Events" at http://bit.ly/tenthmu...

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, April 17 at 6:00 PM

5:1

FreeWrite Tuesdays At Sub Rosa

2: 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.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Tuesday, April 18 at 10:30 AM

5:1

Debut Novelist: Julie Lekstrom Himes

2: Julie Lekstrom Himes's short fiction has been published in Shenandoah, The Florida Review (Editor's Choice Award 2008), Fourteen Hills (nominated for Best American Mysteries 2011), and elsewhere. Mikhail and Margarita is her debut novel. She lives with her family in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30 PM

5:1

Grammartopia: RVA

2: Grammartopia-RVA on April 19th, 2017 marks the launch of the Grammartopia series with an all-star panel of contestants: National Book Award finalist Meg Medina, New York Times bestseller David L. Robbins, and Book Riot co-founder Rebecca Joines Schinsky.

3: Based on the book, Get a Grip on Your Grammar by Kris Spisak. 

4:Please join us for this unique launch party!!

5: Watch three contestants battle it out over pop culture, trivia, and grammar concerns. Prizes include: Fountain Bookstore gift certificates; Full manuscript copyedits or proofreads; Signed books from local authors; And more! Learn more.

The Writers Farmhouse

2: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.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, April 20 at 6:00 PM

5:1

RVA Lit Crawl

2:Keep the evening of April 21 and the afternoon into the wee hours of April 22 free. For the first annual RVA Lit Crawl, we will bring you 16 readings featuring a wide range of Richmond-area authors at venues all around town. http://www.rvalitcraw...

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Friday, April 21 at 7:00 PM

5:1

Sisters of Crime

2:Join Sisters in Crime – Central Virginia as they host mystery author Jenny Milchman. Join us at Fountain Bookstore for Jenny’s presentation and book signing. (Time to be set)

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Saturday, April 22 at 12:00 PM

5:1

RVA Lit Crawl

2:Keep the evening of April 21 and the afternoon into the wee hours of April 22 free. For the first annual RVA Lit Crawl, we will bring you 16 readings featuring a wide range of Richmond-area authors at venues all around town. http://www.rvalitcraw...

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Saturday, April 22 at 12:00 PM

5:2

YA Criminal Minds

2:Richmond launches its first RVA Lit Crawl - and works for young readers are part of it.  Join YA authors Meg Medina (Burn Baby Burn), Anne Blankman (Traitor Angels), and Lamar Giles (Overturned) for an hour of spine-tingling stories of murder and mayhem, with teens, front and center. Whether in NYC’s 1977, current day Las Vegas or the mid 1600s in England, there’s something for all who have a taste for terror. We’ll meet at the HI Richmond - a  restored women’s prison that’s now one of Richmond’s premier places to stay.  Refreshments, book sales. All bizarre questions answered. Come. Be afraid. http://www.rvalitcraw.../  

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Saturday, April 22 at 6:30 PM

5:1

Chesterfield County Public Library Author Series Event: Homegoing with Yaa Gyasi

2:Yaa Gyasi, a graduate of the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop, is the author of Homegoing, a New York Times best seller and one of the most talked about novels of 2016. Gyasi’s debut novel moves through histories and geographies as it follows two African half-sisters— one sold into slavery, the other married to a British officer. The book spans more than 200 years, tracing the generations of family that follow. The result is a timely, riveting portrayal of the global African Diaspora, and the aftereffects that linger on to this day. Registration is required and begins Feb. 25. Please call 804-751-CCPL for more information. Learn more.

3:Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library will have priority seating and are invited to a pre-event reception and book signing that will be begin at 6 p.m. A separate registration is required for the Friends reception and is available through a link in the event registration.

4:Richmond, VA 23234 - USA

5:Saturday, April 22 at 7:00 PM

National Poetry Month Writing Workshop, Poetry Reading & Slam Competition

2:If you’re a poet, and you know it—or if you enjoy poetry readings and literary competition—plan to attend the Weinstein JCC National Poetry Month Writing Workshop, Poetry Reading and Slam Competition on Sun., April 23at the Weinstein JCC.

3:Award-winning poets Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Emi Mahmoud and Sarah D. Lawson (see bios) will be on site:

4:Writing Workshop 1:00 p.m. Mahmoud and Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib lead workshop

5:Poetry Readings 2:30 p.m. Mahmoud, Willis-Abdurraqib and Lawson read their own works

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd 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.

3:Richmond, VA 23219 - USA

4:Monday, April 24 at 6:30 PM

5:2

The Writing Show

2:Educational and interactive, The Writing Show brings you the art and business of writing from the professionals.

3:It’s inspiring. It’s fun. And it’s only happening live in Richmond.

4:The 2016 Writing Show season was a success with good attendance, great knowledge and a fantastic venue with our partner Firehouse Theatre.

5:For 2017, we are staying at Firehouse Theatre and sticking with our last Wednesday of the month from January through September schedule. All the new JRW membership options offer some passes to the Writing Show. If you are a frequent attendee, check with Phil Hilliker at membership@jamesriverwriters.org about renewing your membership.

The Writers Farmhouse

2: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.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, April 27 at 6:00 PM

5:1

Poetry Night @ Cafe Zata

2:Join us for another awesome evening of open mic poetry at the cafe formerly known as taZa! Always a great place to meet old friends & hear new voices, Zata's selection of beer, cider & wine plus an expanded menu of fresh-made options make it easy to while away an evening taking in some cool wordsmithery.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Friday, April 28 at 7:00 PM

5:3

FreeWrite Tuesdays At Sub Rosa

2: 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.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Tuesday, May 2 at 10:30 AM

5:1

The Writers Farmhouse

2: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.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, May 4 at 6:00 PM

5:1

Poetry & Jazz at C'est Le Vin

2: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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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Thursday, May 4 at 7:00 PM

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd 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.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, May 8 at 6:30 PM

5:1

Richmond Playwrights Forum

2:The Richmond Playwrights Forum meets every 2nd Monday of the month at the Children's Theater at Willow Lawn. Attention potential playwrights: Have you ever wanted to try your hand at the craft of playwriting? Have you written a dialogue or a part of a play and stuffed it in a drawer because you didn’t know if it was any good? RPF provides a safe environment for you to present your work, have it read by actors who will bring your characters to life, and have it critiqued by your peers who know what it’s like to shape a work for the stage. Come see what our group is all about!  We welcome new writers of any age and level of experience! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, May 8 at 7:00 PM

5:1

Must Love Words

2:Must Love Words is a writing group that meets at the Ashland Branch of the Pamunkey Regional Library on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7:30-8:00pm. We give constructive feedback to pieces of assorted genres as well as discuss the craft of writing. Anyone with questions can contact me at 804-798-4072. or erabin@pamunkeylibrary.org

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4:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Tuesday, May 9 at 7:00 PM

Writers Wednesday

2: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. We are currently meeting at Ardent Craft Ales in trendy Scott’s Addition, where we can mingle in a vibrant location that is easily accessible. Spend some time with live characters, make connections, and find inspiration in a friendly, supportive environment.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, May 10 at 5:30 PM

5:1

The Writers Farmhouse

2: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.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, May 11 at 6:00 PM

5:1

River City Poets Workshop

2:Every 3rd Monday of the month. Topics range from form to prompt, performance to publication. These workshops are always completely FREE and open to all levels of writing experience. Details by month will be posted under "Events" at http://bit.ly/tenthmu...

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, May 15 at 6:00 PM

5:1

FreeWrite Tuesdays At Sub Rosa

2: 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.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Tuesday, May 16 at 10:30 AM

5:1

The Writers Farmhouse

2: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.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, May 18 at 6:00 PM

5:1

Fact into Fiction: The Art of Re-inventing Historical Facts

2:Join Fountain Books for an interactive evening of discussion on the topic of the methods and madness that go into creating great historical fiction.  

3:Sonja Yoerg grew up in Stowe, Vermont, where she financed her college education by waitressing at the Trapp Family Lodge. She earned her Ph.D. in Biological Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and published a nonfiction book about animal intelligence, Clever as a Fox (Bloomsbury USA, 2001). Her novels, House Broken (January 2015) and Middle of Somewhere (September 2015) are published by Penguin/NAL. Sonja lives with her husband in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. 

4: Raised in the Midwest, Greer Macallister is a poet, short story writer, playwright and novelist who earned her MFA in Creative Writing from American University. Her debut novel The Magician's Lie was a USA Today bestseller, an Indie Next pick, and a Target Book Club selection. It has been optioned for film by Jessica Chastain's Freckle Films. Her new novel Girl in Disguise, about America's first female private detective, is forthcoming from Sourcebooks.

5:Richmond, VA - USA

VA Screenwriters Forum

2:The mission of the Virginia Screenwriters Forum is to bring writers together to share their love and knowledge of screenwriting by offering support and constructive feedback to members' scripts in progress.

3:The two November writers are Renata Scruggs and Suzy Smithson. Contact us if you’d like to come and observe. New aspiring writers or seasoned writers are always welcome to sit in with us as our guest for up to three (3) monthly meetings. Learn more.

4:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Saturday, May 20 at 9:00 AM

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd 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.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, May 22 at 6:30 PM

5:1

The Writers Farmhouse

2: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.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, May 25 at 6:00 PM

5:1

Poetry Night @ Cafe Zata

2:Join us for another awesome evening of open mic poetry at the cafe formerly known as taZa! Always a great place to meet old friends & hear new voices, Zata's selection of beer, cider & wine plus an expanded menu of fresh-made options make it easy to while away an evening taking in some cool wordsmithery.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Friday, May 26 at 7:00 PM

5:1

The Writing Show

2:Educational and interactive, The Writing Show brings you the art and business of writing from the professionals.

3:It’s inspiring. It’s fun. And it’s only happening live in Richmond.

4:The 2016 Writing Show season was a success with good attendance, great knowledge and a fantastic venue with our partner Firehouse Theatre.

5:For 2017, we are staying at Firehouse Theatre and sticking with our last Wednesday of the month from January through September schedule. All the new JRW membership options offer some passes to the Writing Show. If you are a frequent attendee, check with Phil Hilliker at membership@jamesriverwriters.org about renewing your membership.

The Writers Farmhouse

2: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.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, June 1 at 6:00 PM

5:1

Poetry & Jazz at C'est Le Vin

2: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.

3:

4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Thursday, June 1 at 7:00 PM

FreeWrite Tuesdays At Sub Rosa

2: 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.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Tuesday, June 6 at 10:30 AM

5:1

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd 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.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, June 12 at 6:30 PM

5:1

Richmond Playwrights Forum

2:The Richmond Playwrights Forum meets every 2nd Monday of the month at the Children's Theater at Willow Lawn. Attention potential playwrights: Have you ever wanted to try your hand at the craft of playwriting? Have you written a dialogue or a part of a play and stuffed it in a drawer because you didn’t know if it was any good? RPF provides a safe environment for you to present your work, have it read by actors who will bring your characters to life, and have it critiqued by your peers who know what it’s like to shape a work for the stage. Come see what our group is all about!  We welcome new writers of any age and level of experience! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, June 12 at 7:00 PM

5:1

Must Love Words

2:Must Love Words is a writing group that meets at the Ashland Branch of the Pamunkey Regional Library on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7:30-8:00pm. We give constructive feedback to pieces of assorted genres as well as discuss the craft of writing. Anyone with questions can contact me at 804-798-4072. or erabin@pamunkeylibrary.org

3:.

4:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00 PM

Writers Wednesday

2: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. We are currently meeting at Ardent Craft Ales in trendy Scott’s Addition, where we can mingle in a vibrant location that is easily accessible. Spend some time with live characters, make connections, and find inspiration in a friendly, supportive environment.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, June 14 at 5:30 PM

5:1

VA Screenwriters Forum

2:The mission of the Virginia Screenwriters Forum is to bring writers together to share their love and knowledge of screenwriting by offering support and constructive feedback to members' scripts in progress.

3:The two November writers are Renata Scruggs and Suzy Smithson. Contact us if you’d like to come and observe. New aspiring writers or seasoned writers are always welcome to sit in with us as our guest for up to three (3) monthly meetings. Learn more.

4:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Saturday, June 17 at 9:00 AM

FreeWrite Tuesdays At Sub Rosa

2: 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.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Tuesday, June 20 at 10:30 AM

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Poetry Night @ Cafe Zata

2:Join us for another awesome evening of open mic poetry at the cafe formerly known as taZa! Always a great place to meet old friends & hear new voices, Zata's selection of beer, cider & wine plus an expanded menu of fresh-made options make it easy to while away an evening taking in some cool wordsmithery.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Friday, June 23 at 7:00 PM

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Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd 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.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, June 26 at 6:30 PM

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The Writing Show

2:Educational and interactive, The Writing Show brings you the art and business of writing from the professionals.

3:It’s inspiring. It’s fun. And it’s only happening live in Richmond.

4:The 2016 Writing Show season was a success with good attendance, great knowledge and a fantastic venue with our partner Firehouse Theatre.

5:For 2017, we are staying at Firehouse Theatre and sticking with our last Wednesday of the month from January through September schedule. All the new JRW membership options offer some passes to the Writing Show. If you are a frequent attendee, check with Phil Hilliker at membership@jamesriverwriters.org about renewing your membership.

FreeWrite Tuesdays At Sub Rosa

2: 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.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Tuesday, July 4 at 10:30 AM

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Poetry & Jazz at C'est Le Vin

2: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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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Thursday, July 6 at 7:00 PM

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd 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.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, July 10 at 6:30 PM

5:1

Richmond Playwrights Forum

2:The Richmond Playwrights Forum meets every 2nd Monday of the month at the Children's Theater at Willow Lawn. Attention potential playwrights: Have you ever wanted to try your hand at the craft of playwriting? Have you written a dialogue or a part of a play and stuffed it in a drawer because you didn’t know if it was any good? RPF provides a safe environment for you to present your work, have it read by actors who will bring your characters to life, and have it critiqued by your peers who know what it’s like to shape a work for the stage. Come see what our group is all about!  We welcome new writers of any age and level of experience! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, July 10 at 7:00 PM

5:1

Must Love Words

2:Must Love Words is a writing group that meets at the Ashland Branch of the Pamunkey Regional Library on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7:30-8:00pm. We give constructive feedback to pieces of assorted genres as well as discuss the craft of writing. Anyone with questions can contact me at 804-798-4072. or erabin@pamunkeylibrary.org

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4:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Tuesday, July 11 at 7:00 PM

Writers Wednesday

2: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. We are currently meeting at Ardent Craft Ales in trendy Scott’s Addition, where we can mingle in a vibrant location that is easily accessible. Spend some time with live characters, make connections, and find inspiration in a friendly, supportive environment.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, July 12 at 5:30 PM

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VA Screenwriters Forum

2:The mission of the Virginia Screenwriters Forum is to bring writers together to share their love and knowledge of screenwriting by offering support and constructive feedback to members' scripts in progress.

3:The two November writers are Renata Scruggs and Suzy Smithson. Contact us if you’d like to come and observe. New aspiring writers or seasoned writers are always welcome to sit in with us as our guest for up to three (3) monthly meetings. Learn more.

4:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Saturday, July 15 at 9:00 AM

FreeWrite Tuesdays At Sub Rosa

2: 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.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Tuesday, July 18 at 10:30 AM

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Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd 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.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, July 24 at 6:30 PM

5:1

The Writing Show

2:Educational and interactive, The Writing Show brings you the art and business of writing from the professionals.

3:It’s inspiring. It’s fun. And it’s only happening live in Richmond.

4:The 2016 Writing Show season was a success with good attendance, great knowledge and a fantastic venue with our partner Firehouse Theatre.

5:For 2017, we are staying at Firehouse Theatre and sticking with our last Wednesday of the month from January through September schedule. All the new JRW membership options offer some passes to the Writing Show. If you are a frequent attendee, check with Phil Hilliker at membership@jamesriverwriters.org about renewing your membership.

Poetry Night @ Cafe Zata

2:Join us for another awesome evening of open mic poetry at the cafe formerly known as taZa! Always a great place to meet old friends & hear new voices, Zata's selection of beer, cider & wine plus an expanded menu of fresh-made options make it easy to while away an evening taking in some cool wordsmithery.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Friday, July 28 at 7:00 PM

5:1

FreeWrite Tuesdays At Sub Rosa

2: 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.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Tuesday, August 1 at 10:30 AM

5:1

Poetry & Jazz at C'est Le Vin

2: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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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Thursday, August 3 at 7:00 PM

Must Love Words

2:Must Love Words is a writing group that meets at the Ashland Branch of the Pamunkey Regional Library on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7:30-8:00pm. We give constructive feedback to pieces of assorted genres as well as discuss the craft of writing. Anyone with questions can contact me at 804-798-4072. or erabin@pamunkeylibrary.org

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4:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Tuesday, August 8 at 7:00 PM

Writers Wednesday

2: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. We are currently meeting at Ardent Craft Ales in trendy Scott’s Addition, where we can mingle in a vibrant location that is easily accessible. Spend some time with live characters, make connections, and find inspiration in a friendly, supportive environment.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, August 9 at 5:30 PM

5:1

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd 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.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, August 14 at 6:30 PM

5:1

Richmond Playwrights Forum

2:The Richmond Playwrights Forum meets every 2nd Monday of the month at the Children's Theater at Willow Lawn. Attention potential playwrights: Have you ever wanted to try your hand at the craft of playwriting? Have you written a dialogue or a part of a play and stuffed it in a drawer because you didn’t know if it was any good? RPF provides a safe environment for you to present your work, have it read by actors who will bring your characters to life, and have it critiqued by your peers who know what it’s like to shape a work for the stage. Come see what our group is all about!  We welcome new writers of any age and level of experience! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, August 14 at 7:00 PM

5:1

FreeWrite Tuesdays At Sub Rosa

2: 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.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Tuesday, August 15 at 10:30 AM

5:1

VA Screenwriters Forum

2:The mission of the Virginia Screenwriters Forum is to bring writers together to share their love and knowledge of screenwriting by offering support and constructive feedback to members' scripts in progress.

3:The two November writers are Renata Scruggs and Suzy Smithson. Contact us if you’d like to come and observe. New aspiring writers or seasoned writers are always welcome to sit in with us as our guest for up to three (3) monthly meetings. Learn more.

4:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Saturday, August 19 at 9:00 AM

Poetry Night @ Cafe Zata

2:Join us for another awesome evening of open mic poetry at the cafe formerly known as taZa! Always a great place to meet old friends & hear new voices, Zata's selection of beer, cider & wine plus an expanded menu of fresh-made options make it easy to while away an evening taking in some cool wordsmithery.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Friday, August 25 at 7:00 PM

5:1

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd 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.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, August 28 at 6:30 PM

5:1

The Writing Show

2:Educational and interactive, The Writing Show brings you the art and business of writing from the professionals.

3:It’s inspiring. It’s fun. And it’s only happening live in Richmond.

4:The 2016 Writing Show season was a success with good attendance, great knowledge and a fantastic venue with our partner Firehouse Theatre.

5:For 2017, we are staying at Firehouse Theatre and sticking with our last Wednesday of the month from January through September schedule. All the new JRW membership options offer some passes to the Writing Show. If you are a frequent attendee, check with Phil Hilliker at membership@jamesriverwriters.org about renewing your membership.

FreeWrite Tuesdays At Sub Rosa

2: 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.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Tuesday, September 5 at 10:30 AM

5:1

Poetry & Jazz at C'est Le Vin

2: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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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Thursday, September 7 at 7:00 PM

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd 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.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, September 11 at 6:30 PM

5:1

Richmond Playwrights Forum

2:The Richmond Playwrights Forum meets every 2nd Monday of the month at the Children's Theater at Willow Lawn. Attention potential playwrights: Have you ever wanted to try your hand at the craft of playwriting? Have you written a dialogue or a part of a play and stuffed it in a drawer because you didn’t know if it was any good? RPF provides a safe environment for you to present your work, have it read by actors who will bring your characters to life, and have it critiqued by your peers who know what it’s like to shape a work for the stage. Come see what our group is all about!  We welcome new writers of any age and level of experience! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, September 11 at 7:00 PM

5:1

Must Love Words

2:Must Love Words is a writing group that meets at the Ashland Branch of the Pamunkey Regional Library on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7:30-8:00pm. We give constructive feedback to pieces of assorted genres as well as discuss the craft of writing. Anyone with questions can contact me at 804-798-4072. or erabin@pamunkeylibrary.org

3:.

4:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Tuesday, September 12 at 7:00 PM

Writers Wednesday

2: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. We are currently meeting at Ardent Craft Ales in trendy Scott’s Addition, where we can mingle in a vibrant location that is easily accessible. Spend some time with live characters, make connections, and find inspiration in a friendly, supportive environment.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, September 13 at 5:30 PM

5:1

VA Screenwriters Forum

2:The mission of the Virginia Screenwriters Forum is to bring writers together to share their love and knowledge of screenwriting by offering support and constructive feedback to members' scripts in progress.

3:The two November writers are Renata Scruggs and Suzy Smithson. Contact us if you’d like to come and observe. New aspiring writers or seasoned writers are always welcome to sit in with us as our guest for up to three (3) monthly meetings. Learn more.

4:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Saturday, September 16 at 9:00 AM

FreeWrite Tuesdays At Sub Rosa

2: 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.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Tuesday, September 19 at 10:30 AM

5:1

Poetry Night @ Cafe Zata

2:Join us for another awesome evening of open mic poetry at the cafe formerly known as taZa! Always a great place to meet old friends & hear new voices, Zata's selection of beer, cider & wine plus an expanded menu of fresh-made options make it easy to while away an evening taking in some cool wordsmithery.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Friday, September 22 at 7:00 PM

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