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Book People: Brett Busang

2: Can a perennial loser find happiness? Not if his life story is called I Shot Bruce. Join lapsed Richmonder Brett Busang. At Book People.

3:Richmond, VA 23226 - USA

4:Saturday, December 3 at 12:00 PM

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Agile Writers: Memoir in 6 Months

2:Do you have a "slice of life" story to tell? Do you know the difference between a memoir and an autobiography? Do you know the audience for your memoir? Agile Writers can help you with all these questions. Greg Smith has helped dozens of people write their novels in 6 months. Now, he takes everything he's learned about novel writing and applies it to memoir. Since 2011, Greg has worked with memoirists and helped them to isolate the core idea their story will tell. Free seminar. http://AgileWriters.u...

3:N. Chesterfield, VA - USA

4:Saturday, December 3 at 1:00 PM

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Book Fair Event: Seinfeldia

2: if it were still on TV.

3:Book signing and dessert reception will follow the author talk. This event is part of the Fife-Davis Family Ann Book Fair. For ages 18+. ($15 for JCC members/ $22 for non-members). Learn more.

4:Richmond, VA 23226 - USA

5:Saturday, December 3 at 7:00 PM

Book Fair Event with Elizabeth Isadora Gold - The Mommy Group

2:In 2010, seven women met in New York to form a mommy group. Commiserating about the typical issues they faced as new mothers, things became more complicated with postpartum depression and anxiety, developmental delays, and a failed marriage. Through it all, they learned lessons from one another that the "experts" hadn't delivered.

3:Journalist Elizabeth Isadora Gold reached out to other mommy groups and found that mothers across all class, geographic, religious, and racial boundaries appear to be searching for the same thing: a way to be strong, loving, engaged parents—without losing their sense of self. Her writing about motherhood, books, music, and feminism has appeared in The New York Times, The Believer, Tin House and elsewhere.

4:This event is part of the Fife-Davis Family Annual Jewish Book Fair. Free event. (Ages 18+- geared toward younger parents). Learn more.

5:Richmond, VA 23226 - USA

TGIO Party

2:Did you participate in NaNoWriMo ths year? No matter what your final word count, come out and celebrate all the writing you did during November. Your MLs want to honor every last word you wrote!  Location to be determined.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Sunday, December 4 at 4:00 PM

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Book Fair Event with Dana Allin - Our Separate Ways

2:Powerful demographic, cultural, and strategic currents in Israel and the United States are driving the two countries apart. In America, the once solid pro-Israel consensus is being corroded by a deepening divide between conservative Jews who fervently support the Jewish state and the more liberal, more ambivalent Jewish majority. In Israel, surveys of young Jewish citizens reveal a preference for right-of-center parties, a disdain for democracy, and, in some cases, a readiness to curb the civil liberties of non-Jews. Prospects for preserving a liberal Zionism against the pressures for "Greater Israel" are dimming as hopes for a two-state solution fade.

3:A Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Dana Allin comments and writes widely on the strategic challenges and historical, political and social roots of US foreign policy, with special attention in recent years to America’s Middle East dilemmas. Based in London, his writing has appeared in The Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal and more.

4:This event is part of the Fife-Davis Family Annual Jewish Book Fair. Ages 16+. Free event. Learn more.

5:Richmond, VA 23226 - USA

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, December 6 at 10:30 AM

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Book Fair Event with Bill Lascher - Eve of a Hundred Midnights

2:Eve of a Hundred Midnights tells the gripping account of two married journalists—the grandson of Hollywood real estate pioneer Joseph Stern and a former MGM scriptwriter—who together endured bombs in wartime China and were chased by Japanese forces across the Pacific during World War II.

3:When Portland-based Bill Lascher began his journalism career, his grandmother gave him an antique typewriter. He learned that it belonged to his grandmother’s cousin, a war correspondent, and he began a reporting adventure discovering the life of his incredible ancestor. A graduate of Oberlin, USC Annenberg, and the Salt Institute, Lascher's reporting appears in such outlets as The Guardian and Pacific Standard.

4:This event is part of the Fife-Davis Family Annual Jewish Book Fair. Ages 16+. Free event. Learn more.

5:Richmond, VA 23226 - USA

One Book, One Richmond: 'Evicted' Book Discussion

2: University of Richmond’s One Book, One Richmond program aims to engage the entire campus and greater community on issues of social inequality. The 2016-17 book selection, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by Matthew Desmond, explores the effects of the high housing costs on poor Americans. Using the selected book as a backdrop, the One Book, One Richmond committee coordinates programming with partners across the university’s five academic schools and with community organizations.

3:Lucretia McCulley, head of scholarly communications, Boatwright Library, and Amy Howard, assistant vice president of community initiatives, CCE, will facilitate this book discussion. Learn more.

4:Richmond, VA - USA

5:Thursday, December 8 at 12:00 PM

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, December 8 at 6:00 PM

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5:https://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/235994796/

Writing Our Way Out

2:Come to the Shafer Street Playhouse to see the production of "Writing Our Way Out," based on the collection of memoirs by Professor David Coogan. See this live reenactment of the stories of ten men, from their time growing up, to their incarceration, to their involvement in a creative writing program that led to the publication of this book. Free and open to the public.

3:Detailing the formative and transformative memories of ten men, "Writing Our Way Out" is the creative culmination of a writing class that began in the Richmond City Jail in Virginia, and grew into a journey of re-entry. In a decade process from the first writing class to published book, the writing workshop started at the jail, evolved into a pen pal program when the men were sent to prison, and culminates when they were released to begin their new lives. 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. “This is a work of creative non-fiction. It’s my memoir of teaching a writing class to prisoners. It’s ten prisoners’ memoirs, written with this hope in mind: that each man might understand the story of his life, and in so doing, change its course."
For more information, check out the Facebook page:https://www.facebook....

4:Richmond, VA - USA

5:Friday, December 9 at 7:00 PM

Writing Our Way Out

2:Come to the Shafer Street Playhouse to see the production of "Writing Our Way Out," based on the collection of memoirs by Professor David Coogan. See this live reenactment of the stories of ten men, from their time growing up, to their incarceration, to their involvement in a creative writing program that led to the publication of this book. Free and open to the public. (The Saturday matinee includes a post-show discussion).

3:Detailing the formative and transformative memories of ten men, "Writing Our Way Out" is the creative culmination of a writing class that began in the Richmond City Jail in Virginia, and grew into a journey of re-entry. In a decade process from the first writing class to published book, the writing workshop started at the jail, evolved into a pen pal program when the men were sent to prison, and culminates when they were released to begin their new lives. 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. “This is a work of creative non-fiction. It’s my memoir of teaching a writing class to prisoners. It’s ten prisoners’ memoirs, written with this hope in mind: that each man might understand the story of his life, and in so doing, change its course."
For more information, check out the Facebook page:https://www.facebook....

4:Richmond, VA - USA

5:Saturday, December 10 at 2:00 PM

Book Fair Family Event: Jacqueline Jules

2:Petersburg native Jacqueline Jules returns to the Metro Area to share her wonderful stories and fun! Jules is the author of many books, including The Ziz and the Hanukkah Miracle, Happy Hanukkah Lights, and The Princess and the Ziz!

3:Jaqueline will engage in an interactive story time with songs, puppets and costume play.

4:This event is part of the Fife-Davis Family Annual Jewish Book Fair. Breakfast at 10am, followed by reading by author and other activities. $3 for JCC Members with a $15 Family Max, $5 for Non-Members with a $20 Family Max. Learn more.

5:Richmond, VA 23226 - USA

From Paperboy to Boomer: Book Signing

2:Local author Rich Babbitt will be signing his Boomer Business paperback book, From PAPERBOY to BOOMER: How Lessons Learned from Paper Routes and Lawn Mowing Have Shaped 10 Skill Sets of Today's Leaders. This curious book captures the 10 basic skill sets that are rooted in two jobs from the male Boomer's youth: Paper Routes and Lawn Mowing. It's a quick-read that demonstrates how these early teenage jobs taught work standards, people practices, business basics, and leadership skills. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23235 - USA

4:Sunday, December 11 at 3:00 PM

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The Third Annual Holiday Brew Ho-Ho!

2:Join Chop Suey Books at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery for our third annual Holiday Brew Ho-Ho! A celebration of books & beer. 10% of sales to be donated to the Virginia Children's Book Festival. More information to be announced.

3:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

4:Sunday, December 11 at 3:00 PM

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Book People: Howard Owen

2:Popular local writer Howard Owen will be signing copies of the fifth book in the Willie Black Series,Grace.

3:Richmond, VA 23226 - USA

4:Monday, December 12 at 5:00 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 23219 - USA

4:Monday, December 12 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, December 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

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4:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Tuesday, December 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 - USA

4:Wednesday, December 14 at 5:30 PM

5:2

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, December 15 at 6:00 PM

5:1

Writing Our Way Out

2:Come to the Shafer Street Playhouse to see the production of "Writing Our Way Out," based on the collection of memoirs by Professor David Coogan. See this live reenactment of the stories of ten men, from their time growing up, to their incarceration, to their involvement in a creative writing program that led to the publication of this book. Free and open to the public.

3:Detailing the formative and transformative memories of ten men, "Writing Our Way Out" is the creative culmination of a writing class that began in the Richmond City Jail in Virginia, and grew into a journey of re-entry. In a decade process from the first writing class to published book, the writing workshop started at the jail, evolved into a pen pal program when the men were sent to prison, and culminates when they were released to begin their new lives. 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. “This is a work of creative non-fiction. It’s my memoir of teaching a writing class to prisoners. It’s ten prisoners’ memoirs, written with this hope in mind: that each man might understand the story of his life, and in so doing, change its course."
For more information, check out the Facebook page:https://www.facebook....

4:Richmond, VA - USA

5:Thursday, December 15 at 7:00 PM

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 - USA

5:Saturday, December 17 at 9:00 AM

Book People: William Hamby

2: Join local author William Hamby as he signs copies ofA Gambler's Feast. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23226 - USA

4:Saturday, December 17 at 1:00 PM

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The Fourth Branch of Government: We the People

2: Co-authors Guy Terrell and Jack Trammell will be participating on an author panel at the Barnes & Noble located in the Chesterfield Towne Center on Saturday, December 17. Following the panel discussion, Terrell and Trammell with sell and sign copies of their new book Fourth Branch of Government: We the People from 3pm-5pm. The event is free and open to the public.

3:Richmond, VA 23235 - USA

4:Saturday, December 17 at 3:00 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 - USA

4:Monday, December 19 at 6:00 PM

5:2

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, December 20 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, December 22 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, December 23 at 7:00 PM

5:4

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, December 26 at 6:30 PM

5:2

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, December 29 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, January 3 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, January 5 at 6:00 PM

5:1

Poetry at St. Stephen's

2:Patrick Phillips will read. This accomplished and award-winning writer will read from his latest collection of poetry, Elegy for a Broken Machine, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, as well as his current nonfiction bestseller, Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America. Each month, a visiting poet will read from her or his work, take questions, and sign copies of their books. Refreshments will be served. These monthly poetry readings are open to the public and most are free of charge (the March reading has a suggested donation of $25). The readings begin at 7 p.m. in the Small Fellowship Hall. The schedule and information about each of our guest poets is available here.

3:Richmond, VA 23226 - USA

4:Thursday, January 5 at 7:00 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, January 5 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, January 9 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, January 9 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, January 10 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, January 11 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, January 12 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, January 16 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, January 17 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, January 19 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, January 21 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, January 23 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, January 26 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, January 27 at 7:00 PM

5:1

One Book, One Richmond: Author Lecture

2: University of Richmond’s One Book, One Richmond program aims to engage the entire campus and greater community on issues of social inequality. The 2016-17 book selection, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by Matthew Desmond, explores the effects of the high housing costs on poor Americans.

3:Desmond will visit campus in February to present the Edward C. and Mary S. Peple Library Lecture, sponsored by the University Libraries and the Friends of Boatwright Memorial Library. This event is scheduled for Feb. 1, 2017, at 5 p.m. in Cannon Memorial Chapel. A reception and book signing will follow in the Atrium of Gottwald Science Center.  Learn more

4:Richmond, VA - USA

5:Wednesday, February 1 at 5:00 PM

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, February 2 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, February 2 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, February 6 at 6:30 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, February 7 at 10:30 AM

5:1

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, February 8 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, February 9 at 6:00 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, February 13 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, February 14 at 7:00 PM

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, February 18 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, February 20 at 6:00 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, February 20 at 6:30 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, February 21 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, February 24 at 7:00 PM

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Poetry at St. Stephen's: Jane Hirshfield

2:Jane Hirshfield will read. Each month, a visiting poet will read from her or his work, take questions, and sign copies of their books. Refreshments will be served. These monthly poetry readings are open to the public and the March reading has a suggested donation of $25. The readings begin at 7 p.m. in the Small Fellowship Hall. The schedule and information about each of our guest poets is available here.

3:Richmond, VA 23226 - USA

4:Thursday, March 2 at 7:00 PM

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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, March 2 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, March 6 at 6:30 PM

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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, March 7 at 10:30 AM

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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, March 8 at 5:30 PM

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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, March 13 at 7:00 PM

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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, March 14 at 7:00 PM

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, March 18 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, March 20 at 6:00 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, March 20 at 6:30 PM

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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, March 21 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, March 24 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, April 3 at 6:30 PM

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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 4 at 10:30 AM

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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

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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, April 6 at 7:00 PM

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

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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, 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

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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, 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

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, April 17 at 6:30 PM

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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

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National Poetry Month Youth Writing Workshop, Poetry Reading & Slam Competition

2:In the writing workshop, students are invited to work with award-winning poets Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib and Joanna Hoffman. For the poetry reading, featured poets/slam judges Willis-Abdurraqib, Joanna Hoffman, and John “Survivor” Blake will read selections of their work. And for the slam competition, 12 local poets will compete for the honor of being named the winner! These events are presented in partnership with Commonwealth Slam and Slam Richmond. Fees vary. Ages 13+. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23226 - USA

4:Sunday, April 23 at 1:00 PM

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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, April 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, May 2 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, May 4 at 7:00 PM

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

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

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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, May 20 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, May 26 at 7:00 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, June 1 at 7:00 PM


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