Literary Events Calendar

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Book Arts Exhibit: The Artist’s Book

2:This McGuffey Art Center exhibit of unique, hand-made books created by several Charlottesville area artists opens to the public on Tuesday, March 3rd, with a reception on Friday, March 6th and runs through Sunday, March 29th. Learn more.

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4:Charlottesville - USA

5:Tuesday, March 3 at 10:00 AM

Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 


3:Wednesday, March 4 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/220704266/

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 5 at 6:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/220812243/

Tomato Dinner with Expert and Author of Epic Tomatoes

2:The Fountain Bookstore hosts a dinner at Camden's Dogtown Market with the authors of Epic Tomatoes: How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time, Craig and Sara Lehouillier. There will be some tasty hydroponics and the author will talk about supermarket tomatoes that are not too shabby this time of year. The main point of this dinner is to inspire you to grow your own tomatoes and to learn what you can do with them from an expert known worldwide! Andy Howell, chef at Camden's will be serving up this delicious menu! There will be a 20 minute talk plus q&a at 6:30 and the dinner will be afterward at 7. This is a ticketed event; No walk-ins. Learn more.

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5:Richmond, VA - USA

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:Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 6

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/220317193/

Short Fiction of Richmond

2:From Agile Writers: We're focused on writing short fiction for publication. Be prepared to identify the publication you're aiming at. We meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

3:Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/220529428/

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer’s Block? Can’t concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us this Saturday at Martins.

3:Saturday, March 7 at 10:00 AM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/220536021/

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:Monday, March 9 at 6:30 PM

4:Attending: 3

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/220648836/

A.L. Herbert Presents Murder With Fried Chicken And Waffles

2:A mystery event with a soulful flair. A.L. Herbertwill be reading and signing Murder with Fried Chicken and Waffles. A.L. is currently working on the next Mahalia Watkins Soul Food Mystery and more delicious comfort food recipes. At Fountain Bookstore.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 PM

5:Attending: 1

Writers Wednesday

2: Writers Wednesday is a casual meet-and-greet for aspiring and published writers from all genres. Come, make connections, and get inspired to write in a friendly environment. Held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Capital Ale House locations around Richmond. Free to join; just pay for your food and beverages.

3:Wednesday, March 11 at 5:30 PM

4:Attending: 2

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/220634281/

Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 


3:Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/220686461/

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 12 at 6:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/220656505/

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer’s Block? Can’t concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us this Saturday at Martins.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, March 14 at 10:00 AM

5:Attending: 1

River City Poetry 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:Monday, March 16 at 6:30 PM

4:Attending: 2

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/220648840/

Ellen Meeropol Presents On Hurricane Island

2:Fountain Bookstore hosts Ellen Meeropol, reading and signing her latest novel, On Hurricane Island. "Ellen Meeropol's characters live on the fault lines of political turmoil and human connection." Learn more.

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4:Richmond, VA - USA

5:Monday, March 16 at 6:30 PM

The Joys and Challenges of Historical Research

2:Joanne Yeck and Shelly Murphy, longtime researchers at the Library of Virginia, will offer an informative discussion of the practical challenges of working with burned counties, incomplete records, and African American family histories. At the Library of Virginia. For more information, call 804-692-3592.

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4:Richmond, VA 23219 - USA

5:Tuesday, March 17 at 12:00 PM

Virginia-Made: Books, Beer, and Music

2:Start the Virginia Book Festival with a toast. Join Beth Macy, author of Factory Man, for an evening of music by Wayne Henderson and enjoy Factory Girl beer, custom-brewed by Parkway Brewery in honor of Macy’s book. Jon Lohman, director of the Virginia Folklife Program, hosts. No tickets required; donations accepted at the door. Learn more.

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4:Charlottesville - USA

5:Tuesday, March 17 at 7:00 PM

Virginia Festival of the Book

2:The Virginia Festival of the Book is an annual 5-day festival of mostly free literary events that are open to the public to honor book culture and promote reading and literacy. Events will be held in various locations in Albermarle County and the City of Charlottesville. Learn more.

3:Charlottesville, VA - USA

4:Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00 AM

5:Attending: 1

Leadership Breakfast with Beth Macy

2:Beth Macy, author of Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local – and Helped Save an American Town, discusses this uniquely Virginia story with international, national, and local implications. Brian Wheeler, executive director of Charlottesville Tomorrow, will moderate the discussion. Book sales and signing follow the breakfast. This is a headlining event for the VA Festival of Book. More information and tickets available here.

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4:Charlottesville, VA 22902 - USA

5:Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30 AM

Poetry: Stephen Cushman and Ron Smith

2:Poets Stephen Cushman (The Red List: A Poem) and Virginia Poet Laureate J. Ron Smith (Its Ghostly Workshop) read from their work. Part of the VA Festival of the Book. Learn more.

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4:Charlottesville, VA - USA

5:Wednesday, March 18 at 4:00 PM

UR's Writers Series: Evelyn Barish

2:Evelyn Barish, the author of The Double Life of Paul De Man, is a professor emeritus at City University of New York’s Graduate Center and its College of Staten Island, and the author of Emerson: The Roots of Prophecy, which won the Christian Gauss Award of Phi Beta Kappa for the year’s best work in criticism and scholarship. She has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (twice), National Humanities Center, two Fulbright Commission fellowships, and a fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute. This event is part of the University of Richmond's Department of English Lecture Series and is open to the public.

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4:University of Richmond, VA 23226 - USA

5:Wednesday, March 18 at 4:30 PM

Meet Kate DiCamillo!

2:Richmond's children's bookstore bbgb is bringing award winning author Kate Dicamillo to the Children's Museum of Richmond!  Kate will talk with local author Gigi Amateau, answer audience questions, then sign books. She will sign and personalize one book and just sign up to three additional books per person. At least one copy of Kate's newest book, "Flora & Ulysses," per family must be purchased through bbgb or the children's museum to get a free event ticket. Learn more.

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4:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

5:Wednesday, March 18 at 5:30 PM

Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

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VA Book Festival Luncheon with Frances Mayes

2:Frances Mayes (Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir) shares her story of growing up in the south and, after many years on the west coast and abroad, moving back home. Book sales and signing follow the luncheon. Renee Grisham will introduce Ms. Mayes. This is a headlining event of the VA Festival of the Book. More information and tickets available here.

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4:Charlottesville, VA 22902 - USA

5:Thursday, March 19 at 11:45 AM

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, March 19 at 6:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Short Fiction of Richmond

2:From Agile Writers: We're focused on writing short fiction for publication. Be prepared to identify the publication you're aiming at. We meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

3:Thursday, March 19 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/220812047/

Stories Connect Us: An Evening with Kate DiCamillo

2:A special StoryFest event! Kate DiCamillo, author of Flora and Ulysses and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and two-time Newbery medal recipient, shares her stories with readers. Introduction by Meg Medina. This is a headlining event of the VA Festival of the Book. More information and tickets available here.

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4:Charlottesville - USA

5:Thursday, March 19 at 7:00 PM

Crime Wave Brunch with Karin Slaughter

2:Join hundreds of other Crime Wave readers for Saturday morning brunch with Karin Slaughter, author of Cop Town and fifteen other internationally bestselling novels. Book sales and signing follow the brunch. This is a headlining event of the VA Festival of the Book. More information and tickets available here.

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4:Charlottesville, VA 22902 - USA

5:Saturday, March 21 at 10:00 AM

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer’s Block? Can’t concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us this Saturday at Martins.

3:Saturday, March 21 at 10:00 AM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/220841682/

Tyler Scott: The Excellent Advice of a Few Famous Painters

2:Tyler Scott will be signing her novel The Excellent Advice of a Few Painters and local artist Becky Jessee will be promoting her artwork at the Shops at 5807. Learn more.

3:Richmond - USA

4:Saturday, March 21 at 12:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Glitter and Glue: An Evening with Kelly Corrigan

2:Enjoy an evening with the bestselling author Kelly Corrigan in support of Jill's Blankets.  The author of Glitter and Glue, among other books, has chosen the local non-profit as one of her 15 stops across the country in her Glitter and Glue for Good Tour.  Kelly is a NY Times bestselling author, TED Talk regular, YouTube sensation, UR alumni, and more. The event is a fundraiser and the ticket includes a paperback copy of Kelly's book, as well as refreshments and a book-signing. Tickets are available through the Fountain Books website.

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5:Henrico, VA 23228 - USA

VA Festival of the Book: Stories in Our Lives

2:Tim Reid hosts this discussion of stories, biographies, memoirs, and lives with four internationally-recognized authors, Blake Bailey, Maureen Corrigan, Edwidge Danticat, and Katherine Paterson. This is a headlining event of the VA Book Festival. More information and tickets available here.

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4:Charlottesville, VA - USA

5:Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 PM

Make Room for Poetry

2:A Poetry Party hosted by Book People! "You know that feeling that you get when you read a poem and it resonates with you? You say to yourself, "I should read more poetry!" Here's your opportunity! Several local writing group poets will appear to present and sign their collective book, Room for Poetry. Come and join us and browse our eclectic new and used poetry sections too."

3:Richmond, VA 23226 - USA

4:Sunday, March 22 at 2:30 PM

5:Attending: 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:Monday, March 23 at 6:30 PM

4:Attending: 2

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/220648812/

UR's Writers Series: Maud Casey

2:University of Richmond’s Writers Series offers students and members of the community opportunities to interact with today’s most celebrated writers. This spring, three renowned authors will be featured at events that are free and open to the public. Maud Casey is the author of three novels (The Shape of Things to Come, Genealogy, and The Man Who Walked Away) and a story collection (Drastic). Her work has been recognized with the Calvino Prize, a New York Times Notable Book selection, and international residency fellowships from Chateau de Lavigny, Fundación Valparaíso, and Hawthornden International Retreat for Writers. In addition to fiction, her reviews and essays have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Salon, and A Public Space. She teaches at the University of Maryland and lives in Washington, D.C. Learn more.

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4:Richmond, VA - USA

5:Tuesday, March 24 at 7:00 PM

The Writing Show

2:February: Plotting a Hero's Journey: Fiction, Myth and Scripts. The Writing Show moves to its new location at The Firehouse Theater bringing Richmond new opportunities to learn and practice writing on the final Wednesday of the month until September. $12 for JRW members/ $15 for non-members and $5 for students. Learn more and register on our site.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Wednesday, March 25 at 6:00 PM

Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

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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, March 26 at 6:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Chesapeake Writing Workshop

2:The people behind the Homeric Writers Conference & Retreat are excited to announce The 2015 Chesapeake Writing Workshops — two full-day “How to Get Published” writing events in the Mid-Atlantic area. On Friday, March 27, 2015, there is the Baltimore Writing Workshop — an all-day event in Baltimore, MD. And on Saturday, March 28, there is a separate all-day event in Arlington, VA called The DC Writing Workshop. (The one-day schedules are both the same. Writers should attend one event, not both.) Either workshop is one day full of classes and advice designed to give you the best instruction concerning how to get your writing and books published. We’ll discuss your publishing opportunities today, how to write queries and pitches, how to market yourself and your books, what makes an agent/editor stop reading your manuscript, and more. No matter what you’re writing — fiction or nonfiction — the day’s classes will help point you in the right direction. Writers of all genres are welcome. Learn more.

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4:Cockeysville, MD - USA

5:Friday, March 27 at 9:00 AM

Poetry Night @ taZa

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

3:Friday, March 27 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 2

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/220648820/

Chesapeake Writing Workshop

2:The people behind the Homeric Writers Conference & Retreat are excited to announce The 2015 Chesapeake Writing Workshops — two full-day “How to Get Published” writing events in the Mid-Atlantic area. On Friday, March 27, 2015, there is the Baltimore Writing Workshop — an all-day event in Baltimore, MD. And on Saturday, March 28, there is a separate all-day event in Arlington, VA called The DC Writing Workshop. (The one-day schedules are both the same. Writers should attend one event, not both.) Either workshop is one day full of classes and advice designed to give you the best instruction concerning how to get your writing and books published. We’ll discuss your publishing opportunities today, how to write queries and pitches, how to market yourself and your books, what makes an agent/editor stop reading your manuscript, and more. No matter what you’re writing — fiction or nonfiction — the day’s classes will help point you in the right direction. Writers of all genres are welcome. Learn more.

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4:Arlington, VA - USA

5:Saturday, March 28 at 9:00 AM

Virginia Screenwriters and VSF Actor's Forum

2: Virginia Screenwriters and  VSF Actor's Forum meets from  9:15 a.m.  to 12:30 .p.m. on the 4th Saturday morning of each month, except for December,  at CenterStage, 600 East Grace St. VSF  Members receive script critiques, plus actor table reads of  their screenplay pages in process. Guests are welcome to sit in for free, but reservations are required. For further information about meetings please email: VSF@comcast.net.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, March 28 at 9:15 AM

5:Attending: 1

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer’s Block? Can’t concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us this Saturday at Martins.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, March 28 at 10:00 AM

5:Attending: 1

Beyond Agile Writers - Graphic Artists and Book Covers

2: Agile Writers is having a seminar for novelists on how to pick a book design. We are featuring graphic artists who can tell new novelists what to look for in cover art. The event will start off with a YouTube video by Chip Kidd followed by introduction of 3-4 selected artists. Their artwork will be displayed on a projection screen for novelists to see. There will be questions from the audience on how to pick a graphic designer, how to pick cover art, how much the work may cost, what should genre book covers look like (scifi, romance, fantasy, etc.).

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4:Richmond, VA 23236 - USA

5:Monday, March 30 at 7:00 PM

Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

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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 2 at 6:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

UR's Writers Series: Sam Lipsyte

2:University of Richmond’s Writers Series offers students and members of the community opportunities to interact with today’s most celebrated writers. This spring, three renowned authors will be featured at events that are free and open to the public. Sam Lipsyte is the author of five books, including three novels (The Subject Steve, The Ask, and Home Land) and two story collections (Venus Drive and The Fun Parts). His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, and The Paris Review, among other places, and his books have made the “notable” lists in numerous publications, including The New York Times and The Village Voice. A recipient of a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship, he presently lives in New York City and teaches at Columbia University. Learn more.

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5:Richmond, VA 23173 - USA

Short Fiction of Richmond

2:From Agile Writers: We're focused on writing short fiction for publication. Be prepared to identify the publication you're aiming at. We meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, April 2 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 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 2 at 7:00 PM

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer’s Block? Can’t concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us this Saturday at Martins.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, April 4 at 10:00 AM

5:Attending: 1

Writers Wednesday

2: Writers Wednesday is a casual meet-and-greet for aspiring and published writers from all genres. Come, make connections, and get inspired to write in a friendly environment. Held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Capital Ale House locations around Richmond.

3:Wednesday, April 8 at 5:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/219643616/

Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

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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 9 at 6:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer’s Block? Can’t concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us this Saturday at Martins.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, April 11 at 10:00 AM

5:Attending: 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.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Monday, April 13 at 6:30 PM

Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

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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 16 at 6:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Short Fiction of Richmond

2:From Agile Writers: We're focused on writing short fiction for publication. Be prepared to identify the publication you're aiming at. We meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer’s Block? Can’t concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us this Saturday at Martins.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, April 18 at 10:00 AM

5:Attending: 1

River City Poetry 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 20 at 6:30 PM

5:Attending: 1

The Writing Show

2:February: Plotting a Hero's Journey: Fiction, Myth and Scripts. The Writing Show moves to its new location at The Firehouse Theater bringing Richmond new opportunities to learn and practice writing on the final Wednesday of the month until September. $12 for JRW members/ $15 for non-members and $5 for students. Learn more and register on our site.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Wednesday, April 22 at 6:00 PM

Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

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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 23 at 6:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Washington Writers Conference

2: The Washington Independent is having their third annual conference, "Books Alive 2015!" on April 25 in Bethesda, MD. The event offers a full day of insightful conversations and panels with professional writers, agents, and publishers, along with an opportunity for aspiring authors to present their projects to an agent during face-to-face, one-on-one pitch sessions. Learn more.

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4:Bethesda - USA

5:Friday, April 24 at 6:30 PM

Poetry Night @ taZa

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

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Friday, April 24 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Virginia Screenwriters and VSF Actor's Forum

2: Virginia Screenwriters and  VSF Actor's Forum meets from  9:15 a.m.  to 12:30 .p.m. on the 4th Saturday morning of each month, except for December,  at CenterStage, 600 East Grace St. VSF  Members receive script critiques, plus actor table reads of  their screenplay pages in process. Guests are welcome to sit in for free, but reservations are required. For further information about meetings please email: VSF@comcast.net.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, April 25 at 9:15 AM

5:Attending: 1

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer’s Block? Can’t concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us this Saturday at Martins.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, April 25 at 10:00 AM

5:Attending: 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.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Monday, April 27 at 6:30 PM

Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

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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 30 at 6:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer’s Block? Can’t concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us this Saturday at Martins.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, May 2 at 10:00 AM

5:Attending: 1

BOOK LAUNCH: Family Bonds: Free Blacks and Re-enslavement Law in Antebellum VA

2:Between 1854 and 1864, more than a hundred free African Americans in Virginia proposed to enslave themselves and, in some cases, their children. Author Ted Maris-Wolf, Interim Vice President of Research and Historical Interpretation and Abby and George O'Neill Director of the John D. Rockefeller Jr Library at Colonial Williamsburg, explains this phenomenon as a response to state legislation that forced free African Americans to make a terrible choice: leave enslaved loved ones behind for freedom elsewhere or seek a way to remain in their communities, even by renouncing legal freedom. Maris-Wolf paints an intimate portrait of these people whose lives, liberty, and use of Virginia law offer new understandings of race and place in the upper South. A book signing follows the talk. Library of VA.

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4:Richmond, VA 23219 - USA

5:Tuesday, May 5 at 12:00 PM

Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

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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 7 at 6:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Short Fiction of Richmond

2:From Agile Writers: We're focused on writing short fiction for publication. Be prepared to identify the publication you're aiming at. We meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, May 7 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 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 7 at 7:00 PM

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer’s Block? Can’t concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us this Saturday at Martins.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, May 9 at 10:00 AM

5:Attending: 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.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Monday, May 11 at 6:30 PM

Writers Wednesday

2: Writers Wednesday is a casual meet-and-greet for aspiring and published writers from all genres. Come, make connections, and get inspired to write in a friendly environment. Held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Capital Ale House locations around Richmond.

3:Wednesday, May 13 at 5:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/219643648/

Gaithersburg Book Festival

2:The Gaithersburg Book Festival is an annual celebration of great books and great writing that has made its mark as one of the nation’s top literary events.  It takes place Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds of City Hall (31 S. Summit Ave.) in Gaithersburg, Md. The festival will feature more than 100 best-selling and award-winning authors who will participate in panel discussions and book signings throughout the day. Other festival highlights include a hall of exhibiting authors, a Children’s Village, announcement of the high school short story contest winners, exhibitors with literary wares, Friends of the Library used book sale, and onsite new book sales by Politics & Prose. Visitors of all ages also have the opportunity to participate in free interactive, hands-on writing workshops on a variety of topics. Admission, parking and handicap-accessible shuttle buses from Shady Grove Metro and Lakeforest Mall are FREE. Learn more.

3:Gaithersburg, MD 20877 - USA

4:Saturday, May 16 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

River City Poetry 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 18 at 6:30 PM

5:Attending: 1

Short Fiction of Richmond

2:From Agile Writers: We're focused on writing short fiction for publication. Be prepared to identify the publication you're aiming at. We meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, May 21 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Poetry Night @ taZa

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

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Friday, May 22 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Virginia Screenwriters and VSF Actor's Forum

2: Virginia Screenwriters and  VSF Actor's Forum meets from  9:15 a.m.  to 12:30 .p.m. on the 4th Saturday morning of each month, except for December,  at CenterStage, 600 East Grace St. VSF  Members receive script critiques, plus actor table reads of  their screenplay pages in process. Guests are welcome to sit in for free, but reservations are required. For further information about meetings please email: VSF@comcast.net.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, May 23 at 9:15 AM

5:Attending: 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.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Monday, May 25 at 6:30 PM

The Writing Show

2:February: Plotting a Hero's Journey: Fiction, Myth and Scripts. The Writing Show moves to its new location at The Firehouse Theater bringing Richmond new opportunities to learn and practice writing on the final Wednesday of the month until September. $12 for JRW members/ $15 for non-members and $5 for students. Learn more and register on our site.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Wednesday, May 27 at 6:00 PM

Short Fiction of Richmond

2:From Agile Writers: We're focused on writing short fiction for publication. Be prepared to identify the publication you're aiming at. We meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, June 4 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 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 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.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Monday, June 8 at 6:30 PM

Writers Wednesday

2: Writers Wednesday is a casual meet-and-greet for aspiring and published writers from all genres. Come, make connections, and get inspired to write in a friendly environment. Held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Capital Ale House locations around Richmond.

3:Wednesday, June 10 at 5:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/219643674/

River City Poetry 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, June 15 at 6:30 PM

5:Attending: 1

Short Fiction of Richmond

2:From Agile Writers: We're focused on writing short fiction for publication. Be prepared to identify the publication you're aiming at. We meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 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.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Monday, June 22 at 6:30 PM

The Writing Show

2:February: Plotting a Hero's Journey: Fiction, Myth and Scripts. The Writing Show moves to its new location at The Firehouse Theater bringing Richmond new opportunities to learn and practice writing on the final Wednesday of the month until September. $12 for JRW members/ $15 for non-members and $5 for students. Learn more and register on our site.

3:Wednesday, June 24 at 6:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/220533868/

Poetry Night @ taZa

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

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Friday, June 26 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Virginia Screenwriters and VSF Actor's Forum

2: Virginia Screenwriters and  VSF Actor's Forum meets from  9:15 a.m.  to 12:30 .p.m. on the 4th Saturday morning of each month, except for December,  at CenterStage, 600 East Grace St. VSF  Members receive script critiques, plus actor table reads of  their screenplay pages in process. Guests are welcome to sit in for free, but reservations are required. For further information about meetings please email: VSF@comcast.net.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, June 27 at 9:15 AM

5:Attending: 1

Short Fiction of Richmond

2:From Agile Writers: We're focused on writing short fiction for publication. Be prepared to identify the publication you're aiming at. We meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, July 2 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 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, July 2 at 7:00 PM

Writers Wednesday

2: Writers Wednesday is a casual meet-and-greet for aspiring and published writers from all genres. Come, make connections, and get inspired to write in a friendly environment. Held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Capital Ale House locations around Richmond.

3:Wednesday, July 8 at 5:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/219643712/

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.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Monday, July 13 at 6:30 PM

Short Fiction of Richmond

2:From Agile Writers: We're focused on writing short fiction for publication. Be prepared to identify the publication you're aiming at. We meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, July 16 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

The Writing Show

2:February: Plotting a Hero's Journey: Fiction, Myth and Scripts. The Writing Show moves to its new location at The Firehouse Theater bringing Richmond new opportunities to learn and practice writing on the final Wednesday of the month until September. $12 for JRW members/ $15 for non-members and $5 for students. Learn more and register on our site.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Wednesday, July 22 at 6:00 PM

Poetry Night @ taZa

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

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Friday, July 24 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Virginia Screenwriters and VSF Actor's Forum

2: Virginia Screenwriters and  VSF Actor's Forum meets from  9:15 a.m.  to 12:30 .p.m. on the 4th Saturday morning of each month, except for December,  at CenterStage, 600 East Grace St. VSF  Members receive script critiques, plus actor table reads of  their screenplay pages in process. Guests are welcome to sit in for free, but reservations are required. For further information about meetings please email: VSF@comcast.net.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, July 25 at 9:15 AM

5:Attending: 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.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Monday, July 27 at 6:30 PM

Short Fiction of Richmond

2:From Agile Writers: We're focused on writing short fiction for publication. Be prepared to identify the publication you're aiming at. We meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, July 30 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 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 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.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Monday, August 10 at 6:30 PM

Writers Wednesday

2: Writers Wednesday is a casual meet-and-greet for aspiring and published writers from all genres. Come, make connections, and get inspired to write in a friendly environment. Held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Capital Ale House locations around Richmond.

3:Wednesday, August 12 at 5:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/219643740/

Short Fiction of Richmond

2:From Agile Writers: We're focused on writing short fiction for publication. Be prepared to identify the publication you're aiming at. We meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, August 13 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Virginia Screenwriters and VSF Actor's Forum

2: Virginia Screenwriters and  VSF Actor's Forum meets from  9:15 a.m.  to 12:30 .p.m. on the 4th Saturday morning of each month, except for December,  at CenterStage, 600 East Grace St. VSF  Members receive script critiques, plus actor table reads of  their screenplay pages in process. Guests are welcome to sit in for free, but reservations are required. For further information about meetings please email: VSF@comcast.net.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, August 22 at 9:15 AM

5:Attending: 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.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Monday, August 24 at 6:30 PM

The Writing Show

2:February: Plotting a Hero's Journey: Fiction, Myth and Scripts. The Writing Show moves to its new location at The Firehouse Theater bringing Richmond new opportunities to learn and practice writing on the final Wednesday of the month until September. $12 for JRW members/ $15 for non-members and $5 for students. Learn more and register on our site.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Wednesday, August 26 at 6:00 PM

Short Fiction of Richmond

2:From Agile Writers: We're focused on writing short fiction for publication. Be prepared to identify the publication you're aiming at. We meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, August 27 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Poetry Night @ taZa

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

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Friday, August 28 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Writers Wednesday

2: Writers Wednesday is a casual meet-and-greet for aspiring and published writers from all genres. Come, make connections, and get inspired to write in a friendly environment. Held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Capital Ale House locations around Richmond.

3:Wednesday, September 9 at 5:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/219643777/


Note: James River Writers provides this listing of events for informational purposes only. Please contact the event host to confirm details and for additional information.