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The History of Comics

2: Richmond Public Library is collaborating with VCU Cabell Library and their comic collection to bring to you the History of Comics. Join them as comic book expert Cindy Jackson shares classic comics and talks about the history and mystery of graphic novels and comics. Cindy Jackson is the Library Comic Arts Specialist at VCU James Cabell Library. She manages one of the largest collections of comic arts in the country, which includes comic books, graphic novels, original art, fan publications and rare periodicals. This program is open to all ages.

3:Richmond, VA 23219 - USA

4:Wednesday, July 8 at 1:00 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, July 8 at 5:30 PM

4:Attending: 3

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

Poetry reading with SANDRA BEASLEY, SIMEON BARRY, and CECILY EDDINGS

2:Free & open to the public. Join Chop Suey Books for an evening of poetry with Sandra Beasley, Simeon Barry, and Cecily Eddings. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23221 - USA

4:Wednesday, July 8 at 6:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

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, July 8 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/223565410/

Banner Lecture and Book Signing for VHS President Emeritus

2:The Virginia Historical Society (VHS) president emeritus Charles F. Bryan, Jr., will deliver a Banner Lecture entitled “The History Crisis in America: Myth and Reality” and will launch his new book, Imperfect Past: History in a New Light. Tickets to the lecture are $6/adults, $5/seniors and $4/students and children. Admission is free for VHS members and Richmond Times-Dispatch readers with a Press Pass Coupon. The Virginia Historical Society collects, preserves, and interprets the Commonwealth’s history, linking past with present to inspire future generations. The VHS is located at 428 North Boulevard in Richmond’s Museum District.

3:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

4:Thursday, July 9 at 12:00 PM

5:Attending: 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:Thursday, July 9 at 6:00 PM

4:Attending: 4

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/223655500/

Book reading: Crate Digger: An Obsession with Punk Records

2:Author and vinyl record fanatic Bob Suren will read from and sign Crate Digger: An Obsession with Punk Records. In this engaging memoir, a small town Florida teenager discovers punk rock through a loaned mix tape and before long, punk music and culture slowly takes over all aspects of his life. His new passion causes him to form a band, track down out-of-print records that he loves and begin to reissue them, open a record store, begin a record distribution operation as a public service, mentor a host of young musicians, and befriend all manner of punk luminaries along the way. Slowly, his life’s pursuit pushes him to the point of personal ruination and ultimately redemption. At Chop Suey Books.

3:Richmond, VA 23221 - USA

4:Friday, July 10 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, July 11 at 10:00 AM

5:Attending: 1

Author Ronald Spessard to Sign Homespun

2: Ronald Spessard shares Homespun, a charming story of growing up in rural America after World War II. Come and meet the man, whose story will make you smile. At Book People.

3:Richmond, VA 23226 - USA

4:Saturday, July 11 at 11:00 AM

5:Attending: 1

The Hilarious Harrison Scott Key Presents The World's Largest Man

2:Harrison Scott Key is the author of the memoir The World's Largest Man (HarperCollins), a true story about what it's like to be related to insane people from Mississippi, including the surprise revelation, on the last page, that he is also insane and the book is a hallucination. Or is it? (SPOILER ALERT: It isn’t! Or is it? Harrison is checking with his fact-checker to confirm what "truth" is and isn't.) Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Saturday, July 11 at 2:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Miranda Kenneally Returns with Jesse's Girl

2:Growing up in Tennessee, Miranda Kenneally dreamed of becoming an Atlanta Brave, a country singer (cliché!), or a UN interpreter. Instead she writes and works for the State Department in Washington, D.C., where George W. Bush once used her shoulder as an armrest. Miranda loves Twitter, Star Trek and her husband. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Sunday, July 12 at 2:00 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.

3:Monday, July 13 at 6:30 PM

4:Attending: 3

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/223412009/

Midnight Release Party: Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

2:Join Chop Suey Books at the Jefferson's Lemaire Restaurant to celebrate the release of Harper Lee's highly anticipated sequel of To Kill A Mockingbird, TO SET A WATCHMAN.  The evening will included themed cocktails (Tequila Mockingbird and the Booze Radley) and book giveaways! The celebration begins Monday, July 13th, at 10:00 p.m., and the book will go on sale at midnight, Tuesday, July 14th. Preorder to receive a discount. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Monday, July 13 at 10:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Agile Writers: Non-fiction Writers

2:From Agile Writers: "If you’re thinking of writing a diet, nutrition, self-help, reference or coffee-table book this is the meeting for you. We’ll focus on creating a book proposal that will be the first step in getting your book organized. If you’re going the traditional publishing route, you can send the book proposal to agents. If you’re self publishing, we will show you how." Visit Agile Writers

3:Richmond, VA 23236 - USA

4:Tuesday, July 14 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

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, July 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, July 16 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Randy Blythe, Lamb of God Vocalist, Presents Dark Days: A Memoir

2:Fountain Books presents "one of Richmond's native sons in celebration of his first book publication, an evocative memoir of his arrest, trial, and acquittal for manslaughter in the Czech Republic in 2013. For those of you already familiar with Randy's lyrics for Lamb of God, you know he is an intense and gifted writer.  Dark Days ripples with tension as he recounts the confusing and harrowing events of his 37 day incarceration and 5 day trial that led to his release.  Along this journey, you will also learn a lot about Randy Blythe, the man: his beliefs and struggles.  He also has a wicked sense of humor and an in-your-face narrative style that really drives the story." Sponsored by Fountain Bookstore, but held at Urban Farmhouse, Scott's Addition on Norfolk St. THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT.  NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Friday, July 17 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Workshop: Crafting Your Book Proposal

2:Have an idea for a great book but don’t know how to get started? This workshop shares the nuts and bolts of putting together a proposal for your idea, plus how to get started on the book itself. Strategies include how to find inspiration to overcome the fear of writing and to finish a project. The class also explores VMFA as a source of inspiration. Students are encouraged to start work on their projects during the workshop. Cost: $85 ($70 for VMFA members). Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23221 - USA

4:Saturday, July 18 at 10:00 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, July 18 at 10:00 AM

5:Attending: 1

Agile Writers Seminar: First Draft Novel in 6 months (FREE Book)

2:The Agile Writer Method combines the lessons of Myth, Storytelling, Psychology, and a little project management. This method was used to SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE OVER 20 FIRST DRAFT NOVELS in 2014. Yours could be next! Agile Writers is not just a method of creating a first draft novel. It’s also a peer-supported writing and publishing workshop.  $20 includes book.

3:Richmond, VA 23236 - USA

4:Saturday, July 18 at 1:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Local Historian to Present Children of the Streets of Richmond

2: Harry M. Ward, prolific University of Richmond emeritus professor, will present and discuss Children of the Street of Richmond, 1865-1920. Ward's book is a fascinating survey of the cosmopolitan, boisterous life of poor children in the capital city after the War Between the States. At Book People.

3:Richmond, VA 23226 - USA

4:Saturday, July 18 at 2:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Hard Sci Fi Author Carolyn Ives Gilman Brings Us Into Dark Orbit

2: Dark Orbit deals with issues as far ranging as interplanetary travel, gender roles, mental illness and sensory illusion. Carolyn Ives Gilman is a Nebula and Hugo Award-nominated writer of science fiction and fantasy. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Saturday, July 18 at 2:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

FREE WORKSHOP: Beyond Agile Writers -- SELF-PUBLISHING

2:Greg Smith of Agile Writers will cover the basics of getting your book into print and digital publishing. http://agilewriters.o...

3:Richmond, VA 23236 - USA

4:Monday, July 20 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Book Reading: Almost Crimson

2:Author and poet Dasha Kelly will read from her new book Almost Crimson at Chop Suey Books. "For as long as she can remember, CeCe has taken care of herself. With her father gone and her mother crippled by chronic depression, CeCe struggles to find fulfillment in the sacrifice required to keep their lives together. As her mother's condition worsens, CeCe is forced to stay close to home and stifle her dreams. With the poetic dexterity of Nikki Giovanni and an unforgettable cast of compassionate characters, Dasha Kelly examines one woman's struggle to choose between her obligation to care for her mother and living life on her own terms."

3:Richmond, VA 23221 - USA

4:Tuesday, July 21 at 6:00 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.

3:Wednesday, July 22 at 6:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/223666629/

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:Thursday, July 23 at 6:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/222956896/

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, July 24 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 4

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/223412016/

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 23219 - USA

4:Saturday, July 25 at 9:15 AM

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 23219 - USA

4:Saturday, July 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:Saturday, July 25 at 10:00 AM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/223712203/

Meet Photographer and Author of New Book on Richmond

2:Photographer John Henley and author David Neale will be on hand to present their new pictorial essay about Richmond. It's a beautiful coffee table book with full-color photos on every page of Richmond's history and people. At Book People.

3:Richmond, VA 23226 - USA

4:Sunday, July 26 at 2:00 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.

3:Monday, July 27 at 6:30 PM

4:Attending: 2

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/223412020/

Agile Readers Book Club: “Wise Decisions”

2:Join Agile Writers to discuss Wise Decisions, by Angel Fontenla. This is an unpublished novel, so if you wish to get a $10 copy, you will need to go to www.meetup.com/agilewriterclub/.

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4:Richmond, VA 23236 - USA

5:Monday, July 27 at 7:00 PM

Agile Writers: Non-fiction Writers

2:From Agile Writers: "If you’re thinking of writing a diet, nutrition, self-help, reference or coffee-table book this is the meeting for you. We’ll focus on creating a book proposal that will be the first step in getting your book organized. If you’re going the traditional publishing route, you can send the book proposal to agents. If you’re self publishing, we will show you how." Visit Agile Writers

3:Richmond, VA 23236 - USA

4:Tuesday, July 28 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

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, July 30 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, July 30 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/223611634/

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, August 1 at 10:00 AM

5:Attending: 1

Agile Writers Seminar: First Draft Novel in 6 months (FREE Book)

2:The Agile Writer Method combines the lessons of Myth, Storytelling, Psychology, and a little project management. This method was used to SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE OVER 20 FIRST DRAFT NOVELS in 2014. Yours could be next! Agile Writers is not just a method of creating a first draft novel. It’s also a peer-supported writing and publishing workshop.  $20 includes book.

3:Richmond, VA 23236 - USA

4:Saturday, August 1 at 1:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

"Let Your Soul Speak" Journaling Practice

2:This evening of reflection includes a time for centering, a writing warm-up activity, a period for more in-depth journaling, a brief time for optional sharing and reflection, and a closing ritual. Facilitators: Elaine Kiziah and Ann Forburger. $5 suggested donation. Chrysalis Gathering Space, 3527 Ellwood Ave, Richmond, VA. (804) 359-0384. Learn more at www.chrysalisinstitute.org.

3:Richmond, VA 23221 - USA

4:Wednesday, August 5 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 2

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, August 6 at 6:00 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

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, August 8 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, 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/

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, August 13 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, August 13 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, August 15 at 10:00 AM

5:Attending: 1

Navy Helicopter Pilot Anne A. Wilson Talks About Her Novel: Hover

2:Anne A. Wilson was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, with a degree in ocean engineering, followed by nine years of active duty service as a Navy helicopter pilot. Following her military service, she worked for four years in the semi-conductor industry, and currently, owns a triathlon coaching business, Camelback Coaching, with her husband, now in its twelfth year of operation. She lives in Fountain Hills, Arizona with her husband and two sons. At Fountain Bookstore.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Sunday, August 16 at 2:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

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, August 20 at 6:00 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

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, August 22 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, 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

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, August 27 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, 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

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, August 29 at 10:00 AM

5:Attending: 1

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, September 3 at 6:00 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, September 3 at 7:00 PM

National Book Festival

2:The 15th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will take place Saturday, September 5, 2015, at the Washington Convention Center. To mark this anniversary, as well as the 200th anniversary of the Library’s acquisition of Thomas Jefferson’s personal library, the festival’s theme is Jefferson’s quote “I Cannot Live Without Books.” Authors already confirmed for the upcoming event include David McCullough and Walter Isaacson. Learn more.

3:Washington D.C., DC - USA

4:Saturday, September 5 at 7:00 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, September 5 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, September 9 at 5:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

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

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, September 10 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, September 10 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, September 12 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, September 14 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. 


3:Wednesday, September 16 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/222843116/

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, September 23 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, September 24 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, September 25 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, September 26 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, September 28 at 6:30 PM

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, October 1 at 7:00 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, October 8 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, October 12 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. Free to join; just pay for your food and beverages.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Wednesday, October 14 at 5:30 PM

Book Signing: The Wiregrass

2:Member Pamela Webber will be signing her first novel The Wiregrass at Fountan Books. The Wiregrass is a coming of age story about an innocent young woman, Nettie, who is forced to come to grips with the evil stalking the beautiful place and people she loves. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00 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, October 22 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, October 23 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, October 24 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, October 26 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, November 5 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, November 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.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Monday, November 9 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. Free to join; just pay for your food and beverages.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Wednesday, November 11 at 5:30 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, November 19 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, November 23 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, November 27 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, December 3 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. Free to join; just pay for your food and beverages.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Wednesday, December 9 at 5:30 PM

Land of Four Rivers Tour

2:Matthew A. Hamilton will read from his poetry collection.

3:"The Land of the Four Rivers is a poetry collection discussing my time as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia (2006-2008). Several poems in the collection were nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The collection won the 2013 Best Poetry Book for Peace Corps Writers." Learn more.

4:Glen Allen, VA 23059 - USA

5:Thursday, December 10 at 7:00 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, December 25 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1


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