Literary Events Calendar

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Fire, Flour & Fork

2:Fire, Flour & Fork at the Library of Virginia and Hilton Garden Inn Downtown. Cookbook authors and chefs headline Real Richmond Food Tours' gathering for the food curious. Demos and dinners, special events, talks, book sales and signings with cookbook authors and chefs including Beard Foundation award-winning authors Alice Medrich and Todd Kliman, plus Sean Brock, Kendra Bailey Morris, Ronni Lundy, Dave DeWitt, Rebecca Parker Payne, Dane Huckelbridge and Andre Hueston Mack. http://www.firefloura... 

3:Thursday, October 30 at 4:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/210771452/

Fountain Bookstore Presents: Write With Us!

2:Come talk about your favorite best-selling YA novels and build a story with the authors of five hot young adult novels in an interactive audience-participation event. Work as a group to create a story in the same way that the authors of blockbuster novels create theirs. Using examples from familiar audience favorites like Divergent, The Hunger Games, and Harry Potter, the authors will guide readers and aspiring writers through a fun, often hilarious, and educational event. Learn more.

3:Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 PM

4:Attending: 2

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/210796062/

Agile Writers: Write a Novel In A Month

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

3:Saturdays in November.

4:Saturday, November 1 at 1:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

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

3:Saturday, November 1 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 2

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/178478832/

VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Night

2:Helene Wecker, winner of the 2014 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for The Golem and the Jinni, reads from her book and is then joined by her agent and editor for a discussion of the evolution of the book from original idea to first draft to published work. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event will be followed by a public reception and book sale and signing. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. For more information, go to www.firstnovelist.vcu.edu/event/.

3:Tuesday, November 4 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/202508532/

Writer’s Weekend – A Musical

2:A showcase of a musical adaptation of the book by V. Mark Covington. Lyrics by Rebecca Elizabeth Jones and music by Paul R. Bartsch. Produced and Directed by Billy Christopher Maupin. Elizabeth Brown, frustrated, unpublished writer, has arrived at 'The Porches,' an antebellum bed and breakfast and writer's retreat in rural Virginia, to facilitate a weekend writer's workshop and whip a group of aspiring writers into literary shape. And she has her work cut out for her. Her group includes Prescott Moore, formerly Captain Fabulous, a B-grade television actor, attempting fine tune his play Rickets - The Musical , but when he encounters Zebula Nebulon, self-published science fiction writer and a consummate fan, his former identity returns to haunt him. Ed. R. Thompson, retired newspaper reporter turned crime noir novelist, butts heads with Sojourn Word, angry slam poet from the suburbs. Desiree Lamoure, successful romance writer (and Elizabeth's former English teacher), sets her bodice-ripping sights on seducing Miles Stanley, a young technical writer who specializes in trains. The writers go through hook-ups and throw downs and genre switches as they hone their craft. Now to top it off, a major literary agency has sent their most critical agent, Roxanne Gold, to attend the group's workshop recital. To get tickets – http://writersweekend...

3:Tuesday, November 4 at 8:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/216561742/

The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Wednesday evening, join other writers at the Urban Farmhouse in Midlothian. You can write, get feedback and encouragement, then set a weekly writing goal.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, November 5 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, November 5 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/213902352/

Meet VCU’s Authors: Katherine Saunders Nash

2:Katherine Saunders Nash, Associate Professor of English and author of Feminist Narrative Ethics: Tacit Persuasion in Modernist Form (Ohio State University Press, 2014). The new “Meet VCU’s Authors” series invites members of the Richmond community as well as colleagues and students from VCU and other local universities to come and meet VCU’s authors as they talk about their recently published books and answer questions about their work.  All are welcome! Co-sponsored by VCU Libraries. More info.

3:Wednesday, November 5 at 7:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/202505812/

Kevin Powers at Reynolds Communty College

2:Award-winning author and Richmond native, Kevin Powers will be reading from his novel, The Yellow Birds, followed by a book signing. Part of the Reynolds Book Discussion Series, "Around the World Through Books" sponsored by the Multicultural Enrichment Council. Learn more.

3:Thursday, November 6 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 2

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/210779722/

Book & Films at the Virginia Film Festival: Big Stone Gap

2:Based on her best-selling novel of the same name, writer/director Adriana Trigiani presents the story of a coal-mining town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. Ave Maria Mulligan (Ashley Judd), the town’s self-proclaimed spinster, lives with her mother, runs the pharmacy, and directs the town’s annual outdoor drama. Living a quiet life, Ave Maria is suddenly thrown off-course when she discovers a long-buried family secret that changes the course of her life forever. Before she can blink, Ave’s fielding marriage proposals, fighting off greedy family members, organizing a celebration for visiting celebrities, and planning a life-changing trip. Discussion with actors Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Jenna Elfman, Jasmine Guy, Paul Wilson, Bridget Gabbe, and Erika Coleman, director Adriana Trigiani,  producers Donna Gigliotti and Jean Morrissey, and Harry Chotiner. For information and tickets: http://virginiafilmfe...

3:Thursday, November 6 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/216566242/

Book & Films at the Virginia Film Festival: Low Down

2:Based on Amy-Jo Albany’s memoir, Low Down brings the audience into the life of 1970s jazz pianist Joe Albany’s (John Hawkes) story seen through his daughter’s (Elle Fanning) eyes. The film will be followed by a discussion with writer Amy-Jo Albany, director Jeff Preiss, and producer Ron Yerxa. Author appearance; book sales and signing after the film. For more information and tickets: http://virginiafilmfe...

3:Friday, November 7 at 6:45 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/216565012/

Seminar: Getting Started with Freelance Writing

2:Do you have ideas you'd love to see in print? Perhaps you'd like to write humorous essays, political commentaries, articles on health, human interest stories, or something else that makes your heart beat a little faster. Participants in this seminar will identify their personal goals for freelance writing and come up with a plan for how to implement these goals. We'll discuss generating ideas, creating a good query letter, using social media efficiently, networking, and self-publishing. Limited to 12 students. Instructor: Deborah Prum. Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-Members. WriterHouse, Charlottesville.

3:Saturday, November 8 at 9:00 AM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/211972142/

Veterans Writing Project at W&M

2:Every veteran has a story; some just need help telling it. The goal of the William & Mary Veterans Writing Project (VWP) is to provide veterans, active and reserve service members, and military families an effective and cost free outlet to tell their unique stories. This 2-day seminar will be hosted by Ron Capps. An OEF/OIF veteran and published author himself, Ron provides participants with the tools necessary to write about their unique military experiences. Each person in attendance will receive a copy of the Veterans Writing Project's curriculum, Writing War, to use as a reference both during and after the program. Upon completion of the seminar, participants will be eligible to a) join the Hampton Roads Veterans Writing Group, b) publish pieces in the VWP's official literary journal - O-Dark-Thirty, and c) read their work in public performances put on by the Center for Veterans Engagement. To sign up for the VWP, please fill out our online RSVP form. For more information e-mail Sam Pressler at sjpressler@email.wm.edu or Yousif Al-Amin at yalamin@email.wm.edu. Learn more.

3:Saturday, November 8 at 9:00 AM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/215105332/

Workshop: The Stories We Tell Ourselves

2:The Chrysalis Institute of Richmond will host acclaimed author and award-winning storyteller Slash Coleman on Saturday, November 8, 2014 as he teaches an experiential workshop and interactive storytelling session entitled “The Stories We Tell Ourselves.” The event will take place from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm at the Chrysalis Gathering Space in Carytown. The price is $75.00  for members and $95 for non-members and includes lunch. For more information or to pre-register online visit  http://www.chrysalisi... or contact Mariah Gruner by calling 804-359-0384 or emailing her at mariah@chrysalisinstitute.org. For more information about Slash Coleman visit http://www.slashcolem...

3:Saturday, November 8 at 9:30 AM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/215886672/

Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival

2:Held at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, this day-long festival will feature nine bestselling authors, mostly writers of the “cozy mystery” genre, who will participate in book signings, fan meet & greets and readings. Additional activities include a workshop on how to become a mystery author, a moderated author panel discussion in the Birdsong Theater and a closing reception.

3:Saturday, November 8 at 11:00 AM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/195103222/

Agile Writers: Write a Novel In A Month

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

3:Saturdays in November.

4:Saturday, November 8 at 1:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Book & Films at the Virginia Film Festival: Wish You Well

2:Based on celebrated Virginia-based author David Baldacci’s best-selling book, this period-piece drama echoes the decades-long struggle between corporate interests and small farmers dedicated to preserving the sanctity of the land. Baldacci has appeared at the Book Festival a number of times and was our Festival Luncheon speaker in 2014. The film will be followed by a discussion with author and screenwriter David Baldacci, producer Karen Spiegel, and Festival of the Book program director Jane Kulow. Author appearance; book sales and signing after the film. For information and tickets: http://virginiafilmfe...

3:Saturday, November 8 at 1:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/216566702/

Book & Films at the Virginia Film Festival: Bombs Away

2: Bombs Away: LBJ, Goldwater and the 1964 Campaign that Changed it All. Looking back a half-century to the 1964 White House contest between President Lyndon Johnson and Senator Barry Goldwater reveals a critical, formative moment that reshaped the American political landscape. The film will be followed by a discussion with Barry Goldwater, Jr., Hubert H. “Skip” Humphrey III, and Larry J. Sabato, UVA Center for Politics and author of The Kennedy Half Century. Author appearance; book sales and signing after the film. For information and tickets: http://virginiafilmfe...

3:Saturday, November 8 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/216567572/

Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

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

3:Saturday, November 8 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/178478932/

Book & Films at the Virginia Film Festival: Dr. Strangelove

2:The classic film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Political satire abounds in this Cold War era, Oscar-nominated black comedy. With Peter Sellers turning in a series of hilarious performances in a variety of roles, and an uncharacteristically over-the-top comic turn by George C. Scott, Stanley Kubrick’s irreverent comedy cuts to the core of the issues at the heart of Cold War. The film will be followed by a discussion with Douglas Keeney, author of 15 Minutes: General Curtis Lemay and the Countdown to Nuclear Annihilation, and Allen Lynch, UVA Department of Politics. Author appearance; book sales and signing after the film. For information and tickets: http://virginiafilmfe...

3:Sunday, November 9 at 1:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/216568242/

Richmond Playwrights Forum

2:The Richmond Playwrights Forum meets monthly at the Children's Theatre of Virginia Willow Lawn. Members share works and discuss playwriting. RPF is open to all and welcomes your participation as voice actors or active listeners. To learn more contact Margie Langston mailto: margie.langston@yahoo.com.

3:Monday, November 10 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/162018572/

UR's Writers Series: Amy Bloom

2:Amy Bloom, author of six books of fiction, has been a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics’ Circle Award in fiction. A practicing psychotherapist for more than 20 years, Bloom is also the author of a nonfiction book, Transsexual CEOs, Crossdressing Cops and Hermaphrodites with Attitudes. She is presently the Kim-Frank Family University Writer-in-Residence at Wesleyan University. The Writers Series is sponsored by the University of Richmond’s Department of English and designed to expose Richmond students, the greater University community and city residents to some of today’s most celebrated writers.  UR's Writers Series events are free and open to the public.

3:Tuesday, November 11 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/211979232/

Writers Wednesday

2: JRW hosts a casual meet and greet for writers of all genres every second Wednesday. This month's venue: Capital Ale House Downtown, 623 East Main St.

3:Wednesday, November 12 at 5:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/158902302/

The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Wednesday evening, join other writers at the Urban Farmhouse in Midlothian. You can write, get feedback and encouragement, then set a weekly writing goal.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, November 12 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, November 12 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/215271422/

David L. Robbins -The End of War

2:Kick off The Fife-Davis Family Annual Jewish Book Fair and Gift Shop with JRW Board Member and best-selling author David L. Robbins­. Robbins has adapted yet another of his novels, The End of War, for the stage. In Robbins’ second partnership with Virginia Repertory Theatre, he has joined forces once again with Va. Rep. and Artistic Director Bruce Miller for End of War. In an exclusive first look, cast members of the production will perform several scenes for the Weinstein JCC audience. Robbins will provide first-hand author insights into the process and motivation of adapting an original work for the stage. His commentary will be woven with several scenes from the play followed by a Q&A session with Robbins and the cast members and ending with a book signing and dessert reception. Tickets:  $15 JCC members/$18non-members/$10 seniors and students. Learn more.

3:Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/215091142/

Book People: Craig Comess

2:Craig Comess looks forward to discussing his new book Power to the People with eager readers.

3:Friday, November 14 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/215889682/

History as Fiction, Fiction as History: A Literary Salon with Ed Falco

2:UVA history professor Brian Balogh will interview author Ed Falco about his novel Toughs and the questions that arise when writing a novel based on historical events. Is the author required to present an accurate picture of the historical character, or is it okay to manipulate the character to the purposes of the novel? Should the author be faithful to events as they transpired, or is it permissible to manipulate events to fit the structure of the novel? Free and open to the public. WriterHouse, Charlottesville.

3:Friday, November 14 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/211970242/

Seminar: Writing True Crime Fiction: Narrative, History, and Elements of Fiction

2:"Writing fiction based on historical events has its own set of rewards, headaches, and responsibilities. We’ll discuss creating characters and developing plots based on historical figures and events. We’ll also talk about the writer’s responsibility to a constructed character and narrative versus the accurate representation of events and people. We won’t be able to solve every problem that arises in our discussions, but with luck we'll learn a thing or two about writing historical fiction." Instructor: Ed Falco. Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-Members. WriterHouse, Charlottesville. Learn more.

3:Saturday, November 15 at 9:00 AM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/215103822/

Book Signing: Carin Jayne Casey

2:Signing Event for two books  by Carin Jayne Casey: My Dear Rosa Jean - a woman's journey from domestic violence to survival, spiritual strength, and eventual recovery. And Mystery at Candice Bay - Two teenage girls are caught up in a series of mysterious events, beginning with the sudden disappearance of their friend and classmate.

3:Saturday, November 15 at 9:00 AM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/210757002/

Agile Writers: Write a Novel In A Month

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

3:Saturday, November 15 at 1:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/215895192/

Book People: Donna Strother Deekins

2:Meet The Snow Queen, Donna Strother Deekens as she discusses her new book THE REAL SANTA OF MILLER & RHOADS: THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF BILL STROTHER.

3:Saturday, November 15 at 3:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/215891572/

Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

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

3:Saturday, November 15 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/178478992/

Book Signing: Carin Jayne Casey

2:Signing Event for two books  by Carin Jayne Casey: My Dear Rosa Jean - a woman's journey from domestic violence to survival, spiritual strength, and eventual recovery. And Mystery at Candice Bay - Two teenage girls are caught up in a series of mysterious events, beginning with the sudden disappearance of their friend and classmate.

3:Monday, November 17 at 5:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/210757922/

The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Wednesday evening, join other writers at the Urban Farmhouse in Midlothian. You can write, get feedback and encouragement, then set a weekly writing goal.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, November 19 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. 

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Poetry & Jazz Tasting

2:Third Thursdays every 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 20 at 7:00 PM

Virginia Screenwriters Forum

2:The Virginia Screenwriters Forum, now in its 24th year, is comprised of award-winning screenwriters and aspiring writers from the Richmond area, along with the VSF Actors Ensemble.  Each meeting offers open discussion on writing for film, critique sessions for two member's scripts,  up to 30  pages, followed by the VSF Actors Ensemble table readings. VSF's new meeting location, day and time is at CenterStage on the 4th Saturday of each month from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., except December. Guests are welcome but seating is limited. Reservations are required  to attend. Contact: vsf@comcast.net, or www.virginiascreenwritersforum.org

3:Saturday, November 22 at 9:15 AM

4:Attending: 2

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/167196112/

Agile Writers: Write a Novel In A Month

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

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, November 22 at 1:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

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

3:Saturday, November 22 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/178479072/

The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Wednesday evening, join other writers at the Urban Farmhouse in Midlothian. You can write, get feedback and encouragement, then set a weekly writing goal.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, November 26 at 6:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Rojonekku Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament

2:Rojonekku Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament is a single-elimination haiku poetry battle done in round formats where any and all competitors are allowed to flex their individual poetic style. It takes only about 20 haiku to compete, though you may not use any more than three (if eliminated early). The goal is to bring together different poetic flavors to cross-pollinate each other, and enjoy ourselves. Additionally, host Raven Mack takes on a willing combatant in a Haiku Death Match (Best-of-25 rounds), and other entertaining nonsense happens as the night allows. For more info, see www.rojonekku.com

3:Monthly on the last Wednesday.

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5:Wednesday, November 26 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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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 28 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Agile Writers: Write a Novel In A Month

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

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, November 29 at 1:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

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

3:Saturday, November 29 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/178479122/

The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Wednesday evening, join other writers at the Urban Farmhouse in Midlothian. You can write, get feedback and encouragement, then set a weekly writing goal.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, December 3 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. 

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Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

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

3:Saturday, December 6 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/178479192/

Book People: Jim Doherty

2:Jim Doherty interviewd 72 individuals in his new book Finishing Up Strong. He looks forward to discussing the book with eager readers.

3:Sunday, December 7 at 2:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/215892522/

Descending from the Tower: From Academic to Popular Writing

2:UVA religious studies professor Dr. Kristin Swenson will interview Dr. Andrew D. Kaufman, a renowned Russian literature scholar, about how he turned his lifelong passion for Tolstoy into his recent work of creative nonfiction, Give War and Peace a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times. Kaufman will talk about how he made the transition from academic to trade publishing, the relationship between his life as a literary scholar and his life as a writer, and what he learned from Tolstoy about writing prose. Free and open to the public.

3:Sunday, December 7 at 2:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/211973312/

Richmond Playwrights Forum

2:The Richmond Playwrights Forum meets monthly at the Children's Theatre of Virginia Willow Lawn. Members share works and discuss playwriting. RPF is open to all and welcomes your participation as voice actors or active listeners. To learn more contact Margie Langston mailto: margie.langston@yahoo.com.

3:Monday, December 8 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/162018702/

Writers Wednesday

2: JRW hosts a casual meet and greet for writers of all genres every second Wednesday. This month's venue: Capital Ale House Downtown, 623 East Main St.

3:Wednesday, December 10 at 5:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/158902392/

The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Wednesday evening, join other writers at the Urban Farmhouse in Midlothian. You can write, get feedback and encouragement, then set a weekly writing goal.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, December 10 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. 

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Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

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

3:Saturday, December 13 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/178479292/

The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Wednesday evening, join other writers at the Urban Farmhouse in Midlothian. You can write, get feedback and encouragement, then set a weekly writing goal.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, December 17 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. 

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Poetry & Jazz Tasting

2:Third Thursdays every 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 18 at 7:00 PM

Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

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

3:Saturday, December 20 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/178479382/

The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Wednesday evening, join other writers at the Urban Farmhouse in Midlothian. You can write, get feedback and encouragement, then set a weekly writing goal.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, December 24 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. 

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Rojonekku Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament

2:Rojonekku Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament is a single-elimination haiku poetry battle done in round formats where any and all competitors are allowed to flex their individual poetic style. It takes only about 20 haiku to compete, though you may not use any more than three (if eliminated early). The goal is to bring together different poetic flavors to cross-pollinate each other, and enjoy ourselves. Additionally, host Raven Mack takes on a willing combatant in a Haiku Death Match (Best-of-25 rounds), and other entertaining nonsense happens as the night allows. For more info, see www.rojonekku.com

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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 26 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

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

3:Saturday, December 27 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/178479492/

The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Wednesday evening, join other writers at the Urban Farmhouse in Midlothian. You can write, get feedback and encouragement, then set a weekly writing goal.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, December 31 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. 

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The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Wednesday evening, join other writers at the Urban Farmhouse in Midlothian. You can write, get feedback and encouragement, then set a weekly writing goal.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, January 7 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. 

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Poetry & Jazz Tasting

2:Third Thursdays every 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 15 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, January 23 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Rojonekku Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament

2:Rojonekku Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament is a single-elimination haiku poetry battle done in round formats where any and all competitors are allowed to flex their individual poetic style. It takes only about 20 haiku to compete, though you may not use any more than three (if eliminated early). The goal is to bring together different poetic flavors to cross-pollinate each other, and enjoy ourselves. Additionally, host Raven Mack takes on a willing combatant in a Haiku Death Match (Best-of-25 rounds), and other entertaining nonsense happens as the night allows. For more info, see www.rojonekku.com

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5: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

Poetry & Jazz Tasting

2:Third Thursdays every 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, February 19 at 7:00 PM

Rojonekku Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament

2:Rojonekku Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament is a single-elimination haiku poetry battle done in round formats where any and all competitors are allowed to flex their individual poetic style. It takes only about 20 haiku to compete, though you may not use any more than three (if eliminated early). The goal is to bring together different poetic flavors to cross-pollinate each other, and enjoy ourselves. Additionally, host Raven Mack takes on a willing combatant in a Haiku Death Match (Best-of-25 rounds), and other entertaining nonsense happens as the night allows. For more info, see www.rojonekku.com

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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, February 27 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Poetry & Jazz Tasting

2:Third Thursdays every 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 19 at 7:00 PM

Rojonekku Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament

2:Rojonekku Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament is a single-elimination haiku poetry battle done in round formats where any and all competitors are allowed to flex their individual poetic style. It takes only about 20 haiku to compete, though you may not use any more than three (if eliminated early). The goal is to bring together different poetic flavors to cross-pollinate each other, and enjoy ourselves. Additionally, host Raven Mack takes on a willing combatant in a Haiku Death Match (Best-of-25 rounds), and other entertaining nonsense happens as the night allows. For more info, see www.rojonekku.com

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5: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

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, March 27 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Poetry & Jazz Tasting

2:Third Thursdays every 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 16 at 7:00 PM

Rojonekku Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament

2:Rojonekku Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament is a single-elimination haiku poetry battle done in round formats where any and all competitors are allowed to flex their individual poetic style. It takes only about 20 haiku to compete, though you may not use any more than three (if eliminated early). The goal is to bring together different poetic flavors to cross-pollinate each other, and enjoy ourselves. Additionally, host Raven Mack takes on a willing combatant in a Haiku Death Match (Best-of-25 rounds), and other entertaining nonsense happens as the night allows. For more info, see www.rojonekku.com

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5: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

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


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.