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Craig Collins Presents a Portrait of American Gun Culture

2:Craig K. Collins, the Executive Director of the Center for Gun Analytics, presents Thunder in the Mountains: A Portrait of American Gun Culture.  In this beautifully written and powerful memoir, Collins ushers readers down a remarkable path, one that wends from the American frontier to present-day suburbia. Along the way, he explores the meaning of a history of his family's and his country's that is infused with the culture of the gun. Learn more.

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4:Thursday, October 23 at 6:30 PM

5:Attending: 1

Danny Lliteras Tells a Firefighter's Tale

2: Flames and Smoke Visible is the true story about a veteran fire fighter who was injured on the fireground. While in the hospital, he is compelled to consider what it means to be. What emerges from his remembrance of things past is a lean and eloquent book about brave and honorable fire fighters who possess the mystery of knowing how to face the living and the dying. Their valiant stories are filled with understated wisdom and humility about the beautiful and dreadful things encountered on the fireground. Learn more.

3:Friday, October 24 at 12:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/210792132/

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, October 24 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 4

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/209192232/

Poetry as Documentary: A Literary Salon with Erika Meitner

2:Poet Kevin McFadden will interview poet Erika Meitner about the idea of poetry as documentary: what happens when you take on an assignment to report on an entire city—in verse? In 2010, Meitner went to Detroit on assignment for VQR to find out the answer. In the process, she discovered new poetic tactics for documenting her own personal struggles in an unflinching way. Free at WriterHouse in Charlottesville.

3:Friday, October 24 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/204672882/

Designing, Building and Managing Your Own Author Website

2:Building and running your own website can save time and money and facilitate endless creative marketing and publicity opportunities. You know it's important to do, but where do you start? What does it all mean? How can you avoid those "in-over-my-head" stumbling blocks in the site-building process? This workshop will shed light on the essentials of domain registration, site design principles and goals, do-it-yourself site-building platforms, search-engine optimization and more, for a relaxed, better understanding of the various components involved and how to easily and successfully pull them together to work for you. Be excited, not intimidated. It's just another art with cool new tools! Presented by Hampton Roads Writers. $10 for HRW members/$20 for non. Learn more.

3:Saturday, October 25 at 9:00 AM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/214166632/

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, October 25 at 9:15 AM

4:Attending: 3

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/167195952/

Sisters in Crime Meeting

2:Sisters in Crime Central Virginia Chapter presents “Plotting the Cozy Mystery,” with author Carolyn Greene.  The meeting is free and open to the public, and takes place Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Tuckahoe Library from 11 am to 12 pm. All participants are invited to a "Dutch Treat" lunch at a local restaurant following the presentation. Please RSVP to mysteryink13@verizon.net by Friday, October 24th for set-up purposes. Website: http://sinc-centralva....

3:Saturday, October 25 at 11:00 AM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/202512972/

Book Signing: F.M. Johnson

2:Author F. M. Johnson will sign copies of her book,Tales of the Supernatural, the real life story of Johnson’s battle with demonic oppression and her transformative journey from terrifying fear to absolute faith.  Free and open to the public. For more information: http://www.fmjohnson....

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4:Saturday, October 25 at 12:00 PM

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Book Signing: Pamela Kinney

2:Pamela K. Kinney will be signing the fiction anthologies, Southern Haunts: Devils in the Darkness and Strangely Funny II  that have her stories included, plus her ghost books at Barnes and Noble at Chesterfield Town Center 11500 Midlothian Tnpk. For more information call 804-794-6640.

3:Saturday, October 25 at 2:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/211968122/

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, October 25 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/178478732/

Agile Writers: Write a Novel In A Month

2:Agile Writers is taking on the "Write a Novel in A Month" challenge and offering a series of free classes in October in anticipation of the November festivities. Every Saturday night at 7pm they'll present a seminar on using the Agile Writer Method to plot out your novel before sitting down to write your novel. (It's the same seminar every week so you only need to attend once). This will aid in plotting, pacing, and eliminate those dreaded mental road blocks. Then, get support writing a novel every Saturday in November at 1pm at a support meeting for  writers. Check out http://AgileWriters.o... and RSVP for a Free Seminar.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, October 25 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Workshop: Poetry & Bones: Mining Your Dark Places

2:Poetry has been an outlet for countless creatives to bring some of their deepest and darkest to light. The transformative power of its language can both illumine and heal. Depression, addiction, abuse; the gruesome; the gritty; the overly intense at any level: these and more have been fodder for poets and the inspiration for works both personal and well known. What skeletons do you have lying about that need to be fleshed out in words? And why should you go looking for them at all? We'll cover this and more in guided discussion, study up on a few well known examples, and hopefully sublimate some darkness into art at this three-hour Sunday afternoon session. This is to be a safe space for sharing and questioning. Come prepared to write! RSVP required (email dottoressa.joanna@hotmail.com). $10/participant. Light refreshment provided.

3:Sunday, October 26 at 2:00 PM

4:Attending: 2

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/211624232/

Monday Night Poetry Series: Critique Night

2:River City Poets hosts a regular Monday night series for local poets. For critique dates, please bring a poem or two you have been working on, with a handful of copies to share around the table. Sessions are always completely free and open to all experience levels. http://bit.ly/tenthmu...

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4:Monday, October 27 at 6:30 PM

5:Attending: 2

Library of Virginia Tours

2:In honor of Archives Month in Virginia, we're offering a morning and afternoon tour of the Library on October 28. Tours are free, but limited to 20 people per tour. The morning tour runs from 10 AM until noon. The afternoon tour runs from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/lv.... For more information, contact Adrienne Robertson at 804.692.3001.

3:Tuesday, October 28 at 10:00 AM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/213579892/

Susan Morse Presents The Dog Stays In The Picture

2:In The Dog Stays in the Picture: Life Lessons From A Rescued Greyhound, Susan Morse tells "the hilarious and moving story of how an anxious dog and a high-strung woman find tranquility together." Learn more.

3:Tuesday, October 28 at 6:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/210794372/

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, October 29 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, October 29 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/212513662/

Meet Sheri Castle, Food Writer Par Excellence

2:Sheri Castle is a writer who cooks and a cook who writes. She's known for her ability to see out the story behind Southern recipes and foodways. She has worked on multiple cookbook projects, as a solo author, collaborator, ghostwriter, and recipe tester. Her solo title, The New Southern Garden Cookbook, was named by the Southern Independent Booksellers Association as the best Southern cookbook of the year. It received a notable mention in the NY Times and was a recommended cookbook in the Washington Post. Learn more.

3:Thursday, October 30 at 12:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/210795042/

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: 3

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

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: 1

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

Agile Writers: Write a Novel In A Month

2:Agile Writers is taking on the "Write a Novel in A Month" challenge and offering a series of free classes in October in anticipation of the November festivities. Every Saturday night at 7pm they'll present a seminar on using the Agile Writer Method to plot out your novel before sitting down to write your novel. (It's the same seminar every week so you only need to attend once). This will aid in plotting, pacing, and eliminate those dreaded mental road blocks. Then, get support writing a novel every Saturday in November at 1pm at a support meeting for  writers. Check out http://AgileWriters.o... and RSVP for a Free Seminar.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, November 1 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

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/

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/

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/

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/

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/

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. 

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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/

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/

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/

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/

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

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, November 28 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, 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/

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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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/

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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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, 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


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.