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FreeWrite Tuesdays At Sub Rosa

2: Who says poetry has to be done in a shuttered attic or at a lonely desk? Come battle your writer’s block with us! This group is an informal meeting to freewrite and converse– we believe writing doesn’t have to be a solitary sport, and that you never know what inspiration might walk through the door. Although we’re open to specialized topics and sharing, there is no formal critique or workshop agenda— simply show up & come ready to write! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Tuesday, February 21 at 10:30 AM

5:2

Words on Fire: Poetry Happy Hour at Firehouse

2:Liven up your month with us & a dose of hot verse at Firehouse! Featuring showcase performances by local poets, an open mic sign up for those with a verse or two to drop themselves, and a cash bar with happy hour specials, it's a great way to break out of the humdrum work week routine. Let's catch the night on fire! COST: $5 cover at the door

3:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

4:Tuesday, February 21 at 6:00 PM

5:2

Author Reading: Clay McLeod Chapman

2:Clay McLeod Chapman will read from his recent fiction release, Nothing Untoward: Stories from the Pumpkin Pie Show. Books will be for sale and the author will be available for signing after the reading. This event will take place as Chop Suey Books (2913 W. Cary Street) and is free and open to the public.

3:Richmond, VA 23221 - USA

4:Tuesday, February 21 at 6:00 PM

5:1

UR Graduate Education Speaker Series: Children’s author & illustrator Jason Chin

2:The University of Richmond welcomes Jason Chin, author of the acclaimed children’s book “Grand Canyon,” to discuss the development of his picture books. The Feb. 22 event , which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Keller Hall Reception Room.

3:Chin specializes in science literacy and is the author and illustrator of “Gravity” and “Island: A Story of the Galapagos,” both of which won Gryphon Honor Book awards from the Center for Children’s Books. He also authored “Redwoods” and “Coral Reefs.”

4:The event is co-sponsored by Boatwright Library and the School of Professional and Continuing Studies Graduate Education Program. For more information, visit the University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies website.

5:Richmond, VA 23226 - USA

Author Reading: Eros and Illness

2:David B. Morris will read from his new nonfiction release, Eros and Illness. Books will be for sale and the author will be available for signing after the reading. This event will take place as Chop Suey Books (2913 W. Cary Street) and is free and open to the public.

3:Richmond, VA 23221 - USA

4:Wednesday, February 22 at 6:00 PM

5:1

The Writing Show

2:Educational and interactive, The Writing Show brings you the art and business of writing from the professionals.

3:It’s inspiring. It’s fun. And it’s only happening live in Richmond.

4:The 2016 Writing Show season was a success with good attendance, great knowledge and a fantastic venue with our partner Firehouse Theatre.

5:For 2017, we are staying at Firehouse Theatre and sticking with our last Wednesday of the month from January through September schedule. All the new JRW membership options offer some passes to the Writing Show. If you are a frequent attendee, check with Phil Hilliker at membership@jamesriverwriters.org about renewing your membership.

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, February 23 at 6:00 PM

4:2

5:https://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/237049633/

Poetry Night @ Cafe Zata

2:Join us for another awesome evening of open mic poetry at the cafe formerly known as taZa! Always a great place to meet old friends & hear new voices, Zata's selection of beer, cider & wine plus an expanded menu of fresh-made options make it easy to while away an evening taking in some cool wordsmithery.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Friday, February 24 at 7:00 PM

5:7

Agile Writers: Write Your Novel, Memoir, Screenplay in 6 Months

2:Agile Writers combines the lessons of Myth, Storytelling, Psychology, and a little project management to create a 6-month program to finish your first draft. This method was used to SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE OVER 3 Dozen FIRST DRAFTS. Yours could be next! Agile Writers is not just a method of creating a first draft novel in 6 months, it's also a peer-supported writing and publishing workshop. This free seminar includes a free copy of Greg Smith's popular book "Agile Writer: Method." http://AgileWriters.u...

3:N. Chesterfield, VA - USA

4:Saturday, February 25 at 10:00 AM

5:1

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd and 4th Monday nights. Bring your latest poetic work-in-progress and 5-8 copies to pass around the table; get constructive feedback from friends and colleagues. Open to all levels. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23219 - USA

4:Monday, February 27 at 6:30 PM

5:3

The Writers Farmhouse

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

3:Thursday, March 2 at 6:00 PM

4:2

5:https://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/237049661/

Poetry & Jazz at C'est Le Vin

2:Now on the 1st Thursday of the month! Local wordsmiths take the mic to give you a "taste" of what they do as  poets, plus live jazz by Randy Burton and co. All set off by C'est Le Vin's delicious wine and tapas. Cost: no cover. At C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St.

3:Thursday, March 2 at 7:00 PM

4:1

5:https://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/237627403/

Poetry at St. Stephen's: Jane Hirshfield

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

3:Richmond, VA 23226 - USA

4:Thursday, March 2 at 7:00 PM

5:2

Richmond Writers Symposium

2:Moderated by JRW's Executive Director Katharine Herndon, four local writers will discuss the writer's life and process, and share their latest writings. Reception and book signing will follow. Free and open to the public. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23228 - USA

4:Friday, March 3 at 2:00 PM

5:1

Mysterypalooza

2:Join Sisters in Crime Central Virginia for its 30th anniversary celebration of our national organization. This free event features a writing panel, “Our Pathways to Publication.” Then join us for refreshments and a book signing with 12 mystery authors. Featuring: Mary Burton, LynDee Walker, Mollie Cox Bryan, Mary Behre, Tracey Livesay, Ellery Adams, Tina Glasneck, Maggie King, Heather Weidner, Rosemary Stevens, Kristin Kisska, and Rosemary Shomaker.

3:Richmond, VA 23229 - USA

4:Saturday, March 4 at 1:00 PM

5:1

FreeWrite Tuesdays At Sub Rosa

2: Who says poetry has to be done in a shuttered attic or at a lonely desk? Come battle your writer’s block with us! This group is an informal meeting to freewrite and converse– we believe writing doesn’t have to be a solitary sport, and that you never know what inspiration might walk through the door. Although we’re open to specialized topics and sharing, there is no formal critique or workshop agenda— simply show up & come ready to write! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Tuesday, March 7 at 10:30 AM

5:1

Writers Wednesday

2:Held on the second Wednesday of every month Writers Wednesday is a casual meet and greet for both aspiring and published authors of every genre. We are currently meeting at Ardent Craft Ales in trendy Scott’s Addition, where we can mingle in a vibrant location that is easily accessible. Spend some time with live characters, make connections, and find inspiration in a friendly, supportive environment.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, March 8 at 5:30 PM

5:1

The Writers Farmhouse

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

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, March 9 at 6:00 PM

5:1

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd and 4th Monday nights. Bring your latest poetic work-in-progress and 5-8 copies to pass around the table; get constructive feedback from friends and colleagues. Open to all levels. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, March 13 at 6:30 PM

5:1

Richmond Playwrights Forum

2:The Richmond Playwrights Forum meets every 2nd Monday of the month at the Children's Theater at Willow Lawn. Attention potential playwrights: Have you ever wanted to try your hand at the craft of playwriting? Have you written a dialogue or a part of a play and stuffed it in a drawer because you didn’t know if it was any good? RPF provides a safe environment for you to present your work, have it read by actors who will bring your characters to life, and have it critiqued by your peers who know what it’s like to shape a work for the stage. Come see what our group is all about!  We welcome new writers of any age and level of experience! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, March 13 at 7:00 PM

5:1

Must Love Words

2:Must Love Words is a writing group that meets at the Ashland Branch of the Pamunkey Regional Library on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7:30-8:00pm. We give constructive feedback to pieces of assorted genres as well as discuss the craft of writing. Anyone with questions can contact me at 804-798-4072. or erabin@pamunkeylibrary.org

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4:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Tuesday, March 14 at 7:00 PM

The Writers Farmhouse

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

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, March 16 at 6:00 PM

5:1

VA Screenwriters Forum

2:The mission of the Virginia Screenwriters Forum is to bring writers together to share their love and knowledge of screenwriting by offering support and constructive feedback to members' scripts in progress.

3:The two November writers are Renata Scruggs and Suzy Smithson. Contact us if you’d like to come and observe. New aspiring writers or seasoned writers are always welcome to sit in with us as our guest for up to three (3) monthly meetings. Learn more.

4:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Saturday, March 18 at 9:00 AM

Writing Forward: Thoughts on Diversity, Inclusion and Compassion

2:These free workshops will provide a safe space for all ages to write and share thoughts about what it means to live in America in 2017. We have noticed over the years that the wider the range of ages in a workshop, the deeper the insights gained by writers young and old; thus, Writing Forward is open to both youth and adults. Opportunities to blend voices across the divides of age, race, religious affiliation, gender identity, sexual orientation and tax bracket has become a priority for us, and we are proud to offer them to the Richmond community. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Sunday, March 19 at 2:00 PM

5:1

River City Poets Workshop

2:Every 3rd Monday of the month. Topics range from form to prompt, performance to publication. These workshops are always completely FREE and open to all levels of writing experience. Details by month will be posted under "Events" at http://bit.ly/tenthmu...

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, March 20 at 6:00 PM

5:1

FreeWrite Tuesdays At Sub Rosa

2: Who says poetry has to be done in a shuttered attic or at a lonely desk? Come battle your writer’s block with us! This group is an informal meeting to freewrite and converse– we believe writing doesn’t have to be a solitary sport, and that you never know what inspiration might walk through the door. Although we’re open to specialized topics and sharing, there is no formal critique or workshop agenda— simply show up & come ready to write! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Tuesday, March 21 at 10:30 AM

5:1

Words on Fire: Poetry Happy Hour at Firehouse

2:Liven up your month with us & a dose of hot verse at Firehouse! Featuring showcase performances by local poets, an open mic sign up for those with a verse or two to drop themselves, and a cash bar with happy hour specials, it's a great way to break out of the humdrum work week routine. Let's catch the night on fire! COST: $5 cover at the door

3:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

4:Tuesday, March 21 at 6:00 PM

5:1

VA Festival of the Book

2:The Virginia Festival of the Book brings readers and writers together for a five-day celebration of books, reading, literacy, and literary culture. The 23rd Annual Festival will be held March 22-26, 2017. Most events are free, though some require registration or paid tickets. There are events for all ages and genres. See schedule for details. Learn more.

3:Charlottesville, VA - USA

4:Wednesday, March 22 at 7:00 AM

5:1

VA Festival of the Book

2:The Virginia Festival of the Book brings readers and writers together for a five-day celebration of books, reading, literacy, and literary culture. The 23rd Annual Festival will be held March 22-26, 2017. Most events are free, though some require registration or paid tickets. There are events for all ages and genres. See schedule for details. Learn more.

3:Charlottesville, VA - USA

4:Thursday, March 23 at 7:00 AM

5:1

The Writers Farmhouse

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

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, March 23 at 6:00 PM

5:1

VA Festival of the Book

2:The Virginia Festival of the Book brings readers and writers together for a five-day celebration of books, reading, literacy, and literary culture. The 23rd Annual Festival will be held March 22-26, 2017. Most events are free, though some require registration or paid tickets. There are events for all ages and genres. See schedule for details. Learn more.

3:Charlottesville, VA - USA

4:Friday, March 24 at 7:00 AM

5:1

Poetry Night @ Cafe Zata

2:Join us for another awesome evening of open mic poetry at the cafe formerly known as taZa! Always a great place to meet old friends & hear new voices, Zata's selection of beer, cider & wine plus an expanded menu of fresh-made options make it easy to while away an evening taking in some cool wordsmithery.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Friday, March 24 at 7:00 PM

5:1

VA Festival of the Book

2:The Virginia Festival of the Book brings readers and writers together for a five-day celebration of books, reading, literacy, and literary culture. The 23rd Annual Festival will be held March 22-26, 2017. Most events are free, though some require registration or paid tickets. There are events for all ages and genres. See schedule for details. Learn more.

3:Charlottesville, VA - USA

4:Saturday, March 25 at 7:00 AM

5:1

VA Festival of the Book

2:The Virginia Festival of the Book brings readers and writers together for a five-day celebration of books, reading, literacy, and literary culture. The 23rd Annual Festival will be held March 22-26, 2017. Most events are free, though some require registration or paid tickets. There are events for all ages and genres. See schedule for details. Learn more.

3:Charlottesville, VA - USA

4:Sunday, March 26 at 7:00 AM

5:1

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd and 4th Monday nights. Bring your latest poetic work-in-progress and 5-8 copies to pass around the table; get constructive feedback from friends and colleagues. Open to all levels. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, March 27 at 6:30 PM

5:1

The Writing Show

2:Educational and interactive, The Writing Show brings you the art and business of writing from the professionals.

3:It’s inspiring. It’s fun. And it’s only happening live in Richmond.

4:The 2016 Writing Show season was a success with good attendance, great knowledge and a fantastic venue with our partner Firehouse Theatre.

5:For 2017, we are staying at Firehouse Theatre and sticking with our last Wednesday of the month from January through September schedule. All the new JRW membership options offer some passes to the Writing Show. If you are a frequent attendee, check with Phil Hilliker at membership@jamesriverwriters.org about renewing your membership.

The Writers Farmhouse

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

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, March 30 at 6:00 PM

5:1

FreeWrite Tuesdays At Sub Rosa

2: Who says poetry has to be done in a shuttered attic or at a lonely desk? Come battle your writer’s block with us! This group is an informal meeting to freewrite and converse– we believe writing doesn’t have to be a solitary sport, and that you never know what inspiration might walk through the door. Although we’re open to specialized topics and sharing, there is no formal critique or workshop agenda— simply show up & come ready to write! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Tuesday, April 4 at 10:30 AM

5:1

University of Richmond Poetry Festival

2: UR's Poetry Festival runs from April 4-5, 2017. Featuring Chen Chen, Anaïs Duplan, Tarfia Faizullah, Peter LaBerge, and Camille Rankine. See Schedule.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00 PM

5:2

The Writers Farmhouse

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

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, April 6 at 6:00 PM

5:1

Poetry & Jazz at C'est Le Vin

2:Now on the 1st Thursday of the month! Local wordsmiths take the mic to give you a "taste" of what they do as  poets, plus live jazz by Randy Burton and co. All set off by C'est Le Vin's delicious wine and tapas. Cost: no cover. At C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St.

3:

4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Thursday, April 6 at 7:00 PM

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd and 4th Monday nights. Bring your latest poetic work-in-progress and 5-8 copies to pass around the table; get constructive feedback from friends and colleagues. Open to all levels. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, April 10 at 6:30 PM

5:1

Richmond Playwrights Forum

2:The Richmond Playwrights Forum meets every 2nd Monday of the month at the Children's Theater at Willow Lawn. Attention potential playwrights: Have you ever wanted to try your hand at the craft of playwriting? Have you written a dialogue or a part of a play and stuffed it in a drawer because you didn’t know if it was any good? RPF provides a safe environment for you to present your work, have it read by actors who will bring your characters to life, and have it critiqued by your peers who know what it’s like to shape a work for the stage. Come see what our group is all about!  We welcome new writers of any age and level of experience! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, April 10 at 7:00 PM

5:1

Must Love Words

2:Must Love Words is a writing group that meets at the Ashland Branch of the Pamunkey Regional Library on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7:30-8:00pm. We give constructive feedback to pieces of assorted genres as well as discuss the craft of writing. Anyone with questions can contact me at 804-798-4072. or erabin@pamunkeylibrary.org

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4:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Tuesday, April 11 at 7:00 PM

Writers Wednesday

2:Held on the second Wednesday of every month Writers Wednesday is a casual meet and greet for both aspiring and published authors of every genre. We are currently meeting at Ardent Craft Ales in trendy Scott’s Addition, where we can mingle in a vibrant location that is easily accessible. Spend some time with live characters, make connections, and find inspiration in a friendly, supportive environment.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, April 12 at 5:30 PM

5:1

The Writers Farmhouse

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

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, April 13 at 6:00 PM

5:1

VA Screenwriters Forum

2:The mission of the Virginia Screenwriters Forum is to bring writers together to share their love and knowledge of screenwriting by offering support and constructive feedback to members' scripts in progress.

3:The two November writers are Renata Scruggs and Suzy Smithson. Contact us if you’d like to come and observe. New aspiring writers or seasoned writers are always welcome to sit in with us as our guest for up to three (3) monthly meetings. Learn more.

4:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Saturday, April 15 at 9:00 AM

River City Poets Workshop

2:Every 3rd Monday of the month. Topics range from form to prompt, performance to publication. These workshops are always completely FREE and open to all levels of writing experience. Details by month will be posted under "Events" at http://bit.ly/tenthmu...

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, April 17 at 6:00 PM

5:1

FreeWrite Tuesdays At Sub Rosa

2: Who says poetry has to be done in a shuttered attic or at a lonely desk? Come battle your writer’s block with us! This group is an informal meeting to freewrite and converse– we believe writing doesn’t have to be a solitary sport, and that you never know what inspiration might walk through the door. Although we’re open to specialized topics and sharing, there is no formal critique or workshop agenda— simply show up & come ready to write! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Tuesday, April 18 at 10:30 AM

5:1

The Writers Farmhouse

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

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, April 20 at 6:00 PM

5:1

RVA Lit Crawl

2:Keep the evening of April 21 and the afternoon into the wee hours of April 22 free. For the first annual RVA Lit Crawl, we will bring you 16 readings featuring a wide range of Richmond-area authors at venues all around town. http://www.rvalitcraw...

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Friday, April 21 at 7:00 PM

5:1

Sisters of Crime

2:Join Sisters in Crime – Central Virginia as they host mystery author Jenny Milchman. Join us at Fountain Bookstore for Jenny’s presentation and book signing. (Time to be set)

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Saturday, April 22 at 12:00 PM

5:1

RVA Lit Crawl

2:Keep the evening of April 21 and the afternoon into the wee hours of April 22 free. For the first annual RVA Lit Crawl, we will bring you 16 readings featuring a wide range of Richmond-area authors at venues all around town. http://www.rvalitcraw...

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Saturday, April 22 at 12:00 PM

5:1

YA Criminal Minds

2:Richmond launches its first RVA Lit Crawl - and works for young readers are part of it.  Join YA authors Meg Medina (Burn Baby Burn), Anne Blankman (Traitor Angels), and Lamar Giles (Overturned) for an hour of spine-tingling stories of murder and mayhem, with teens, front and center. Whether in NYC’s 1977, current day Las Vegas or the mid 1600s in England, there’s something for all who have a taste for terror. We’ll meet at the HI Richmond - a  restored women’s prison that’s now one of Richmond’s premier places to stay.  Refreshments, book sales. All bizarre questions answered. Come. Be afraid. http://www.rvalitcraw.../  

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Saturday, April 22 at 6:30 PM

5:1

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

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

3:Richmond, VA 23226 - USA

4:Sunday, April 23 at 1:00 PM

5:1

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd and 4th Monday nights. Bring your latest poetic work-in-progress and 5-8 copies to pass around the table; get constructive feedback from friends and colleagues. Open to all levels. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, April 24 at 6:30 PM

5:1

The Writing Show

2:Educational and interactive, The Writing Show brings you the art and business of writing from the professionals.

3:It’s inspiring. It’s fun. And it’s only happening live in Richmond.

4:The 2016 Writing Show season was a success with good attendance, great knowledge and a fantastic venue with our partner Firehouse Theatre.

5:For 2017, we are staying at Firehouse Theatre and sticking with our last Wednesday of the month from January through September schedule. All the new JRW membership options offer some passes to the Writing Show. If you are a frequent attendee, check with Phil Hilliker at membership@jamesriverwriters.org about renewing your membership.

The Writers Farmhouse

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

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, April 27 at 6:00 PM

5:1

Poetry Night @ Cafe Zata

2:Join us for another awesome evening of open mic poetry at the cafe formerly known as taZa! Always a great place to meet old friends & hear new voices, Zata's selection of beer, cider & wine plus an expanded menu of fresh-made options make it easy to while away an evening taking in some cool wordsmithery.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Friday, April 28 at 7:00 PM

5:1

FreeWrite Tuesdays At Sub Rosa

2: Who says poetry has to be done in a shuttered attic or at a lonely desk? Come battle your writer’s block with us! This group is an informal meeting to freewrite and converse– we believe writing doesn’t have to be a solitary sport, and that you never know what inspiration might walk through the door. Although we’re open to specialized topics and sharing, there is no formal critique or workshop agenda— simply show up & come ready to write! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Tuesday, May 2 at 10:30 AM

5:1

Poetry & Jazz at C'est Le Vin

2:Now on the 1st Thursday of the month! Local wordsmiths take the mic to give you a "taste" of what they do as  poets, plus live jazz by Randy Burton and co. All set off by C'est Le Vin's delicious wine and tapas. Cost: no cover. At C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St.

3:

4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Thursday, May 4 at 7:00 PM

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd and 4th Monday nights. Bring your latest poetic work-in-progress and 5-8 copies to pass around the table; get constructive feedback from friends and colleagues. Open to all levels. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, May 8 at 6:30 PM

5:1

Richmond Playwrights Forum

2:The Richmond Playwrights Forum meets every 2nd Monday of the month at the Children's Theater at Willow Lawn. Attention potential playwrights: Have you ever wanted to try your hand at the craft of playwriting? Have you written a dialogue or a part of a play and stuffed it in a drawer because you didn’t know if it was any good? RPF provides a safe environment for you to present your work, have it read by actors who will bring your characters to life, and have it critiqued by your peers who know what it’s like to shape a work for the stage. Come see what our group is all about!  We welcome new writers of any age and level of experience! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, May 8 at 7:00 PM

5:1

Must Love Words

2:Must Love Words is a writing group that meets at the Ashland Branch of the Pamunkey Regional Library on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7:30-8:00pm. We give constructive feedback to pieces of assorted genres as well as discuss the craft of writing. Anyone with questions can contact me at 804-798-4072. or erabin@pamunkeylibrary.org

3:.

4:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Tuesday, May 9 at 7:00 PM

Writers Wednesday

2:Held on the second Wednesday of every month Writers Wednesday is a casual meet and greet for both aspiring and published authors of every genre. We are currently meeting at Ardent Craft Ales in trendy Scott’s Addition, where we can mingle in a vibrant location that is easily accessible. Spend some time with live characters, make connections, and find inspiration in a friendly, supportive environment.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, May 10 at 5:30 PM

5:1

River City Poets Workshop

2:Every 3rd Monday of the month. Topics range from form to prompt, performance to publication. These workshops are always completely FREE and open to all levels of writing experience. Details by month will be posted under "Events" at http://bit.ly/tenthmu...

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, May 15 at 6:00 PM

5:1

FreeWrite Tuesdays At Sub Rosa

2: Who says poetry has to be done in a shuttered attic or at a lonely desk? Come battle your writer’s block with us! This group is an informal meeting to freewrite and converse– we believe writing doesn’t have to be a solitary sport, and that you never know what inspiration might walk through the door. Although we’re open to specialized topics and sharing, there is no formal critique or workshop agenda— simply show up & come ready to write! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Tuesday, May 16 at 10:30 AM

5:1

VA Screenwriters Forum

2:The mission of the Virginia Screenwriters Forum is to bring writers together to share their love and knowledge of screenwriting by offering support and constructive feedback to members' scripts in progress.

3:The two November writers are Renata Scruggs and Suzy Smithson. Contact us if you’d like to come and observe. New aspiring writers or seasoned writers are always welcome to sit in with us as our guest for up to three (3) monthly meetings. Learn more.

4:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Saturday, May 20 at 9:00 AM

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd and 4th Monday nights. Bring your latest poetic work-in-progress and 5-8 copies to pass around the table; get constructive feedback from friends and colleagues. Open to all levels. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, May 22 at 6:30 PM

5:1

Poetry Night @ Cafe Zata

2:Join us for another awesome evening of open mic poetry at the cafe formerly known as taZa! Always a great place to meet old friends & hear new voices, Zata's selection of beer, cider & wine plus an expanded menu of fresh-made options make it easy to while away an evening taking in some cool wordsmithery.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Friday, May 26 at 7:00 PM

5:1

The Writing Show

2:Educational and interactive, The Writing Show brings you the art and business of writing from the professionals.

3:It’s inspiring. It’s fun. And it’s only happening live in Richmond.

4:The 2016 Writing Show season was a success with good attendance, great knowledge and a fantastic venue with our partner Firehouse Theatre.

5:For 2017, we are staying at Firehouse Theatre and sticking with our last Wednesday of the month from January through September schedule. All the new JRW membership options offer some passes to the Writing Show. If you are a frequent attendee, check with Phil Hilliker at membership@jamesriverwriters.org about renewing your membership.

Poetry & Jazz at C'est Le Vin

2:Now on the 1st Thursday of the month! Local wordsmiths take the mic to give you a "taste" of what they do as  poets, plus live jazz by Randy Burton and co. All set off by C'est Le Vin's delicious wine and tapas. Cost: no cover. At C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Thursday, June 1 at 7:00 PM

FreeWrite Tuesdays At Sub Rosa

2: Who says poetry has to be done in a shuttered attic or at a lonely desk? Come battle your writer’s block with us! This group is an informal meeting to freewrite and converse– we believe writing doesn’t have to be a solitary sport, and that you never know what inspiration might walk through the door. Although we’re open to specialized topics and sharing, there is no formal critique or workshop agenda— simply show up & come ready to write! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Tuesday, June 6 at 10:30 AM

5:1

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd and 4th Monday nights. Bring your latest poetic work-in-progress and 5-8 copies to pass around the table; get constructive feedback from friends and colleagues. Open to all levels. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, June 12 at 6:30 PM

5:1

Richmond Playwrights Forum

2:The Richmond Playwrights Forum meets every 2nd Monday of the month at the Children's Theater at Willow Lawn. Attention potential playwrights: Have you ever wanted to try your hand at the craft of playwriting? Have you written a dialogue or a part of a play and stuffed it in a drawer because you didn’t know if it was any good? RPF provides a safe environment for you to present your work, have it read by actors who will bring your characters to life, and have it critiqued by your peers who know what it’s like to shape a work for the stage. Come see what our group is all about!  We welcome new writers of any age and level of experience! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, June 12 at 7:00 PM

5:1

Must Love Words

2:Must Love Words is a writing group that meets at the Ashland Branch of the Pamunkey Regional Library on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7:30-8:00pm. We give constructive feedback to pieces of assorted genres as well as discuss the craft of writing. Anyone with questions can contact me at 804-798-4072. or erabin@pamunkeylibrary.org

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4:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00 PM

Writers Wednesday

2:Held on the second Wednesday of every month Writers Wednesday is a casual meet and greet for both aspiring and published authors of every genre. We are currently meeting at Ardent Craft Ales in trendy Scott’s Addition, where we can mingle in a vibrant location that is easily accessible. Spend some time with live characters, make connections, and find inspiration in a friendly, supportive environment.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, June 14 at 5:30 PM

5:1

VA Screenwriters Forum

2:The mission of the Virginia Screenwriters Forum is to bring writers together to share their love and knowledge of screenwriting by offering support and constructive feedback to members' scripts in progress.

3:The two November writers are Renata Scruggs and Suzy Smithson. Contact us if you’d like to come and observe. New aspiring writers or seasoned writers are always welcome to sit in with us as our guest for up to three (3) monthly meetings. Learn more.

4:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Saturday, June 17 at 9:00 AM

FreeWrite Tuesdays At Sub Rosa

2: Who says poetry has to be done in a shuttered attic or at a lonely desk? Come battle your writer’s block with us! This group is an informal meeting to freewrite and converse– we believe writing doesn’t have to be a solitary sport, and that you never know what inspiration might walk through the door. Although we’re open to specialized topics and sharing, there is no formal critique or workshop agenda— simply show up & come ready to write! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Tuesday, June 20 at 10:30 AM

5:1

Poetry Night @ Cafe Zata

2:Join us for another awesome evening of open mic poetry at the cafe formerly known as taZa! Always a great place to meet old friends & hear new voices, Zata's selection of beer, cider & wine plus an expanded menu of fresh-made options make it easy to while away an evening taking in some cool wordsmithery.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Friday, June 23 at 7:00 PM

5:1

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd and 4th Monday nights. Bring your latest poetic work-in-progress and 5-8 copies to pass around the table; get constructive feedback from friends and colleagues. Open to all levels. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, June 26 at 6:30 PM

5:1

The Writing Show

2:Educational and interactive, The Writing Show brings you the art and business of writing from the professionals.

3:It’s inspiring. It’s fun. And it’s only happening live in Richmond.

4:The 2016 Writing Show season was a success with good attendance, great knowledge and a fantastic venue with our partner Firehouse Theatre.

5:For 2017, we are staying at Firehouse Theatre and sticking with our last Wednesday of the month from January through September schedule. All the new JRW membership options offer some passes to the Writing Show. If you are a frequent attendee, check with Phil Hilliker at membership@jamesriverwriters.org about renewing your membership.

FreeWrite Tuesdays At Sub Rosa

2: Who says poetry has to be done in a shuttered attic or at a lonely desk? Come battle your writer’s block with us! This group is an informal meeting to freewrite and converse– we believe writing doesn’t have to be a solitary sport, and that you never know what inspiration might walk through the door. Although we’re open to specialized topics and sharing, there is no formal critique or workshop agenda— simply show up & come ready to write! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Tuesday, July 4 at 10:30 AM

5:1

Poetry & Jazz at C'est Le Vin

2:Now on the 1st Thursday of the month! Local wordsmiths take the mic to give you a "taste" of what they do as  poets, plus live jazz by Randy Burton and co. All set off by C'est Le Vin's delicious wine and tapas. Cost: no cover. At C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Thursday, July 6 at 7:00 PM

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd and 4th Monday nights. Bring your latest poetic work-in-progress and 5-8 copies to pass around the table; get constructive feedback from friends and colleagues. Open to all levels. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, July 10 at 6:30 PM

5:1

Richmond Playwrights Forum

2:The Richmond Playwrights Forum meets every 2nd Monday of the month at the Children's Theater at Willow Lawn. Attention potential playwrights: Have you ever wanted to try your hand at the craft of playwriting? Have you written a dialogue or a part of a play and stuffed it in a drawer because you didn’t know if it was any good? RPF provides a safe environment for you to present your work, have it read by actors who will bring your characters to life, and have it critiqued by your peers who know what it’s like to shape a work for the stage. Come see what our group is all about!  We welcome new writers of any age and level of experience! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, July 10 at 7:00 PM

5:1

Must Love Words

2:Must Love Words is a writing group that meets at the Ashland Branch of the Pamunkey Regional Library on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7:30-8:00pm. We give constructive feedback to pieces of assorted genres as well as discuss the craft of writing. Anyone with questions can contact me at 804-798-4072. or erabin@pamunkeylibrary.org

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4:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Tuesday, July 11 at 7:00 PM

Writers Wednesday

2:Held on the second Wednesday of every month Writers Wednesday is a casual meet and greet for both aspiring and published authors of every genre. We are currently meeting at Ardent Craft Ales in trendy Scott’s Addition, where we can mingle in a vibrant location that is easily accessible. Spend some time with live characters, make connections, and find inspiration in a friendly, supportive environment.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, July 12 at 5:30 PM

5:1

VA Screenwriters Forum

2:The mission of the Virginia Screenwriters Forum is to bring writers together to share their love and knowledge of screenwriting by offering support and constructive feedback to members' scripts in progress.

3:The two November writers are Renata Scruggs and Suzy Smithson. Contact us if you’d like to come and observe. New aspiring writers or seasoned writers are always welcome to sit in with us as our guest for up to three (3) monthly meetings. Learn more.

4:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Saturday, July 15 at 9:00 AM

FreeWrite Tuesdays At Sub Rosa

2: Who says poetry has to be done in a shuttered attic or at a lonely desk? Come battle your writer’s block with us! This group is an informal meeting to freewrite and converse– we believe writing doesn’t have to be a solitary sport, and that you never know what inspiration might walk through the door. Although we’re open to specialized topics and sharing, there is no formal critique or workshop agenda— simply show up & come ready to write! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Tuesday, July 18 at 10:30 AM

5:1

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd and 4th Monday nights. Bring your latest poetic work-in-progress and 5-8 copies to pass around the table; get constructive feedback from friends and colleagues. Open to all levels. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, July 24 at 6:30 PM

5:1

The Writing Show

2:Educational and interactive, The Writing Show brings you the art and business of writing from the professionals.

3:It’s inspiring. It’s fun. And it’s only happening live in Richmond.

4:The 2016 Writing Show season was a success with good attendance, great knowledge and a fantastic venue with our partner Firehouse Theatre.

5:For 2017, we are staying at Firehouse Theatre and sticking with our last Wednesday of the month from January through September schedule. All the new JRW membership options offer some passes to the Writing Show. If you are a frequent attendee, check with Phil Hilliker at membership@jamesriverwriters.org about renewing your membership.

Poetry Night @ Cafe Zata

2:Join us for another awesome evening of open mic poetry at the cafe formerly known as taZa! Always a great place to meet old friends & hear new voices, Zata's selection of beer, cider & wine plus an expanded menu of fresh-made options make it easy to while away an evening taking in some cool wordsmithery.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Friday, July 28 at 7:00 PM

5:1

FreeWrite Tuesdays At Sub Rosa

2: Who says poetry has to be done in a shuttered attic or at a lonely desk? Come battle your writer’s block with us! This group is an informal meeting to freewrite and converse– we believe writing doesn’t have to be a solitary sport, and that you never know what inspiration might walk through the door. Although we’re open to specialized topics and sharing, there is no formal critique or workshop agenda— simply show up & come ready to write! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Tuesday, August 1 at 10:30 AM

5:1

Poetry & Jazz at C'est Le Vin

2:Now on the 1st Thursday of the month! Local wordsmiths take the mic to give you a "taste" of what they do as  poets, plus live jazz by Randy Burton and co. All set off by C'est Le Vin's delicious wine and tapas. Cost: no cover. At C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St.

3:

4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Thursday, August 3 at 7:00 PM

Must Love Words

2:Must Love Words is a writing group that meets at the Ashland Branch of the Pamunkey Regional Library on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7:30-8:00pm. We give constructive feedback to pieces of assorted genres as well as discuss the craft of writing. Anyone with questions can contact me at 804-798-4072. or erabin@pamunkeylibrary.org

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4:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Tuesday, August 8 at 7:00 PM

Writers Wednesday

2:Held on the second Wednesday of every month Writers Wednesday is a casual meet and greet for both aspiring and published authors of every genre. We are currently meeting at Ardent Craft Ales in trendy Scott’s Addition, where we can mingle in a vibrant location that is easily accessible. Spend some time with live characters, make connections, and find inspiration in a friendly, supportive environment.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, August 9 at 5:30 PM

5:1

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd and 4th Monday nights. Bring your latest poetic work-in-progress and 5-8 copies to pass around the table; get constructive feedback from friends and colleagues. Open to all levels. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, August 14 at 6:30 PM

5:1

Richmond Playwrights Forum

2:The Richmond Playwrights Forum meets every 2nd Monday of the month at the Children's Theater at Willow Lawn. Attention potential playwrights: Have you ever wanted to try your hand at the craft of playwriting? Have you written a dialogue or a part of a play and stuffed it in a drawer because you didn’t know if it was any good? RPF provides a safe environment for you to present your work, have it read by actors who will bring your characters to life, and have it critiqued by your peers who know what it’s like to shape a work for the stage. Come see what our group is all about!  We welcome new writers of any age and level of experience! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, August 14 at 7:00 PM

5:1

FreeWrite Tuesdays At Sub Rosa

2: Who says poetry has to be done in a shuttered attic or at a lonely desk? Come battle your writer’s block with us! This group is an informal meeting to freewrite and converse– we believe writing doesn’t have to be a solitary sport, and that you never know what inspiration might walk through the door. Although we’re open to specialized topics and sharing, there is no formal critique or workshop agenda— simply show up & come ready to write! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Tuesday, August 15 at 10:30 AM

5:1

VA Screenwriters Forum

2:The mission of the Virginia Screenwriters Forum is to bring writers together to share their love and knowledge of screenwriting by offering support and constructive feedback to members' scripts in progress.

3:The two November writers are Renata Scruggs and Suzy Smithson. Contact us if you’d like to come and observe. New aspiring writers or seasoned writers are always welcome to sit in with us as our guest for up to three (3) monthly meetings. Learn more.

4:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Saturday, August 19 at 9:00 AM


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