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Book People: Bob Brown and Bill Lohmann

2:Richmond Times-Dispatch senior photographer Bob Brown and columnist Bill Lohmann return to sign their newest book:On the Back Roads Again: More People, Places and Pie Around Virginia. At Book People.

3:Richmond, VA 23226 - USA

4:Saturday, October 1 at 10:00 AM

5:1

Blog Writing

2:Learn about blog themes, how to set up a blog, and even blog marketing. Through valuable writing exercises, discover ways to keep up the momentum of your posts and improve your creativity. $90 (VMFA Members- $75). Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

4:Saturday, October 1 at 10:00 AM

5:3

Tea for Two: Poetry on the Veranda

2:Join River City Poets and the Richmond Public Library for casual outdoor readings on the veranda overlooking Library Park as we feature local and regional poets on first Saturdays this spring and fall. Light refreshments and coffee will be served. In case of rain, the event will be held inside.

3:Richmond, VA 23219 - USA

4:Saturday, October 1 at 11:00 AM

5:3

Zine Festival

2:Zine Festival 2016: Annual event with workshops, good times, food and conversation for all ages in the zine community. Part of artOberVA. For details : zine.fest@richmondzinefest.org Learn more

3:Richmond, VA 23219 - USA

4:Saturday, October 1 at 11:00 AM

5:2

Election Prep Event with Jack Trammell and Guy Terrell

2:The authors of The Fourth Branch of Government: We the People will be at Fountain Books for a discussion about how the people of America can take back the politics of our own country! The authors will present a positive and passionate set of reasons to get involved in the political system. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Saturday, October 1 at 2:00 PM

5:2

Meet the Prolific Gini Koch: Author Talk and Signing

2:Gini Koch writes the fast, fresh, and funny Alien/Katherine "Kitty" Katt series for DAW Books, the Necropolis Enforcement Files series, and the Martian Alliance Chronicles series. Touched by an Alien, Book 1 in the Alien series, was named by Booklist as on the to Top Ten Adult SF/F novels of 2010. Alien in the House, Book 7 in her long-running alien series, won the RT Book Reviews Reviewer's Choice Award as the Best Futuristic Romance of 2013. As G.J. Koch she writes the Alexander Outland series and she's made the most of multiple personality disorder by writing under a variety of other pen names as well, including Anita Ensal, Jemma Chase, A.E. Stanton, and J.C. Joch. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Sunday, October 2 at 3:00 PM

5:3

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, October 4 at 10:30 AM

5:4

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, October 6 at 6:00 PM

4:1

5:http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/234538390/

Agile Writers: Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class

2:This free seminar runs 2nd and 4th Thursdays through December. Aaron Sorkin has written the scripts for some of the best movies in Hollywood: "A Few Good Men," "The Social Network," and "Moneyball." Not to mention television series "Sports Night," "The West Wing," and "The Newsroom." We will be presenting his Masterclass of 35 episodes running from 5 to 20 minutes each. For the next several weeks we'll be watching this masterclass and discussing the lessons Sorkin reveals. This seminar is for you if you are a screenwriter, actor, filmmaker or producer. Don't miss this opportunity. http://WritersClub.us...

3:N. Chesterfield, VA - USA

4:Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 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:Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 PM

4:4

5:http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/232969881/

Develop Your Characters: The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator + Fiction Writing

2:Explore the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and learn how this popular classification of human behavior can inform your writing practice. Get to know your own MBTI classification and explore how you can apply the MBTI to your characters to deepen their development within your own writing. A lunch break will be provided; students are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. ($65/$50 for VisArts members) Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

4:Saturday, October 8 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, October 10 at 6:30 PM

5:2

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, October 10 at 7:00 PM

5:1

An Evening with Dean King

2:Richmond Author Dean King speaks and shares images of his travels and books, with emphasis on his latest book, The Feud: The Hatfields & McCoys -- The True Story, on Tues., Oct. 11, 2016, at 6 p.m., at Manakin Episcopal Church, 985 Huguenot Trail, Midlothian, VA 23113.  Sponsored by the church's book club, the event includes refreshments, and King's books will be for sale.  Questions? Contact Martha Steger, mwsteger4@gmail.com, 804-794-7724.

3:Midlothian, VA 23113 - USA

4:Tuesday, October 11 at 6:00 PM

5:1

JRW Member Book Signing

2:Member Josephine Ensign will present her medical memoir,Catching Homelessness: A Nurse's Story of Falling Through the Safety Net (Berkeley: She Writes Press, August 2016), set in Richmond and about her work with--and spiral into--homelessness in Richmond in the 1980s.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 PM

5:1

Josephine Ensign Shares Catching Homelessness

2:At the beginning of the homelessness epidemic in the 1980s, Josephine Ensign was a young, white, Southern, Christian wife, mother, and nurse running a new medical clinic for the homeless in the heart of the South. Through her work and intense relationships with patients and co-workers, her worldview was shattered, and after losing her job, family, and house, she became homeless herself. She reconstructed her life with altered views on homelessness and on the health care system. In Catching Homelessness; A Nurse's Story of Falling Through the Safety Net, Ensign reflects on how this work has changed her and how her work has changed through the experience of being homeless providing a piercing look at the homelessness industry, nursing, and our country s health care safety net." Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 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:Ashland, VA 23005 - USA

5:Tuesday, October 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 - USA

4:Wednesday, October 12 at 5:30 PM

5:2

YAVA Awards & Celebration

2:Meet, Mingle and Speed-date with 16 YA Authors! Each fall Richmond Public Library hosts an event to celebrate authors who live in Virginia who have published a book for young adults in the previous year (including several JRW members!). It is a great opportunity for authors and their readers to meet, and next year's YAVA winners will be selected from this year's authors. The 2016 YAVA Award will also be presented. Please join us! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, October 12 at 6:00 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:Thursday, October 13 at 6:00 PM

4:1

5:http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/234369139/

JABBIES: Judge-A-Book-By-Its­-Spine with Relegation Books

2:This JABBIES focuses on micro-publishing. From Kelly at Fountain Books: "I was thrilled to find out that these three talented people had found each other and were working on this project: Relegation Books and Stillhouse Press...I will be hosting tonight’s discussion will be about alternatives to the major houses in the form of creating your own publishing company or working with a very, very small house.  We will talk about the differences between the two and the advantages and disadvantages involved on all sides." Learn more about JABBIES.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Thursday, October 13 at 6:30 PM

5:1

JRW Master Classes

2:James River Writers has kicked off our conference for several years now with Pre-Conference Master Classes. Absorb the wisdom of the experts and gain hands-on experience, whether you want to discover that perfect angle to get published or explore nuances of your craft. The Pre-Conference Master Classes take place on Friday, October 14, 2016, at the Richmond Public Library, 101 E. Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23219, from 9:00-11:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m., and 2:00-4:00 p.m., with two options in each time slot. You must be a registered conference attendee to sign up for the Conference Master Classes. Only after October 1, if space remains, will classes become available to those not attending the conference. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23219 - USA

4:Friday, October 14 at 9:00 AM

5:2

Dimestore: A Writer’s Life

2:Lee Smith, the 2010 Library of Virginia Literary Lifetime Achievement recipient, talks about Dimestore, her intimate memoir detailing the South she knew as she grew up, a place that in many ways has vanished. Smith‘s home was in Grundy, a small coal town in Appalachia, where her father ran the local dime store. Her parents raised her for life beyond the confines of Grundy but while Smith left Grundy her love of the people, the culture, and the stories of her birthplace remain. The 15 essays in Dimestore are in some ways an ode to the people and life of a small town but it is an ode peppered with the realities of her family’s struggle with mental illness and with an honesty and poignancy for the place that made her.

3:Richmond, VA 23219 - USA

4:Friday, October 14 at 2:00 PM

5:1

Art Meets Literature: An Undying Love Affair

2:The Library of Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts have created the Mary Lynn Kotz Award. Join them for a presentation exploring the relationship between literature and the visual arts. A wine-and-cheese reception will follow the program. For more information, call 804.692.3900 or go to www.lva.virginia.gov/public/litawards. $8 ($5 for Semper Virginia Society members & VMFA members)

3:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

4:Friday, October 14 at 6:00 PM

5:2

14th Annual JRW Conference

2:Since 2003, the James River Writers Conference has attracted prize-winning authors and highly regarded editors and agents from around the country to share their wisdom about writing and publishing. More than 300 people attend this multi-day event, known for its inspiring, collegial atmosphere and Southern hospitality. For schedule and registration:

3: http://www.jamesriver...

4:Richmond, VA 23219 - USA

5:Saturday, October 15 at 8:00 AM

Book People: Mary Morony

2:Come for a helping of Southern Fried Fiction. Mary Morony, author of The Apron Strings Trilogy, will be signing her latest book:Done Growed Up. At Book People.

3:Richmond, VA 23226 - USA

4:Saturday, October 15 at 12:00 PM

5:1

Library of VA's Literary Luncheon

2:The Library of Virginia's 2016 Literary Luncheon features a question-and-answer session with this year's Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Nikki Giovanni, as well as medal presentations for all Literary Award finalists and a keynote presentation. Giovanni and some finalists will be available for book signings after the luncheon. For more information or for tickets, call 804.692.3900 or go to www.lva.virginia.gov/public/litawards. $65; $55 for members of the Semper Virginia Society (NOTE: The Luncheon is included in the fee for attendees of JRW's Conference on Saturday. Conference goers will have get their ticket when they check in to the conference that morning. Learn more.)

3:Richmond, VA 23219 - USA

4:Saturday, October 15 at 12:00 PM

5:1

Poetry Unhappy Hour

2:James River Writers and the Poe Museum invite you to a special Saturday night Unhappy Hour in the Enchanted Gardens on October 15, 2016, from 6-9pm. The night will feature readings by the incredibly diverse and acclaimed poets of the 14th Annual James River Writers Fall Conference, held October 15 & 16 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Included in the evening’s lineup will be internationally known surgeon-poet Neal Hall; National Endowment for the Arts fellowship recipient Allison Seay; founder of the Bridgewater International Poetry Festival Stan Galloway; and Zoa, winner of the 2016 Shann Palmer Poetry Prize, among others. The event is open to the public as well as to conference-goers at no cost. As in other “Unhappy Hour” events held in the Gardens, the Poe Museum buildings and exhibits will be open to explore. A cash bar with beer/wine will be available, and light hors d’oeuvres. Event is Free and open to the public!

3:Richmond, VA 23223 - USA

4:Saturday, October 15 at 6:00 PM

5:2

Library of Virginia Literary Awards Celebration

2:The Library of Virginia's annual Literary Awards Celebration will feature Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Nikki Giovanni. Tickets include a cocktail reception with the authors, seated dinner, presentation, and open bar. For more information or for tickets ($175), call 804.692.3900 or go to www.lva.virginia.gov/public/litawards.

3:Richmond, VA 23219 - USA

4:Saturday, October 15 at 6:30 PM

5:1

14th Annual JRW Conference

2:Since 2003, the James River Writers Conference has attracted prize-winning authors and highly regarded editors and agents from around the country to share their wisdom about writing and publishing. More than 300 people attend this multi-day event, known for its inspiring, collegial atmosphere and Southern hospitality. For schedule and registration:

3: http://www.jamesriver...

4:Richmond, VA 23219 - USA

5:Sunday, October 16 at 8:00 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 - USA

4:Monday, October 17 at 6:00 PM

5:2

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, October 18 at 10:30 AM

5:2

Stephen O'Connor Presents Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemin

2:The staff at Fountain Books are pleased to present Stephen O'Connor: Stephen O’Connor is the author of two collections of short fiction, Here Comes Another Lesson and Rescue, as well as Orphan Trains, an acclaimed history of a pioneering nineteenth-century child welfare effort, and Will My Name Be Shouted Out, a memoir. His fiction has appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker and The Best American Short Stories. He lives in New York City and teaches in the Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence MFA programs. Bring your book club!!! They will be having giveaways this evening both before and after the event, so don't miss it! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Wednesday, October 19 at 6:30 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, October 20 at 6:00 PM

5:1

Literary Salon

2: James River Writers and The Poe Museum present: A new place to find inspiration this year. In the salon, dahling! We’re bringing back the grand tradition of the literary salon—an intimate setting to meet & fraternize with local authors and artists as they in turn guide you in your own writing practice. Whatever your genre, this will be a great way to connect with like-minded writers, to learn & to philosophize. Salons are organized by topic and will be held on the second Thursday of every other month, February through October. There is no cover charge for these events. We welcome writerly types of all experience levels and readers, thinkers, and artists of every sort. See http://www.jamesriver... for October details. OCTOBER's meeting will be on the 20th not the 2nd Thursday.

3:Richmond, VA 23223 - USA

4:Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 PM

5:3

Agile Writers: Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class

2:This free seminar runs 2nd and 4th Thursdays through December. Aaron Sorkin has written the scripts for some of the best movies in Hollywood: "A Few Good Men," "The Social Network," and "Moneyball." Not to mention television series "Sports Night," "The West Wing," and "The Newsroom." We will be presenting his Masterclass of 35 episodes running from 5 to 20 minutes each. For the next several weeks we'll be watching this masterclass and discussing the lessons Sorkin reveals. This seminar is for you if you are a screenwriter, actor, filmmaker or producer. Don't miss this opportunity. http://WritersClub.us...

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 PM

5:1

How to Get Your Book Published

2:This workshop shares the nuts and bolts of putting together a proposal for your idea, plus how to get started on the book itself. Learn strategies for finding inspiration, overcoming the fear of writing, and finishing your project. Students are encouraged to begin their proposals during the workshop. $90 (VMFA Members- $75). Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

4:Saturday, October 22 at 10:00 AM

5:1

Ghostly Book Talk

2:Pamela K. Kinney talks on ghosts and book signing of Haunted Richmond II, Paranormal Petersburg, Virginia, and the Tri-Cities Area and her other ghost books.

3:Richmond, VA 23229 - USA

4:Saturday, October 22 at 10:30 AM

5:1

Middle-Grade Horsey Hootenanny with 3 Authors

2:Three of today's popular Middle Grade authors will visit the Fountain Bookstore to share their latest works and horse around a bit about horses, camels and books (oh my!). Join Megan Shepard (THE SECRET HORSES OF BRIAR HILL), Jen Downey (THE NINJA LIBRARIANS) and Gigi Amateau (Chancey of the Maury River). Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Saturday, October 22 at 2:00 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 23219 - USA

4:Monday, October 24 at 6:30 PM

5:2

Ghostly Book Talk

2: Paranormal Petersburg, Virginia, and the Tri-Cities Area by Pamela K. Kinney --talk on ghosts and book signing.

3:Hopewell, VA 23860 - USA

4:Monday, October 24 at 7:00 PM

5:1

VCU Friends of the Library Book Sale

2:With construction at James Branch Cabell Library complete at last, the multi-day Friends of VCU Libraries Book Sale returns October 27-31. We offer a wide assortment of materials: paperback and hardcover novels, poetry collections, history books, biographies, scholarly studies, cook books, children’s books, and art books, as well as comic books, audio books, CDs, DVDs, and more. The event is free to attend and open to all, though only current Friends of VCU Libraries donors may attend the preview sale from 9 a.m. to noon on the opening day (Thurs). Anyone may join the Friends by making a donation online in advance of the sale or may join at the door by check on the day of the preview sale. https://www.library.v...

3:Richmond, VA 23284 - USA

4:Thursday, October 27 at 12:00 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, October 27 at 6:00 PM

5:1

VCU Friends of the Library Book Sale

2:With construction at James Branch Cabell Library complete at last, the multi-day Friends of VCU Libraries Book Sale returns October 27-31. We offer a wide assortment of materials: paperback and hardcover novels, poetry collections, history books, biographies, scholarly studies, cook books, children’s books, and art books, as well as comic books, audio books, CDs, DVDs, and more. The event is free to attend and open to all, though only current Friends of VCU Libraries donors may attend the preview sale from 9 a.m. to noon on the opening day (Thurs). Anyone may join the Friends by making a donation online in advance of the sale or may join at the door by check on the day of the preview sale. https://www.library.v...

3:Richmond, VA 23284 - USA

4:Friday, October 28 at 12:00 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 - USA

4:Friday, October 28 at 7:00 PM

5:5

VCU Friends of the Library Book Sale

2:With construction at James Branch Cabell Library complete at last, the multi-day Friends of VCU Libraries Book Sale returns October 27-31. We offer a wide assortment of materials: paperback and hardcover novels, poetry collections, history books, biographies, scholarly studies, cook books, children’s books, and art books, as well as comic books, audio books, CDs, DVDs, and more. The event is free to attend and open to all, though only current Friends of VCU Libraries donors may attend the preview sale from 9 a.m. to noon on the opening day (Thurs). Anyone may join the Friends by making a donation online in advance of the sale or may join at the door by check on the day of the preview sale. https://www.library.v...

3:Richmond, VA 23284 - USA

4:Saturday, October 29 at 12:00 PM

5:1

VCU Friends of the Library Book Sale

2:With construction at James Branch Cabell Library complete at last, the multi-day Friends of VCU Libraries Book Sale returns October 27-31. We offer a wide assortment of materials: paperback and hardcover novels, poetry collections, history books, biographies, scholarly studies, cook books, children’s books, and art books, as well as comic books, audio books, CDs, DVDs, and more. The event is free to attend and open to all, though only current Friends of VCU Libraries donors may attend the preview sale from 9 a.m. to noon on the opening day (Thurs). Anyone may join the Friends by making a donation online in advance of the sale or may join at the door by check on the day of the preview sale. https://www.library.v...

3:Richmond, VA 23284 - USA

4:Sunday, October 30 at 12:00 PM

5:1

VCU Friends of the Library Book Sale

2:With construction at James Branch Cabell Library complete at last, the multi-day Friends of VCU Libraries Book Sale returns October 27-31. We offer a wide assortment of materials: paperback and hardcover novels, poetry collections, history books, biographies, scholarly studies, cook books, children’s books, and art books, as well as comic books, audio books, CDs, DVDs, and more. The event is free to attend and open to all, though only current Friends of VCU Libraries donors may attend the preview sale from 9 a.m. to noon on the opening day (Thurs). Anyone may join the Friends by making a donation online in advance of the sale or may join at the door by check on the day of the preview sale. https://www.library.v...

3:Richmond, VA 23284 - USA

4:Monday, October 31 at 12:00 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 - USA

4:Tuesday, November 1 at 10:30 AM

5:4

BOOK TALK WITH BETH MACY

2: Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest—A True Story of the Jim Crow South is the true story of George and Willie Muse, African American brothers who were kidnapped from a Virginia tobacco field in 1899 and displayed as circus freaks, and their mother, who embarked on a decades-long struggle to get them back and to get justice for her family. As circus attractions, the Muse brothers performed for royalty at Buckingham Palace and headlined more than a dozen sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden. Through hundreds of interviews and decades of research, author Beth Macy has created a compelling narrative rich in historical detail and rife with implications for race relations today. The Richmond Times-Dispatch is the media sponsor for this talk. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23219 - USA

4:Thursday, November 3 at 12:00 PM

5:3

UR's Writers Series: Danez Smith

2: Danez Smith is the author of  boy, winner of the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and finalist for the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. Their second collection, Don't Call Us Dead, will be published in 2017. They are also the author of two chapbooks, hands on ya knees and black movie, winner of the Button Poetry Prize. Smith is a founder of the Dark Noise Collective. This event is part of University of Richmond's Writers Series. Learn more.

3:University of Richmond, VA - USA

4:Thursday, November 3 at 6:00 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, November 3 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:Thursday, November 3 at 7:00 PM

4:3

5:http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/233641825/

Agile Writers: Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class

2:This free seminar runs 2nd and 4th Thursdays through December. Aaron Sorkin has written the scripts for some of the best movies in Hollywood: "A Few Good Men," "The Social Network," and "Moneyball." Not to mention television series "Sports Night," "The West Wing," and "The Newsroom." We will be presenting his Masterclass of 35 episodes running from 5 to 20 minutes each. For the next several weeks we'll be watching this masterclass and discussing the lessons Sorkin reveals. This seminar is for you if you are a screenwriter, actor, filmmaker or producer. Don't miss this opportunity. http://WritersClub.us...

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, November 3 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, November 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, November 9 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, November 10 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 23219 - USA

4:Monday, November 14 at 6:30 PM

5:2

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, November 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, November 15 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, November 17 at 6:00 PM

5:1

Agile Writers: Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class

2:This free seminar runs 2nd and 4th Thursdays through December. Aaron Sorkin has written the scripts for some of the best movies in Hollywood: "A Few Good Men," "The Social Network," and "Moneyball." Not to mention television series "Sports Night," "The West Wing," and "The Newsroom." We will be presenting his Masterclass of 35 episodes running from 5 to 20 minutes each. For the next several weeks we'll be watching this masterclass and discussing the lessons Sorkin reveals. This seminar is for you if you are a screenwriter, actor, filmmaker or producer. Don't miss this opportunity. http://WritersClub.us...

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, November 17 at 7:00 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 - USA

4:Monday, November 21 at 6:00 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, November 24 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 - USA

4:Friday, November 25 at 7:00 PM

5:2

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, November 28 at 6:30 PM

5:2

On the Back Roads Again: More People, Places and Pie Around Virginia

2: Richmond Times-Dispatch senior photographer Bob Brown and columnist Bill Lohmann are back with more award-winning photographs and good-humored commentary about memorable characters, charming places, and the search for their next piece of pie in this follow-up to their successful book Back Roads: People, Places and Pie Around Virginia. The Richmond Times-Dispatch is the media sponsor for this talk. A book signing follows their talk. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23219 - USA

4:Tuesday, November 29 at 12:00 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, December 1 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.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 PM

Agile Writers: Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class

2:This free seminar runs 2nd and 4th Thursdays through December. Aaron Sorkin has written the scripts for some of the best movies in Hollywood: "A Few Good Men," "The Social Network," and "Moneyball." Not to mention television series "Sports Night," "The West Wing," and "The Newsroom." We will be presenting his Masterclass of 35 episodes running from 5 to 20 minutes each. For the next several weeks we'll be watching this masterclass and discussing the lessons Sorkin reveals. This seminar is for you if you are a screenwriter, actor, filmmaker or producer. Don't miss this opportunity. http://WritersClub.us...

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, December 1 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, December 6 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, December 8 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, December 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, December 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, December 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, December 14 at 5:30 PM

5:1

Agile Writers: Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class

2:This free seminar runs 2nd and 4th Thursdays through December. Aaron Sorkin has written the scripts for some of the best movies in Hollywood: "A Few Good Men," "The Social Network," and "Moneyball." Not to mention television series "Sports Night," "The West Wing," and "The Newsroom." We will be presenting his Masterclass of 35 episodes running from 5 to 20 minutes each. For the next several weeks we'll be watching this masterclass and discussing the lessons Sorkin reveals. This seminar is for you if you are a screenwriter, actor, filmmaker or producer. Don't miss this opportunity. http://WritersClub.us...

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, December 15 at 7:00 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, December 19 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, December 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, December 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, December 26 at 6:30 PM

5:1

Agile Writers: Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class

2:This free seminar runs 2nd and 4th Thursdays through December. Aaron Sorkin has written the scripts for some of the best movies in Hollywood: "A Few Good Men," "The Social Network," and "Moneyball." Not to mention television series "Sports Night," "The West Wing," and "The Newsroom." We will be presenting his Masterclass of 35 episodes running from 5 to 20 minutes each. For the next several weeks we'll be watching this masterclass and discussing the lessons Sorkin reveals. This seminar is for you if you are a screenwriter, actor, filmmaker or producer. Don't miss this opportunity. http://WritersClub.us...

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, December 29 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, January 3 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, January 5 at 7:00 PM

Small Group Poetry Critique

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

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, January 9 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, January 9 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, January 10 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, January 11 at 5:30 PM

5:1

Agile Writers: Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class

2:This free seminar runs 2nd and 4th Thursdays through December. Aaron Sorkin has written the scripts for some of the best movies in Hollywood: "A Few Good Men," "The Social Network," and "Moneyball." Not to mention television series "Sports Night," "The West Wing," and "The Newsroom." We will be presenting his Masterclass of 35 episodes running from 5 to 20 minutes each. For the next several weeks we'll be watching this masterclass and discussing the lessons Sorkin reveals. This seminar is for you if you are a screenwriter, actor, filmmaker or producer. Don't miss this opportunity. http://WritersClub.us...

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, January 12 at 7:00 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, January 16 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, January 17 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, January 23 at 6:30 PM

5:1

Agile Writers: Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class

2:This free seminar runs 2nd and 4th Thursdays through December. Aaron Sorkin has written the scripts for some of the best movies in Hollywood: "A Few Good Men," "The Social Network," and "Moneyball." Not to mention television series "Sports Night," "The West Wing," and "The Newsroom." We will be presenting his Masterclass of 35 episodes running from 5 to 20 minutes each. For the next several weeks we'll be watching this masterclass and discussing the lessons Sorkin reveals. This seminar is for you if you are a screenwriter, actor, filmmaker or producer. Don't miss this opportunity. http://WritersClub.us...

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 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, January 27 at 7:00 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, February 2 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, February 6 at 6:30 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, February 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, February 8 at 5:30 PM

5:1

Agile Writers: Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class

2:This free seminar runs 2nd and 4th Thursdays through December. Aaron Sorkin has written the scripts for some of the best movies in Hollywood: "A Few Good Men," "The Social Network," and "Moneyball." Not to mention television series "Sports Night," "The West Wing," and "The Newsroom." We will be presenting his Masterclass of 35 episodes running from 5 to 20 minutes each. For the next several weeks we'll be watching this masterclass and discussing the lessons Sorkin reveals. This seminar is for you if you are a screenwriter, actor, filmmaker or producer. Don't miss this opportunity. http://WritersClub.us...

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, February 9 at 7:00 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, February 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, February 14 at 7:00 PM

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, February 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, February 21 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, February 24 at 7:00 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, March 2 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, 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

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

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

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

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

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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.