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Agile Writers' Write-In

2: Have a bit of Writer's Block? Can't concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us this Saturday. http://WritersClub.us...

3:Richmond, VA 23236 - USA

4:Saturday, February 6 at 10:00 AM

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Agile Writers: First Draft Novel 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 30 FIRST DRAFT NOVELS THIS YEAR.  Yours could be next! $20 fee includes book. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23236 - USA

4:Saturday, February 6 at 1:00 PM

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SLAM Richmond

2: Slam Richmond is the only venue in Richmond offering a poetry slam competition weekly for both youth and adults in separate categories. Poets compete by writing original poems and reciting them for an audience and judges randomly selected from our crowd. Winners of each competition qualify for a chance to represent Richmond at the National Poetry Slam adult competition and “Brave New Voices” youth competition which are held annually in different cities each year. Once the teams are selected (5 poets, coach and entourage for adults, 6 team members, 2 coaches and entourage), they will rehearse and compete to show the world a peek into Virginia’s artistic and literary arsenal!

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Saturday, February 6 at 8:00 PM

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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 8 at 6:30 PM

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Elin Hilderbrands at Women & Wellness Forum

2:Best-selling author Elin Hilderbrand will be the feature speaker at this year's Women and Wellness Forum at The Jefferson. A self-described good cook and terrible gardener, Elin is a breast cancer survivor and author of 15 novels who has created an online forum for women to share stories of breast cancer. This year’s benefit for women’s cancer research at VCU Massey Cancer Center is poised to be another memorable and successful event! Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

4:Tuesday, February 9 at 8:00 AM

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Book Talk: Schools & Jails in the Long Shadow of Slavery

2:Please join Chop Suey Books at VISARTS (1812 W. Main Street) on Tuesday, February 9th from 7-9 for a panel discussion with Ben Campbell, Kristen Green, David Coogan, Kelvin Belton, Stanley Craddock, and Terence Scruggs on the history of racial inequity in Virginia and it's current ramifications on today's education and incarceration systems.  This panel will be moderated by Ana Edwards and will end in a question and answer discussion session. This event is FREE and open to the public!

3:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

4:Tuesday, February 9 at 7:00 PM

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Young Adult Writers Workshop

2: So you want to be a writer? Chesterfield County Public Libraries is hosting a monthly workshop to help you hone your skills and develop your style. Join fellow writers for creative writing exercises and fun discussions. Ages 15-21 welcome. Learn more.

3:Midlothian, VA 23112 - USA

4:Wednesday, February 10 at 5:00 PM

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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. Now we are moving locations to Ardent Craft Ales in trendy Scott’s Addition, where we can mingle more, meet new writers and make connections with more established writers.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Wednesday, February 10 at 5:30 PM

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An Adventurer's Memoir... Emily Kimball

2:Emily Kimball's new book, A Cotton Rat for Breakfast: Adventures in Midlife and Beyond, is an inspiring account of her fascinating life, focused on the transitions she undertook over the last four decades, from ages 45 through 84.  This collections of stories is a must-read for anyone who has ever pondered stepping out of their comfort zone. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Wednesday, February 10 at 6:00 PM

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Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 


3:Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00 PM

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5:http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/228612451/

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 11 at 6:00 PM

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5:http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/228647745/

Professor Mary Frances Berry Discusses Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich

2:Professor Mary Frances Berry Discusses Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich: Vote Buying and the Corruption of Democracy. Mary Frances Berry (PhD and JD) is the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of eleven books and the recipient of thirty-five honorary degrees. She has been the chair of the US Commission on Civil Rights and has appeared on "Real Time with Bill Maher," "The Daily Show," "Tavis Smiley," "PBS NewsHour," "CBS Evening News," "Al Jazeera America News," and various MSNBC and CNN shows. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Thursday, February 11 at 6:30 PM

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Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer's Block? Can't concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at Panera Bread.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Saturday, February 13 at 10:00 AM

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SLAM Richmond

2: Slam Richmond is the only venue in Richmond offering a poetry slam competition weekly for both youth and adults in separate categories. Poets compete by writing original poems and reciting them for an audience and judges randomly selected from our crowd. Winners of each competition qualify for a chance to represent Richmond at the National Poetry Slam adult competition and “Brave New Voices” youth competition which are held annually in different cities each year. Once the teams are selected (5 poets, coach and entourage for adults, 6 team members, 2 coaches and entourage), they will rehearse and compete to show the world a peek into Virginia’s artistic and literary arsenal!

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, February 13 at 8:00 PM

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River City Poetry 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, February 15 at 6:00 PM

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Book Release Party with Patrick Dacey

2:From Chop Suey Books: Please join us on Tuesday, February 16th from 6-8 pm for a book release party and reading by Patrick Dacey, author of the upcoming collection of short stories We've Already Gone This Far. We are all really excited about this book release, and Ward, who got a chance to read it early, says it's one of the best books he has read in a long time. But don't take his word for it. Trust award winning author and Chop Suey favorite George Saunders, who says that Patrick is among his "favorite young American writers." But, really, do trust Ward, because he only wants the best for you. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23221 - USA

4:Tuesday, February 16 at 6:00 PM

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Why We Love Romance Novels - A Panel Discussion

2:What is the secret behind the most popular genre in the world? New York Times best-selling author Cathy Maxwell leads a panel discussion, including romantic suspense novelist Mary Burton, P.J. Ausdenmore of The Romance Dish blog, and NPR book editor Petra Mayer. Light refreshments will be served. Panelists’ books will be available for sale and a book signing follows the discussion. Registration is free and required. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23236 - USA

4:Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00 PM

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Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

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Sadeqa Johnson Book Release Reading

2:Please join Chop Suey Books for a book release celebration and reading with Sadeqa Johnson, author of the upcoming, Second House From the Corner. As always, this event is free and open to the public. In the tradition of I Don’t Know How She Does It, Second House from the Corner centers on the story of Felicia Lyons, a stay-at-home mother of three drowning in the drudgeries of play dates, lost pacifiers and potty training who occasionally wonders what it would be like to escape the demands of motherhood. But when an unexpected phone call threatens to destroy her life, Felicia is forced to return to her childhood home where she must wrestle with an ex-lover and long buried secrets to save the family and home she loves despite the daily challenges. Felicia Lyons is a character who mothers can identify with and laugh along with. You can’t help but cheer for her in Johnson’s engaging and well-written novel.

3:Richmond, VA 23221 - USA

4:Thursday, February 18 at 6:00 PM

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The Writers Farmhouse

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

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, February 18 at 6:00 PM

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Latino Lives, American Dream: Young Latino Fiction with author Meg Medina

2:This family-friendly event features renowned Richmond-based Latina author Meg Medina. She will read from her award-winning books Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass (2013), The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind (2012), and her forthcoming book Burn, Baby Burn. Medina’s touching novels take the perspective of young girls and examine how cultures intersect, highlighting what is unique in Latino culture and the qualities that are universal.

3:Richmond, VA 23219 - USA

4:Thursday, February 18 at 6:30 PM

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SLAM Richmond

2: Slam Richmond is the only venue in Richmond offering a poetry slam competition weekly for both youth and adults in separate categories. Poets compete by writing original poems and reciting them for an audience and judges randomly selected from our crowd. Winners of each competition qualify for a chance to represent Richmond at the National Poetry Slam adult competition and “Brave New Voices” youth competition which are held annually in different cities each year. Once the teams are selected (5 poets, coach and entourage for adults, 6 team members, 2 coaches and entourage), they will rehearse and compete to show the world a peek into Virginia’s artistic and literary arsenal!

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Saturday, February 20 at 8:00 PM

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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 22 at 6:30 PM

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Harry Kollatz Interviews Ross Howell About His Richmond-Based Novel: Forsaken

2: Forsaken recounts the factual tale of Virginia Christian, a teenage ‪‎African-American‬ girl executed by the state of ‪‎Virginia‬ in 1912 — a powerful story. Forsaken delivers another good story, tracking the horrific fate of the real-life white reporter whose sympathies for Virginia Christian also make him a victim of Jim Crow. Forsaken is more than one book — it’s a book and a half. Since 1992, Harry Kollatz Jr. has been recording the lesser-known heritage of Virginia's Holy City in his "Flashbacks" column in Richmond magazine. From the inauguration of the world's first practical electric trolley system an early Civil Rights activists, to a psychic horse and a wild ride on a sturgeon, he has covered it all, which makes him uniquely perfect for this in-conversation event. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Tuesday, February 23 at 6:30 PM

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The Writing Show

2:Entertaining and interactive, JRW's The Writing Show has been described as: Inside the Actor’s Studio meets the New York Times bestseller list. The Tonight Show meets the art of writing. It’s inspiring. It’s fun. And it’s only happening live in Richmond. Membership to James River Writers now includes tickets to some of the Writing Shows held January-September. Learn more about registration and pricing on our site. Individual shows are price at $12 for Members; $15 Non-members ($5 for students).

3:February's show: Love at First Line: How to Grab an Agent’s Attention on Page One

4:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

5:Wednesday, February 24 at 6:00 PM

Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

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The Writers Farmhouse

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

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, February 25 at 6:00 PM

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Poetry Night @ taZa

2:Join River City Poets for a night of inspiring word at this fast-growing Westover Hills coffee shop! With an open mic that is quickly becoming known for nurturing new voices, this is an evening of pure poetry you don't want to miss. Plus, taZa's selection of beer & wines and fresh-made sandwiches & goodies make it easy to while away an evening taking in some new poetry. 

3:Friday, February 26 at 7:00 PM

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5:http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/228206603/

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer's Block? Can't concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at Panera Bread.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, February 27 at 10:00 AM

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Transcribe-a-thon at Library of VA

2: VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY! Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult). Registration required: http://bit.ly/LVAvolu...

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4:Richmond, VA 23219 - USA

5:Saturday, February 27 at 12:00 PM

SLAM Richmond

2: Slam Richmond is the only venue in Richmond offering a poetry slam competition weekly for both youth and adults in separate categories. Poets compete by writing original poems and reciting them for an audience and judges randomly selected from our crowd. Winners of each competition qualify for a chance to represent Richmond at the National Poetry Slam adult competition and “Brave New Voices” youth competition which are held annually in different cities each year. Once the teams are selected (5 poets, coach and entourage for adults, 6 team members, 2 coaches and entourage), they will rehearse and compete to show the world a peek into Virginia’s artistic and literary arsenal!

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, February 27 at 8:00 PM

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Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

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The Writers Farmhouse

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

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, March 3 at 6:00 PM

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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 3 at 7:00 PM

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5:http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/228173801/

SLAM Richmond

2: Slam Richmond is the only venue in Richmond offering a poetry slam competition weekly for both youth and adults in separate categories. Poets compete by writing original poems and reciting them for an audience and judges randomly selected from our crowd. Winners of each competition qualify for a chance to represent Richmond at the National Poetry Slam adult competition and “Brave New Voices” youth competition which are held annually in different cities each year. Once the teams are selected (5 poets, coach and entourage for adults, 6 team members, 2 coaches and entourage), they will rehearse and compete to show the world a peek into Virginia’s artistic and literary arsenal!

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 PM

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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 7 at 6:30 PM

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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. Now we are moving locations to Ardent Craft Ales in trendy Scott’s Addition, where we can mingle more, meet new writers and make connections with more established writers.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, March 9 at 5:30 PM

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Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

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The Writers Farmhouse

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

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, March 10 at 6:00 PM

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Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer's Block? Can't concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at Panera Bread.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, March 12 at 10:00 AM

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SLAM Richmond

2: Slam Richmond is the only venue in Richmond offering a poetry slam competition weekly for both youth and adults in separate categories. Poets compete by writing original poems and reciting them for an audience and judges randomly selected from our crowd. Winners of each competition qualify for a chance to represent Richmond at the National Poetry Slam adult competition and “Brave New Voices” youth competition which are held annually in different cities each year. Once the teams are selected (5 poets, coach and entourage for adults, 6 team members, 2 coaches and entourage), they will rehearse and compete to show the world a peek into Virginia’s artistic and literary arsenal!

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, March 12 at 8:00 PM

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Virginia Book Festival

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 22nd Annual Festival will be held March 16-20, 2016. Programs range from traditional author readings and book signings to a StoryFest day of children’s authors and storybook characters; from a panel on how to publish a novel to a discussion on running a book club to a workshop on bookbinding. All programs are open to the public; with the exception of a few ticketed events, programs are free of charge. Get a complete schedule and learn more at http://vabook.org/....

3:Charlottesville, VA - USA

4:Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00 AM

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VA Book Festival: Leadership Breakfast with Whitney Johnson

2:Whitney Johnson, author of Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work, speaks. Brian Wheeler, executive director of Charlottesville Tomorrow, moderates the discussion. Book sales and signing follow the breakfast. This is a ticketed event for the VA Festival of the Book. Hosted by: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Charlottesville Area Chamber of Commerce. Learn more.

3:Charlottesville, VA - USA

4:Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30 AM

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Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

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Virginia Book Festival

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 22nd Annual Festival will be held March 16-20, 2016. Programs range from traditional author readings and book signings to a StoryFest day of children’s authors and storybook characters; from a panel on how to publish a novel to a discussion on running a book club to a workshop on bookbinding. All programs are open to the public; with the exception of a few ticketed events, programs are free of charge. Get a complete schedule and learn more at http://vabook.org/....

3:Charlottesville, VA - USA

4:Thursday, March 17 at 7:00 AM

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A State of Many Nations: Immigration and the Changing Face of Virginia

2:Author Tom Gjelten (A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story), Cuban-American author Gustavo Pérez Firmat (A Cuban in Mayberry), and photographer Lloyd Wolf (Living Diversity: The Columbia Pike Documentary Project) present a combination of stories, data, and images related to Virginia’s changing demographic and the faces, cultures, and voices of non-Anglo and non-white immigrants. NOTE: This program is FREE, although tickets are required. Part of the VA Festival of the Book. Learn more.

3:Charlottesville - USA

4:Thursday, March 17 at 6:00 PM

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The Writers Farmhouse

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

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, March 17 at 6:00 PM

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Book Talk: Charles Todd for No Shred of Evidence

2: Fountain Books welcomes back Charles Todd with their latest book, No Shred of Evidence. Charles Todd is a pen name used by the American authors Caroline and Charles Todd. This mother-and-son writing team lives in the eastern United States, in North Carolina and Delaware respectively. The authors are best known for a series of novels, set in post World War I England dealing with the cases of Inspector Ian Rutledge, a veteran of the European campaigns who is attempting to pick up the pieces of his Scotland Yard career. They are also the authors of a series about Bess Crawford, a nurse serving in France during World War I. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Thursday, March 17 at 6:30 PM

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Beyond Background Characters: Life in Hyphen-American

2:Authors Sara Farizan (Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel), Lamar Giles (Endangered), Meg Medina (Burn Baby Burn), and Wendy Shang (The Way Home Looks Now) share stories featuring American immigrant lives. Moderated by Gustavo Pérez Firmat (Life on the Hyphen and A Cuban in Mayberry: Looking Back at America’s Hometown). This VA Book Festival event is free but requires a ticket. Learn more.

3:Charlottesville - USA

4:Thursday, March 17 at 8:00 PM

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Virginia Book Festival

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 22nd Annual Festival will be held March 16-20, 2016. Programs range from traditional author readings and book signings to a StoryFest day of children’s authors and storybook characters; from a panel on how to publish a novel to a discussion on running a book club to a workshop on bookbinding. All programs are open to the public; with the exception of a few ticketed events, programs are free of charge. Get a complete schedule and learn more at http://vabook.org/....

3:Charlottesville, VA - USA

4:Friday, March 18 at 7:00 AM

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A Celebration of Pulitzer Prize Poets

2:The Virginia Festival of the Book, produced by Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, presents A Celebration of Pulitzer Prize Poets on Friday, March 18 at 6 pm in the Culbreth Theatre.  The Festival of the Book continues its strong commitment to poetry featuring readings by Pulitzer prize-winning poets. Rita Dove (Sonata Mulattica), Gregory Pardlo (Digest), and Vijay Seshadri (3 Sections: Poems) read and discuss their work.  This event is sponsored by: Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative. All tickets are general admission and are free. Reserve a ticket here.

3:Charlottesville - USA

4:Friday, March 18 at 6:00 PM

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Virginia Book Festival

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 22nd Annual Festival will be held March 16-20, 2016. Programs range from traditional author readings and book signings to a StoryFest day of children’s authors and storybook characters; from a panel on how to publish a novel to a discussion on running a book club to a workshop on bookbinding. All programs are open to the public; with the exception of a few ticketed events, programs are free of charge. Get a complete schedule and learn more at http://vabook.org/....

3:Charlottesville, VA - USA

4:Saturday, March 19 at 7:00 AM

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VA Book Fest: Publishing Day and Book Fair

2:The Virginia Festival of the Book presents seminars on Publishing that will be of value to writers throughout the day at the Omni Hotel, including an Agents Roundtable. The Annual Book Fair will also be held at this venue today. Learn more and get a schedule here.

3:Charlottesville, VA 22902 - USA

4:Saturday, March 19 at 9:00 AM

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Crime Wave Brunch with Alan Furst

2:Join hundreds of other Crime Wave readers for Saturday morning brunch with Alan Furst, author of Midnight in Europe and twelve other internationally bestselling novels. Many additional Crime Wave authors join readers for the Brunch, and book sales and signing follow. Part of the Virginia Festival of the Book.

3:Charlottesville, VA - USA

4:Saturday, March 19 at 10:00 AM

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VA book Fest: An Evening with Bryan Stevenson

2:Bryan Stevenson (Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption) will speak about his experiences as a social justice lawyer and how these continue to influence his life-long work to support criminal justice system reform as well as anti-poverty and anti-discrimination efforts. An outspoken advocate and thoughtful leader, Stevenson challenges the legacy of racial inequality in the United States, asking Americans to reconsider issues of justice and compassion. John Grisham will join Stevenson on stage for discussion of these issues. Tickets available through the link below, or in person at The Paramount Theater box office at 215 E. Main Street, Charlottesville. The ticket price of $17.50 ($6.50 for students) includes The Paramount Historic Preservation Fee. Your purchase will also incur a service charge of $2.50 ($1.50 for students). This is part of the VA Festival of the Book. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

3:Charlottesville, VA - USA

4:Saturday, March 19 at 8:00 PM

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SLAM Richmond

2: Slam Richmond is the only venue in Richmond offering a poetry slam competition weekly for both youth and adults in separate categories. Poets compete by writing original poems and reciting them for an audience and judges randomly selected from our crowd. Winners of each competition qualify for a chance to represent Richmond at the National Poetry Slam adult competition and “Brave New Voices” youth competition which are held annually in different cities each year. Once the teams are selected (5 poets, coach and entourage for adults, 6 team members, 2 coaches and entourage), they will rehearse and compete to show the world a peek into Virginia’s artistic and literary arsenal!

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, March 19 at 8:00 PM

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Virginia Book Festival

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 22nd Annual Festival will be held March 16-20, 2016. Programs range from traditional author readings and book signings to a StoryFest day of children’s authors and storybook characters; from a panel on how to publish a novel to a discussion on running a book club to a workshop on bookbinding. All programs are open to the public; with the exception of a few ticketed events, programs are free of charge. Get a complete schedule and learn more at http://vabook.org/....

3:Charlottesville, VA - USA

4:Sunday, March 20 at 7:00 AM

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Celebration Brunch: A Tribute to the African American Literary Tradition

2:The Charlottesville Chapter of The Links Incorporated presents its thirteenth annual Celebration of the African American Literary Tradition, including brunch, musical and spoken word performances by community youth, a tribute to book festival authors, book sales and signing. Tickets are $60 and available in advance only. To purchase tickets, contact: cvillelinks@gmail.com or a member of the Charlottesville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Part of the VA Book Festival.

3:Charlottesville, VA - USA

4:Sunday, March 20 at 11:30 AM

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Stinky Cheese and an Egg! Egg! Egg! – with Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg

2:The Virginia Festival of the Book, produced by Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, presents Stinky Cheese and an Egg! Egg! Egg! - An Afternoon with Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg on Sunday, March 20 at 1 pm in the Culbreth Theatre. Popular children’s author Jon Scieszka (Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo) and illustrator Steven Weinberg (You Must Be This Tall) will give a rousing presentation on the wacky worlds created in their popular children’s books for all ages. All tickets are general admission and are $10 for adults and $5 for youth under 18. Learn more.

3:Charlottesville - USA

4:Sunday, March 20 at 1:00 PM

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River City Poetry 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 21 at 6:00 PM

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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 21 at 6:30 PM

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Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

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The Writers Farmhouse

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

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, March 24 at 6:00 PM

5:1

Poetry Night @ taZa

2:Join River City Poets for a night of inspiring word at this fast-growing Westover Hills coffee shop! With an open mic that is quickly becoming known for nurturing new voices, this is an evening of pure poetry you don't want to miss. Plus, taZa's selection of beer & wines and fresh-made sandwiches & goodies make it easy to while away an evening taking in some new poetry. 

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Friday, March 25 at 7:00 PM

5:1

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer's Block? Can't concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at Panera Bread.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, March 26 at 10:00 AM

5:1

SLAM Richmond

2: Slam Richmond is the only venue in Richmond offering a poetry slam competition weekly for both youth and adults in separate categories. Poets compete by writing original poems and reciting them for an audience and judges randomly selected from our crowd. Winners of each competition qualify for a chance to represent Richmond at the National Poetry Slam adult competition and “Brave New Voices” youth competition which are held annually in different cities each year. Once the teams are selected (5 poets, coach and entourage for adults, 6 team members, 2 coaches and entourage), they will rehearse and compete to show the world a peek into Virginia’s artistic and literary arsenal!

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, March 26 at 8:00 PM

5:1

The Writing Show

2:Entertaining and interactive, JRW's The Writing Show has been described as: Inside the Actor’s Studio meets the New York Times bestseller list. The Tonight Show meets the art of writing. It’s inspiring. It’s fun. And it’s only happening live in Richmond. Membership to James River Writers now includes tickets to some of the Writing Shows held January-September. Learn more about registration and pricing on our site. Individual shows are price at $12 for Members; $15 Non-members ($5 for students).

3:March's Show: Blogging in 2016

4:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

5:Wednesday, March 30 at 6:00 PM

Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

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The Writers Farmhouse

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

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, March 31 at 6:00 PM

5:1

SLAM Richmond

2: Slam Richmond is the only venue in Richmond offering a poetry slam competition weekly for both youth and adults in separate categories. Poets compete by writing original poems and reciting them for an audience and judges randomly selected from our crowd. Winners of each competition qualify for a chance to represent Richmond at the National Poetry Slam adult competition and “Brave New Voices” youth competition which are held annually in different cities each year. Once the teams are selected (5 poets, coach and entourage for adults, 6 team members, 2 coaches and entourage), they will rehearse and compete to show the world a peek into Virginia’s artistic and literary arsenal!

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, April 2 at 8:00 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 4 at 6:30 PM

5:1

Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

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The Writers Farmhouse

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

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, April 7 at 6:00 PM

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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, April 7 at 7:00 PM

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer's Block? Can't concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at Panera Bread.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, April 9 at 10:00 AM

5:1

SLAM Richmond

2: Slam Richmond is the only venue in Richmond offering a poetry slam competition weekly for both youth and adults in separate categories. Poets compete by writing original poems and reciting them for an audience and judges randomly selected from our crowd. Winners of each competition qualify for a chance to represent Richmond at the National Poetry Slam adult competition and “Brave New Voices” youth competition which are held annually in different cities each year. Once the teams are selected (5 poets, coach and entourage for adults, 6 team members, 2 coaches and entourage), they will rehearse and compete to show the world a peek into Virginia’s artistic and literary arsenal!

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, April 9 at 8:00 PM

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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. Now we are moving locations to Ardent Craft Ales in trendy Scott’s Addition, where we can mingle more, meet new writers and make connections with more established writers.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, April 13 at 5:30 PM

5:1

Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

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The Writers Farmhouse

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

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, April 14 at 6:00 PM

5:1

River City Poetry 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 18 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, April 18 at 6:30 PM

5:1

Poetry Night @ taZa

2:Join River City Poets for a night of inspiring word at this fast-growing Westover Hills coffee shop! With an open mic that is quickly becoming known for nurturing new voices, this is an evening of pure poetry you don't want to miss. Plus, taZa's selection of beer & wines and fresh-made sandwiches & goodies make it easy to while away an evening taking in some new poetry. 

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Friday, April 22 at 7:00 PM

5:1

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer's Block? Can't concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at Panera Bread.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, April 23 at 10:00 AM

5:1

The Writing Show

2:Entertaining and interactive, JRW's The Writing Show has been described as: Inside the Actor’s Studio meets the New York Times bestseller list. The Tonight Show meets the art of writing. It’s inspiring. It’s fun. And it’s only happening live in Richmond. Membership to James River Writers now includes tickets to some of the Writing Shows held January-September. Learn more about registration and pricing on our site. Individual shows are price at $12 for Members; $15 Non-members ($5 for students).

3:April's show: Editing for Dramatic Impact: Mastering the Most Important Moments in Your Story

4:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

5:Wednesday, April 27 at 6:00 PM

Kwame Alexander at Chesterfield County Library

2:Kwame Alexander, Newbery Medal winner for his Young Adult poetry/basketball book The Crossover. Location and time TBD

3:Chesterfield, VA - USA

4:Sunday, May 1 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, May 2 at 6:30 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, May 5 at 7:00 PM

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer's Block? Can't concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at Panera Bread.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, May 7 at 10:00 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. Now we are moving locations to Ardent Craft Ales in trendy Scott’s Addition, where we can mingle more, meet new writers and make connections with more established writers.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, May 11 at 5:30 PM

5:1

River City Poetry 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 16 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, May 16 at 6:30 PM

5:1

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer's Block? Can't concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at Panera Bread.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, May 21 at 10:00 AM

5:1

The Writing Show

2:Entertaining and interactive, JRW's The Writing Show has been described as: Inside the Actor’s Studio meets the New York Times bestseller list. The Tonight Show meets the art of writing. It’s inspiring. It’s fun. And it’s only happening live in Richmond. Membership to James River Writers now includes tickets to some of the Writing Shows held January-September. Learn more about registration and pricing on our site. Individual shows are price at $12 for Members; $15 Non-members ($5 for students).

3:May's show: TBA

4:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

5:Wednesday, May 25 at 6:00 PM

Poetry Night @ taZa

2:Join River City Poets for a night of inspiring word at this fast-growing Westover Hills coffee shop! With an open mic that is quickly becoming known for nurturing new voices, this is an evening of pure poetry you don't want to miss. Plus, taZa's selection of beer & wines and fresh-made sandwiches & goodies make it easy to while away an evening taking in some new poetry. 

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Friday, May 27 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, May 30 at 6:30 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, June 2 at 7:00 PM

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer's Block? Can't concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at Panera Bread.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, June 4 at 10:00 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. Now we are moving locations to Ardent Craft Ales in trendy Scott’s Addition, where we can mingle more, meet new writers and make connections with more established writers.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, June 8 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, June 13 at 6:30 PM

5:1

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer's Block? Can't concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at Panera Bread.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, June 18 at 10:00 AM

5:1

Poetry Night @ taZa

2:Join River City Poets for a night of inspiring word at this fast-growing Westover Hills coffee shop! With an open mic that is quickly becoming known for nurturing new voices, this is an evening of pure poetry you don't want to miss. Plus, taZa's selection of beer & wines and fresh-made sandwiches & goodies make it easy to while away an evening taking in some new poetry. 

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Friday, June 24 at 7:00 PM

5:1

The Writing Show

2:Entertaining and interactive, JRW's The Writing Show has been described as: Inside the Actor’s Studio meets the New York Times bestseller list. The Tonight Show meets the art of writing. It’s inspiring. It’s fun. And it’s only happening live in Richmond. Membership to James River Writers now includes tickets to some of the Writing Shows held January-September. Learn more about registration and pricing on our site. Individual shows are price at $12 for Members; $15 Non-members ($5 for students).

3:June's Sow: Raising the Bard: 10 Things Any Writer Can Learn from Shakespeare

4:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

5:Wednesday, June 29 at 6:00 PM

Poetry & Jazz at C'est Le Vin

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

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Thursday, July 7 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. Now we are moving locations to Ardent Craft Ales in trendy Scott’s Addition, where we can mingle more, meet new writers and make connections with more established writers.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Wednesday, July 13 at 5:30 PM

5:1

Poetry Night @ taZa

2:Join River City Poets for a night of inspiring word at this fast-growing Westover Hills coffee shop! With an open mic that is quickly becoming known for nurturing new voices, this is an evening of pure poetry you don't want to miss. Plus, taZa's selection of beer & wines and fresh-made sandwiches & goodies make it easy to while away an evening taking in some new poetry. 

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Friday, July 22 at 7:00 PM

5:1

The Writing Show

2:Entertaining and interactive, JRW's The Writing Show has been described as: Inside the Actor’s Studio meets the New York Times bestseller list. The Tonight Show meets the art of writing. It’s inspiring. It’s fun. And it’s only happening live in Richmond. Membership to James River Writers now includes tickets to some of the Writing Shows held January-September. Learn more about registration and pricing on our site. Individual shows are price at $12 for Members; $15 Non-members ($5 for students).

3:July's show: The Secret Mind of an Author: How to think, read, and act like a writer.

4:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

5:Wednesday, July 27 at 6:00 PM

Poetry & Jazz at C'est Le Vin

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

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Thursday, August 4 at 7:00 PM

The Writing Show

2:Entertaining and interactive, JRW's The Writing Show has been described as: Inside the Actor’s Studio meets the New York Times bestseller list. The Tonight Show meets the art of writing. It’s inspiring. It’s fun. And it’s only happening live in Richmond. Membership to James River Writers now includes tickets to some of the Writing Shows held January-September. Learn more about registration and pricing on our site. Individual shows are price at $12 for Members; $15 Non-members ($5 for students).

3:August's show: Strategies for Getting What You Want (i.e. a paycheck) Out of Writing

4:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

5:Wednesday, August 31 at 6:00 PM

The Writing Show

2:Entertaining and interactive, JRW's The Writing Show has been described as: Inside the Actor’s Studio meets the New York Times bestseller list. The Tonight Show meets the art of writing. It’s inspiring. It’s fun. And it’s only happening live in Richmond. Membership to James River Writers now includes tickets to some of the Writing Shows held January-September. Learn more about registration and pricing on our site. Individual shows are price at $12 for Members; $15 Non-members ($5 for students).

3:September's show: The Power of Imagery: Show, Don’t Tell

4:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

5:Wednesday, September 28 at 6:00 PM


Note: James River Writers provides this listing of events for informational purposes only. Please contact the event host to confirm details and for additional information.