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Agile Writers Open Meeting

Attending: 1: Agile Writers Open Meeting. 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. 


The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia

Attending: 2: The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832” by Alan Taylor. Part of the Banner Lecture Series. Admission $6 Adults/$5 Seniors /$4 Children & Students/Free to VHS members. Free parking available. At Virginia Historical Society, 428 N. Boulevard, 804-358-4901.

Poetry & Jazz Tasting

Attending: 1: Poetry & Jazz Tasting. Third Thursdays every month. Cost: no cover. 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. At C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St.

Lecture & Tasting with “Professor Apple” Tom Burford & Albemarle Ciderworks

Attending: 1: Culinary Event: Lecture & Tasting with “Professor Apple” Tom Burford & Albemarle Ciderworks. Tom Burford, also known as “Professor Apple,” brings five generations of apple cultivation knowledge to bear in his new book, Apples of North America and is a consultant to Albemarle Ciderworks in North Garden, Virginia. Representatives will be on hand to offer samples and background on one of the fastest-growing drinks in the beverage industry. Book talk 5:30–6:30 p.m., tasting and book signing 6:30–7:30 p.m. Presented in conjunction with the Library's exhibition Flora of Virginia. Free and open to the public. Limited free underground parking available. At Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St.

Lecture & Tasting with “Professor Apple” Tom Burford & Albemarle Ciderworks

Attending: 1: Tom Burford, also known as “Professor Apple,” brings five generations of apple cultivation knowledge to bear in his new book, Apples of North America and is a consultant to Albemarle Ciderworks in North Garden, Virginia. Representatives will be on hand to offer samples and background on one of the fastest-growing drinks in the beverage industry. Book talk 5:30–6:30 PM, tasting and book signing 6:30–7:30 PM. Presented in conjunction with the Library's exhibition Flora of Virginia. Free and open to the public. Limited free underground parking available. At Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St.

Agile Writers Seminar: Novel in 6 Months

Attending: 1: Agile Writers Seminar: Novel in 6 months. 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. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

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

Monday Night Poetry Series

Monday, April 21 at 6:30 PM: Monday Night Poetry Series. In honor of National Poetry Month, we're keeping the momentum going this month with critique groups and workshops every Monday night in April. All sessions are completely free and open to poets of all experience levels. For critique dates, please bring a poem or two you have been working on, with a handful of copies to share around the table.  For workshop dates, check Facebook (http://bit.ly/tenthmu...) for any pre-assignment and come ready to write. Location/Dates as follows:

April 21-- Workshop: TBA, Urban Farmhouse Church Hill, 310 N. 33rd St. (Lava Lofts).
April 28-- Group critique, Urban Farmhouse Shockoe, 1217 E. Cary St.

Agile Writers Open Meeting

Attending: 1: Agile Writers Open Meeting. 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. 


JRW's Writing Show

Attending: 1: Stay tuned for details about JRW's The Writing Show. Tickets $10 in advance/$12 at the door/$5 students with valid ID. At The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. Register at The Writing Show.

Virginia Screenwriters Forum

Attending: 1: The Virginia Screenwriters Forum, now in its 24th year, is comprised of award-winning screenwriters and aspiring writers from the Richmond area, along with the VSF Actors Ensemble.  Each meeting offers open discussion on writing for film, critique sessions for two member's scripts,  up to 30  pages, followed by the VSF Actors Ensemble table readings. VSF's new meeting location, day and time is at CenterStage on the 4th Saturday of each month from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., except December. Guests are welcome but seating is limited. Reservations are required  to attend. Contact: vsf@comcast.net, or www.virginiascreenwritersforum.org

Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

Attending: 1: SlamRichmond's "Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic." Every Saturday night. Workshop begins 5:00 p.m.; Performers may sign up for the 8:30pm Open Mic from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. At The Shop, 0 East 4th Street (brick building in the parking lot across from Artspace). For more details visit SlamRichmond., 804-399-0295.

Monday Night Poetry Series

Monday, April 28 at 6:30 PM: Monday Night Poetry Series. In honor of National Poetry Month, we're keeping the momentum going this month with critique groups and workshops every Monday night in April. All sessions are completely free and open to poets of all experience levels. For critique dates, please bring a poem or two you have been working on, with a handful of copies to share around the table.  For workshop dates, check Facebook (http://bit.ly/tenthmu...) for any pre-assignment and come ready to write. Location/Dates as follows:

April 28-- Group critique, Urban Farmhouse Shockoe, 1217 E. Cary St.

Agile Writers Open Meeting

Attending: 1: Agile Writers Open Meeting. 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. 


Write Now! 2014

Attending: 1: Write Now! 2014. Sponsoring organization: Triangle Area Freelancers.
Keynote presenter: Joe Raiola, senior editor, MAD Magazine. Sessions: Three sessions for fiction writers (novel structure, collaboration, dialogue), one for aspiring screenwriters, three for nonfiction journalists. Fee: $69; $59 for students with ID and seniors 65+. Registration includes all conference activities, continental breakfast during morning registration, catered box lunch and beverages.  Location: Wake Technical Community College Northern Wake Campus, Building E, 6600 Louisburg Road, Raleigh, NC. For more information, or to register via PayPal, please visit http://www.trianglear.... Contact: Donald Vaughan. Tel: 919-873-9833. Email: dvaughan@mindspring.com

Agile Writers Seminar: Novel in 6 Months

Attending: 1: Agile Writers Seminar: Novel in 6 months. 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. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

Agile Writers Open Meeting

Attending: 1: Agile Writers Open Meeting. 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. 


Seeking the Sacred in Poetry

Attending: 1: Seeking the Sacred in Poetry. In this workshop, turn your attention to the ordinary, daily experiences that hold beauty and significance, and capture them in short verse forms. Absolutely no writing experience is necessary. Bring a pen, a journal, and an open heart. Presented by Joan Garrabrant, LCSW. Location: Chrysalis Gathering Space, 3527 Ellwood Avenue. Cost: $20 Chrysalis Members/$30 Non-members/$10 Students.

Richmond Playwrights Forum

Attending: 1: The Richmond Playwrights Forum meets monthly at the Children's Theatre of Virginia Willow Lawn. Members share works and discuss playwriting. RPF is open to all and welcomes your participation as voice actors or active listeners. To learn more contact Margie Langston mailto: margie.langston@yahoo.com.

Writers Wednesday

Attending: 1: JRW hosts a casual meet and greet for writers of all genres every second Wednesday. This month's venue: Capital Ale House Innsbrook, 4024-A Cox Rd.

Agile Writers Open Meeting

Attending: 1: Agile Writers Open Meeting. 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. 


Poetry & Jazz Tasting

Attending: 1: Poetry & Jazz Tasting. Third Thursdays every month. Cost: no cover. 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. At C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St.

Virginia Poetry Festival

Friday, May 16 at 12:30 PM: Virginia Poetry Festival, May 16-17, 2014. Includes: 4 Poetry Workshops, 2 Open Microphone Sessions, Readings by 5 Distinguished Poets, Banquet With Poetry. Co-Sponsors:  Poetry Society of Virginia and Williamsburg Regional Library. Main location: James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road, Norge. Reservations Required by May 9, 2014. For detailed schedule, venues, and costs, please visit www.poetrysocietyofvirginia.org. Reservation Form: ewlull@verizon.net.

Gaithersburg Book Festival

Attending: 1: The Gaithersburg Book Festival is an annual celebration of great books and great writing that is fast becoming one of the nation’s top literary events. More than 100 featured best-selling and award-winning authors – including Alice McDermott, Anthony Marra, Eric Jerome Dickey, Warren Brown, Miss Manners Judith Martin, James Swanson, Rachel Renee Russell, Tom Angleberger, Brian Floca, Raina  Telgemeier and Tad Hills and more – will participate in panel discussions and book signings at the festival. Other activities include free interactive writing workshops, a Children’s Village, a hall of local exhibiting authors, announcement of short story contest winners, exhibitors with literary wares, on-site new book sales by Politics & Prose.  Admission, parking and handicap-accessible shuttle buses are FREE. For information, visit www.gaithersburgbookfestival.org. At City Hall Grounds, 31 South Summit Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877, 301-258-6350.

Agile Writers Seminar: Novel in 6 Months

Attending: 1: Agile Writers Seminar: Novel in 6 months. 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. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

Love Is Air Presentation

Attending: 1: TeQuila Kelly returns to read poems from Love Is Air, her insightful work examining the impact of romantic relationships. She looks forward to discussing the book and signing copies. At Book People, 536 Granite Avenue, 804-288-4346.

The Men Who Lost America

Attending: 1: The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire” by Andrew O’Shaughnessy. Cosponsored with the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Virginia. Part of the Banner Lecture Series. Admission $6 Adults/$5 Seniors /$4 Children & Students/Free to VHS members. Free parking available. At Virginia Historical Society, 428 N. Boulevard, 804-358-4901.

Virginia Screenwriters Forum

Attending: 1: The Virginia Screenwriters Forum, now in its 24th year, is comprised of award-winning screenwriters and aspiring writers from the Richmond area, along with the VSF Actors Ensemble.  Each meeting offers open discussion on writing for film, critique sessions for two member's scripts,  up to 30  pages, followed by the VSF Actors Ensemble table readings. VSF's new meeting location, day and time is at CenterStage on the 4th Saturday of each month from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., except December. Guests are welcome but seating is limited. Reservations are required  to attend. Contact: vsf@comcast.net, or www.virginiascreenwritersforum.org

JRW's Writing Show

Attending: 1: Stay tuned for details about JRW's The Writing Show. Tickets $10 in advance/$12 at the door/$5 students with valid ID. At The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. Register at The Writing Show.

The 3rd Annual Antiquarian Book Fair

Friday, May 30 at 12:00 PM: The 3rd Annual Antiquarian Book Fair, featuring over 40 of the East Coast’s finest dealers in rare books, manuscripts and more. Items for every wallet and interest!  May 30, noon- 8 pm & May 31, 9am-2pm. Free and open to the public!

Richmond Playwrights Forum

Attending: 1: The Richmond Playwrights Forum meets monthly at the Children's Theatre of Virginia Willow Lawn. Members share works and discuss playwriting. RPF is open to all and welcomes your participation as voice actors or active listeners. To learn more contact Margie Langston mailto: margie.langston@yahoo.com.

Writers Wednesday

Attending: 1: JRW hosts a casual meet and greet for writers of all genres every second Wednesday. This month's venue: Capital Ale House Innsbrook, 4024-A Cox Rd.

War Zone: World War II off the North Carolina Coast

Attending: 1: War Zone: World War II off the North Carolina Coast by Kevin P. Duffus. Part of the Banner Lecture Series. Admission $6 Adults/$5 Seniors /$4 Children & Students/Free to VHS members. Free parking available. At Virginia Historical Society, 428 N. Boulevard, 804-358-4901.

Poetry & Jazz Tasting

Attending: 1: Poetry & Jazz Tasting. Third Thursdays every month. Cost: no cover. 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. At C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St.

Mid-Atlantic Food Writers Symposium

Attending: 1: Mid-Atlantic Food Writers Symposium. Friday sessions on food reviewing, cookbook authoring, food styling, food blogging and more will be at the Library of Virginia. Saturday sessions will be at Pasture restaurant nearby on Grace St. Sunday will feature an optional brunch at The Rogue Gentlemen. Come hear advice from writers, editors, authors, chefs and publishers, including James Beard finalist for 2014 Todd Kliman, Monica Bhide, Ramin Ganeshram, Matt Gross of Bon Appetit, Kendra Bailey Morris, John Shields, Patrick Evans-Hylton, Denise Vivaldo and Judy Pray from Artisan. Early bird registrations save $50 through April 15th. For exact times and venues please visit http://www.brownpaper....

Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause

Attending: 1: Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause by Heath Lee. Part of the Banner Lecture Series. Admission $6 Adults/$5 Seniors /$4 Children & Students/Free to VHS members. Free parking available. At Virginia Historical Society, 428 N. Boulevard, 804-358-4901.

JRW's Writing Show

Attending: 1: Stay tuned for details about JRW's The Writing Show. Tickets $10 in advance/$12 at the door/$5 students with valid ID. At The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. Register at The Writing Show.

Virginia Screenwriters Forum

Attending: 1: The Virginia Screenwriters Forum, now in its 24th year, is comprised of award-winning screenwriters and aspiring writers from the Richmond area, along with the VSF Actors Ensemble.  Each meeting offers open discussion on writing for film, critique sessions for two member's scripts,  up to 30  pages, followed by the VSF Actors Ensemble table readings. VSF's new meeting location, day and time is at CenterStage on the 4th Saturday of each month from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., except December. Guests are welcome but seating is limited. Reservations are required  to attend. Contact: vsf@comcast.net, or www.virginiascreenwritersforum.org

Writers Wednesday

Attending: 1: JRW hosts a casual meet and greet for writers of all genres every second Wednesday. This month's venue: Capital Ale House Midlothian, 13831 Village Place Dr.

From a Richmond Streetcar: Life through the Lens of Harris Stilson

Attending: 1: From a Richmond Streetcar: Life through the Lens of Harris Stilson by Kitty Snow. Part of the Banner Lecture Series. Admission $6 Adults/$5 Seniors /$4 Children & Students/Free to VHS members. Free parking available. At Virginia Historical Society, 428 N. Boulevard, 804-358-4901.

Richmond Playwrights Forum

Attending: 1: The Richmond Playwrights Forum meets monthly at the Children's Theatre of Virginia Willow Lawn. Members share works and discuss playwriting. RPF is open to all and welcomes your participation as voice actors or active listeners. To learn more contact Margie Langston mailto: margie.langston@yahoo.com.

Poetry & Jazz Tasting

Attending: 1: Poetry & Jazz Tasting. Third Thursdays every month. Cost: no cover. 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. At C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St.

Virginia Screenwriters Forum

Attending: 1: The Virginia Screenwriters Forum, now in its 24th year, is comprised of award-winning screenwriters and aspiring writers from the Richmond area, along with the VSF Actors Ensemble.  Each meeting offers open discussion on writing for film, critique sessions for two member's scripts,  up to 30  pages, followed by the VSF Actors Ensemble table readings. VSF's new meeting location, day and time is at CenterStage on the 4th Saturday of each month from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., except December. Guests are welcome but seating is limited. Reservations are required  to attend. Contact: vsf@comcast.net, or www.virginiascreenwritersforum.org

JRW's Writing Show

Attending: 1: Stay tuned for details about JRW's The Writing Show. Tickets $10 in advance/$12 at the door/$5 students with valid ID. At The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. Register at The Writing Show.

Richmond Playwrights Forum

Attending: 1: The Richmond Playwrights Forum meets monthly at the Children's Theatre of Virginia Willow Lawn. Members share works and discuss playwriting. RPF is open to all and welcomes your participation as voice actors or active listeners. To learn more contact Margie Langston mailto: margie.langston@yahoo.com.

Writers Wednesday

Attending: 1: JRW hosts a casual meet and greet for writers of all genres every second Wednesday. This month's venue: Capital Ale House Midlothian, 13831 Village Place Dr.

Nature’s Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment

Attending: 1: Nature’s Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment in 1862 Virginia by Kathryn Shively Meier. Part of the Banner Lecture Series. Admission $6 Adults/$5 Seniors /$4 Children & Students/Free to VHS members. Free parking available. At Virginia Historical Society, 428 N. Boulevard, 804-358-4901.

Poetry & Jazz Tasting

Attending: 1: Poetry & Jazz Tasting. Third Thursdays every month. Cost: no cover. 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. At C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St.

Virginia Screenwriters Forum

Attending: 1: The Virginia Screenwriters Forum, now in its 24th year, is comprised of award-winning screenwriters and aspiring writers from the Richmond area, along with the VSF Actors Ensemble.  Each meeting offers open discussion on writing for film, critique sessions for two member's scripts,  up to 30  pages, followed by the VSF Actors Ensemble table readings. VSF's new meeting location, day and time is at CenterStage on the 4th Saturday of each month from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., except December. Guests are welcome but seating is limited. Reservations are required  to attend. Contact: vsf@comcast.net, or www.virginiascreenwritersforum.org

JRW's Writing Show

Attending: 1: Stay tuned for details about JRW's The Writing Show. Tickets $10 in advance/$12 at the door/$5 students with valid ID. At The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. Register at The Writing Show.

Richmond Playwrights Forum

Attending: 1: The Richmond Playwrights Forum meets monthly at the Children's Theatre of Virginia Willow Lawn. Members share works and discuss playwriting. RPF is open to all and welcomes your participation as voice actors or active listeners. To learn more contact Margie Langston mailto: margie.langston@yahoo.com.

Writers Wednesday

Attending: 1: JRW hosts a casual meet and greet for writers of all genres every second Wednesday. This month's venue: Capital Ale House Midlothian, 13831 Village Place Dr.

Defiant: American POWs in Vietnam’s Most Infamous Prison

Attending: 1: Defiant: American POWs in Vietnam’s Most Infamous Prison by Alvin Townley. Part of the Banner Lecture Series. Admission $6 Adults/$5 Seniors /$4 Children & Students/Free to VHS members. Free parking available. At Virginia Historical Society, 428 N. Boulevard, 804-358-4901.

JRW's Writing Show

Attending: 1: Stay tuned for details about JRW's The Writing Show. Tickets $10 in advance/$12 at the door/$5 students with valid ID. At The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. Register at The Writing Show.

Virginia Screenwriters Forum

Attending: 1: The Virginia Screenwriters Forum, now in its 24th year, is comprised of award-winning screenwriters and aspiring writers from the Richmond area, along with the VSF Actors Ensemble.  Each meeting offers open discussion on writing for film, critique sessions for two member's scripts,  up to 30  pages, followed by the VSF Actors Ensemble table readings. VSF's new meeting location, day and time is at CenterStage on the 4th Saturday of each month from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., except December. Guests are welcome but seating is limited. Reservations are required  to attend. Contact: vsf@comcast.net, or www.virginiascreenwritersforum.org

Writers Wednesday

Attending: 1: JRW hosts a casual meet and greet for writers of all genres every second Wednesday. This month's venue: Capital Ale House Downtown, 623 East Main St.

Richmond Playwrights Forum

Attending: 1: The Richmond Playwrights Forum meets monthly at the Children's Theatre of Virginia Willow Lawn. Members share works and discuss playwriting. RPF is open to all and welcomes your participation as voice actors or active listeners. To learn more contact Margie Langston mailto: margie.langston@yahoo.com.

Virginia Screenwriters Forum

Attending: 1: The Virginia Screenwriters Forum, now in its 24th year, is comprised of award-winning screenwriters and aspiring writers from the Richmond area, along with the VSF Actors Ensemble.  Each meeting offers open discussion on writing for film, critique sessions for two member's scripts,  up to 30  pages, followed by the VSF Actors Ensemble table readings. VSF's new meeting location, day and time is at CenterStage on the 4th Saturday of each month from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., except December. Guests are welcome but seating is limited. Reservations are required  to attend. Contact: vsf@comcast.net, or www.virginiascreenwritersforum.org

Richmond Playwrights Forum

Attending: 1: The Richmond Playwrights Forum meets monthly at the Children's Theatre of Virginia Willow Lawn. Members share works and discuss playwriting. RPF is open to all and welcomes your participation as voice actors or active listeners. To learn more contact Margie Langston mailto: margie.langston@yahoo.com.

Writers Wednesday

Attending: 1: JRW hosts a casual meet and greet for writers of all genres every second Wednesday. This month's venue: Capital Ale House Downtown, 623 East Main St.

Virginia Screenwriters Forum

Attending: 1: The Virginia Screenwriters Forum, now in its 24th year, is comprised of award-winning screenwriters and aspiring writers from the Richmond area, along with the VSF Actors Ensemble.  Each meeting offers open discussion on writing for film, critique sessions for two member's scripts,  up to 30  pages, followed by the VSF Actors Ensemble table readings. VSF's new meeting location, day and time is at CenterStage on the 4th Saturday of each month from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., except December. Guests are welcome but seating is limited. Reservations are required  to attend. Contact: vsf@comcast.net, or www.virginiascreenwritersforum.org

Richmond Playwrights Forum

Attending: 1: The Richmond Playwrights Forum meets monthly at the Children's Theatre of Virginia Willow Lawn. Members share works and discuss playwriting. RPF is open to all and welcomes your participation as voice actors or active listeners. To learn more contact Margie Langston mailto: margie.langston@yahoo.com.

Writers Wednesday

Attending: 1: JRW hosts a casual meet and greet for writers of all genres every second Wednesday. This month's venue: Capital Ale House Downtown, 623 East Main St.


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