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TICKETED EVENT! Reverend Billy Talen & The Stop Shopping Choir Rock Richmond!

2:Performance artist and eco/anti-consumerism activist The Reverend Billy presents The Earth Wants YOU, a motivational handbook, meant to inspire its readers to challenge the consumerism, racism and militarism that are killing our planet. With a heady mix of humor, insightful critique, passionate commitment, and emotional catharsis, Reverend Billy provides example after example of creative, joyful, Earth-inspired direct action.  Earth-a-lujah!

3:The $15 virtual ticket includes: -a copy of The Earth Wants You; admission to the event with Reverend Billy and accompanying performers/activists; book signing after the event. (There are no paper tickets for this event - you will be on a list when you arrive). Learn more.

4:Richmond, VA - USA

5:Thursday, May 26 at 6:30 PM

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, May 27 at 7:00 PM

5:9

Radford Reads Festival

2:A celebration of local culture featuring local and nationally known authors, artists and craftsmen, activities for children and music. Free. Learn more.

3:Radford, VA - USA

4:Saturday, May 28 at 10:00 AM

5:1

Words on Fire: Poetry Happy Hour at Firehouse

2:Kick off your evening with a dose of hot verse at Firehouse Theatre! Featuring showcased work by local poets, an open mic sign-up for those wishing to sling some spit themselves, a cash bar, and lots of good vibes & people, we can’t think of a better way to wind down your day & get the night rolling! $5 at door.

3:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

4:Tuesday, May 31 at 6:00 PM

5:6

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, June 2 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, June 2 at 7:00 PM

4:3

5:http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/230815893/

2016 BIO Conference

2:The Biographers International Organization welcomes biographers, editors, agents, publishers, and publicity professionals from across the nation and around the world to the Seventh Annual Biographers International Conference, June 3–5, in Richmond. During the conference weekend, biographers have the opportunity to network, compare notes with fellow biographers, and deepen their knowledge of and commitment to the craft of biography. Learn more and register.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Friday, June 3 at 10:00 AM

5:1

2016 BIO Conference

2:The Biographers International Organization welcomes biographers, editors, agents, publishers, and publicity professionals from across the nation and around the world to the Seventh Annual Biographers International Conference, June 3–5, in Richmond. During the conference weekend, biographers have the opportunity to network, compare notes with fellow biographers, and deepen their knowledge of and commitment to the craft of biography. Learn more and register.

3:Richmond, VA 23218 - USA

4:Saturday, June 4 at 8:15 AM

5:1

Plotting Your Young Adult Novel

2:The best young adult novels balance compelling characters with engaging plots, but most of us aren’t equally comfortable with both. If you’re drawn to characters first and plotting second–or if you love plotting but can’t seem to get all the way from beginning to end–this two-hour seminar will help you regain that balance and move forward with your YA novel. Using techniques from popular guides to plotting and outlining, as well as in-class exercises, we’ll find a method that works for you! Reference texts: SAVE THE CAT by Blake Snyder; THE PLOT WHISPERER by Martha Alderson; STORY by Robert McKee. ($50- WriterHouse Members; $60 - Non-members) WriterHouse, Charlottesville.

3:Charlottesville, VA 22903 - USA

4:Saturday, June 4 at 10:00 AM

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 Saturday of the month at Martin's Food Market.

3:Richmond, VA 23236 - USA

4:Saturday, June 4 at 10:00 AM

5:1

Tea for Two: Poetry on the Veranda

2:Join Richmond Public LIbrary for casual outdoor readings on the veranda overlooking Library Park as we feature local and regional poets the first Saturdays in May & June. Light refreshments and coffee will be served. In case of rain, the event will be held inside.

3:Richmond - USA

4:Saturday, June 4 at 11:00 AM

5:2

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. http://WritersClub.us...

3:Richmond, VA 23236 - USA

4:Saturday, June 4 at 1:00 PM

5:1

The BIO Book Bash

2:The BIO Book Bash, the official after party and book-selling event for the 2016 BIO Conference. Based on the conference bookseller Chop Suey Books’ annual Brew-Ho-Ho, a pre-holiday celebration held at Hardywood for local authors that draws hundreds of customers, the BIO Book Bash will provide a great opportunity for conference attendees and the public to meet and mingle with BIO authors. Come enjoy cold craft beer and book banter with the conference panelists and BIO board members and organizers, who will be selling and signing their books. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

4:Sunday, June 5 at 12:00 PM

5:1

Seminar: Shakespeare's Comedies

2:In this seminar instructor Robert Wray will examine the dramaturgy of William Shakespeare, with a focus on his wondrous comedy TWELFTH NIGHT. Within the microcosm of this work, we’ll look at how Shakespeare created character, developed story, and used language to fabricate a hilarious and yet heartbreaking world. In addition, we’ll ask ourselves what this play teaches us about the writer’s craft, and we’ll fashion exercises based on his techniques in order to sharpen and broaden our imaginative abilities. ($50 for WriterHouse Members; $60 Non-members). WriterHouse, Charlottesville.

3:Charlottesville, VA 22903 - USA

4:Sunday, June 5 at 1:00 PM

5:1

Howard T. Weir, III Native American History Talk

2:Join Fountain Books for an evening on Native American history. Howard Weir will discuss his book A Paradise of Blood - The Creek War of 1813-14. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Monday, June 6 at 6:30 PM

5:1

NYT Bestselling Author of Zita the Spacegirl: Ben Hatke

2:Ben Hatke is the author of the beloved Zita the Spacegirl, its sequel, the bestselling Legends of Zita the Spacegirl, and the upcoming Return of Zita the Spacegirl. He has published comics stories in the Flight series as well as Flight Explorer. In addition to writing and drawing comics, he also paints in the naturalist tradition and, occasionally, performs one-man fire shows. Julia's House for Lost Creatures is his first picture book. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Tuesday, June 7 at 4:30 PM

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 - USA

4:Wednesday, June 8 at 5:30 PM

5:2

author visit at bbgb books for kids

2:bbgb will welcome #1 nyt-bestselling author rachel renee russell ("dork diary series") as she reads from her new series the misadventures of max crumblyhttp://bbgbbooks.com/...

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Thursday, June 9 at 4:30 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, June 9 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 June details.

3:Richmond, VA 23223 - USA

4:Thursday, June 9 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, June 13 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 - USA

4:Monday, June 13 at 7:00 PM

5:1

Beyond Agile Writers: The Elevator Pitch w/ Shanelle Calvin

2:Effective communication is the key to success. We are living in a time period driven by technology. You only get a few minutes to engage another person in conversation and make a lasting impression. Being fully aware of your personal brand, and being prepared to communicate will take you to the next level. Preparing an elevator pitch helps you start the process towards lasting professional relationships. The elevator pitch is a tool that will allow you to effectively navigate through conversations with ease. Professionals have been using elevator pitches for years to communicate their personal brand effectively. The meeting is $10 for non-members and Free for members of Agile Writers. http://WritersClub.us...

3:Richmond, VA 23236 - USA

4:Monday, June 13 at 7:00 PM

5:1

Harper Lee Theme Dinner with The Author of Mockingbird, Charles Shields

2:Enjoy a discussion about the controversy surrounding the publication of Go Set a Watchman led  by the author of the newly updated Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee from Scout to Go Set a Watchman.  He will present his research on the last chapter of Lee's life and then take questions and comments in a private presentation room above the restaurant.   Then we'll all go downstairs for a Harper Lee themed dinner prepared by Chef Andy Howell inspired by food shared and talked about in the books. Tickets on sale now through Fountain Books ($45/solo, $65/couple- price includes one book). Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Wednesday, June 15 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, June 16 at 6:00 PM

5:1

Lunch with Elin Hilderbrand, Author of HERE'S TO US

2:Enjoy a delicious lunch with the hilarious New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand including non-alcoholic beverage, tip, and a copy of her latest book Here's to Us. Elin is incredibly entertaining in person and we're getting ready for beach/balcony/porch/park reading season. Bring your gal pal, your best friend, your book club, your daughter/mom and have a "lady date"! Tickets are on sale now ($45 includes book). You will be sent an email with a choice of lunch preferences before the event once they have been finalized. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23219 - USA

4:Friday, June 17 at 12:30 PM

5:1

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. http://WritersClub.us...

3:Richmond, VA 23236 - USA

4:Saturday, June 18 at 1:00 PM

5:1

Book Talk Featuring Plunky: Juju Jazz Funk & Oneness by James "Plunky" Branch

2: Saxophonist James “Plunky” Branch will discuss his new memoir, Plunky: Juju Jazz Funk & Oneness, in an interview with Peter Solomon, host of Jazz with Peter Solomon on WCVE 88.9 FM. A 2015 Strong Men and Women honoree, Branch has released more than 20 albums through his independent record label; worked as a studio musician, including for the hit sitcom The Cosby Show; composed hundreds of songs; and produced a documentary,Under the Radar: A Survey of Afro-Cuban Music. The talk will begin with a brief musical set from Branch. Plunky & Oneness will perform starting at 5:30 PM followed by the interview at 6:15 PM, a question-and-answer session, and a book signing. Free but registration required.

3:Richmond, VA 23219 - USA

4:Thursday, June 23 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:Thursday, June 23 at 6:00 PM

4:1

5:http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/231353456/

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, June 24 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, June 27 at 6:30 PM

5:2

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

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, June 30 at 6:00 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 Saturday of the month at Martin's Food Market.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, July 2 at 10:00 AM

5:1

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. http://WritersClub.us...

3:Richmond, VA 23236 - USA

4:Saturday, July 2 at 1:00 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, July 7 at 6:00 PM

5:1

Poetry & Jazz at C'est Le Vin

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

3:

4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Thursday, July 7 at 7:00 PM

Small Group Poetry Critique

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

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, July 11 at 6:30 PM

5:1

Beyond Agile Writers: Platform Building for Writers w/ Grace Robinson

2:Branding as a full package and as something that every author should consider, especially if they intend to write more than one book in their lifetime. The aspects of branding I?ll cover includes: Social Media, Genre, Website, Consistency and Careers. http://WritersClub.us...

3:Richmond, VA 23236 - USA

4:Monday, July 11 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, July 11 at 7:00 PM

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, July 13 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, July 14 at 6:00 PM

5:1

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. http://WritersClub.us...

3:Richmond, VA 23236 - USA

4:Saturday, July 16 at 1:00 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, July 21 at 6:00 PM

5:1

Poetry Night @ Cafe Zata

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

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Friday, July 22 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, July 25 at 6:30 PM

5:1

Words on Fire: Poetry Happy Hour at Firehouse

2:Kick off your evening with a dose of hot verse at Firehouse Theatre! Featuring showcased work by local poets, an open mic sign-up for those wishing to sling some spit themselves, a cash bar, and lots of good vibes & people, we can’t think of a better way to wind down your day & get the night rolling!

3:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

4:Tuesday, July 26 at 6:00 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

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, July 28 at 6:00 PM

5:1

Poetry & Jazz at C'est Le Vin

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

3:

4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Thursday, August 4 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 Saturday of the month at Martin's Food Market.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, August 6 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 23230 - USA

4:Monday, August 8 at 6:30 PM

5:1

Richmond Playwrights Forum

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

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Monday, August 8 at 7:00 PM

5:1

Words on Fire: Poetry Happy Hour at Firehouse

2:Kick off your evening with a dose of hot verse at Firehouse Theatre! Featuring showcased work by local poets, an open mic sign-up for those wishing to sling some spit themselves, a cash bar, and lots of good vibes & people, we can’t think of a better way to wind down your day & get the night rolling! $5 at door.

3:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

4:Tuesday, August 9 at 6:00 PM

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, August 10 at 5:30 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 June details.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, August 11 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, August 22 at 6:30 PM

5:1

Poetry Night @ Cafe Zata

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

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Friday, August 26 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: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

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, September 1 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 Saturday of the month at Martin's Food Market.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, September 3 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, September 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, September 12 at 7:00 PM

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, September 14 at 5:30 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, September 19 at 6:30 PM

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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, September 23 at 7:00 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:September's show: The Power of Imagery: Show, Don’t Tell

4:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

5:Wednesday, September 28 at 6:00 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 Saturday of the month at Martin's Food Market.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, October 1 at 10:00 AM

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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, October 3 at 6:30 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, October 6 at 7:00 PM

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

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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. 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, October 12 at 5:30 PM

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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 June details.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, October 13 at 7:00 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, October 17 at 6:30 PM

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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, October 28 at 7:00 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, October 31 at 6:30 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, November 3 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 Saturday of the month at Martin's Food Market.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, November 5 at 10:00 AM

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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. 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

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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, November 14 at 6:30 PM

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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

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