Literary Events Calendar

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The Writers Farmhouse

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

3:Wednesday, September 3 at 6:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/203810412/

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, September 3 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 2

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/203454282/

UR's Writers Series: Susan Stewart

2:The University of Richmond Department of English welcomes Susan Stewart as part of its annual Writers Series. Susan Stewart is both an accomplished poet and a highly regarded critic. She will offer a reading and take questions from the audience.

3:Wednesday, September 3 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/201182152/

Richmond Writers Series: Dale Brumfield

2:The Friends of Richmond Public Library present the Richmond Writers Series on First Fridays. Dale Brumfield discusses his latest book, Richmond Independent Press: A History of the Underground Zine Scene, an in-depth look at RVA's underground and alternative press, which was nominated for the Library of Virginia's 2014 Literary Award in Nonfiction. Free at the RPL's Main Branch.

3:Friday, September 5 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/202568982/

Tea for Two: Poetry in Library Park

2:Tea for Two: Poetry in Library Park, a 2014 Saturday reading series. Poets Henry Hart and Joshua Poteat will each share their work over a half-hour long reading/performance, allowing time for meet & greet over coffee before and after. Reading to be held inside the Library in case of inclement weather. Tea for Two in 2014 will be held on the first Saturdays of May, June, September, and October. Cost: none. At Richmond Public Library, Main Branch, 101 E. Franklin St.

3:Saturday, September 6 at 11:00 AM

4:Attending: 5

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/177656132/

Agile Writers Seminar: "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 20 FIRST DRAFT NOVELS as of THIS YEAR.  Yours could be next!

3:Saturday, September 6 at 1:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/192415372/

Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

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.

3:Saturday, September 6 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 4

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/178478042/

Seminar: On Submission: Understanding Your First Readers

2:When you submit a story or essay to a journal, what happens to it? How many pages will editors read before making a decision, and how can you get them to keep reading? Learn where to send your work, how to write strong cover letters, how to interpret rejection letters, and more. Bring one story or essay you want to submit to journals. Instructor: Alison Penning. Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-Members. More at WriterHouse.

3:Sunday, September 7 at 9:00 AM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/200344662/

Monday Night Poetry Series: Critique Night

2:River City Poets are keeping the poetry going this month with critique groups and workshops on select Monday nights. 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...)

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4:Monday, September 8 at 6:30 PM

5:Attending: 1

Richmond Playwrights Forum

2: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.

3:Monday, September 8 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 2

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/162018432/

Meet the Author: Edward Baptist

2:The Fountain Bookstore welcomes Edward Baptist, author of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism Presented by Edward Baptist. More info.

3:Tuesday, September 9 at 6:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/202509542/

Writers Wednesday

2: 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.

3:Wednesday, September 10 at 5:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/158902852/

The Writers Farmhouse

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

3:Wednesday, September 10 at 6:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/202388452/

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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Fall for the Book

2:The 16th annual Fall for the Book — September 11-18, with free events at George Mason University and throughout Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland — welcomes some of the best-known and best-loved writers on the
planet as well as the literary stars of tomorrow. For information on events throughout the week, visit http://fallforthebook...

3:Thursday, September 11 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/196848532/

Jan Karon On-Stage Conversation, Q&A, and Meet & Greet

2:The Fountain Bookstore presents a special event with best-selling author Jan Karon. She will be interviewed by Richmond writer Stacey Hawkins Adams. This is a ticketed event and tickets must be purchased through Fountain Bookstore by 9/10/14. There will not be a signing period. Pre-signed books will be included as part of the ticket price. For more information contact the Fountain 804-788-1594.

3:Thursday, September 11 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/202500092/

River City Secrets

2:Featured poetry readings/performances & live music, followed by open mic free to all & any wishing to share a verse or two of their own. Light refreshments served. This event is generously supported by CultureWorks, but they will be accepting donations to help out the gallery itself.

3:Friday, September 12 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/204751582/

"Literary Salon: On Being a Writer-Traveler (Not a Travel-Writer)

2:Writer Lisa Gornick will share the importance of travel to her writing, including her experience visiting the Amazonian city of Iquitos Peru after having imagined it as the home of one of the characters in her latest novel, Tinderbox. She will also discuss how travel can be an exercise in imagination, deepening our capacities to imagine other worlds and times. Free and open to the public.

3:Friday, September 12 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/199244772/

Bloody Autumn: The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864 Book Talk

2:Historians Daniel Davis and Phillip Greenwalt, longtime students of the Civil War, have spent countless hours researching the Valley battles of '64 and walking the ground where those battles unfolded. Bloody Autumn: The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864 shifts attention away from the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia to the campaign that ultimately determined the balance of power across the Eastern Theater.  Join Davis and Greenwalt for this lecture and book signing. Cost: Included with museum admission.

3:Saturday, September 13 at 1:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/201184302/

Book People: Edward H. Peeples

2:In SCALAWAG Edward H. Peeples tells his story of how he went from being a white working-class boy to an unlikely civil rights activist.  Peeples looks forward to signing the book and discussing it with interested readers.

3:Saturday, September 13 at 3:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/202510082/

Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

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.

3:Saturday, September 13 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/178478142/

Monday Night Poetry Series: Workshop Night

2:"Workshop: So You Wanna Write Poetry..." River City Poets are keeping the poetry going this month with critique groups and workshops on select Monday nights. 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...)

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4:Monday, September 15 at 6:30 PM

5:Attending: 1

Twitter Chat with The Book Doctors

2:Join @JamesRvrWriters during our series of hashtag chats prior to the 14th Annual James River Writers Conference in October! Popular conference panelists, The Book Doctors will talk about all things publishing. Follow moderator @LeilaGaskin and use the tag #JRW14 to chat with other members and conference goers!

3:Monday, September 15 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/189558882/

Paula Marcoux "Cooking With Fire" Dinner

2:Hosted by the Fountain Bookstore to introduce this fiery cookbook subtitled "From Roasting on a Spit to Baking in a Tannur, Rediscovered Techniques and Recipes That Capture the Flavors of Wood-Fired Cooking." Menu to come, appetites to be whetted, tickets available at http://www.fountainbo...

3:Tuesday, September 16 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/198025002/

Books on Broad: SWAY

2:Sway is the debut novel from the Library of Virginia Foundation's own Kat Spears. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:00 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.

3:Wednesday, September 17 at 5:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/195498042/

Natasha Trethewey, United States Poet Laureate

2:Natasha Trethewey, United States Poet Laureate (2012–2014), winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University read from her poems and then engage in conversation with Claudia Emerson, VCU professor and acclaimed poet and winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. More info.

3:Wednesday, September 17 at 6:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/202498472/

The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Wednesday 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:Wednesday, September 17 at 6:00 PM

5:Attending: 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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Chrysalis Book Club: Reading for Spiritual Growth

2: The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew by Alan Lightman. From the book jacket, "Here is a book about nesting ospreys, multiple universes, atheism, spiritualism, and the arrow of time." The second session of The Chrysalis Book Club will meet and discuss three books and their impact on the spiritual journey. Vicki Saunders, PhD facilitates. Free to members of The Chrysalis Institute and $10 for non-members. More at http://chrysalisinsti...

3:Thursday, September 18 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/194109972/

Poetry & Jazz Tasting

2:Third Thursdays every 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, September 18 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/204388132/

Meet Rose Caraway and Kristina Wright!

2:Join Fountain Bookstore in welcoming these two writers and editors of erotica. "Kristina Wright enjoyed her last visit so much, she decided to bring her friend Rose Caraway, whose new book, The Sexy Librarian's Big Book of Erotica, bursts at the binding with amorous archives and bibliophilic bliss! A veritible  dictionary of desires, it includes stories by top eroticists Rachel Kramer Bussel, Janine Ashbless, Tamsin Flowers and Salome Wilde, as well Rose, the sexy librarian herself! Tempted?" More info.

3:Friday, September 19 at 12:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/202512292/

Seminar: Writing Sketch Comedy

2:Dip your stinky toe into the art of writing comic sketches! Whether you’re a writer wanting to explore a new medium or a fan of comedy wanting to know how sketch shows operate, this one-day workshop is for you. Guided examples from classic routines and quick-fire exercises will teach you to recognize the funny stuff, whether it’s in the characters, relationships or entire worlds. You’ll learn how to develop your peeves into characters, and how to turn characters into hilarious situations, plus you’ll get a taste of a ‘writer’s room’ atmosphere. Rubber chickens welcome! Instructor: Joel Jones. Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-Members

3:Saturday, September 20 at 9:00 AM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/200345642/

Williamsburg Book Festival

2:The 2nd Williamsburg Book Festival includes workshops and a Book Fair with a wide variety of genres and books. The event is Free and open to the public. WilliamsburgBookFestival.com

3:Saturday, September 20 at 9:30 AM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/199119612/

Make the Library Loud!

2:An afternoon of library celebration for all ages! Richmond Young Writers will host a reading of original student work (1:30-2pm). Please emailrichmondyoungwriters@gmail.com by Friday, August 29 with the subject line "student reading" if your young writer would like a 1-2 minute slot to read a poem, short story or work in progress. In conjunction with the People's Library Project, Girls Rock! RVA and the opening of the Free Richmond Instrument Lending Library (FRILL). Free and open to the public.

3:Saturday, September 20 at 12:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/202507492/

Agile Writers Seminar: "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 20 FIRST DRAFT NOVELS as of THIS YEAR.  Yours could be next!

3:Saturday, September 20 at 1:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/192415572/

Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

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.

3:Saturday, September 20 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/178478212/

Martha Woodroof shares Small Blessings

2:Meet Martha Woodroof, debut author and host of The Spark, which airs on WMRA, the Shenandoah Valley's NPR station! Small Blessings is an inspiring tale of a small-town college professor, a remarkable new woman at the bookshop, and the ten-year old son he never knew he had. Fountain Bookstore.

3:Tuesday, September 23 at 6:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/202511072/

The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Wednesday 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:Wednesday, September 24 at 6:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Meet Fantasy authors Melissa Marr and Jeaniene Frost

2:Join Fountain Bookstore in welcoming bestselling fantasy authors Melissa Marr and Jeaniene Frost and hear more about The Beautiful Ashes, the first book in Frost's Broken Destiny series, and Marr's newest novel, Made For You (due mid-September)! More info.

3:Wednesday, September 24 at 6:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/202511402/

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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Rojonekku Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament

2:Rojonekku Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament is a single-elimination haiku poetry battle done in round formats where any and all competitors are allowed to flex their individual poetic style. It takes only about 20 haiku to compete, though you may not use any more than three (if eliminated early). The goal is to bring together different poetic flavors to cross-pollinate each other, and enjoy ourselves. Additionally, host Raven Mack takes on a willing combatant in a Haiku Death Match (Best-of-25 rounds), and other entertaining nonsense happens as the night allows. For more info, see www.rojonekku.com

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Ryan K. Smith

2:Ryan K. Smith, Associate Professor of History and author of Robert Morris’s Folly: The Architectural and Financial Failures of an American Founder (Yale University Press, 2014). The new “Meet VCU’s Authors” series invites members of the Richmond community as well as colleagues and students from VCU and other local universities to come and meet VCU’s authors as they talk about their recently published books and answer questions about their work.  All are welcome! Co-sponsored by VCU Libraries. More info.

3:Wednesday, September 24 at 7:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/202505152/

Defiant: American POWs in Vietnam’s Most Infamous Prison

2: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.

3:Thursday, September 25 at 12:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/167185402/

JRW's Writing Show

2: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 Broadberry, 2729 W. Broad Street. Ample parking available on street, across the street, and adjacent to the building. Register at The Writing Show.

3:Thursday, September 25 at 6:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/158909102/

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, September 26 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Virginia Screenwriters Forum

2: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

3:Saturday, September 27 at 9:15 AM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/167195742/

Dr. Allen Lewis Book Signing

2:In his book, WE ARE ALL RACISTS: THE TRUTH ABOUT CULTURAL BIAS, Dr. Allen Lewis offers a personal, theoretical, historical, data-driven, and solution-focused, yet brief discussion of race. There are no indictments, there is no blame, but he lays out the truth about race and cultural bias in America today. Dr. Lewis was a longtime faculty member at VCU in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling. He looks forward to discussing the book and signing copies with eager readers.

3:Saturday, September 27 at 11:00 AM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/204648092/

Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

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.

3:Saturday, September 27 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/178478232/

Wiley Cash leads us down This Dark Road to Mercy

2:The Fountain Bookstore welcomes Wiley Cash, author of This Dark Road to Mercy. Narrated in alternating voices that are at once captivating and heartbreaking, This Dark Road to Mercy is a soulful story about the emotional pull of family and the primal desire to outrun a past that refuses to let go.

3:Monday, September 29 at 6:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/204668182/

Monday Night Poetry Series: Critique Night

2:River City Poets are keeping the poetry going this month with critique groups and workshops on select Monday nights. 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...)

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4:Monday, September 29 at 6:30 PM

5:Attending: 1

Jeff VanderMeer brings us Acceptance

2:The Fountain Bookstore welcomes award-winning novelist and editor Jeff VanderMeer to celebrate the publication of Acceptance, the final installment of his Southern Reach trilogy. More info.

3:Tuesday, September 30 at 6:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/202501732/

The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Wednesday 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:Wednesday, October 1 at 6:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Earl Swift presents his "Auto Biography"

2:A brilliant blend of Shop Class as Soulcraft and The Orchid Thief, Earl Swift's wise, funny, and captivating Auto Biography: A Classic Car, an Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream follows an outlaw auto dealer as he struggles to save a rusted '57 Chevy--a car that has already passed through twelve pairs of hands before his--while financial ruin, government bureaucrats and the FBI close in on him.

3:Wednesday, October 1 at 6:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/204669692/

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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Tea for Two: Poetry in Library Park

2:Tea for Two: Poetry in Library Park, a 2014 Saturday reading series. In this first reading event of the year, poets Ian Bodkin and Cheryl Pallant will each share their work over a half-hour long reading/performance, allowing time for meet & greet over coffee before and after. Reading to be held inside the Library in case of inclement weather. Tea for Two in 2014 will be held on the first Saturdays of May, June, September, and October. Cost: none. At Richmond Public Library, Main Branch, 101 E. Franklin St.

3:Saturday, October 4 at 11:00 AM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/177656172/

Hugh Harris Book Signing

2:Retired pastor Hugh Harris returns to sign copies of A CHANGE OF HEART and RETURN OF BLISS, the first two titles from his Dinkle Island series. He looks forward to discussing the books with readers.

3:Saturday, October 4 at 1:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/204648412/

Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

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.

3:Saturday, October 4 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 2

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/178478302/

ODU's 37th Annual Literary Festival

2:This annual tradition includes events for 5 days on and near the Old Dominion University campus in Norfolk. This year's theme is "The Hungry Heart is Telling You" focused on "the relationships of food, sustenance, and community in a variety of literary, cultural, poetic, political, and other contexts." For details visit http://www.lib.odu.ed...

3:Monday, October 6 at 2:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/199120602/

Writers Wednesday

2: 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.

3:Wednesday, October 8 at 5:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/158902172/

The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Wednesday 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:Wednesday, October 8 at 6:00 PM

5:Attending: 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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VA Children's Book Festival

2:The Virginia Children’s Book Festival will bring together prominent children’s authors and illustrators and the general public in an annual event designed to foster the enjoyment of children’s literature. The Virginia Children’s Book Festival will be available to the public without an entrance fee. At Longwood University. http://www.vachildren...

3:Friday, October 10 at 9:00 AM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/186757722/

River City Secrets

2:Featured poetry readings/performances & live music, followed by open mic free to all & any wishing to share a verse or two of their own. Light refreshments served. This event is generously supported by CultureWorks, but they will be accepting donations to help out the gallery itself.

3:Friday, October 10 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/204751762/

Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

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.

3:Saturday, October 11 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/178478552/

Richmond Playwrights Forum

2: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.

3:Monday, October 13 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/162018502/

POETIC PRINCIPLES FEATURING HAL CROWTHER & MARGARET GIBSON

2:The Library of Virginia, in partnership with Blackbird, an online journal of literature and the arts, presents an evening of poetry with Hal Crowther, a 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, and Margaret Gibson. This event is part of the VA Literary Festival.

3:Tuesday, October 14 at 6:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/201163942/

BALLET PERFORMANCE: AMY’S TRAVELS BY KATHRYN STARKE

2:The Latin Ballet of Virginia presents Amy’s Travels, adapted from Richmond author and literacy specialist Kathryn Starke’s children’s book of the same title. Event is part of the VA Literary Festival. Location and Time TBA.

3:Wednesday, October 15 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/201164532/

AUTHOR APPEARANCE & BOOK SIGNING THE TRIBE BY CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN

2:Clay McLeod Chapman will provide a spirited reading of his work and sign copies of his books. His most recent books are part of The Tribe trilogy, focusing on the wilder side of middle school. This event is part of the VA Literary Festival.

3:Wednesday, October 15 at 6:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/201165322/

Reading with Peyton Marshall

2:Join Chop Suey Books for a reading with Peyton Marshall, author of the soon to be released Good House.  To find out more about Good House, visit Peyton's website.  On the downstairs floor.

3:Wednesday, October 15 at 6:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/201161232/

BOOK LAUNCH | SILENT MURDERS BY MARY MILEY THEOBALD

2:Virginia author and historian Mary Miley Theobald will present Silent Murders, the second book of her Roaring Twenties mystery series. A book signing and reception will follow the talk. This event is part of the VA Literary Festival.

3:Wednesday, October 15 at 6:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/201166902/

The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Wednesday 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:Wednesday, October 15 at 6:00 PM

5:Attending: 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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Meet VCU’s Authors: Gregory D. Smithers

2:Gregory D. Smithers, Associate Professor of History and author of Slave Breeding: Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American History (University Press of Florida, 2013). The new “Meet VCU’s Authors” series invites members of the Richmond community as well as colleagues and students from VCU and other local universities to come and meet VCU’s authors as they talk about their recently published books and answer questions about their work.  All are welcome! Co-sponsored by VCU Libraries. More info.

3:Wednesday, October 15 at 7:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/202505472/

AUTHOR APPEARANCE & BOOK SIGNING WITH NOAH SCALIN

2:Richmond artist and author Noah Scalin reveals his newest book to inspire readers to create beauty out of everyday objects. This event is part of the VA Literary Festival.

3:Thursday, October 16 at 5:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/201167772/

TEEN ’14 BOOK & AUTHOR CELEBRATION

2:A group of award-winning and best-selling Virginia authors of books released in 2014 will host an evening of celebration for teen readers and all fans of teen fiction. Enjoy food, fun, book sales, signings, and giveaways. This event is part of the VA Literary Festival.

3:Thursday, October 16 at 6:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/201168332/

Chrysalis Book Club: Reading for Spiritual Growth

2: Keeping the Faith Without A Religion by Roger Housden. From the author, "A nonreligious faith allows us to live with uncertainty, change and mortality-- to embrace life in all its sublime mystery." The Chrysalis Book Club will meet and discuss three books and their impact on the spiritual journey. Vicki Saunders, PhD facilitates. Free to members of The Chrysalis Institute and $10 for non-members. More at http://chrysalisinsti...

3:Thursday, October 16 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/194110402/

Poetry & Jazz Tasting

2:Third Thursdays every 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 16 at 7:00 PM

JRW's 12th Annual Conference

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

3:Friday, October 17 at 9:00 AM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/199125452/

BOOK TALK BY TURK MCCLESKEY

2:Virginia Military Institute history professor Colonel N. Turk McCleskey discusses and signs his book The Road to Black Ned’s Forge: A Story of Race, Sex, and Trade on the Colonial American Frontier. Tours of Wilton House will also be available before and after the talk. This event is part of the VA Literary Festival.

3:Friday, October 17 at 1:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/201168792/

CSI FOR MYSTERY WRITERS WITH ELLEN CROSBY &THE VCU DEPARTMENT OF FORENSIC SCIENC

2:This engaging hands-on workshop in VCU's forensic science lab will explore investigative techniques used by crime-solving professionals. Participants will process a crime scene and complete a writing workshop. For more info and to make reservations visit http://www.literaryva... or call 804.692.3561. Requires signed consent form. $40. This event is part of the VA Literary Festival.

3:Friday, October 17 at 3:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/201170692/

ART MEETS LITERATURE: AN UNDYING LOVE AFFAIR

2:The Library of Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts have created the Mary Lynn Kotz Award. Join us for a presentation exploring the relationship between literature and the visual arts. A wine-and-cheese reception will follow the program. $5. This event is part of the VA Literary Festival.

3:Friday, October 17 at 6:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/201175842/

CREATE YOUR OWN BOOK: A WORKSHOP FOR KIDS

2:Richmond author and educator Kathryn Starke will lead a workshop for aspiring authors in third through fifth grade at Tuckahoe Area Library. Participants will turn their story ideas into an illustrated, bound book. All materials will be provided. Free. This event is part of the VA Literary Festival.

3:Saturday, October 18 at 1:30 AM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/201175112/

YOUNG WRITERS’ CONFERENCE

2:A collection of published authors will inspire and cultivate young writers in their craft. Sessions will provide strategies to develop creativity and voice. Registration is open to high school students. Transportation is available for area youth. Requires consent form. This event is part of the VA Literary Festival. More info.

3:Saturday, October 18 at 9:00 AM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/201173402/

CREATE YOUR OWN BOOK: A WORKSHOP FOR KIDS

2:Richmond author and educator Kathryn Starke will lead a workshop for aspiring authors in kindergarten through second grade at Tuckahoe Area Library. Participants will turn their story ideas into an illustrated, bound book. All materials will be provided. Free. This event is part of the VA Literary Festival.

3:Saturday, October 18 at 10:00 AM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/201174452/

Book People: David S. Cariens Jr.

2:In VIRGINIA TECH: MAKE SURE IT DOESN'T GET OUT, author David S. Cariens Jr. pulls no punches in his investigation of the April 16, 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech. He will sign copies and discuss his research with readers.

3:Saturday, October 18 at 12:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/204648812/

Book People: Mac Todd

2:Author Mac Todd will read and sign copies of his colorful new book ERIC AND THE LOST THINGS.

3:Saturday, October 18 at 3:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/200753112/

Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

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.

3:Saturday, October 18 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/178478632/

Library of Virginia Literary Awards Celebration

2:The Library of Virginia's annual Literary Awards Celebration will once again feature host Adriana Trigiani for 2014, plus Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Barbara Kingsolver. Tickets include a cocktail reception with the authors, seated dinner, presentation, and open bar for $175 per person. For more information or to register, visit www.literaryva.com or call 804.356.1928.

3:Saturday, October 18 at 6:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/204671172/

The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Wednesday 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:Wednesday, October 22 at 6:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

UR's Writers Series: Robert Olen Butler

2:The University of Richmond's English Department welcomes Robert Olen Butler. Butler has published 16 novels and six volumes of short fiction, one of which, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He has also published a volume of his lectures on the creative process, From Where You Dream. He was the 2013 recipient of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature. Among his many other accolades are the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction, and two National Magazine Awards in Fiction. His work has been translated into 21 languages. He teaches creative writing at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

3:Wednesday, October 22 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/201182602/

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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Rojonekku Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament

2:Rojonekku Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament is a single-elimination haiku poetry battle done in round formats where any and all competitors are allowed to flex their individual poetic style. It takes only about 20 haiku to compete, though you may not use any more than three (if eliminated early). The goal is to bring together different poetic flavors to cross-pollinate each other, and enjoy ourselves. Additionally, host Raven Mack takes on a willing combatant in a Haiku Death Match (Best-of-25 rounds), and other entertaining nonsense happens as the night allows. For more info, see www.rojonekku.com

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5: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

Poetry as Documentary: A Literary Salon with Erika Meitner

2:Poet Kevin McFadden will interview poet Erika Meitner about the idea of poetry as documentary: what happens when you take on an assignment to report on an entire city—in verse? In 2010, Meitner went to Detroit on assignment for VQR to find out the answer. In the process, she discovered new poetic tactics for documenting her own personal struggles in an unflinching way. Free at WriterHouse in Charlottesville.

3:Friday, October 24 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/204672882/

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, October 24 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Virginia Screenwriters Forum

2: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

3:Saturday, October 25 at 9:15 AM

4:Attending: 2

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/167195952/

Sisters in Crime Meeting

2:Sisters in Crime Central Virginia Chapter presents “Plotting the Cozy Mystery,” with author Carolyn Greene.  The meeting is free and open to the public, and takes place Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Tuckahoe Library from 11 am to 12 pm. All participants are invited to a "Dutch Treat" lunch at a local restaurant following the presentation. Please RSVP to mysteryink13@verizon.net by Friday, October 24th for set-up purposes. Website: http://sinc-centralva....

3:Saturday, October 25 at 11:00 AM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/202512972/

Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

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.

3:Saturday, October 25 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/178478732/

The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Wednesday 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:Wednesday, October 29 at 6:00 PM

5:Attending: 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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Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

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.

3:Saturday, November 1 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/178478832/

VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Night

2:Helene Wecker, winner of the 2014 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for The Golem and the Jinni, reads from her book and is then joined by her agent and editor for a discussion of the evolution of the book from original idea to first draft to published work. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event will be followed by a public reception and book sale and signing. http://www.library.vc...">More info.

3:Tuesday, November 4 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/202508532/

The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Wednesday 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:Wednesday, November 5 at 6:00 PM

5:Attending: 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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Meet VCU’s Authors: Katherine Saunders Nash

2:Katherine Saunders Nash, Associate Professor of English and author of Feminist Narrative Ethics: Tacit Persuasion in Modernist Form (Ohio State University Press, 2014). The new “Meet VCU’s Authors” series invites members of the Richmond community as well as colleagues and students from VCU and other local universities to come and meet VCU’s authors as they talk about their recently published books and answer questions about their work.  All are welcome! Co-sponsored by VCU Libraries. More info.

3:Wednesday, November 5 at 7:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/202505812/

Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival

2:Held at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, this day-long festival will feature nine bestselling authors, mostly writers of the “cozy mystery” genre, who will participate in book signings, fan meet & greets and readings. Additional activities include a workshop on how to become a mystery author, a moderated author panel discussion in the Birdsong Theater and a closing reception.

3:Saturday, November 8 at 11:00 AM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/195103222/

Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

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.

3:Saturday, November 8 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/178478932/

Richmond Playwrights Forum

2: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.

3:Monday, November 10 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/162018572/

Writers Wednesday

2: 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.

3:Wednesday, November 12 at 5:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/158902302/

Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

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.

3:Saturday, November 15 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/178478992/

Poetry & Jazz Tasting

2:Third Thursdays every 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 20 at 7:00 PM

Virginia Screenwriters Forum

2: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

3:Saturday, November 22 at 9:15 AM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/167196112/

Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

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.

3:Saturday, November 22 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/178479072/

Rojonekku Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament

2:Rojonekku Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament is a single-elimination haiku poetry battle done in round formats where any and all competitors are allowed to flex their individual poetic style. It takes only about 20 haiku to compete, though you may not use any more than three (if eliminated early). The goal is to bring together different poetic flavors to cross-pollinate each other, and enjoy ourselves. Additionally, host Raven Mack takes on a willing combatant in a Haiku Death Match (Best-of-25 rounds), and other entertaining nonsense happens as the night allows. For more info, see www.rojonekku.com

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5: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

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, November 28 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

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.

3:Saturday, November 29 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/178479122/

Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

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.

3:Saturday, December 6 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/178479192/

Richmond Playwrights Forum

2: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.

3:Monday, December 8 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/162018702/

Writers Wednesday

2: 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.

3:Wednesday, December 10 at 5:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/158902392/

Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

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.

3:Saturday, December 13 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/178479292/

Poetry & Jazz Tasting

2:Third Thursdays every 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, December 18 at 7:00 PM

Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

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.

3:Saturday, December 20 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/178479382/

Rojonekku Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament

2:Rojonekku Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament is a single-elimination haiku poetry battle done in round formats where any and all competitors are allowed to flex their individual poetic style. It takes only about 20 haiku to compete, though you may not use any more than three (if eliminated early). The goal is to bring together different poetic flavors to cross-pollinate each other, and enjoy ourselves. Additionally, host Raven Mack takes on a willing combatant in a Haiku Death Match (Best-of-25 rounds), and other entertaining nonsense happens as the night allows. For more info, see www.rojonekku.com

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5: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

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, December 26 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Poetry Slam Workshop and Open Mic

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.

3:Saturday, December 27 at 5:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/178479492/

Poetry & Jazz Tasting

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

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Thursday, January 15 at 7:00 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, January 23 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Rojonekku Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament

2:Rojonekku Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament is a single-elimination haiku poetry battle done in round formats where any and all competitors are allowed to flex their individual poetic style. It takes only about 20 haiku to compete, though you may not use any more than three (if eliminated early). The goal is to bring together different poetic flavors to cross-pollinate each other, and enjoy ourselves. Additionally, host Raven Mack takes on a willing combatant in a Haiku Death Match (Best-of-25 rounds), and other entertaining nonsense happens as the night allows. For more info, see www.rojonekku.com

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5: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

Poetry & Jazz Tasting

2:Third Thursdays every 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, February 19 at 7:00 PM

Rojonekku Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament

2:Rojonekku Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament is a single-elimination haiku poetry battle done in round formats where any and all competitors are allowed to flex their individual poetic style. It takes only about 20 haiku to compete, though you may not use any more than three (if eliminated early). The goal is to bring together different poetic flavors to cross-pollinate each other, and enjoy ourselves. Additionally, host Raven Mack takes on a willing combatant in a Haiku Death Match (Best-of-25 rounds), and other entertaining nonsense happens as the night allows. For more info, see www.rojonekku.com

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5: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

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, February 27 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1


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