"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words." - Robert Frost
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anyone who would like to be on the email list, please feel free to share my
info with them. If you know of any
events, if you will be part of an event, or if there is an error on the venue
list (I don’t want to send people to a venue that no longer exists or has
changed its day or time.), please let me know as soon as possible!! Also, if you have fliers, please pass them
along. Remember knowledge is power!!
1. V&V in Williamsburg!! – Verses and Vibes
will be in Williamsburg at the Southern Pancake House on March 15th. Please see venue listing for more details.
2. Wet Spot Returns!! – I just found out
today the Wet Spot is returning and has found a new home at Sassi’s in Norfolk
on March 14th. Please see
venue listing for more details.
3. New Spot!! - Studio C welcomes open-mic for all artists every 3rd Friday beginning March 21st. Please see venue list for more details!
5. 5 Points 5 Readers – The readers
for the 5 Points Community Farm Market Poetry Reading have been announced (drum
roll please): James Bane, Frances Ward,
Nina Brewton, Randy Bridgeman, and the one and only Ann Shalaski!!! Please see venue list for details and note
the time change (1:00 to 3:00).
7. NSU Writer’s Festival – The 2nd
annual William Carroll Writer’s Festival will be held at NSU form March 25th
to March 27th. The features
include Godchild the Omen, Shonda Buchanan and Tim Seibles and an open-mic
hosted by Synnika Lofton. Please see
attached for more details.
b. PTSD in Words: The VA Festival of the Book will host: A Discussion of Post-Traumatic Stress
Disorder (PTSD) on March 20th
beginning at 6:00. Bill Glose will be
participating on this paneled discussion.
Charlottesville’s about a two hour drive, but it will be worth the ride. (The VA Festival of the Book – March 19th
thru March 23rd.) For more
c. Kerry B Raw in Richmond: 757 Poet Kerry B will be one featured raw
artist features at the Hippodrome, March
27th from 7:00 to 11:00.
Please show your love and support for the arts by purchasing tickets to
this event. For more information, please
contact Kerry B at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Raw: Natural Born
d. Returning to the Chrysler: After a one year venue absence, “Poetry at
the Chrysler” returns to the Chrysler Museum on May 15th, July 17th, and October 16th
from 6:30 to 8:30. For more info, please
see venue list.
As always, thank you for keeping us informed, Joanna!!
River City Secrets Black Iris Gallery, 321 W. Broad St., RVA 23220 Friday March
14, 7pm Yes, you read that right! We hope you can join us as we welcome River
City Secrets back as a staple of downtown RVA poetics. Talented feature
Randolph Bridgeman will be regaling us with poems from his published and
soon-to-be-published collections, and, as of yore, our open mic is free to all
and any wishing to share a verse or two of their own. Light refreshments
served. No cover.
Poetry & Jazz Tasting C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St.
Thursday March 20, 7pm Join us for a dose of vino and verse at our regular
third-Thursday venue, popular winebar C'est Le Vin. Over the course of the
evening, you'll get a taste of poetry from local wordsmiths of all experience
& publication levels. Live jazz is layered into the flavor, with guitarist
Randy Burton and co. of Super64 sharing some sets and providing musical improv
to any poet who so desires. The whole is as always set off by C'est le Vin's
alluring wine selection, plus tapas & a backdrop of inspiring art. You
don't wanna miss it! (Have a few verses to throw down yourself? Make sure to
get on the list! Look for me early in the evening or email ahead of time:
dottoressa.joanna at hotmail.com)
Poetry Night @ taZa taZa Coffee n Creme, 5047 Forest Hill
Ave., RVA 23225 Friday March 28, 7pm Come join us again for a night of verse at
one of our fastest-growing gigs, a Westover Hills coffee shop replete with
local goodies, beer&wine, cozy decor, and stage. With an open mic that is
quickly becoming known for nurturing new voices, taZa's is an evening of poetry
you don't want to miss. Sign up early & maximize your mic time!
Workshop & Critique Urban Farmhouse Market & Cafe
6:30-8pm We're raring up for National Poetry Month with an extra session of
critique this go-round-- consider it endurance training for your creative spark!
Workshop will be held on the third Monday of the month, as per our usual, with
details at http://bit.ly/tenthmuse.
As always, these sessions are open to all experience
levels & completely free. See below for dates and locales:
March 10-- Small group critique, Urban Farmhouse Shockoe,
1217 E. Cary St. RVA 23210
March 17-- Workshop: TBA, Urban Farmhouse Shockoe,
1217 E. Cary St. RVA 23210
March 24-- Small group critique, Urban Farmhouse
Church Hill, 310 N. 33rd St. (Lava Lofts) RVA 23223 (Please note the different location.)