Words on Fire: Poetry Happy Hour at Firehouse Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St., RVA 23220 Tuesday September 1st, 6pm Tomorrow night! Add a little mid-week spark to your late summer calendar with our inaugural open mic poetry event at Firehouse! Featuring mini-readings 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 hotter way to wind down your day & get the night rolling! $5 at the door gets you in.
Poetry & Jazz Tasting C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St. RVA 23219 Thursday September 3rd, 7pm A double dose this week! Get your pre-Labor Day party going with us at award-winning C’est Le Vin! Over the course of the evening, local wordsmiths of all experience levels will give us a “taste” of what they do in five minutes or less. This month, keep your ears amazing Bob Lambert & co. Want to join in the fun? Make sure to get on the open for a special musical guest in addition to the smooth sounds of the list! Look for yours truly early in the evening or email ahead of time.
Abandoned Spots and Forgotten Spaces: The Whispers of Belle Isle Where: meet in the parking area at 300 Tredegar St. When: Saturday September 12, noon; event to be postponed in case of rain RSVP required (reply by email: dottoressa.joanna at hotmail dot com) A must-see RVA site for all those poetically inclined! We'll be spending the afternoon sharing and discussing recent works and in general all things poetry while taking in a bit of history & more of so bring your walking shoes & sunscreen, and bring poems! Light picnic the Richmond river scene. Gentle hiking is a part of this particular session, access. fare, water bottles and discrete adult beverages are likewise encouraged. Note that this is an open air event with minimal amenities and pedestrian-only access.
Freewrite Tuesdays at Sub Rosa! Sub Rosa Bakery 620 N. 25th St., RVA 23223 Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am-ish Who says poetry has to be done in a shuttered attic or at a lonely desk? Come battle your writer’s freewrite and converse-- we believe writing doesn't have to be a solitary sport, block with us! This group’s purpose is to create a cozy and informal venue to we're open to specialized topics and sharing, there is no formal critique or and that you never know what inspiration might walk through the door. Although workshop agenda— simply show up & come and go as you please!
Monday Night Workshop & Critique Series Urban Farmhouse Market & Café 3rd Monday workshops are back! Check out on Facebook for September specifics. Join us, too, for our regularly scheduled critique groups on the 2nd and 4th Mondays to keep those creative juices levels. For critique nights, please bring 1-3 poems-in-progress with a handful flowing! All sessions are always completely free and open to all experience of copies (4-8) to share round the table. September dates:
September 14, 6:30-8pm, Urban Farmhouse Shockoe (1217 E. Cary St.): Small group critique
September 21, 6:30-8:30pm, Urban Farmhouse Church Hill (310 N. 33rd St.): Workshop
September 28, 6:30-8pm, Urban Farmhouse Shockoe (1217 E. Cary St.): Small group critique