Quote:

"Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition." - Eli Khamarov, The Shadow Zone

Thursday, April 17, 2014

It's Thursday & A Peek Into the Weekend!!




&

04-17-14 (FF)
Poetry at the Crossing
The Coffeehouse
Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center 
Williamsburg, VA
7:00 – 9:00 (3rd Thurs)
757-220-2654
Hosts:  Mary Haines,
Sofia Starnes & Serena Fusek
Featured Reader:  Tim Seibles!!


Sneak Peek into the Weekend:

Friday:


04-18-14
M.O.V.E. to the Mic
Christopher Newport University The Freeman Center 202
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News VA
7:00 to 9:00
Host:  Robert Holmes robert.holmes.10@cnu.edu

Saturday:




Have a great weekend, Folks!


Poetry First,
Talya








A Workshop With a View: Mountain Climbing Edition (Charlottesville)

For those who want to get a way from city life for a few hours...


Where and When:
Shenandoah National Park @ Noon

From the desk of Robert Owens:

Join us as we take a field trip to Charlottesville, VA to find inspiration in nature. We'll be hiking up a beginner's trail with the purpose of writing from on top of the world. Find something new to write about by using a perspective shift.

The Richmond contingent will be leaving RVA at 10:00 a.m. and should be returning between 5 and 7 p.m. Maybe after, I dunno, visiting the route 29 IHOP for P&P?

We'll be looking at the Blackrock Gap path in the Shenandoah National Park range.

Note: Apparently this is Easter for those of you who may find plans in that fact.

For more info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/860253697323911/

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dr. Hollis Earl Pruitt Memorial Poetry Series

Thomas Nelson Community College presents the Dr. Hollis Earl Pruitt Memorial Poetry Series in observance of National Poetry Month and to celebrate Dr. Pruitt’s lifelong love of poetry. Free and open to the public, the series will take place April 21 and April 28 at 7 p.m. in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall.

Sofia Starnes

The first evening will feature Virginia’s current Poet Laureate Sofia M. Starnes and the series will close with Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, 2006-2008 Poet Laureate.

Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda

The late Dr. Pruitt was a native of Mississippi. Upon completing high school in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1971, he joined the U.S. Army. He later earned a B.A. from the University of Arkansas, an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Tennessee and a PhD in American Studies from William and Mary.


He joined Thomas Nelson’s faculty in 2001 and taught African American Studies, American Literature and Creative Writing. His poetry and prose have appeared in Virginia Adversaria, Windhover, American Poetry Review, The Brass Check and in a self-published volume, The Handbook of the Elves. He was also featured on Kreiter-Foronda’s website.

Thank you for passing this along, Regina. :-)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dr. Hollis Pruitt


It is with the greatest sadness to tell everyone that my mentor, my friend and one of the greatest men I've ever known, Dr. Hollis Pruitt, passed away this morning. 

As of right now that is all I know and I will be sure to try and keep you posted on any arrangements. 

If anyone hears anything before me, please pass it along (via email to tchatman4@cox.net), and I will be sure to get it out to everyone. 

Please keep Lynn and Shanzi in your thoughts and prayers.

Poetry First,
Talya

Friday, April 11, 2014

Maya Angelou Cancellation

Due to illness, this event has been cancelled, and unfortunately, will NOT be rescheduled.
Please click on link for more details.

Poetry This Weekend!!

Friday

04-11-14
Open-Mic Poetry
Henry St Gallery
422 W Broad St
Richmond VA
7:00 – 9:00
Featuring:  Talya Chatman
Host:  Joanna Lee

04-11-14
Open-Mic Poetry/Features
Poetic License
410 Gallery
3824 Granby St - Norfolk VA
$3.00 cover
9:00 until it’s over (Every Fri)
757-831-7125
Hosted by:  Grey

Saturday

04-12-14
Verses and Vibes
Southern Pancake
& Waffle House
1605 Richmond Rd
Williamsburg VA
757-220-5542
7:00 -10:00
Host:  Glo Shines
Featuring:  Maddie Garcia, My Main Man Keion & Taz

04-12-14
SlamRichmond’s
Poetry Slam Workshop (5-7)
Open-Mic (8-11)
ArtSpace Gallery Annex
The Shop – Zero E 4th St
Richmond VA (Every Sat)
Paid parking in some areas
804-302-6464

&
04-12-14
Vibes Teen Open-Mic
Vivian C Mason Teen Center
700 E Olney Rd –
Norfolk VA
5:00 – 8:00

Sunday

04-13-14
Our Out of Balance World
Features & Open Mic
The Venue on 35th
631 35th St  - Norfolk VA
Donations Appreciated
Doors Open at 2:00
757-469-0337
Host:  DD Delaney
Theme:  Power Struggles

Poetic Consciousness 4-10-14

Pictures Courtesy of Quiet Storm...