Quote:

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

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Meet Local Authors at the Main St Library!!



The Newport News Public Libraries will host a Local Author's Day at various locations.  The first stop is Newport News Main St Library on Saturday, June 30th, from 2:00 - 5:00. 
The list of authors are:

Barbara Drucker Smith
Warren Bell
Rachel Berry
http://rekayagibson.com/
Joanna Harrell
Kamala Johnson
Narielle Living
Barbara McLennan
E.S. von Tehren
Toni Wynn

 
For more info, please call 591-4848.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Mic Fiend Venue Moved to The Glass Studio!!

 
THIS JUST IN:
THE MIC FIEND CAFE HAS MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE CHRYSLER MUSEUM OF ART. ON THE CORNER OF DUKE AND GRACE ST @ THE GLASS STUDIO. YOU CAN STILL PARK AT THE CHRYSLER, IT'S JUST ACROSS THE STREET! #MICFIEND #GLASSSTUDIO

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What's the Good Word This Week?!?

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.  ~Edgar Allan Poe

Hello Writers and Listeners!!

If you know of 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!!

The Good Word This Week:

1.  Meet Local Authors – Toni Wynn will be promoting her book, Ground at Local Author’s Day on Saturday, June 30th, from 2:00 to 5:00 at the Main St Library in Newport News.  If you know of anyone else promoting their books, please let me know.  Please come out and show your support to the libraries and local authors!!  For more info, please click on this link:  http://www.nngov.com/pressroom/press-releases/authordayap.  To learn more about Toni Wynn and her writings, please go to her website:  http://toniwynn.squarespace.com/.

2.  Hot Ticket!! – The Mic Fiend is back on Thursday, June 28th.  The tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  To make reservations, you can go to the Chrysler Museum website or click on this link:  http://reservations.chrysler.org/Info.aspx?EventID=3 or go to my blog and click on the Mic Fiend flier on the left.

3.  Hiatus x 2 – Verse-A-Style in Portsmouth and Hush Open-Mic in Norfolk.  They are currently looking for a new location.  As soon as anything changes, I will be sure to pass it along, and if you hear anything, please pass it along to me!! 

4.  Reminders:

·         Poetry in Portsmouth – There will be a poetry reading in Portsmouth on Saturday, August 4th from 7:00 to 10:00.  The readers include:  Bob Arthur, Jeff Hewitt, Godchild The-omen, Lisa A. Flowers, Max Despard, Eddie Dowe, Michael Wingfield, Karl Watson, Noah Renn, Mae Lynn Walker, Bob Kunzinger, Tom Williams, Karl Watson, Arthur Hoffman, Jeffrey Hecker, & original artwork by Angelina Maureen.  The cost is $5 at the door.  For more info, please refer to the venue list or go to:  https://www.facebook.com/events/475473505802383/ (flier attached)

·         HRYP – The HRYP Slam Team has been selected!!  Congratulations to:  Jazz, Simba, Jared, Vincent, and One Word!!  I’ve had the pleasure of hearing them, and they are a force to be reckoned with!!  HRYP still needs your financial support as they make their way to San Francisco to compete in Brave New Voices.  If you make a donation of $15 or more, you will receive a HRYP T-Shirt or the HRYP CD.  If you make a donation of $20 or more, you will receive a custom made digital print inspired by HRYP.  For more details, please click on this link:  https://www.fundraise.com/twp-the-youth-movement/spoken-word-activists-hryp

·         HRW Contests – The Hampton Roads Writers are sponsoring three contests this year; top prize $250.  However, in order to enter you must be registered for the September Hampton Roads Writers Conference.  For more info, please click on this link:  http://www.hamptonroadswriters.org/2012contest.php
4.  Event Fliers (New Information!!) – The fliers for the week are attached as a compressed file.  If you have ANY problems with accessing the fliers, please let me know.  I’ve also included a referenced list for the fliers.

Please be sure to check my Facebook page or my blog:  www.goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com, for things that may come up or change during the week.

That’s it for now; short and sweet.  Have a great week!!
Poetry First,
Talya

*Fliers can only be sent to those on my email list.  If you would like to be added, please send me an email:  tchatman4@cox.net.

Talented Tuesdays!!

6-26-12
Showcase of Singers, Spoken Word & Hip Hop Artists
Last Tuesdays
45 Degrees Martini Lounge
1400 Kempsville Rd
Chesapeake VA
9:00 (Last Tues of the Month) $5 cover charge goes to showcased artists
Host: Marco

*****

6-26-12
Poets, Lyricists, Singers
Lyrically Spoken
544 Newtown Rd
Virginia Beach VA
$5 cover charge
8:00 – 11:00 (Every Tuesday)
Host:  Poetikk Justice 

*****

6-26-12
Open-Mic Poetry
Poetic Expressions
Queens Way
Soul Café
1144 Big
Bethel Rd
Hampton VA
8:00 – midnight (Every Tues)
757-224-7669
Host: Mr. Speaker!!

*****

6-26-12
Open Mic
Tuesdays Verses
Addis Ethiopian Restaurant
9 N 17th St
Richmond VA
7:00 – (Every Tuesday)
804-308-3650

*****

6-26-12
Open-Mic Poetry
Mic-Check: A Spoken Word Experience
Kad-A-Lac Rest. and Lounge
448 Green St
Portsmouth VA
7:30-9:00 (Every Tuesday)
757-295-9051
Host: Tabitha The Poetess
(For Mature Audience)

*****

6-26-12
Open-Mic
Singers and Spoken Word
Comfort Zone
1118 W Mercury Blvd
Hampton VA
8:00 – 12:00 (Every Tues)
757-838-1802
Host:  Romonta and Friends

*****

6-26-12
Open-Mic for All Artists
Winston’s Café
1412 Greenbriar Pkwy #133
Chesapeake VA
8:00 – 11:00 (Every Tuesday) Sign-Up Starts @ 7:00
757-420-1751

Sunday, June 24, 2012

MindSpill Soulfilled Monday and Other Happenings...

6-25-12
Open-Mic
MindSpill SoulFilled
Poetry Welcomes Summer Soul Cypher B-Girl Style
MP Island Cafe
5957 VA Beach Blvd
Norfolk VA $7 cover charge
9:00 – 11:40
(Mic Opens @ 9:30)
757-354-4425
Host:  Nita Hurt

*****

6-25-12
Performance Workshop
Led by Lance Kelley
The Urban Farmhouse
Market and Cafe
1217 East Cary St
Richmond VA
6:30 - 8:00
Facilitator: Joanna Lee

******

6-25-12
Monday Open Mic @
The Venue on 35th
631 35th St
Norfolk VA
Minimum $2.00 donation
7:45 – 10:30ish (Every Mon)
757-469-0337
Host:  Jorge Mendez

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Soooo, What's the Good Word this Week?!?

Poetry is the impish attempt to paint the color of the wind.  ~Maxwell Bodenheim

Hello Writers and Listeners!!

If you know of 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!!

The Good Word This Week:

1.  Poetry in Portsmouth – There will be a poetry reading in Portsmouth on Saturday, August 4th from 7:00 to 10:00.  The readers include:  Bob Arthur, Jeff Hewitt, Godchild The-omen, Lisa A. Flowers, Max Despard, Eddie Dowe, Michael Wingfield, Karl Watson, Noah Renn, Mae Lynn Walker, Bob Kunzinger, Tom Williams, Karl Watson, Arthur Hoffman, Jeffrey Hecker, & original artwork by Angelina Maureen.  The cost is $5 at the door.  For more info, please refer to the venue list or go to:  https://www.facebook.com/events/475473505802383/

2.  757 in Nuyorican?!? – Looking for a weekend road trip?  Nuyorican Poets Café in New York will feature readers from the 757 area!!  You can come out to read at the open-mic or listen and/or support our 757 poets.  This event is on Saturday, June 23rd, from 6:00 to 9:00, and the doors open at 5:30.  Please refer to venue list for more details or go to:  https://www.facebook.com/talya.chatman?ref=tn_tnmn#!/events/475256309166488/, if you have Facebook. (Flier attached)*

3.  Another Source for 757 Events – Shonda Buchanan is an award winning poet who is very active in the 757 community, but did you know she has her own website?  To find out about Shonda’s upcoming events, please go to:  http://www.shondabuchanan.com/events/

4.  Poetry at the Crossing – The Poetry at the Crossing venue in Williamsburg will be an open-mic this month.  The theme is, “Food, Wine, and Fun in the Kitchen,” If you have any questions, please refer to the flyer that is included in the weekly events attachment.

5.  HRW Contests – The Hampton Roads Writers are sponsoring three contests this year; top prize $250.  However, in order to enter you must be registered for the September Hampton Roads Writers Conference.  For more info, please click on this link:  http://www.hamptonroadswriters.org/2012contest.php

6.  Iris Hiatus, but… – The poetry reading at Iris Art Studio in Poquoson will be going on a one year hiatus beginning this month.  However, stay tuned for an upcoming art & poetry showing on September 29th at Iris.  Details to follows…

7.  Illustrations Hiatus – I received notification that the Illustrations venue will be going on a break until further notice.  As soon as anything changes, I will let y’all know.

8.  757 Creative Spaces – I received notification that Creative Spaces has discontinued their Thursday night open-mic.  If anything changes, you’ll be the first to know!

9.  Reminders:
 
·         HRYP – The HRYP Slam Team has been selected!!  Congratulations to:  Jazz, Simba, Jared, Vincent, and One Word!!  I’ve had the pleasure of hearing them, and they are a force to be reckoned with!!  HRYP still needs your financial support as they make their way to San Francisco to compete in Brave New Voices.  If you make a donation of $15 or more, you will receive a HRYP T-Shirt or the HRYP CD.  If you make a donation of $20 or more, you will receive a custom made digital print inspired by HRYP.  For more details, please click on this link:  https://www.fundraise.com/twp-the-youth-movement/spoken-word-activists-hryp

10.  Event Fliers (New Information!!) – The fliers for the week are attached as a compressed file.  If you have ANY problems with accessing the fliers, please let me know.  I’ve also included a referenced list for the fliers.

Please be sure to check my Facebook page or my blog:  www.goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com, for things that may come up or change during the week.

That’s it for now; short and sweet.  Have a great week!!
Poetry First,
Talya

*Fliers can only be sent to those on my email list.  If you would like to be added, please send me an email:  tchatman4@cox.net.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Put Friday Night on Your To-Do List!!!

6-15-12
Open-Mic For All Artists!!
The Center Stage Showcase
Cardio Studio
5127 Witchduck Ct Ste 102
VA Beach VA  23462
8:00 -
$3 at the door
Special Guests:  Waddee and Mona J
Host:  A-1

****

6-15-12
The Wet Spot –
Erotic Spoken Word Poetry
Static Restaurant and Lounge
5266 Princess Anne Rd
VA Beach VA
9:00 – midnight (Every 3rd Fri)
$5 cover charge
Hosts: Seven & GodChild
(For Mature Audience)

*****

6-15-12
Open-Mic Poetry
Prime Time Poetry Show
Bean There Café
223 E City Hall Ave
Norfolk VA
$5.00 cover charge
8:00 – 10:00 (Every Friday)
757-623-5282
Host:  Synnika Lofton

*****

6-15-12
Open-Mic
(Poets, Singers, Comedians, etc)
Iron Street Productions
1008 J Clyde Morris Blvd
Newport News VA
8:00 – (Every Friday)
$10 cover charge
Contact: 757-594-9711

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Creative Climate Date Change Notice!!

Creative Climate Open-Mic in Portsmouth, originally scheduled for Sunday, June 17th, has been changed to Sunday, June 24th:

Creative Climate:  (FF)
An Open-Mic Experience
Kad-A-Lac Rest. & Lounge
448 Green St Portsmouth VA
$5 cover charge
7:00 – 9:30 (Every 3rd Sunday)
804-647-9038

Monday, June 11, 2012

...Because You Should Plan Ahead for a NY Open-Mic Road Trip Featuring the Amazing Talents of 757 Poets!!

6-23-12
Poetry Reading/Open-Mic
Nuyorican Poets Café
236 E 3rd St
(between Ave B and C)
New York, NY 10009
6:00 – 9:00
Tickets are $15
Featuring poetry readings from our local 757 area poets!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

What's the Good Word this Week?!?

“Love is easy, and I love writing. You can't resist love. You get an idea, someone says something, and you're in love.” – Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)
Hello Writers and Listeners!!

If you know of 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!!

The Good Word This Week:

1.  HRYP – The HRYP Slam Team has been selected!!  Congratulations to:  Jazz, Simba, Jared, Vincent, and One Word!!  I’ve had the pleasure of hearing them, and they are a force to be reckoned with!!  HRYP still needs your financial support as they make their way to San Francisco to compete in Brave New Voices.  If you make a donation of $15 or more, you will receive a HRYP T-Shirt or the HRYP CD.  If you make a donation of $20 or more, you will receive a custom made digital print inspired by HRYP.  For more details, please click on this link:  https://www.fundraise.com/twp-the-youth-movement/spoken-word-activists-hryp

2.  Fortune Cookie Writing Contest (Deadline Approaching) – For more details, please go to:   https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/274882859272273/, if you have Facebook or you can click on this link:  http://jhdoucette.com/2012/06/03/fcfwcprizes2012/.  Hurry!!  The deadline is June 15th and to those who enter, Good Luck!!

3.  Postponement – Poetry and More, which occurs on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, has been postponed until further notice.  As soon as they resume, I will be sure to pass it along.

4.  Reminders:
 
·         Poetry and a Picture Show – Godchild will host Vocal Cinema on Thursday, June 14th, starting at 9:00.  The evening will include an open-mic followed by 1 of 3 movie selections:  Love Jones, Brown Sugar, and Coming to America.  The movie with the most votes will be watched.  For more info, please click on this link:  https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/414233301935216/?notif_t=plan_user_invited
5.  Event Fliers (New Information!!) – The fliers for the week are attached as a compressed file.  If you have ANY problems with accessing the fliers, please let me know.  I’ve also included a referenced list for the fliers.

Please be sure to check my Facebook page or my blog:  www.goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com, for things that may come up or change during the week.

That’s it for now; short and sweet.  Have a great week!!
Poetry First,
Talya

*Fliers can only be sent to those on my email list.  If you would like to be added, please send me an email:  tchatman4@cox.net.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Ray Bradbury 1920-2012

Through the years, Ray Bradbury attended several major space mission events at JPL/Caltech. On Nov. 12, 1971, on the eve of Mariner 9 going into orbit at Mars, Bradbury took part in a symposium at Caltech with Arthur C. Clarke, journalist Walter Sullivan, and scientists Carl Sagan and Bruce Murray. In this excerpt, Bradbury reads his poem, "If Only We Had Taller Been."

The 19th Poet Laureate Announced...

Congratulations to Natasha Tretheway who was named the 19th poet laureate. At age 46, she is one of the youngest, and is the second African-American assigned to this post (Rita Dove was the first). Her published books include Beyond Katrina, Bellocqu's Ophelia, Domestic Work, and her Pulitzer Prize Winning Book, Native Guard.

Nathan Richardson's Publishing Tip Series Vol. 101

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7mrMKS0-A4&feature=plcp

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Friday Night Dilemma...Not Where But Which One???


6-8-12
Friday Open Mic @
The Venue on 35th
631 35th St
Norfolk VA
Minimum $3.00 donation
7:00 -9:30
757-469-0337
Host:  Jorge Mendez

*****

6-8-12
Open-Mic Poetry
River City Secrets
art6 Gallery
6 E Broad St
Richmond VA
$5 cover charge
7:00 – (Every 2nd Friday)
804-343-1406
Host:  J.S. Lee

*****


6-8-12
Open-Mic Poetry
Prime Time Poetry Show
Bean There Café
223 E City Hall Ave
Norfolk VA
$5.00 cover charge
8:00 – 10:00 (Every Friday)
757-623-5282
Host:  Synnika Lofton

*****

6-8-12
Open-Mic (Poets, Comedians, Songwriters, etc…)
The Muse Jam
816 A Orapax St
Ghent Norfolk, VA
6:00 - 11:00 (Every 2nd Fri)
$2.00 donation
Hosts:  Matt Hutchison
Tom Robotham

*****

6-8-12
Open-Mic
(Poets, Singers, Comedians, etc)
Iron Street Productions
1008 J Clyde Morris Blvd
Newport News VA
8:00 – (Every Friday)
$10 cover charge
Contact: 757-594-9711

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Postponement Notice!

6-8-12
Motion Poetry Play,
“How Did We Get Here?”
Gail Harts Performing Arts Ctr
2513 Victory Blvd
Portsmouth VA
7:00 - $5 donation

Unfortunately, this performance has been postponed until next week.  As soon as the rescheduled info becomes available to me, I will definitely pass it on!!