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The desert attracts the nomad, the ocean the sailor, the infinite the poet. ~Author Unknown
Hello Writers and Listeners!!
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The Good Word This Week!!:
1. ODU Literary Festival! – begins this Sunday (today!!). For more information, to include the schedule: http://www.lib.odu.edu/litfest/35th/schedule.htm
2. Short Notice, in Richmond, Like Today!!: 100,000 Poets for Change is a worldwide movement that focuses on social justices, the environment, peace and positive change, holding 800 poetry events in 115 countries. It’s next stop, VMFA’s Best Café in Richmond from 2:00 – 4:00. So bring your poem with a similar message or bring in a poem from your favorite poet and share your words and join the movement. For more details, see the venue list or click on this link: http://allevents.in/Richmond/Poety-Exchange--100-Thousand-Poets-for-Change/195181470615244 and/or check out Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/195181470615244/. (Flier attached)
3. Nathan’s Wisdom: Want to get published, but don’t know where to start? Well, taking Nathan Richardson’s, “The Business of Becoming a Published Author,” might be a good beginning!! The next 5-hour seminar will be on October 6th at the Greenbriar Library in Chesapeake beginning at 10:00. The cost is $55 and seating is limited (only 8 seats remain).
4. FYI: Sold Out – There are no more tickets available for the upcoming Nikki Giovanni event.
Ekphrastic Any”one”??: There will be an ekphrastic show entitled, “In Honor of Women” on October 5th at the Olde Towne Art Gallery. From 9/14 to 9/30, they will be seeking writing submissions from local area poets. For more info, please call 757-673-2667 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 Door Closes and 2 Open!!: Spoken Lyrics Friday night open-mic at The Place in Petersburg was cancelled, but now they have two new homes! The first one begins October 12th at the Traditions Lounge and Restaurant in Petersburg, and the second opens their doors on October 18th at Hooah’s Sports Grill at the Baymont Hotel in Prince George. (Cover charge and times to follow.) For more info, see please the venue list.
Poe Resurrected??: The Core Theatre Ensemble presents, “The Poe Project” at The Venue on 35th on October 5th and 6th, from 9:00 – 10:30. Tickets are $15 (cash only). (From Facebook) Get into the Halloween spirit with Core Theatre Ensemble at the Venue on 35th for two spooky performances. Come listen and watch such Edgar Allan Poe classics as The Cask of Amontillado, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Bells, Anabelle Lee, and The Raven brought to life. It’s sure to be an evening of spine tingling fear and blood curdling screams, all in the intimate setting of The Venue on 35th. https://www.facebook.com/roscoebpoetry?ref=ts#!/events/129664980511896/
Performing at W&M: Nathan Richardson will perform for The College of William and Mary's Theater and Dance Department during a Spoken Word Jam Session and talk to the students about the role poetry plays in communication and public speaking on October 10th from 9:00 to 10:00 am. http://www.scpublishing.com/information/nathans-calendar/1-general-events/25-spoken-word-jam-session-william-a-mary-university
Facing Your Battles: Do you need to get some heavy words off your chest and on to the page? The Muse Writer’s Center will have a 6-week bi-weekly class entitled, “Writing Your War,” facilitated by local area poet, Pete Freas beginning Saturday, October 13th, from 10:00 to 12:30. This class is open to all writers ($185 to attend and $175 for returning students.) There are only 7 seats remaining, so sign up ASAP!! For more info: http://www.the-muse.org/workshops.html#vet. To register: http://www.the-muse.org/ralph/reg.php.
Maiden Voyage, Poetry (and Jazz) Style: The next installment of the poetry invasion spreading across 757 will be “Talk on Water,” a moonlight cruise scheduled for Saturday, October 20th, from 8:00 to 11:00. The tickets are $30. For more info, please contact CeeCee @ 757-470-9613.
Reading in Yorktown: The Chesapeake Bay Writers will hold their annual, “All Star Luncheon Gala and Writing Contest,” on Wednesday, November 14th at 11:30. For more details, please click on the link: http://www.chesapeakebaywriters.org/PressRoom.htm
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. Have a great week!!