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

Sunday, September 30, 2012

...And the Good Word This Week???

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The desert attracts the nomad, the ocean the sailor, the infinite the poet. ~Author Unknown

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.  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.

Reminders!!
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: director@oldetowneart.com.

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!!

Poetry First,
Talya

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

With 8 Venues Tonight, I'm Sure You'll Find One to Your Liking....

9-25-12
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 - Host: Marco

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9-25-12
Open-Mic Poetry
Poetic Expressions
Queens Way Soul Café
1144 Big Bethel Rd
Hampton VA
8:00 – midnight (Every Tues)
757-224-7669

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9-25-12
Poets, Lyricists, Singers
Lyrically Spoken
544 Newtown Rd
Virginia Beach VA
$5 cover charge
8:00 – 11:00 (Every Tuesday)
Host:  Poetikk Justice

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9-25-12
Open Mic
Tuesdays Verses
Addis Ethiopian Restaurant
9 N 17th St
Richmond VA
7:00 – (Every Tuesday)
804-308-3650

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9-25-12
Open-Mic Poetry (21 & Up)
Spirits& Lyrics
City Tavern Grill
9405 Main St
Manassas VA
9:00  (Every Tues)
Cover Charge:  school supplies, non-perishable food items, or gently used clothes

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9-25-12
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

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9-25-12
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)

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9-25-12
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

Sunday, September 23, 2012

What's the Good Word this Week?!?

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I don't create poetry, I create myself, for me my poems are a way to me.  ~Edith Södergran

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.  A Night of Fiction – On Wednesday, September 26th, there will be a night of fiction at the Tabb Library in Yorktown (100 Long Green Blvd) with readings from Bill Glose, Terri Cox-Joseph, Kathleen Schuck, and Geraldine Nesbitt starting around 6:30.  An open-mic of flash fiction and short-short stories to follow as times allow.  For more info, please contact the Tabb Library at 757-890-5120.

2.  The Muse Readers:  The Muse Writers Center a night of readings as part of their September series at Lola’s Restaurant, this Sunday, September 23rd, beginning at 7:00.  Readings will include works of poetry, fiction, personal narratives and memoirs.  For more info:  http://www.the-muse.org/readings-events.html. 
As a reminder, it’s not too late to sign up for classes.  If you haven’t been to the site recently, you might want to check it out as they’ve added new classes to include:  Blogging, Erotica, Journal for New Mothers, Graphic Novel, Comic Book, and Manga Workshop, to name a few.  For more info:  http://www.the-muse.org/workshops.html

3.  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 5th 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.

4.  Word4Word Shout Out!!!:  Bill Glose and Ann Shalaski are among the poets featured in the new issue of First Literary Review-East.  To check out their poems and others:  http://www.rulrul.4mg.com/.  Congratulations Bill and Ann and to all other poets selected for this issue.

5.  Literary News! - Nathan sat down yesterday with Anchor Don Roberts on the set of "The Bottom Line" to talk about his major literary projects for 2012. The interview will air on WAVY TV - Channel 10 during the month of October. Stay tuned….
6.  Book Party (Today)!! – Shonda Buchanan will be celebrating the release of her new book, “Who’s Afraid of Black Indians?” at the Hampton University Museum on Sunday, September 23rd from 3:00 to 5:00.  To learn more about Shonda, please go to her website:  www.shondabuchanan.com.  If you don’t have the opportunity to go to this one, please check out the dates and locations for her upcoming book signings.  (see attached)

7.  Event Fliers – The fliers for the week are attached as a compressed folder, labeled “Weekly Events”.  If you have ANY problems with accessing the fliers, please let me know.  I’ve also included a referenced list for the fliers.
  
Reminders!!

Time to Get Educated:  Want to learn about the writing process and/or know the do’s and don’t’s of publishing?  You might want to check out, The Process, The Poet & The Pen:  A Black Writer’s Show-Posium on Tuesday, September 25th from 8:00 – 10:00 at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville MD.  For more info:  http://www.busboysandpoets.com/events/event/the-process-the-poet-the-pen-a-black-writers-show-posium
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: director@oldetowneart.com.
 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 8 seats remaining, so sign up ASAP!!

Setting Sail, 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!!

Poetry First,
Talya

Friday, September 21, 2012

Because It's Always a Good Idea to Plan for the Weekend...

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9-21-12
Ekphrastic Poetry Event
Blue Skies Gallery
26 S King St
Hampton VA
6:00 – 8:00
POC Bill Hobler bhobler@cox.net

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9-21-12
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

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9-22-12
Open-Mic*/ Poetry Slam
Nuyorican Poets Café
236 E 3rd St
New York NY
6:00 – 9:45
$10 online, www.CBSpokenink.com
$15 @ the door
*Open-Mic hosted by 757’s
Mr. Speaker!!

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9-22-12
Potluck and Poetry Workshop
“Small is BIG Poetry”
VB Great Neck Area Library
1251 Bayne Dr
Virginia Beach VA
Noon to 4:00
Faciliated by:
Professor Daniel Pearlman
Free and Open to the Public!
For more info:  757-622-8721

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9-22-12
One Love Festival
VA Wesleyan College
Boyd Dining Hall
VA Beach VA
1:00 – 9:00
Speak Your Peace Open Mic (3:30 – 5:30)
Free and Open to the Public!!

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9-22-12
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

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9-23-12
Shonda Buchanan’s, “Who’s Afraid of Black Indians?”
Book  Release Party& Signing
Hampton University Museum
100 E Queen St
Hampton VA
3:00 – 5:00
757-727-5308

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

All This!!!...On Thursday?!?

9-20-12
The Final Open Mic Poetry @
Peninsula of Fine Arts (PFAC)
101 Museum Dr
Newport News VA 5:30 – 8:00
757-596-8175
Host:  Bob Kelley

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9-20-12
The “Warm-Up” Spoken
Word and Soul Sessions
The Breakfast Place
The Gourmet Breakfast Place
838 Old George Wash Hwy N
Chesapeake VA
8:30 – 11:30 (Every Thurs)
$5 cover charge
Host:  Nita Hurt
If you want to be a featured reader, please contact the host:

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9-20-12
Poetry Reading (FF)
The Coffeehouse
Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center
Williamsburg, VA
7:00 – 9:00 (Every 3rd Thurs)
757-220-2654
Hosts:  Mary Haines &
Sofia Starnes

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9-20-12 (FF)
Music & Poetry Open-Mic Night
Westhampton Comm. Center
1638 Briarfield Rd
Hampton, VA
7:00 – 9:00 (Every 3rd Thurs)
757-896-4692 mstclair@hampton.gov
Host:  Dreason Ruckett

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  9-20-12
Melodics w/ Music by Oband
Open Mic for All Artists
Palace on Plume
300 E Plume St
Norfolk VA
Doors open @ 8:30
9:00 – midnight (Every Thurs)
$5 cover charge
Host: GodChild

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9-20-12 thru 9-22-12
HRW Conference
Doubletree Hotel
1900 Pavilion Dr
Virginia Beach VA

Wednesday is Pretty Popular This Week...

9-19-12
Java Open-Mic Poetry
Greenbriar Library
1214 Volvo Pkwy
Chesapeake VA
6:00 – (Every 3rd Wed)
757-410-7058
Host:  Nathan Richardson/
Synnika Lofton

9-19-12
A Benefit Reading for
VB Volunteer Rescue Squad
Jewish Mother
600 Nevan Rd
Virginia Beach VA
8:00 - 11:00
Readers:  Tim Seibles,
Bob Kunzinger, Jeff Hecker,
Rene Olander, Robert Miltner,
Rick Alley, Molly Fuller
Tom Williams

9-19-12
The Entertainment Outlet
Open-Mic for All Artists
Kad-A-Lac Rest. and Lounge
448 Green St  Portsmouth VA
7:30-9:00 (Every Wed)
757-295-9051
Host:  Tabitha The Poetess

9-19-12
Internet Open-Mic
Spoken Ink! 
7:00 – 8:00 (Every Wed)
(Listen online or by phone)
646-478-5603
Hosted by: Senator Bravo & Mr. Speaker

9-19-12
Open-Mic Poetry
Fuzzy Wednesdays
Palace on Plume
300 E Plume St
Norfolk VA
9:00 (Every Wed)
$8+ cover - Host:  GodChild

9-19-12
Open-Mic for All Artists
Soul Case Experience
Aurora
401 E Grace St
Richmond VA
8:00 – (Every Wed)
$5 cover charge
Tequilla:  804-564-4189
Jamil:  804-301-9394
True:  757-372-5171