Quote:

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

Thursday, December 26, 2013

4th Friday Poetry at Jack and Judith's Home!!

Looking for something to do after the Christmas holiday??  Well, Jack and Judith will have their 4th Friday poetry starting at 8:00.  Jack is whipping up a pot of black eyed pea soup.  You just bring the wine, the drink, the love, and the poetry (but not necessarily in that order)!!

12-27-13
Poetry Salon
Jack Callan’s House
2931 Somme Ave - Norfolk VA
8:00 –    (4th Fri)
757-622-8721 - BYOB!!
Hosts:  Jack & Judith

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

What's the Good Word??? Well, This is What I Know....

"Poetry: the best words in the best order." - Samuel Taylor Cooleridge

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!!

With the Christmas holiday upon us,
it’s a good rule of thumb to check with the venues before attending!!

1.  Local Professors Speak:  Poetic Consciousness invites you to The House of Consciousness for a rare evening of poetry on Thursday, December 19th beginning at 7:00.  The features are:  Daniel Pravda, Hollis Pruitt, Nathan Richardson, Tim Seibles and Frank Kozusko.  This is truly a night you don’t want to miss!!

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2.  Five Points Features:  The next Five Point Poetry Reading will be on Sunday, January 12th from 2:00 to 4:00.  The features will include:  Godchild the Omen, Phil Raisor, Sarah Pringle, Firefly and the ever-talented, Betty Davis.  Again, a day of poetry you don’t want to miss!!

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3.  CNU Writers’ Conference:  It doesn’t seem like it, but February is just around the corner which means it’s time for the 33rd Annual Writers’ Conference at CNU to be held from February 28th to March 1st!!  The theme this year is “Empowerment Through Literacy” with keynote speakers, Sharyn McCrumb and local 757 poet and professor, Dr. Hollis Pruitt!!!!  Details are forthcoming….stay tuned….

4. What Inspires You?:  In conjunction with the glass exhibit, The Charles H Taylors Arts Center will host, Poetry Inspired by Art on Sunday, January 12th at 2:30.  For more info, please click on the link:  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/12/11114-poetry-inspired-by-art.html

A Friendly Reminder or Two!!!:

a.  Open-Mic Returns to Queens Way – Open-mic (for all artists) returns to Queens Way Soul Café in Hampton every Wednesday beginning December 11th from 7:00 to 11:00.  Free until 9:30 and then $5.00 after 9:30.  Please see venue list for more details.

b. DD Brings Back Dickens:  DD Delaney invites everyone to his one hour, one person play, “The Concise Dickens’ Christmas Carol” on December 20 & 21 at 8:00 and December 22 at 2:30.  Tickets are only $12.  For more info, please click on provided Facebook link or call 757-469-0337.  This is one, one hour, person play you don’t want to miss!!  You’ll thank me later. https://www.facebook.com/events/719722941401387/

c. 410 Gallery “Queendom”:  Poetry Jackson and Casey P Presents:  Night of Queendom at 410 Gallery this Sunday, December 8th and December 22nd.   Come on out and enjoy some music, spoken word, and open-mic!!  For more info, please click on provided Facebook link or refer to the venue list.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1420458868187727/ b.

d.  The Venue Goes Erotic – Featured Sundays at The Venue on 35th present “Erotica” on Sunday, December 29th.  Some of the features include Sexeekittee, Manolo, and Lily Liqueur!!  This is one erotic night you don’t want to miss!!  For more info, please click on the provided Facebook link or refer to the venue list.  https://www.facebook.com/events/376026189200728/

e.  Bring in the New Year 410 Style – Gallery 410 will host Poetic License: New Year’s Eve Soiree on December 31st from 10:00 until ????.  Enjoy some 70s funk, old school hip hop, and open-mic all night.  Please see flier on the blog or click on the Facebook link for more details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/559466074129197/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

Please be sure to check my Facebook page and/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 weekend!!

Poetry First,
Talya

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Local Professor Speak This Thursday in Norfolk!!

Featuring:
Hollis Pruitt
Tim Seibles
Daniel Pravda
Frank Kozusko
&
Nathan Richardson!!



I'm thinking...you don't want to miss out on this rare opportunity!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

What's the Good Word? You Didn't Hear It From Me, But....

“I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty.” – Edgar Allan Poe

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!!

1.  Open-Mic Returns to Queens Way – Open-mic (for all artists) returns to Queens Way Soul Café in Hampton every Wednesday beginning December 11th from 7:00 to 11:00.  Free until 9:30 and then $5.00 after 9:30.  Please see venue list for more details.

2.  Bring in the New Year 410 Style – Gallery 410 will host Poetic License: New Year’s Eve Soiree on December 31st from 10:00 until ????.  Enjoy some 70s funk, old school hip hop, and open-mic all night.  Please see flier on the blog or click on the Facebook link for more details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/559466074129197/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

3.  So(u)lstice Poetry Richmond Workshop:  As we approach midwinter and the longest night of the year, we’ll be focused on themes of reversal, rebirth, fire/darkness, and discussing astronomical, historical and personal views of the solstice and its symbolism.  We’ll work from specific prompts to craft a poem (or poems) during the workshop; there is no pre-assigment.  For more info, please click on the Facebook link or refer to the venue list:  https://www.facebook.com/events/709497969061763/?notif_t=plan_user_invited  (Thanks for the write-up, Joanna!!)

A Friendly Reminder!!!:

a. Poetry Slam:  Voncile’s invites you to participate in their poetry slam on Friday, December 13th.  There is a $25 entry fee, and the winner takes home $250!!!  Please see venue list or click on link for more details:  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/11/poetry-slamwinner-takes-home-250.html

b. The Venue Goes Erotic – Featured Sundays at The Venue on 35th present “Erotica” on Sunday, December 29th.  Some of the features include Sexeekittee, Manolo, and Lily Liqueur!!  This is one erotic night you don’t want to miss!!  For more info, please click on the provided Facebook link or refer to the venue list.  https://www.facebook.com/events/376026189200728/

c. DD Brings Back Dickens:  DD Delaney invites everyone to his one hour, one person play, “The Concise Dickens’ Christmas Carol” on December 20 & 21 at 8:00 and December 22 at 2:30.  Tickets are only $12.  For more info, please click on provided Facebook link or call 757-469-0337.  This is one, one hour, person play you don’t want to miss!!  You’ll thank me later. https://www.facebook.com/events/719722941401387/

d. 410 Gallery “Queendom”:  Poetry Jackson and Casey P Presents:  Night of Queendom at 410 Gallery this Sunday, December 8th and December 22nd.   Come on out and enjoy some music, spoken word, and open-mic!!  For more info, please click on provided Facebook link or refer to the venue list.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1420458868187727/  

That's it for now,so until next time....GOOOOOO Poetry!!!

Poetry First,
Talya

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Open-Mic Returns to Queens Way Soul Cafe!!



Wednesday, December 11th
Features/Open-Mic
Kickback at Queens Way Soul Cafe
1144 Big Bethel Rd
Hampton VA
7:00 - 11:00
Every Wednesday
Hosts:  Sue Chainz, Poetry Jackson aka Creative Control and Casey P!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

What's the Good Word?!? Well, Rumor Has It.....


When power lead man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations.  When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence.  When power corrupts, poetry cleanses. - John F Kennedy 
(Thanks for the quote, Frank!!)

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!!

1.  The Venue Goes Erotic – Featured Sundays at The Venue on 35th present “Erotica” on Sunday, December 29th.  Some of the features include Sexeekittee, Manolo, and Lily Liqueur!!  This is one erotic night you don’t want to miss!!  For more info, please click on the providedd Facebook link or refer to the venue list.  https://www.facebook.com/events/376026189200728/

2.  DD Brings Back Dickens:  DD Delaney invites everyone to his one hour, one person play, “The Concise Dickens’ Christmas Carol” on December 6, 7, 20, 21 at 8:00 and December 22 at 2:30.  Tickets are only $12.  For more info, please click on provided Facebook link or call 757-469-0337.  This is one, one hour, person play you don’t want to miss!!  You’ll thank me later. https://www.facebook.com/events/719722941401387/

3.  410 Gallery “Queendom”:  Poetry Jackson and Casey P Presents:  Night of Queendom at 410 Gallery this Sunday, December 8th and December 22nd.   Come on out and enjoy some music, spoken word, and open-mic!!  For more info, please click on provided Facebook link or refer to the venue list.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1420458868187727/

4.  Christmas Factor – Latino A2J and Real Life Church invite you to The Christ Factor Christmas on Saturday, December 7th from 5:00 to 7:00.  The features will include previous Christ Factor winners and spoken word artists Quiet Storm and Madeline Garcia.  For more info, please click on provided Facebook link or refer to the venue list:  https://www.facebook.com/events/233923613437010/

A Friendly Reminder!!!:

Poetry Slam:  Voncile’s invites you to participate in their poetry slam on Friday, December 13th.  There is a $25 entry fee, and the winner takes home $250!!!  Please see venue list or click on link for more details:  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/11/poetry-slamwinner-takes-home-250.html

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 weekend!!

Poetry First,
Talya

Monday, December 2, 2013

Richmond December Happenings!!

Thanks, Joanna, for keeping us informed!!

River City Secrets art6, 6 E. Broad St. Friday December 13, 7pm Shake off any Friday the 13th fears with a healthy dose of verse! Bundle up & hunker down to get your word on with us! We'll be lighting up the dark with poetry... and we hope you'll add yours to the flame! River City Secrets is the place to be for new poet-voices in Richmond, with talented features sure to inspire and an open mic awaiting your own awesome wordsmithery. Check us out on Facebook for details on this month's showcased poet. A suggested donation of $5 supports the gallery & our ongoing events. Light refreshments served.

Poetry & Jazz Tasting C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St. Thursday December 19, 7pm Our final reading event of 2013!! Join us as we celebrate poetry & jazz at popular winebar C'est Le Vin! Over the course of the evening, you'll get a taste of poetry from local wordsmiths of all experience & publication levels. Guitarist extraordinaire Randy Burton and co. will be on hand as always, sharing some sets and providing musical improv to any poet who so desires. The the whole is set off by C'est le Vin's tempting wine selection, delectable tapas & inspiring art. Don't miss out! (Have a few verses to throw down yourself? Make sure to get on the list! Look for me early in the evening or email ahead of time: dottoressa.joanna at hotmail dot com)

Workshop & Critique Urban Farmhouse Market & Cafe, 1217 E. Cary St. 6:30-8pm Our small group critique and workshop series continues! Whether you've got work that needs polishing up or your muse needs a kick in the butt to get in gear, we've got you covered. As always, these sessions are open to everyone, completely free and held at the Urban Farmhouse Market and Cafe in Shockoe. Due to ongoing construction in the area, please allow for extra travel and parking time. Workshop details at http://bit.ly/tenthmuse. Dates:

December 9-- small group critique 

December 16-- workshop: TBA (Joanna & Kelley)

River City Secrets is graciously supported by the generosity of CultureWorks' Richmond Arts & Cultural District Micro Grant Program

 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

What's the Good Word? Well.....

Without poetry, stories would be told in sepia. – Ellen Hopkins

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!!

Notice:  Because of the Turkey Day weekend, I will not be updating the venue list next week.  If you plan to attend any venues next week, please be sure to check with the venue first.  There is nothing more tragic than making unnecessary trips.  Well, there are, but you know what I mean!!

1.  Happy “10”:  Happy 10th Anniversary to Java Open-Mic Poetry!!  They will be celebrating at the Greenbriar Library in Chesapeake tonight beginning at 6:00.  Please see venue list for more details.          

2.  Congratulations Frank! -  Frank Kozusko’s haiku piece, “Sorry Mars!” will be out of this world…literally.  His poem was one of poems selected to go to Mars via DVD.  Congratulations!!!  http://www.universetoday.com/104223/haiku-for-mars-winners-selected-for-maven-mission/:
 

Sorry Mars
 Mars, Earth is sorry.
You sent no movie monsters.
Now WE come in peace.

As a reminder, Frank Kozusko also just released his new book of poems entitled, “Thoughts That Surfaced: Poems of a Silent Service Cold Warrior.”  For more details, please click on this link to my blog:  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/09/frank-kozuskos-new-book.html

3.  November 21st!! – This Thursday is a big night for poetry!!  Be sure to plan ahead and just be somewhere that night supporting the local poets.  Please see venue list or click on this link to my blog for more details:  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/11/november-21stbecause-its-good-to-plan.html

4.  Christ Factor Christmas:  Real Life Church welcomes you to “The Christ Factor Christmas” on Saturday, December 7th in VA Beach.  Please click on the link to my blog for more details:  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/11/a-christ-factor-christmas.html

Some Reminders!!!:

a.  Ekphrastic Time:  It’s time for another round of Ekphrastic poetry at the Charles H Taylor Cultural Arts Center on November 24th.  For more details, please refer to the venue list or click on this link:   http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/10/whats-good-word-well-lemme-tell-ya.html
 

b.  Poetry Slam:  Voncile’s invites you to participate in their poetry slam on Friday, December 13th.  There is a $25 entry fee, and the winner takes home $250!!!  Please see venue list or click on link for more details:  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/11/poetry-slamwinner-takes-home-250.html

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 weekend!!

Poetry First,
Talya

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Christ Factor Christmas!!


Please share!!!


Featuring spoken word artists, Madeline and The Quiet Storm!!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Poetica Publishing Poetry Challenge!


You are invited to write a poem based on this image...we will publish it here. Submit to poeticamag@aol.com by Nov' 30th.

$700 Poetry Slam in Baltimore!!!


Tuesday is What You Make of It!!

11-19-13
Open-Mic For All Artists
MOCA
2200 Parks Ave
VA Beach
7:00 – 8:45
(Sign-Up Begins @ 6:30)
Free and Open to Public!
(click on below link for more details)

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11-19-13
Open-Mic Poetry
Kad-A-Lac Restaurant
448 Green St - Portsmouth VA
7:30 – 9:00 (Every Tues)
Host:  Juice James/Tabitha

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11-19-13
Poets, Lyricists, Singers
Lyrically Spoken
544 Newtown Rd
Virginia Beach VA
$5 cover charge
9:00 – 11:00 (Every Tues)
Host:  GodChild/Poetikk Justice

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11-19-13
Open Mic
Tuesdays Verses
Addis Ethiopian Restaurant
9 N 17th St  - Richmond VA
8:00 – (Every Tues)
804-308-3650

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11-19-13
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

Saturday, November 16, 2013