Quote:

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

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cancellation Notice!!

Young Poets Love Poetry Movement has been CANCELLED for this month and until further notice.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

What's the Good Word This Week??

“It’s not easy to define poetry.” – Bob Dylan

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.  Barnes and Noble:  The busiest man in the 757, Mr. Speaker, will host the open mic at the Newport News Barnes and Noble this Friday, June 28th, starting at 7:00.  Come on out and share some pieces.  I look forward to seeing you there.

2.  Mars! and Venus!:  The Battle of the Sexes continues at Verses and Vibes this Friday, June 28th.  In the ring are the returning champs, Steph Love and Beautiful Dizaster and the new challengers, M Haze and Sense.  Who’s gonna win????  There’s only one way to find out!!  The battle begins at 10:00.  (Please note:  The open-mic list closes at 9:15.)  Please see venue list for more details.

3.  Erotic Road Trip:  757’s Ms. Creoleness will host, “HeRotica, A Summer’s Night Experience,” in Charlotte NC on August 3, 2013, featuring erotic spoken word artists, Flenardo Taylor and Kit Shye Marlowe.  This is sizzling hot night you don’t want to miss!!  Don’t forget your towels!!  If you are interested in performing or for more information:  https://www.facebook.com/events/472576696160459/ (RSVP by July 20th)

Reminders ….

a.  YPLP Date Change:  Young Poet’s Love Poetry has been rescheduled this month for Friday, June 28th.  (flier attached)

b.  Sunday Features:  The Venue on 35th will host, Feature Sundays at the Venue Presents:  Poetry Open-Mic on Sunday, June 30th, starting at 7:00 with featured poets:  Jorge Mendez, house poet, Ms. Roxanne and Shannon Curtin.  Please click on link for more details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/402546166530825/

c.  Project Deadline:  The Nearest Poem Anthology June 30th deadline is quickly approaching.  For more info on this project created by VA Poet Laureate, Sophia Starnes:  http://www.sofiamstarnes.com/page11.html

h.  Martian Haiku Contest:  How many can say that one of their poems is on Mars???  For more info:  http://lasp.colorado.edu/maven/goingtomars/contest-rules/ (Submission deadline is July 1st!)

d.  Hiatus:  Music & Poetry Night will return next month and in full force, July 18th!!!
  
e.  Publication Symposium:  Kathleen Grissom, author of “The Kitchen House” (a good book by the way) will be the keynote speaker for Navigating Your Writing Life 2013:  A Symposium for Writers on the Journey to Publication in Charlottesville on August 3rd from 8:30 to 4:30 which will include a session on “Poetry and its Market”. (flier attached).

f.  HRW Conference:  Hampton Roads Writers 5th annual Writers’ Conference is from 9/19 to 9/21 at the Westin VA Beach Town Center.  For more info, go to Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/162475817250328/ or the HRW website:  http://www.hamptonroadswriters.org/2013conference.php (flier attached)

Other….

Calendar Under Construction:  I’ve added a calendar at the bottom of my blog, www.goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com, to make it easier to keep track of the plethora of poetry spots in the area.  I welcome any feedback!!

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

Ten Thousand Villages Event Pics!!

Pictures Courtesy of Bill Glose (Thank you, Bill!!)








This Friday is "ON" Like a Light Switch!!

It’s already the 4th Friday!!  Where does the time go???   It’s time for our monthly gathering at Barnes and Noble open-mic in Newport News this Friday (6/28) beginning at 7:00, with special host, James Sears aka MR SPEAKER!!!  Come one, come all.  This is a family friendly venue and it’s all about supporting one another.  I look forward to seeing familiar and new faces and of course, hearing some poetry!!!  I hope to see ya there.  GOOOOOO Poetry!!!

Other Friday Events:
06-28-13
Verses and Vibes
Island Flavours
Caribbean Restaurant
2280 Executive Dr
Hampton VA
8:30ish – (Every Fri)
Open-Mic list close at 915
Featured Readers:  TBA
Host:  Glo Shines
Battle of the Sexes III:
Steph Love & Bdizaster VS           
M Haze & Sense!!
(Open-mic closes at 915)
The battle begins at 1000!

*****

06-28-13
Poetry Salon
Jack Callan’s House
2931 Somme Ave
Norfolk VA
8:00 –    (4th Fri)
757-622-8721 - BYOB!!
Hosts:  Jack & Judith

*****

06-28-13
Open-Mic @ Taza
5047 Forest Hill Ave
Richmond VA
7:00 – 9:00
Host:  Joanna Lee

*****

06-28-13
Open Mic Poetry (FF)
Barnes and Noble
12170 Jefferson Ave
Newport News VA
7:00 – 9:00 (4th Fri)
757-249-2488
Host: Hollis Pruitt

*****

06-28-13
Open-Mic Poetry
Poetic License
410 Gallery
3824 Granby St
Norfolk VA
$3.00 cover
9:00 - (Every Fri)

***** 


06-28-13
The Exodus Open Mic
Jamocha Joe’s
768 Settlers Landing Rd
Hampton VA
9:00 – 12:00 (Every Fri)
757-768-9262

Thursday, June 20, 2013

What's the Good Word This Week?!?

“Poetry is a mixture of common sense, which not all have, with uncommon sense, which very few have.” – John Masefield

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.  10000 Villages:  There will be a poetry reading at Ten Thousand Villages on Sunday, June 23rd from 2:00 to 4:00.  If you’re interested in participating in this ekphrastic event, please contact Jill Winkowski at jill.winkowski@gmail.com.  Please see venue list for more details (flier attached).

Reminders (and there are quite a few….)

a.  June 20th Features:  The Coffeehouse in Williamsburg will feature Diana Woodcock, and PFAC will feature Bob Kelly, Raymond Simmons, and Barbara Smith (host).  Either way, you can’t go wrong!!  Please see venue list for more details.

b.  New Date:  Due to illness, Maya Angelou has to reschedule her visit to Friday, June 21st

c.  Christ Factor Returns:  Because of the success of the first Christ Factor, Real Life Church and Latino A2J are bringing it back on June 22nd starting at 5:00.  For more info, please see venue list or Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/events/278663068936930/

d.  Book Sale:  The West Ave Library will have a book sale from June 21st to June 23rd.  Who knows, you might find a poetry book or two…..This is a great opportunity to stock up!!  Please click on link for more details. 

e.  YPLP Date Change:  Young Poet’s Love Poetry has been rescheduled this month for Friday, June 28th.  (flier attached)

(Jorge Mendez)


f.  Sunday Features:  The Venue on 35th will host, Feature Sundays at the Venue Presents:  Poetry Open-Mic on Sunday, June 30th, starting at 7:00 with featured poets:  Jorge Mendez, house poet, Ms. Roxanne and Shannon Curtin.  Please click on link for more details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/402546166530825/

g.  Project Deadline:  The Nearest Poem Anthology June 30th deadline is quickly approaching.  For more info on this project created by VA Poet Laureate, Sophia Starnes:  http://www.sofiamstarnes.com/page11.html

h.  Martian Haiku Contest:  How many can say that one of their poems is on Mars???  For more info:  http://lasp.colorado.edu/maven/goingtomars/contest-rules/ (Submission deadline is July 1st!)

i.  Hiatus:  Music and Poetry Night will be on hiatus this month, but will return full force, July 18th!!!

j.  Publication Symposium:  Kathleen Grissom, author of “The Kitchen House” (a good book by the way) will be the keynote speaker for Navigating Your Writing Life 2013:  A Symposium for Writers on the Journey to Publication in Charlottesville on August 3rd from 8:30 to 4:30 which will include a session on “Poetry and its Market”. (flier attached).

k.  HRW Conference:  Hampton Roads Writers 5th annual Writers’ Conference is from 9/19 to 9/21 at the Westin VA Beach Town Center.  For more info, go to Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/162475817250328/ or the HRW website:  http://www.hamptonroadswriters.org/2013conference.php (flier attached)

Other….

Calendar Under Construction:  I’ve added a calendar at the bottom of my blog, www.goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com, to make it easier to keep track of the plethora of poetry spots in the area.  I welcome any feedback!!

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

Let's Start the Weekend....Tonight!!

(Because when you have this many choices, it's good to plan ahead!!)

06-20-13
Open-Mic Poetry
Poetry & Jazz Tasting
C’est Le Vin
15 N 17th St
Richmond VA
6:00 – 9:00
Monthly, but date will vary
804-649-9463
Host: Joanna Lee 

****

06-20-13 (FF)
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 Poet: Diana Woodcock

*****

06-20-13
Open-Mic
Word-Up Thursdays!
Total Blend
5018 E Princess Anne Rd
Norfolk VA
8:30 until….. (Every Thurs)
$5 cover
Host:  Q5

*****

06-20-13
Open Mic Poetry
Peninsula of Fine Arts (PFAC)
101 Museum Dr
Newport News VA
6:00 – 7:00 (3rd Thurs)
757-596-8175
w/ readings from Bob Kelley, Raymond Simmons, and the host, Barbara Smith

*****

06-21-13
Verses and Vibes
Island Flavours
Caribbean Restaurant
2280 Executive Dr
Hampton VA
8:30ish – (Every Fri)
Featured Readers:  TBA
Host:  Glo Shines
Featured Poet:  Samantha Marie aka Volumez!

*****

06-21-13
Open-Mic Poetry
Poetic License
410 Gallery
3824 Granby St
Norfolk VA
$3.00 cover
9:00 - (Every Fri)

*****

06-21-13
Open-Mic Poetry
The Wet Spot (Explicit)
Thai Pan Restaurant
3497 Holland Rd #101
Virginia Beach VA
9:00 – (3rd Fri)
Hosts:  GodChild & Seven

*****

06-21-13
Spoken Word Poets & Community Dialogue
Featuring:
Roscoe B and Megan Rickman
Ellwood Thompson’s Community Room
4 N Thompson St
Richmond VA
6:30 – 8:30
$10 cover
(free for full time students)
Facilitator: Denise Dolan

*****

06-22-13
Christ Factor
(Poets, Singers & Rappers)
Real Life Church
4877 Princess Anne Rd
VA Beach VA 
5:00 –

*****

06-22-13
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

*****
06-23-13
Poetry Reading
Ten Thousand Villages
11820 Merchants Walk
Newport News VA
2:00 – 4:00

Host:  Jill Winkowski

The 4th Annual National Poetry Awards!

(Just click on the link to vote.)

There are some 757 folks on the nominee list, so I thought I would share and give everyone the opportunity to vote.  Just select from the list provided, add your email address, and submit your nomination.  It's really that simple.  Please show your love and support for the poets of 757!!!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

06/15: Joseph De Paul's Variety Show Review

(Thank you CJ for the wonderful review!  I'm sorry I missed it.)


"The Joseph De Paul Variety Show where true variety show energy returned and set the stage on fire! There were amazing acts ranging from skit/improve and stand up comedy to spoken word (s/o to Tonie Sheeley), from hip-hop (the -real- positive kind)(s/o to Jorge Mendez and John Smiles-Uknodacrew Dennis) to magic (s/o to Joseph De Paul) and a very lovely teaser to the upcoming Burly-Q at the Venue presents: Once Upon A Tease... by Lily Liqueur -- who took the stage and possessed womanhood like no one else!
I got to take part in a magic act with Joseph that proves to me once again.... the man has not just skills but powers beyond human!
And the best part is that this is going to be a tradition. So if you missed it for whatever reason, mark this date -- JULY 27th -- on whatever time tracking means you use and attend edition 2 of this fantastic throw back to true Variety Shows when talent reigned supreme, instead of celebrity judges, to put butts in the seats!!! Performers, if you want to own a piece of the stage in the second show, talk to Joseph De Paul. Everyone else -- you do NOT want to miss this twice!"

Saturday, June 15, 2013

What's The Good This Week???

“The type of poetry I seek resides in objects man can’t touch.” – E M Forster

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.  Book Sale:  The West Ave Library will have a book sale from June 21st to June 23rd.  Who knows, you might find a poetry book or two…..This is a great opportunity to stock up!!  Please click on link for more details. 

2.  Hiatus:  Music and Poetry Night will be on hiatus this month, but will return full force, July 18th!!!

3.  YPLP Date Change:  Young Poet’s Love Poetry has been rescheduled this month for Friday, June 28th.  (flier attached)

4.  Sunday Features:  The Venue on 35th will host, Feature Sundays at the Venue Presents:  Poetry Open-Mic on Sunday, June 30th, starting at 7:00 with featured poets:  Jorge Mendez, house poet, Ms. Roxanne and Shannon Curtin.  Please click on link for more details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/402546166530825/

5.  Project Deadline:  The Nearest Poem Anthology June 30th deadline is quickly approaching.  For more info on this project created by VA Poet Laureate, Sophia Starnes:  http://www.sofiamstarnes.com/page11.html

6.  June 20th Features:  The Coffeehouse in Williamsburg will feature Diana Woodcock, and PFAC will feature Bob Kelly, Raymond Simmons, and Barbara Smith (host).  Either way, you can’t go wrong!!  Please see venue list for more details.

7.  Publication Symposium:  Kathleen Grissom, author of “The Kitchen House” (a good book by the way) will be the keynote speaker for Navigating Your Writing Life 2013:  A Symposium for Writers on the Journey to Publication in Charlottesville on August 3rd from 8:30 to 4:30 which will include a session on “Poetry and its Market”. (flier attached).

8.  Calendar Under Construction:  I’ve added a calendar at the bottom of my blog, www.goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com, to make it easier to keep track of the plethora of poetry spots in the area.  I welcome any feedback!!

***Reminders***

a.  New Date:  Due to illness, Maya Angelou has to reschedule her Botanical Gardens visit to this Friday, June 21st

b.  Christ Factor Returns:  Because of the success of the first Christ Factor, Real Life Church and Latino A2J are bringing it back on June 22nd starting at 5:00.  For more info, please see venue list or Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/events/278663068936930/

c.  HRW Conference:  Hampton Roads Writers 5th annual Writers’ Conference is from 9/19 to 9/21 at the Westin VA Beach Town Center.  For more info, go to Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/162475817250328/ or the HRW website:  http://www.hamptonroadswriters.org/2013conference.php (flier attached)

d.  Martian Haiku Contest:  How many can say that one of their poems is on Mars???  For more info:  http://lasp.colorado.edu/maven/goingtomars/contest-rules/

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

What About Saturday??






06-15-13
Live Music, Spoken Word & Poetry with Performances from Latino A2J, Kamikaze Revy, From the Womb and More!!
The Coffeehouse
13749 A Warwick Blvd
Newport News VA
8:00 –





06-15-13
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