Quote:

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

Saturday, July 27, 2013

7/26: 4th Friday Barnes and Noble Pics

Those 2 hours went by soooooo fast, but time flies when you having fun.  Thank you for those who came out.  It was truly a great night of poetry ,and I was so happy to be a part of it!!!

Alex, Melanie, Stacy, and Bobby K.

Stacy (in orange) shared a couple of pieces of family, life and work.  Who knew we had a closet poet in our midst....

Roger, John, Carmen and Alex.

John did a great poem about the storm.  It was like you were there.  He also did a caveman poem.  I always enjoy hearing that one.

Carmen shared some pieces from her book of prayer poem.  Most of her pieces came from things she wrote 20 years ago.

Alex did a great piece called, "Is This It?"  It's short, but it is soooo spot on!!  You have to hear it to fully appreciate it.


Bob and Roger.  

Bob did a piece on the way things used to be.  You know when people had manners and respected others.  He also did a poem about life on an aircraft carrier.  Shipboard life ain't no joke!

I love Roger's struggles-with-words poems.  He writes what some of us think when we try to write or write outside our comfort zone.


Bobby K, Keisha, and Stacy.  

Bobby K did a piece on Fashion Police that everyone should hear.  Especially those who walk around with half their clothes on....
Keisha shared words and quotes of inspiration.  Be on the lookout for her upcoming book on personal development.


Random group pic...


Another random group pic....


A great group photo ((bottom row) Carmen, me, Melanie, Stacy, Bobby K, Keisha and daughter (top row) Bob, Roger, and John).  

A special thanks to Alex for taking the picture.

What's the Good Word this Week??

“I’ve written some poetry I don’t understand myself.” – Carl Sandburg

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.  Online Poet Duets Premiere!!:  Stay tuned for the new online open-mic for duets hosted by 757 Poets, Kerry B and Queen Da Poetess from 8 to 10.  Please see venue list for more details.  (flier attached).


Reminders ….

a.  Oasis Book Signing(from Tracey’s website) Save the date! Tracey L. Moore, author of Oasis for My Soul: Poems and Inspirational Writings for Spiritual and Personal Growth, will be holding a book signing event on Saturday, July 27th from 2-4 pm at Heaven and Earth Christian Bookstore, Janaf Shopping Center (5900 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk). Come on out and be encouraged, uplifted, and inspired as she reads poetry and prose from her literary work. A random drawing will be held, and you could win a $25 Olive Garden gift card. Feel free to bring your business cards to share, and let's fellowship, minister, and network simultaneously! Come to get blessed and be a blessing! http://traceylmoore.com/TLM/Home.html

b.  Attention Published Authors!:  Local Authors’ Day returns on Saturday, September 21st from 1 to 4 at the South Morrison Family Education Center in Newport News.  The application deadline is July 31st!!  Please click on link for more details:  http://www.nngov.com/pressroom/press-releases/2013authorday

c.  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).

d.  Episcopal Church of the Advent is hosting an open mic night august third from 7pm till 9pm. All those interested in sharing their talent whether it be music, poetry or comedy should call Ray @ 757 six two 0 29four 2. We only ask that whatever your performance is that it be church appropriate. Light refreshments will be served. All participants should plan to arrive a half hour before we begin. http://norfolk.craigslist.org/eve/3938001569.html

e.  NC Erotica:  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)

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)

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

Saturday Venue Timeline-ish!!!

Oasis Book Signing(from Tracey’s website) Save the date! Tracey L. Moore, author of Oasis for My Soul: Poems and Inspirational Writings for Spiritual and Personal Growth, will be holding a book signing event on Saturday, July 27th from 2-4 pm at Heaven and Earth Christian Bookstore, Janaf Shopping Center (5900 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk). Come on out and be encouraged, uplifted, and inspired as she reads poetry and prose from her literary work. A random drawing will be held, and you could win a $25 Olive Garden gift card. Feel free to bring your business cards to share, and let's fellowship, minister, and network simultaneously! Come to get blessed and be a blessing! http://traceylmoore.com/TLM/Home.html

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5:00-7:00 & 8:00-10:00

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6:00 - 8:00

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...and to round out the night @ 9:00 !!!




Friday, July 26, 2013

Yep, It Must Be Friday!!!

The Prime Time Poetry Show kicks off July 26, 2013, in Portsmouth VA, Olde Towne Coffee House. This will be a televised open mic and showcase, featuring some of Hampton Roads' finest poets, comedians, and musicians. General admission is $5; 8pm-12. I hope to see you out there!!!

*****

07-26-13
Open-Mic
Poetry, Prose and Pizza
Russell Memorial Library
2808 Taylor Rd
Chesapeake VA
6:45 –
Host:  Nathan Richardson

*****

07-26-13
Open-Mic @ Taza
5047 Forest Hill Ave
Richmond VA
7:00 – 9:00
Host:  Joanna Lee

*****

07-26-13
Poetry Salon
Jack Callan’s House
2931 Somme Ave
Norfolk VA
8:00 –    (4th Fri)
757-622-8721 - BYOB!!
Hosts:  Jack & Judith

*****

07-26-13
Verses and Vibes
Island Flavours
Caribbean Restaurant
2280 Executive Dr
Hampton VA
8:30ish – (Every Fri)
Featured Reader:  TBA
Host:  Glo Shines

*****

07-26-13
Open Mic Poetry (FF)
Barnes and Noble
12170 Jefferson Ave
Newport News VA
7:00 – 9:00 (4th Fri)
757-249-2488
Guest Host: Talya Chatman

*****

07-26-13
Open-Mic Poetry
Poetic License
410 Gallery
3824 Granby St - Norfolk VA
$3.00 cover
9:00 - (Every Fri)

*****

07-26-13
The Exodus Open Mic
Jamocha Joe’s
768 Settlers Landing Rd
Hampton VA
9:00 – 12:00 (Every Fri)
757-768-9262

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wednesdays Need Lovin' Too!!

07-24-13
Open Mic Poetry
Moses Myers House
323 E Freemason St
Norfolk VA
6:30 – 8:30 (4th Wed Quarterly)
Free and open to public!
757-333-6269
Host:  Jack Callan


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07-24-13
Internet Open-Mic
Spoken Ink! 
7:00 – 8:00 (Every Wed)
(Listen online or by phone)
646-478-5603
Host: Sen Bravo & Mr. Speaker


*****


07-24-13
Open-Mic Poetry
Fuzzy Wednesdays
Palace on Plume
300 E Plume St
Norfolk VA
9:00 (Every Wed)
$8+ cover - Host:  GodChild


*****


07-24-13
Open-Mic
Poetry, Comedy & Music
Ethereal Cupcakes &
Coffee Shoppe
3150 Allainby Way
Hampton VA
6:00 - 9:00 (Every Wed)
757-223-0300

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

It's Popular to be Tuesday....

07-23-13
Open-Mic Poetry
Poetic Expressions
Queens Way Soul Café
1144 Big Bethel Rd
Hampton VA
8:00 – (Every Tues)
757-224-7669
Host:  S Dot aka Sue Chainz aka
Cashmere the Legacy

*****

07-23-13
Open-Mic Poetry
Kad-A-Lac Restaurant
448 Green St
Portsmouth VA
7:30 – 9:00 (Every Tues)
Host:  Juice James/Tabitha

*****


07-23-13
Poets, Lyricists, Singers
Lyrically Spoken
544 Newtown Rd
Virginia Beach VA
$5 cover charge
8:00 – 11:00 (Every Tues)
Host:  GodChild/Poetikk Justice

*****

07-23-13 (FF)
Open-Mic Poetry
Meyera Oberndorf Library
4100 VA Beach Blvd
VA Beach VA
6:30 – 8:30
(Sign-up begins at 6:00)
Host:  HRW

*****

07-23-13
Open Mic
Tuesdays Verses
Addis Ethiopian Restaurant
9 N 17th St  - Richmond VA
7:00 – (Every Tues)
804-308-3650

*****
  
07-23-13
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

Friday, July 19, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

No Verses and Vibes This Week---Pass It On!!


There will not be a Verses and Vibes this Friday, but they'll be back and going in next Friday, July 26th!!

What's the Good Word This Week??

“Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper, is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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.  Christian Open-Mics:  I was perusing craigslist for open-mics and came these two.  

These are the original posts: 

a.   Open mic! Is going down on July 19th, 2013
Looking for gospel or positive artist! All talents are welcome! Spoken word, mime, praise dancers, choirs, solo artist!
Place: Living Word Ministry - 144 Business Park Dr - VA Beach, Va. 23452
http://norfolk.craigslist.org/com/3863512869.html

b.   Episcopal Church of the Advent is hosting an open mic night August third from 7pm till 9pm. All those interested in sharing their talent whether it be music, poetry or comedy should call Ray @ 757 six two 0 29four 2. We only ask that whatever your performance is that it be church appropriate. Light refreshments will be served. All participants should plan to arrive a half hour before we begin. http://norfolk.craigslist.org/eve/3938001569.html

Reminders ….

*****************Begins Tonight*************
a.  PPP for July:  Just a reminder the Poetry Prose and Pizza series begins on July 18th in Suffolk, July 25th in Prince George, and July 26th in Chesapeake.  For more details, please see the venue list!!

b.  Oasis Book Signing:  (from Tracey’s website) Save the date! Tracey L. Moore, author of Oasis for My Soul: Poems and Inspirational Writings for Spiritual and Personal Growth, will be holding a book signing event on Saturday, July 27th from 2-4 pm at Heaven and Earth Christian Bookstore, Janaf Shopping Center (5900 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk). Come on out and be encouraged, uplifted, and inspired as she reads poetry and prose from her literary work. A random drawing will be held, and you could win a $25 Olive Garden gift card. Feel free to bring your business cards to share, and let's fellowship, minister, and network simultaneously! Come to get blessed and be a blessing! http://traceylmoore.com/TLM/Home.html

c.  Attention Published Authors!:  Local Authors’ Day returns on Saturday, September 21st from 1 to 4 at the South Morrison Family Education Center in Newport News.  The application deadline is July 31st!!  Please click on link for more details:  http://www.nngov.com/pressroom/press-releases/2013authorday

d.  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).

e.  NC Erotica:  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)

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)

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, July 16, 2013

PFAC Open-Mic Honors John Hightower

For those who plan to attend the PFAC open-mic, there has been a slight change in the format.

This month some of our local poets will be honoring John Hightower, the former President of the Mariner's Museum. who passed away July 6th.  The attached link is the Daily Press article on his passing:  http://articles.dailypress.com/2013-07-08/news/dp-nws-hightower-feature-obit-20130706_1_john-b-hightower-monitor-artifacts-monitor-center

Please see the email notice below for more details, and thank you Barbara, for sharing this with us:

On Thursday July 18 at 6 P.M. friends and Virginia poets Barbara Drucker Smith, Bob Kelly, Mary Allen, Mary Sherwood Holt, and Nelson Farley will honor the memory of John Hightower by reading his poetry.  Hoping that Erica St Dennis will read the poem she wrote for John and hoping that Anna Holloway from the Mariners Museum will read and make a few comments..  Marty Hightower plans to attend..  Open mic will take place time allowing.  Everyone is invited.  The movie is at 7 P.M.  All are invited.
                             
All the Best,                     
Barbara

July Hiatus: Poetry at the Crossing Notice

Hello Everyone,

There will not be a poetry reading at the Crossing this month (7/18), but they'll be back in full swing next month on August 15th!!

If you're looking for a Plan B....

07-18-13
Open-Mic
Poetry, Prose and Pizza
Suffolk Museum
118 Bosley Avenue
Suffolk, VA 23434
6:00 –
Host:  Nathan Richardson

*****

07-18-13
Open Mic Poetry
Peninsula of Fine Arts (PFAC)
101 Museum Dr
Newport News VA
6:00 – 7:00 (3rd Thurs)
757-596-8175

*****

07-18-13 (FF)
Music & Poetry 
Open-Mic Night
Westhampton Comm. Center
1638 Briarfield Rd
Hampton, VA 
7:00 – 9:00 (3rd Thurs)
757-896-4692 mstclair@hampton.gov
Host:  Dreason Ruckett 

*****

07-18-13
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 

Poetry First,
Talya

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Poetry Prose Pizza Date Correction/Change


Open-Mic
Poetry, Prose and Pizza
Russell Memorial Library
2808 Taylor Rd
Chesapeake VA
6:45 –
Host:  Nathan Richardson

The date should be July 26th, not July 16th.  Thanks, Tracey, for bringing that to my attention!!
Please be sure to pass it on !!!

Poetry First,
Talya

Thursday, July 11, 2013

What's the Good Word This Week??

“Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.” – TS Eliot
(I got a chuckle out of that one!!)

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!!

Reminders ….

a.  PPP for July:  Just a reminder the Poetry Prose and Pizza series begins on July 16th in Chesapeake, July 18th in Suffolk, and July 25th in Prince George.  For more details, please see the venue list!!

b.  Oasis Book Signing(from Tracey’s website) Save the date! Tracey L. Moore, author of Oasis for My Soul: Poems and Inspirational Writings for Spiritual and Personal Growth, will be holding a book signing event on Saturday, July 27th from 2-4 pm at Heaven and Earth Christian Bookstore, Janaf Shopping Center (5900 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk). Come on out and be encouraged, uplifted, and inspired as she reads poetry and prose from her literary work. A random drawing will be held, and you could win a $25 Olive Garden gift card. Feel free to bring your business cards to share, and let's fellowship, minister, and network simultaneously! Come to get blessed and be a blessing! http://traceylmoore.com/TLM/Home.html

c.  Attention Published Authors!:  Local Authors’ Day returns on Saturday, September 21st from 1 to 4 at the South Morrison Family Education Center in Newport News.  The application deadline is July 31st!!  Please click on link for more details:  http://www.nngov.com/pressroom/press-releases/2013authorday

d.  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).
e.  NC Erotica:  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)

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)

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

6/28: Pics of Barnes and Noble and Verses and Vibes

B&N




V&V