“Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history;
for poetry expresses the universal, and history, only the particular.” - Aristotle
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1. NY Poet @ WM: New York poet and author, Tyehimba Jess will have a poetry reading at William & Mary College on Thursday, September 26th at 7:00 at the Tucker Theatre. This is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Patrick Henry Writers Series. The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing. For more info: http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/08/tyehimba-jess-w-on-september-26th.html
2. “Market” Your Poetry: Share your voice, books, CD, or organization at the Farmer’s Market in Richmond at St Stephen’s Church this Saturday August 31st. The best part is, it’s all FREE. To learn more: http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/08/poetry-day-farmers-market-in-richmond.html
3. PSV Readings: Just a reminder that PSV poetry readings will resume Saturday, September 7th at the James City County Library, from 11:00 to 12:00.
a. BBQ Poetry!! – Sweet Baby’s BBQ in Hampton will open its door for poetry this Friday, August 16th, starting at 6:00. Please see the venue list or click on link for more details. https://www.facebook.com/events/604105202968327/
b. Music & Poetry & More!! – Music & Poetry is hosting two special open-mics on Thursday, August 29th (Round 1) and Thursday, September 12th (Round 2) involving a community CD that will focus on ending youth violence in our area. The only thing that’s missing is your voice!! Please see venue an/or flier for more details!!.
c. Poetry Outdoors!: Joanna Lee will host, “Tea for Two: Poetry in Library Park” beginning Saturday, September 7th. This venue will feature two poets reading their works. To learn more about the features and much more, please refer to the venue list and/or click on this Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/369527983173555/
d. 757 Erotically Visits 212: It’s that time again. Mr. Speaker will host Verbal Lap Dance at New York’s Nuyorican on Saturday, September 7th. If you’re looking for a ride, please click on link: https://www.facebook.com/events/581864488545367/ (flier attached)
e. Positive and Curseless Open-Mic: Beginning September 8 (weekly), Archie Boone will host “Positive and Curseless” Open-Mic at Voncile’s Restaurant in Hampton. For more information, please click on the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/151635181706857/?notif_t=plan_user_invited (see attached flier)
f. Inspirational Book Signing: Local poet, Tracey Moore will have book signing and network event on Saturday, September 14th from 11:00 to 3:00 at the Heaven and Earth Christian Bookstore in Hampton. Please click on link for more details: http://traceylmoore.wordpress.com/2013/08/08/save-the-date-for-a-book-signingnetworking-event/
g. 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)
h. PSV Workshop!: PSV and First Colonial Inn will sponsor a poetry workshop in VA Beach Great Neck Area Library on Saturday, September 21st from 1:00 to 4:00. The day will include a writing workshop led by poet, Andrew Cain and an open mic. Please see flier and/or venue for more details!!
i. Support Local Authors!!: Local Authors’ Day returns on Saturday, September 21st from 1 to 4 at the South Morrison Family Education Center in Newport News. Please click on link for more details: http://www.nngov.com/pressroom/press-releases/2013authorday
j. Williamsburg 1st Book Festival: Williamsburg will host their first book festival on September 21st from 9:30 to 4:00. This event is free and open to readers and writers alike. To register or learn more, please click on this link: http://www.dailypress.com/entertainment/books/writers-block-blog/dp-writers-block-williamsburg-book-festival-coming-this-fall-20130516,0,3065740.post
k. It’s All About Love: The 8th Annual One Love Festival (UN Peace Day) will be held at the Wesleyan College on September 21st. The day will include a “speak your peace” open mic with featured poets. Please click on link for more details. https://www.facebook.com/events/115060278680784/ and/or http://onelovefestivalva.com/index.html
l. A Different Kinda Open-Mic: Starting September 30th, Richmond poet, Roscoe Burnems, will host, “The Vent”. Richmond’s first talk show styled open-mic. Come see or be part of the show. Please click on link for more details: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151541896557337&set=a.10150486291332337.357604.510717336&type=1&theater (flier attached)
m. JRW Conference: The James River Writers 11th Annual Writers Conference will commence on October 19th, with Pre-Conference Master Classes on Thursday, October 18th. Please click on link to register and for more details: http://www.jamesriverwriters.org/what-we-do/programs/annual-conference
Are you curious about other writers’ workshops in and out of state? http://www.newpages.com/writing-conferences/
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!!