Quote:

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

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

What's the Good Word This Week? (I'm Glad You Asked!!)

“Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history;
for poetry expresses the universal, and history, only the particular.” - Aristotle

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.  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.

ALOTTA Reminders!!!:

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!!

Poetry First,

Talya

Poetry Day @ The Farmer's Market in Richmond on 8/31 !!!

Great Marketing Opportunity!!

If you are interested in performing solo and/or as a representative of a group (TWP, HRW, PSV, etc...), keep on reading!!  This is a great opportunity to market yourself   (CDs, books, etc...) or an organization you belong to. 

The POC is Kevin Dosier @ kjdosier@gmail.com.

Please, please, please, please be sure to pass this on and spread the word!!

It just keeps getting better and better!!

Poetry First,
Talya

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Poetry Day at the Farmer's Market @ St. Stephen's will be held Saturday morning on August 31st.  The Market is open from 8am-12pm and takes place in a parking lot of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 6000 Grove Ave (The Corner of Grove and Three Chopt Rd) in Richmond City. 

My name is Kyle and I help run the Market.  I'm reaching out to poets of all ages and styles to try and get a good variety and a large artist presence at the Market.  Hopefully, there will be a crowd of us out there!  We'll be up at the 'top' of the Market, where we put a bunch of chairs and tables for people to sit, eat, and enjoy the morning's entertainment.  I have access to a small PA (single speaker, three inputs and a mic) to help amplify our voices, and I'm thinking about spreading performances over two or three hours, from 9a-12p or 9:30-11:30a. Unfortunately, we can't pay artists this season, but if you have a book, CD, or any other form of merchandise, feel free to bring it.  I'll set up a table at which artists may sit and sell their stuff.  If a group of artists or an organization wants to set up a table within the Market to advertise what they do, just let me know and I can get you in contact with the Market manager, who arranges our vendors.  Just a note: vendors need to be present at the Market from 7:30a-12:00p.  Performers just need to be around when it’s time to perform.

It will be an all-ages audience, so please choose material that is appropriate for any crowd.  Intensity is welcome!  Just keep in mind that there are all kinds of people walking around not necessarily expecting to have their minds rocked.

So, if you want to perform on Saturday, August 31st, please send me the following information, which will help me advertise your presence at the Market and come up with a rough schedule:

Ø  Name or Stage Name
Ø  Age
Ø  Type of Poetry (Verse, Free, Spoken Word, Hip Hop, etc.)
Ø  When you are able to perform (between 9am and 12pm Saturday morning)?
Ø  How long you can perform?
Ø  Are you coming as part of any larger organization?
Ø  If yes, please name:
Ø  List any special needs you have

If you would like some kind of sound behind your voice, please arrange to get me a recording before Saturday.  I'll need to hear it first, and put it on a single device with everyone else's, to avoid craziness.  You can attach it to an e-mail!

Thanks!  Please ask me any questions you may have.
                                      
-Kyle J Dosier (Market Assistant

Tyehimba Jess @ W&M on September 26th!

Hello Poets and Fans of Poetry,



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. 

Courtesy of Hermine Pinson:

"Jess is "the rare poet who bridges slam and academic poetry."  See the evidence in his first collection, leadbelly, which was chosen for the National Poetry Series.  Publisher's Weekly praised "the collection's strength [which] lies in its contradictory forms; from biography to lyric to hard-driving prose poem, boast to song, all soaked in the rhythm and dialect of Southern blues and the demands of honoring one's talent."  His work has been featured in Young Black Men in Love and Violence (1996); Slam:  The Competitive Art of Performance poetry  (2000); plus many others.  His honors include a prestigious Whiting Writers' Award, Chicago Sun-Times Poetry award, a Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Poetry Award, and the Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown, as well as a Lannan Writing Residency.  Jess has taught at the Juilliard School, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and at the College of Staten Island in New York City."

***Additional Information***

Press Release:  http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2013/fall-arts-preview-multiple-performances,-exhibitions-planned123.php

To learn more about Tyehimba Jess:  http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/tyehimba-jess

To learn more about and/or purchase his book:  http://www.amazon.com/leadbelly-poems-National-Poetry-Series/dp/0974635332

Poetry First,
Talya


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Barnes and Noble - August Edition!!

Thanks for another great night of poetry. It's always great to see familiar faces, faces I haven't seen in awhile and new faces!! The talent runneth over, and I look forward to next month!!! Until then.....GOOOOO Poetry!!


Ray (in blue) did a PSA on Deadbeat Dads.....it was really good! Bob (in amber) did a great love poem about his wife. Bobby K did his Fashion Police poem....priceless! 


I forgot some names, but the woman in blue did a couple of pieces about her cancer journey.


Roger (in purple) shared some pieces about walking in the rain. The resident Thoreau, if you will. 


Mr. Speaker (in The Thinker position) never disappoints as he shared Poetry Lover and The Greatest! 


Because poets can be silly, too!!


SEE YA NEXT MONTH!!!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

What's the Good Word This Week???

“The sort of poetry I seek resides in objects man can’t touch.” 
EM 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.  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!!. 

2.  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/

3.  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/

4.  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!!

5.  HRW Workshop:  The Travelling Pen Series returns with a workshop entitled, “The Road to Publication is Full of Ruts….but why it’s worth the journey,” presented by Ginger Marcinowski on Saturday, August 24th.  For more info:  http://hamptonroadswriters.org/tps2013.php

ALOTTA Reminders!!!:

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.  An Ocean of Poetry:  DD Delaney performs Oceans of Feelings: A Concert of Poetry at The Venue on 35th on Friday, August 23rd at 8:00.  Please see attached flier for more details.

c.  “Injustice” Open Mic:  The Venue on 35th will host a night of open-mic where the theme is INJUSTICE on Sunday, August 25th starting at 7:00.  All are welcomed to perform, but your piece MUST be about injustice.  Please see venue list or click on link for more details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/649101395101255/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

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.  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)

g.  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

h.  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

i.  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

j.  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)

k.  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 week!!

Poetry First, Talya

Thursday, August 15, 2013

What's the Good Word This Week?

“Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time, but to prevent it from changing too rapidly.” – T.S. Eliot

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.  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 for more details.


2.  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

3.  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/



4.  “Injustice” Open Mic:  The Venue on 35th will host a night of open-mic where the theme is INJUSTICE on Sunday, August 25th starting at 7:00.  All are welcomed to perform, but your piece MUST be about injustice.  Please see venue list or click on link for more details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/649101395101255/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

5.  An Ocean of Poetry:  DD Delaney performs Oceans of Feelings: A Concert of Poetry at The Venue on 35th on Friday, August 23rd at 8:00.  Please see flier for more details.


6.  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

Reminders ….

a.  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

b.  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

c.  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

d.  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)


e.  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 week!!


Poetry First, Talya

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Daniel Pravda, Professor, Poet....and Musician!!

Come on out and listen to the sounds of the alternative/garage/punk lyrical rock band The Dunes!!  

No Cover Charge!!



To learn more about The Dunes:

It's DOCTOR, Mr. Professor Pruitt To You!!

Congratulations to Mr. Pruitt on earning his doctorate from William & Mary!! Check out this video made in his honor. (courtesy of Bill Glose)

   


Also check out some photos from his PhD celebration!!
(Courtesy of Bill Glose)








Wednesday, August 7, 2013

What's the Good Word This Week??

“We make out of the quarrel of others, rhetoric, but the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.”- William Butler Yeats

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.  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

1a. Are you curious about other writers’ workshops in and out of state?  http://www.newpages.com/writing-conferences/

2.  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

3.  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


4.  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

Reminders ….


a.  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

It's Hump Day!!









Tuesday, August 6, 2013

August Richmond Happenings!!

(Courtesy of Joanna)
As always, thank you for keeping us informed!!

River City Secrets
art6, 6 E. Broad St.
Friday August 9, 7pm
Our first reading/open mic event will be here before you know it! River City Secrets is the place to be for new poet-voices in Richmond. Jordan Tarrant will be back this month to liven things up with his Southern-flavored songwriting, and we'll soon be announcing this month's featured poet, so stay tuned!
$5 cover supports the gallery & our ongoing events. Light refreshments served.

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Poetry & Jazz Tasting
C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St.
Thursday August 15, 7pm
As ever, you can find us settling down every third Thursday with a dose of vino and verse 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. Live jazz is a part of the mix, too, with guitarist extraordinaire Randy Burton and co. sharing some sets and providing musical improv to any poet who so desires. The the whole is, as always, set off by C'est le Vin's alluring wine selection, delicious 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.com)

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Poetry Night @ taZa
taZa Coffee n Creme, 5047 Forest Hill Ave., RVA 23225
Friday August 23, 7pm
Come join us again for a night of verse at this fast-growing Westover Hills coffee shop replete with local goodies, cozy decor, and stage. With an open mic that is quickly becoming known for nurturing new voices, this will be an evening of pure poetry you don't want to miss. Sign up early and don't be left off the stage!

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Workshop & Critique
Urban Farmhouse Market & Cafe, 1217 E. Cary St.
6:30-8pm
Small group critique and workshops continue! In addition to our usual small group critique, this month we're bringing back (by popular demand) our workshop series on poetry performance. Whether you're a long time stage veteran or considering your first open mic, you're sure to sharpen up your stage presence. Over the next two months, we'll be honing our skills, working toward a late fall feature performance for all participants. But I digress. Further details forthcoming at http://bit.ly/tenthmuse. As always, these sessions are open to everyone, completely free and held at the Urban Farmhouse Market and Cafe in Shockoe. August dates:

August 12-- small group critique
August 19-- workshop: Performance (Part I) (Kelley and Joanna)
August 26-- open to possibility