Quote:

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

Friday, September 27, 2013

It's Friday...No Excuses!!

09-27-13
Open-Mic @ Taza
5047 Forest Hill Ave
Richmond VA
7:00 – 9:00
Host:  Joanna Lee

10-03-13
Open-Mic for all artists
Prime Time Poetry Show
Bean There Café
223 E City Hall Ave
Norfolk VA
8:00 – 10:00 
Host:  Synnika
Featured Poet:  Daniel Pravda!!
757-623-5282


09-27-13
Poetry Salon
Jack Callan’s House
2931 Somme Ave - Norfolk VA
8:00 –    (4th Fri)
757-622-8721 - BYOB!!
Hosts:  Jack & Judith

09-27-13
Verses and Vibes
Island Flavours
Caribbean Restaurant
2280 Executive Dr
Hampton VA
8:30ish – (2nd & 4th Fri)
Featured Reader:
Host:  Glo Shines
  
09-27-13
Open Mic Poetry (FF)
Barnes and Noble
12170 Jefferson Ave - NN VA
7:00 – 9:00 (4th Fri)
757-249-2488
Host: Hollis Pruitt


09-27-13
Open-Mic Poetry
Poetic License
410 Gallery
3824 Granby St - Norfolk VA
$3.00 cover
9:00 - (Every Fri)

09-27-13
The Exodus Open Mic
Jamocha Joe’s
768 Settlers Landing Rd
Hampton VA
9:00 – 12:00 (Every Fri)
$8 cover
757-768-9262

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

This Friday: Prime Time Show Feat. Daniel Pravda!!


What's the Good Word? Well, Since You Asked....

“A poem is an empty suitcase that you never quite emptying.” – Kay Ryan

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.  POETRY Camp – Langley Youth Programs is sponsoring a poetry camp beginning this Monday, September 30th thru Friday, October 4th, and will be taught by one of 757’s finest spoken word artist, Godchild!!  Please see the attached flier for more details.

2.  PFAC Special Night – Next month, PFAC open-mic will be on Thursday, October 10th from 6:00 to 7:00 and will feature 757 poet, Talya Chatman (Hey, that’s me!!).
 
3.  For the Prose Writers – The next Show and Grow your Prose will be on November 9th and will be led by author Valerie Wilkinson and Lauran Strait.  Everyone is welcomed to listen, but if you want share your work, registration is required.  Please click on the link for more details.  http://www.hamptonroadswriters.org/omlf.php

4.  2015 Poet Market Submissions – Robert Brewer is looking for instructional articles in the following categories:  Craft of Poetry, Business Poetry, and Promotion Poetry.  I sincerely apologize for the delay as the deadline is Friday, September 27th.  For more info:  http://blog.writersmarket.com/whats-new/call-for-submissions-2015-poets-market?et_mid=634735&rid=239370366

5.  Traveling Pen Workshop – Bill Glose will host the next Traveling Pen workshop entitled, “Writing for Magazines”.  As some of you know, Bill Glose is a poet, published author and writes for VA Living Magazine.  For more info, please click on the link:  http://www.hamptonroadswriters.org/events.php
 
6.  Bully Play - Marie St Clair invites everyone to her play, "Wrath of a Bully" on October 10th and 20th in Hampton and Newport News, respectively.  The play will feature talented poet, Levi, who will be acting and performing spoken word in the play.  Please see flier for more details.

ALOTTA Reminders!!!:
 
a. Poetic Consciousness:  Quiet Storm and Mr. Speaker welcome you to their new venue at the House of Consciousness beginning Thursday, September 26th from 7:00 (SHARP) to 9:00.  The evening will include poetry readings and if time permits open-mic.  (flier attached)
 
b. 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
 
c. Submariner’s New Book:  Frank Kozusko has just released his new book of poems entitled, “Thoughts that Surfaced:  Poems of a Silent Service Cold Warrior”.  If you’re looking for a copy, please send an email to Frank at fpkozusko@cox.net.  The book is only $10 (plus an additional $2.50 if mailed), and he will also personally autograph your copy!!!!  (book cover attached)
 
d. In Memory Poetry Reading:  The College of W&M invites everyone to a poetry reading in memory of Seamus Heaney on Monday, September 30th, beginning at 5:00.  Please feel free to bring your favorite Heaney poem to read with a reception to follow.  For more information, please to the attached flier or contact Suzanne Hagedorn at schage@wm.edu.  To learn more about Seamus Heaney:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seamus_Heaney
 
e. An Evening of Inspirational:  Malissa Nesbit welcomes you to Inspire:  A Spoken Word Event on Saturday October 5th from 6:30 to 8:30.  The cost is $15 (food included).  For more information, please refer to the venue list, the attached flier or contact Malissa at 757-470-8205. (flier attached)
 
f. ODU Fest:  The 36th Annual ODU Literary Festival will be from October 7th to October 11th.  Guest readers will include 757’s Godchild the Omen and Remica Bingham.  For more info, to include a promo video, please click on the link:  http://www.lib.odu.edu/litfest/36th/index.htm

g. PPP is back!!:  Poetry, Prose, and Pizza will be in Chesapeake on October 11th , Suffolk on October 24th, and Prince George on November 7th and will be hosted by the ever talented, Nathan Richardson.  Please see venue list for more details or click on this meetup link:  http://www.meetup.com/PoetryProsePizza/

j.  NC Visited:  The 757 Poets are headed to Charlotte NC for some Poetic Gumbo Open-Mic on Saturday, October 12th with featured poet, Mr. Speaker!!  For more info and/or if you’re looking for a ride:  https://www.facebook.com/events/554991651239102/

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

l.  NN Workshop:  The Poetry Society of VA is sponsoring an imagery workshop in HR Academy in Newport News on November 16th beginning at 10:00.  Michael Khandeval will lead this workshop.  The flier is forthcoming.

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

9/27: This Friday B&N Open-Mic!!


It’s that time again….open-mic at the Newport News Barnes and Noble starting around 7:00.  I look forward to hearing some poetry and seeing some familiar and possibly new faces!!  This is a family friendly venue, so leave your “red” book at home.  This venue is also free and open to the public.  We’re a very supportive group and welcome first time readers.  I hope to see you this Friday!!

Poetry First,
Talya

Monday, September 23, 2013

Frank Kozusko's New Book!!


Frank Kozusko has just released his new book of poems, “Thoughts that Surfaced:  Poems of a Silent Service Cold Warrior”.  If you’re looking for a copy, please send an email to Frank at fpkozusko@cox.net.  The book is only $10 (plus an additional $2.50 if mailed), and he will also personally autograph your copy!!!!

Local Poets - Local Poems

clickin' it

I'm on a roll, I just can't help myself
there's ads to the left 'n' ads to the right
there's ladies cooing "buy it" for health
I'm filling my cart with goods of delight

There's clothing in a myriad of colors
there's electronics for cars and for home
clicked a half-dozen and two for my brother
and got some software from Adobe to Chrome

I've ordered a Strad - a Steinway too,
'n' gettin a Picasso 'n' givin' it to you
they advertised a sale on NY bridges
'n' the Congressional library, unabridged

I'm tempted to click on it all you know
I love crossin' 'n' readin' 'n' spendin' dough
buyin' online just rocks my emotion 'n'
free shipping's included when buying an ocean

A new car, a new wife, maybe a new kid too!
I'm clickin' hard and shoppin' for life!
that hollowed out feeling I used to feel brew
is all but gone now and I'm cheerfully blithe

don't know if they know it but I'm buyin' their greed
I'm buyin' their lives 'cause I'm fillin' their need
they always seem happy when I get my confirmation
if it'd keep 'em happy, hell, I'd buy the damn nation

it's not that I need it, or can use it, or anything
I'm just clickin' it for the happiness it brings!

(c) Dave Lego 2013-08-22

"Grief is the price we pay for love." - Queen Elizabeth II
"A wise person would have it no other way." - Me

Sunday, September 22, 2013

NAACP Open-Mic in Norfolk!


Wednesday, September 25th
Borjo Coffeehouse
4416 Monarch Way
Norfolk VA
6:30 - 9:00 (sign up at 6:00)
Open to all artists (spoken word/poets, singers, rappers, comedians...)


Thursday, September 19, 2013

What's the Good Word? That's a Fair Question!

“Poetry is always slightly mysterious, and you wonder what is your relationship to it.” – Seamus Heaney

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.  Poetic Consciousness:  Quiet Storm and Mr. Speaker welcome you to their new venue at the House of Consciousness beginning Thursday, September 26th from 7:00 (SHARP) to 9:00.  The evening will include poetry readings and if time permits open-mic.  (flier attached)

2.  In Memory Poetry Reading:  The College of W&M invites everyone to a poetry reading in memory of Seamus Heaney on Monday, September 30th, beginning at 5:00.  Please feel free to bring your favorite Heaney poem to read with a reception to follow.  For more information, please to the attached flier or contact Suzanne Hagedorn at schage@wm.edu.  To learn more about Seamus Heaney:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seamus_Heaney

3.  An Evening of Inspirational:  Malissa Nesbit welcomes you to Inspire:  A Spoken Word Event on Saturday October 5th from 6:30 to 8:30.  The cost is $15 (food included).  For more information, please refer to the venue list, the attached flier or contact Malissa at 757-470-8205. (flier attached)

4.  Submariner’s New Book:  Frank Kozusko has just released his new book of poems entitled, “Thoughts that Surfaced:  Poems of a Silent Service Cold Warrior”.  If you’re looking for a copy, please send an email to Frank at fkozusko@cox.net.  The book is only $10 (plus an additional $2.50 if mailed), and he will also personally autograph your copy!!!!  (book cover attached)

5.  Congratulations!:  Congratulations to Bill Glose for his recently published poem, “Men of his Generation,” in the Boston Literary Magazine.  http://bostonliterarymagazine.com/fall13poetry.html#fall13men.html


ALOTTA 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)

b.  NY Revisited:  The 757 Poets are headed back to NY on September 21st!!  For more info about this event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/152340261639236/ or https://cbspokenink.com/Events-Tickets.html

c.  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!!

d.  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

e.  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

f.  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

g.  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

h.  ODU:  The 36th Annual ODU Literary Festival will be from October 7th to October 11th.  For more info, to include a promo video, please click on the link:  http://www.lib.odu.edu/litfest/

i.  PPP is back!!:  Poetry, Prose, and Pizza will be in Chesapeake on October 11th , Suffolk on October 24th, and Prince George on November 7th and will be hosted by the ever talented, Nathan Richardson.  Please see venue list for more details or click on this meetup link:  http://www.meetup.com/PoetryProsePizza/

j.  NC Visited:  The 757 Poets are headed to Charlotte NC for some Poetic Gumbo Open-Mic on Saturday, October 12th with featured poet, Mr. Speaker!!  For more info and/or if you’re looking for a ride:  https://www.facebook.com/events/554991651239102/

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

l.  NN Workshop:  The Poetry Society of VA is sponsoring an imagery workshop in HR Academy in Newport News on November 16th beginning at 10:00.  Michael Khandeval will lead this workshop.  The flier is forthcoming.

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

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Inspirational Spoken Word Event!


Hot Off the Presses - New Venue!!


Poetic Consciousness!
(Featured Poets & Open-Mic)
The House of Consciousness
600 West 35th Street
Norfolk, VA
Thursday
26 September 2013
7pm SHARP - 9pm!
Host: "Quiet Storm" Toni Sheeley and Mr. Speaker
Come and open your minds!!

Don't be......LATE!!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Don't Forget - Music and Poetry - Round 2 Tomorrow Night!!


What's the Good Word This Week? (A Very Good Question!!)

“Poetry is sort of a homecoming.” – Paul Celan

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.  FUSE Fest:  TWP welcomes all to their 16th Annual FUSE (Focus on Peace Unity Spirit Edutainment).  This is a free event and will feature 757’s Hampton Roads Youth Poets!!  There is a 200 person limit, so register as soon as possible!!  For more info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/588083011234696/?suggestsessionid=08979b573e7d2451bfec9ef02195b340

2.  NY Revisited:  The 757 Poets are headed back to NY on September 21st!!  For more info about this event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/152340261639236/ or https://cbspokenink.com/Events-Tickets.html

3.  NC Visited:  The 757 Poets are headed to Charlotte NC for some Poetic Gumbo Open-Mic on Saturday, October 12th with featured poet, Mr. Speaker!!  For more info and/or if you’re looking for a ride:  https://www.facebook.com/events/554991651239102/

4.  PPP is back (Addition and Date Correction!):  Poetry, Prose, and Pizza will be in Chesapeake on October 11th , Suffolk on October 24th, and Prince George on November 7th and will be hosted by the ever talented, Nathan Richardson.  Please see venue list for more details or click on this meetup link:  http://www.meetup.com/PoetryProsePizza/

ALOTTA Reminders!!!:

a.  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/

b.  Ekphrastic:  The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center will host an ekphrastic poetry event on Sunday, September 15th.  Please see flier and venue list for more details.

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.  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!!

e.  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

f.  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

g.  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

h.  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

i.  ODU:  The 36th Annual ODU Literary Festival will be from October 7th to October 11th.  For more info, to include a promo video, please click on the link:  http://www.lib.odu.edu/litfest/

j.  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

k.  NN Workshop:  The Poetry Society of VA is sponsoring an imagery workshop in HR Academy in Newport News on November 16th beginning at 10:00.  Michael Khandeval will lead this workshop.  The flier is forthcoming.

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

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Cancellation Notice!

The following venue has been cancelled until further notice!!


The following venue has been cancelled until further notice!!

TWP's 16th Annual F.U.S.E. Fest!!

September 14th 
TWP Youth Movement
700 E Olney Rd
Norfolk VA
3:00 to 9:00

Come experience amazing, original music, captivating drama, spoken word poetry, a fashion show and workshops all with the focus on PEACE.

We are turning it up for our 2013 Annual Teen event. Mark your calendars and register right away as space will be limited to the first 200 people for this free event.

Featuring:
Focus
K'Bana Blaq
Soulstice Reb'l
Baltimore Citywide Youth Poets
Music Made Simple
Hampton Roads Youth Poets

To register go to FuseTeenFest.Eventbrite.com, email twpmichelle@gmail.com with your Name, Age, High School, Phone number and email address.

This Sunday: 5 Poets at 5 Points!!

The public is invited to participate in a free 
POETRY READING!!!

                                    Sunday, September 8th, 2013
                                              From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
                         At The Five Points Community Farm Market*
                       (in the Library Room at the back of the store)
                                2500 Church Street (26th & Church)
                                          Norfolk, Virginia 23504

                          *****FEATURING FIVE AREA POETS*****

                                                  Pete Freas

                             Kelly Craig                        Mr. Speaker

              Christy Lumm                                           Jared Frazier

                            Free & open to the public.  All Welcome.

For information, call Host Jack Callan, Southeastern Regional
Vice President, Poetry Society of Virginia             Tel: 622-8721

Note: Healthy lunch and/or early dinner, reasonably priced, available until 5 p.m. Organic produce, eggs, honey & more!  Shop green.       Support the library-buy quality used books!



Thursday, September 5, 2013

What's the Good Word This Week?? (Good Question!!)

“You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring it with you.” – Joseph Joubert

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.  NN Workshop:  The Poetry Society of VA is sponsoring an imagery workshop in HR Academy in Newport News on November 16th beginning at 10:00.  Michael Khandeval will lead this workshop.  The flier is forthcoming.

2.  Ekphrastic:  The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center will host an ekphrastic poetry event on Sunday, September 15th.  Please contact James W Jones at jwjones@hampton.gov for more information.

3.  PPP is back:  Poetry, Prose, and Pizza will be in Chesapeake on October 11th and Prince George on October 24th.  Both will be hosted by the ever talented, Nathan Richardson.  Please see venue list for more details or click on this meetup link:    http://www.meetup.com/PoetryProsePizza/

4.  ODU:  The 36th Annual ODU Literary Festival will be from October 7th to October 11th.  For more info, to include a promo video, please click on the link:  http://www.lib.odu.edu/litfest/


ALOTTA Reminders!!!:

a.  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.

b.  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/

c.  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)

d.  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)

e.  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/

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.  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!!

h.  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

i.  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

j.  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

k.  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

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