Quote:

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

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

What's the Good Word This Week? Well......

I have nothing to say, I am saying it, and that is poetry. - John Cage

 
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 Reading:  Michal Mahgerefteh invites you to a poetry reading of her latest collection, “What’s Left Behind” on Sunday, November 10th at 10:30.  Please click on links for more details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/317458485060717/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar or https://www.goodreads.com/event/show/908958?si=true&utm_content=A&utm_medium=email&utm_source=event_invite

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2.  Opening Reception:  Richmond Poet, Joanna invites you to the opening reception of her black and white exhibit, “Bridges” on Friday, November 1st beginning at 6:30.  For more info, please click on the link:  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/10/poet-and-artist-joanna-lee-exhibits.html or https://www.facebook.com/events/169067803291726/


Some Reminders!!!:

a.  One Can Gets You In!!:  Refuge present an open-mic for all artists on Saturday, November 2nd beginning at 6:00.  What’s the admission fee???  One canned good!!  Please see venue list or click on the link to my blog for more details:  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/10/this-just-in.html

b.  Traveling Pen Workshop – Bill Glose will host the next Traveling Pen workshop entitled, “Writing for Magazines” on November 2nd.   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

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c.  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

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d.  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. 

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e.  Ekphrastic Time:  It’s time for another round of Ekphrastic poetry at the Charles H Taylor Cultural Arts Center on November 24th.  For more details, please refer to the venue list or click on this link:   http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/10/whats-good-word-well-lemme-tell-ya.html

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 safe and Happy Halloween!!

Poetry First,
Talya

Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Night: Poetry Style!!

10-25-13
(This is the last one for 2013!!!)
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

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10-25-13
Open-Mic @ Taza
5047 Forest Hill Ave
Richmond VA
7:00 – 9:00
Host:  Joanna Lee

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10-25-13
Open-Mic Poetry
Poetic License
410 Gallery
3824 Granby St - Norfolk VA
$3.00 cover
8:00 - (Every Fri)
Featuring:  Nathan Richardson!!

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10-25-13
Prime Time Poetry Show
Bean There Café
223 E City Hall Ave
Norfolk VA
$5.00 cover charge
8:00 – 10:00
757-623-5282
Host:  Synnika Lofton

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10-25-13
Poetry Salon
Jack Callan’s House
2931 Somme Ave - Norfolk VA
8:00 –    (4th Fri)
757-622-8721 - BYOB!!
Hosts:  Jack & Judith

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10-25-13
Verses and Vibes
Island Flavours
Caribbean Restaurant
2280 Executive Dr
Hampton VA
8:30ish – (2nd & 4th Fri)
Featured Reader:  TBA
Host:  Glo Shines

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10-25-13
The Exodus Open Mic
Jamocha Joe’s
768 Settlers Landing Rd
Hampton VA
9:00 – 12:00 (Every Fri)
$8 cover
757-768-9262


Just be somewhere....
Poetry First,
Talya

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Looking for a Wednesday Fix????

10-23-13
Open Mic Poetry
Moses Myers House
323 E Freemason St –
Norfolk VA
6:30 – 8:30 (4th Wed Quarterly)
757-333-6269
Host:  Jack Callan

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10-23-13
Internet Open-Mic
Spoken Ink! 
7:00 – 8:00 (Every Wed)
(Listen online or by phone)
646-478-5603
Host: Sen Bravo & Mr. Speaker

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10-23-13
Open-Mic Poetry
Fuzzy Wednesdays
Palace on Plume
300 E Plume St - Norfolk VA
9:00 (Every Wed)
$8+ cover
Host:  GodChild

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10-23-13
Open-Mic
Poetry, Comedy & Music
Ethereal Cupcakes &
Coffee Shoppe
3150 Allainby Way
Hampton VA
6:00 - 9:00 (Every Wed)
757-223-0300

What's the Good Word? Well, I Heard....

A poem should not mean but be. - Archibald MacLeish, Ars Poetica, 1926

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.  One Can Gets You In!!:  Refuge present an open-mic for all artists on Saturday, November 2nd beginning at 6:00.  What’s the admission fee???  One canned good!!  Please see venue list or click on the link to my blog for more details:  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/10/this-just-in.html

ALOTTA Reminders!!!:

a.  The Women Edition - Poetic Consciousness will feature some of the women of the 757 to include:  Steph Love, B Dizastr, Glo Shines, Dani Al-Basir, and Abys, on October 24th at the House of Consciousness!!  This is guaranteed to be a great night of poetry!!  https://www.facebook.com/events/553892278017577/permalink/554093977997407/

b. 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/

c.  Nathan at 410- Mr. Richardson will be featured at 410 Gallery in Norfolk on Friday, October 25th beginning at 8:00.  There will also be an open-mic along with wine and cheese!!  ($3 cover).  Make it if you can!!!  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/10/this-just-in-spread-word.html

d.  Traveling Pen Workshop – Bill Glose will host the next Traveling Pen workshop entitled, “Writing for Magazines” on November 2nd.   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

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e.  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

f.  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.

g.  Ekphrastic Time:  It’s time for another round of Ekphrastic poetry at the Charles H Taylor Cultural Arts Center on November 24th.  For more details, please refer to the venue list or click on this link:   http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/10/whats-good-word-well-lemme-tell-ya.html

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

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Just a Quick Break....


There will not be an update to The Good Word this week, but don't worry I'll be back next week giving you the scoop on the 757 and 804 poetry scene!!!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

Because the Only Date You Need on Fridays is POETRY!!

PPP Returns....First Stop.....CHESAPEAKE!!
10-11-13
Open-Mic
Poetry, Prose and Pizza
Russell Memorial Library
2808 Taylor Rd
Chesapeake VA
6:45 –
Host:  Nathan Richardson

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Have a great weekend!!!

Poetry First,
Talya

Thursday, October 10, 2013

What's The Good Word? Well, Lemme Tell Ya....

“Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind.” – Don Marquis

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.  DD Delaney is Stepping Out!  -  Be sure to check out DD Delaney as he graces the venue stage on October 11, 12 and 18th for two performances:  Steppin’ Out – Death Suite:  A Poetic Symphony and Bertha Doesn’t Live Here Any More.  All shows starts at 8:00 and tickets are $10.  Please call 757-468-0337 to reserve your spot and for more details.  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/10/dd-delaney-returns-to-venue-stage-with.html

2.  Nathan at 410- Mr. Richardson will be featured at 410 Gallery in Norfolk on Friday, October 25th beginning at 8:00.  There will also be an open-mic along with wine and cheese!!  ($3 cover).  Make it if you can!!!  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/10/this-just-in-spread-word.html

3.  One Year Already?!? – Congratulations Glo Shines!!!  Verses and Vibes will celebrate their first year anniversary this Friday, October 11th.  Open mic all night from 8:30 to 11:00.  Please see venue list or click on link for more details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/418523911603446/

4.  The Women Edition - Poetic Consciousness will feature some of the women of the 757 to include:  Steph Love, B Dizastr, Glo Shines, Dani Al-Basir, and Abys,  on October 24th at the House of Consciousness!!  This is guaranteed to be a great night of poetry!!  https://www.facebook.com/events/553892278017577/permalink/554093977997407/

5.  An Evening of Poe in Portsmouth – The Core Ensembles returns but this time at the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center for a The Poe Project on Friday, October 18th beginning at 7:00.  Come and listen to some of Poe’s most popular short stories like the Tell-Tale Heart and my personal favorite, The Cask of Amontillado.  I went last year and I promise you, you will not be disappointed.  Please click on link for more details.  https://www.facebook.com/events/728666200493409/?suggestsessionid=a60a1c5e595b7443ce5fdebfdfc652c7&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

6.  Workshop for Kids – There will be a kid’s workshop for ages 7 to 12 in honor of Black Poetry Day on October 17th from 4:30 to 5:15 at the Hull Street Library in Richmond.  Please click on link for more details:  http://www.richmondpubliclibrary.org/calendar_more.asp?calendarID=9468

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7.  Ekphrastic Time:  It’s time for another round of Ekphrastic poetry at the Charles H Taylor Cultural Arts Center on November 24th.  For more details, please refer to the venue list or click on this link:   

ALOTTA Reminders!!!:

a. 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!!!!

b. 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/

c.  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/

d.  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

e.  Vibes and Wings! – Vibes Teen Open Mic returns on Saturday, October 19th, from 4:00 to 8:00 at Buffalo Wild Wings.  TWP will get a percentage of the food sold that night, so come on out and support them.  Please see venue list and flier for details.

f.  Bully Play - Marie St Clair invites everyone to her play, "Wrath of a Bully" on October 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 click on link for more details:  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/09/whats-good-word-well-since-you-asked.html

g.  Traveling Pen Workshop – Bill Glose will host the next Traveling Pen workshop entitled, “Writing for Magazines” on November 2nd.   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

h.  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

i.  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

Be SOMEWHERE Tonight.....It's Thursday!!!


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10-10-13
New Spot!!
Poetry Reading/Open-Mic
Poetic Consciousness
House of Consciousness
600 W 35th St - Norfolk VA (Every Other Thurs)
7:00 – 9:00
Hosts:  Mr. Speaker/Quiet Storm
Featuring:  Cool Dave, TC, Mr. Cabel, Ray Simmons & Bobby K

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10-10-13
Verbal Collision:
A Night of Duets
8:00 – 10:00 (Every Thurs)
Hosts: 
Kerry B & Queen Da Poetess
724-444-7444 ID 93155#

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10-10-13
Open Mic Poetry
(Special Night)
Peninsula of Fine Arts (PFAC)
101 Museum Dr
Newport News VA
6:00 – 7:00 (3rd Thurs)
757-596-8175
Host:  Barbara Drucker Smith
Featured Poets:  Barbara Drucker Smith, Talya Chatman, 
Bob Kelley, and Tess Goldblatt

Friday, October 4, 2013

This Just In!!! Spread the Word!!!


What's the Good Word This Week?? Thanks For Asking...

“The crown of literature is poetry.” – W Somerset Maugham

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.  Vibes and Wings! – Vibes Teen Open Mic returns on Saturday, October 19th, from 4:00 to 8:00 at Buffalo Wild Wings.  TWP will get a percentage of the food sold that night, so come on out and support them.  Please see venue list and flier for details.

2.  The Men Edition – Poetic Consciousness will feature some of the men of the 757 to include:  Cool Dave, TC, Bobby K, Mr. Cabel, and Ray Simmons!!  This is guaranteed to be a great night of poetry!!

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. 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!!!!

c. 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.

d.  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!!).

e.  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 click on link for more details:  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/09/whats-good-word-well-since-you-asked.html

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/

h.  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/

i.  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

j.  Traveling Pen Workshop – Bill Glose will host the next Traveling Pen workshop entitled, “Writing for Magazines” on November 2nd.   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

k.  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

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