Quote:

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

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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

Without poetry, stories would be told in sepia. – Ellen Hopkins

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!!

Notice:  Because of the Turkey Day weekend, I will not be updating the venue list next week.  If you plan to attend any venues next week, please be sure to check with the venue first.  There is nothing more tragic than making unnecessary trips.  Well, there are, but you know what I mean!!

1.  Happy “10”:  Happy 10th Anniversary to Java Open-Mic Poetry!!  They will be celebrating at the Greenbriar Library in Chesapeake tonight beginning at 6:00.  Please see venue list for more details.          

2.  Congratulations Frank! -  Frank Kozusko’s haiku piece, “Sorry Mars!” will be out of this world…literally.  His poem was one of poems selected to go to Mars via DVD.  Congratulations!!!  http://www.universetoday.com/104223/haiku-for-mars-winners-selected-for-maven-mission/:
 

Sorry Mars
 Mars, Earth is sorry.
You sent no movie monsters.
Now WE come in peace.

As a reminder, Frank Kozusko also just released his new book of poems entitled, “Thoughts That Surfaced: Poems of a Silent Service Cold Warrior.”  For more details, please click on this link to my blog:  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/09/frank-kozuskos-new-book.html

3.  November 21st!! – This Thursday is a big night for poetry!!  Be sure to plan ahead and just be somewhere that night supporting the local poets.  Please see venue list or click on this link to my blog for more details:  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/11/november-21stbecause-its-good-to-plan.html

4.  Christ Factor Christmas:  Real Life Church welcomes you to “The Christ Factor Christmas” on Saturday, December 7th in VA Beach.  Please click on the link to my blog for more details:  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/11/a-christ-factor-christmas.html

Some Reminders!!!:

a.  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
 

b.  Poetry Slam:  Voncile’s invites you to participate in their poetry slam on Friday, December 13th.  There is a $25 entry fee, and the winner takes home $250!!!  Please see venue list or click on link for more details:  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/11/poetry-slamwinner-takes-home-250.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 great weekend!!

Poetry First,
Talya

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Christ Factor Christmas!!


Please share!!!


Featuring spoken word artists, Madeline and The Quiet Storm!!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Poetica Publishing Poetry Challenge!


You are invited to write a poem based on this image...we will publish it here. Submit to poeticamag@aol.com by Nov' 30th.

$700 Poetry Slam in Baltimore!!!


Tuesday is What You Make of It!!

11-19-13
Open-Mic For All Artists
MOCA
2200 Parks Ave
VA Beach
7:00 – 8:45
(Sign-Up Begins @ 6:30)
Free and Open to Public!
(click on below link for more details)

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11-19-13
Open-Mic Poetry
Kad-A-Lac Restaurant
448 Green St - Portsmouth VA
7:30 – 9:00 (Every Tues)
Host:  Juice James/Tabitha

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11-19-13
Poets, Lyricists, Singers
Lyrically Spoken
544 Newtown Rd
Virginia Beach VA
$5 cover charge
9:00 – 11:00 (Every Tues)
Host:  GodChild/Poetikk Justice

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11-19-13
Open Mic
Tuesdays Verses
Addis Ethiopian Restaurant
9 N 17th St  - Richmond VA
8:00 – (Every Tues)
804-308-3650

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11-19-13
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

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

What's The Good Word? It's a Secret, But....

Ye stars!  Which are the poetry of heaven! – Lord Byron

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.  New Spot:  Join Joanna Lee at the Crossroads Art Center for Poetry at the Crossroads this Friday, November 15th.  Please see venue list or click on link for more details: http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/11/november-poetry-in-rva.html

2.  Another New Spot:  Flat Coffee and Tea House presents its first open-mic on Friday, November 15th.  Please see venue list or click on link for more details:  http://www.kerrybrackettpoetry.com/upcoming-events.html

3.  Poetry Rock Band:  Check out 757 poet, Daniel Pravda, with his band The Dunes at Gallery 410, Saturday, November 16th.  Please click on link for more details:  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-dunes-gallery-410-this-saturday.html

4.  Poetry Slam:  Voncile’s invites you to participate in their poetry slam on Friday, December 13th.  There is a $25 entry fee, and the winner takes home $250!!!  Please see venue list or click on link for more details:  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/11/poetry-slamwinner-takes-home-250.html

Some Reminders!!!:

a.  Poetry Reading:  On Thursday November 14th from 7 P.M. to 9 P.M. Barbara Drucker Smith will be reading from her A Poetic Journey and other writings as well as Emma Needham, Michael Malkin and David Perry.  This event is part of the 5th Annual Book Fair at the Jewish Community Center in Newport News.  Please click on link for more details:   http://ujcvp.org/jewish-book-fair-2/

b.  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.  Please click on link for more details:  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2013/11/poetry-workshop-this-saturday-in-nn.html

c.  Poet Laureates @ PFAC:  On Thursday, November 21 at 6 P.M. at the PFAC Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Barbara Drucker Smith will introduce Leah Price from the Daily Press Writers Block column.  Four of the Daily Press Poet Laureates from the last four years will read from their works.  Bill Glose is one of them where he will launch his new book.

d.  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 great weekend!!

Poetry First,
Talya

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Poetry Slam...Winner Takes Home $250!!!


November 21st....Because It's Good to Plan Ahead!!

11-21-13
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

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11-21-13 (FF)
Poetry at the Crossing
The Coffeehouse
Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center - Williamsburg, VA
7:00 – 9:00 (3rd Thurs)
757-220-2654
Hosts:  Mary Haines,
Sofia Starnes & Serena Fusek

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11-21-13
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

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11-21-13 (FF)
Music & Poetry
Westhampton Comm. Center
1638 Briarfield Rd
Hampton, VA
7:00 – 9:00
757-896-4692 mstclair@hampton.gov
Host:  Dreason Ruckett

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11-21-13
Open Mic Poetry
Peninsula of Fine Arts (PFAC)
101 Museum Dr
Newport News VA
6:00 – 7:00 (3rd Thurs)
757-596-8175
Featuring 4 Daily Press Poet Laureates to include Bill Glose!
Host:  Barbara Drucker Smith

Poetry Workshop This Saturday in NN!!

Registration is not required but STRONGLY SUGGESTED.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Poetry This Weekend!!

11-9-13


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11-10-13

11-10-13
Poetry Reading
5 Points Comm. Farm Market
2500 Church St in Norfolk
2:00 – 4:00
757-622-8721
Host:  Jack Callan
Featured Poets:  see flier

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11-10-13
Poetry Reading by
Michal Mahgerefteh
 “What’s Left Behind”
Beth El Library
422 Shirley Ave
Norfolk VA
757-625-7821
10:30 – 12:00
Free and Open to Public

Have a great weekend folks!!

Poetry First,
Talya


Thursday, November 7, 2013

This Just In!!

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It just keeps getting better and better!!

Thanks Kerry B for the info!!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

This Saturday!! Poetry Readings from Ann Shalaski and Serena Fusek

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What's the Good Word? Well, It's a Secret, But....

A poet’s work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, to start arguments, shape the world, and stop it from going to sleep. -  Salman Rushdie

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.  It’s a Block Party!!:  Check out the Better Block Party going on this weekend.  On Saturday, the poets will be featured to include Godchild the Omen, Gye Nyame, Beautiful Dizaster, and Dariel, to name a few.  For more info please check out this link to my blog:

2.  Poetry Reading:  On Thursday November 14 from 7 P.M. to 9 P.M. Barbara Drucker Smith will be reading from her A Poetic Journey and other writings as well as Emma Needham, Michael Malkin and David Perry.  This event is part of the 5th Annual Book Fair at the Jewish Community Center in Newport News.

3.  Poet Laureates @ PFACOn Thursday, November 21 at 6 P.M. at the PFAC Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Barbara Drucker Smith will introduce Leah Price from the Daily Press Writers Block column.  Four of the Daily Press Poet Laureates from the last four years will read from their works.  Bill Glose is one of them where he will launch his new book.

Some Reminders!!!:

a.  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

b.  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

c.  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.  Please see attached flier for details.

d.  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 great weekend!!

Poetry First,

Talya

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Saturday Night Just Got Options!!

***LOCATION CHANGE***
11-02-13
Refuge Presents…
Open Mic Night for All Artists
Calvary Chapel Newport News
361 Beechmont Dr
Newport News VA
6:00 –
Cover Charge:  1 Canned Good
***LOCATION CHANGE***

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11-02-13
SlamRichmond’s
Poetry Slam Workshop (5-7)
Open-Mic (8-11)
ArtSpace Gallery Annex
The Shop – Zero E 4th St
Richmond VA (Every Sat)
Paid parking in some areas
804-302-6464

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11-02-13
Verses and Vibes Presents:
Deja Verses
Dejavu Rest. & Lounge
6128 Jefferson Ave
Newport News VA
Featuring:  Jay Poetry and The Truth!
Host:  Glo Shines

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Friday, November 1, 2013

November Poetry in RVA!!

As always, thanks for what you do up there in Richmond, Joanna!!


River City Secrets art6, 6 E. Broad St. Friday November 8, 7pm Next week! River City Secrets is the place to be for new poet-voices in Richmond. This November, we have not one but TWO talented features all set to share their words and souls with us (details on Facebook). And as always, our open mic is waiting for you to contribute your own awesome wordsmithery. $5 cover supports the gallery & our ongoing events. Light refreshments served.

Poetry at (the) Crossroads Crossroads Art Center, 2016 Staples Mill Road, RVA 23230 Friday November 15, 6-9pm *New!* We're tremendously excited to be joining Crossroads for their November third-Friday opening! We'll be sharing what we've got with old friends and new from 6 o'clock on, with feature-length performances and open mic. All are welcome! Come join in or listen; you'll find us to the right as you walk in, in Classroom 2. Crossroads will have light refreshments and libations available. There's no cover for this event.

Poetry & Jazz Tasting C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St. Thursday November 21, 7pm As ever, you can find us every third Thursday kicking back 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 an integral part of the flavor, 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 tempting wine selection, yummy 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)

Poetry Night @ taZa taZa Coffee n Creme, 5047 Forest Hill Ave., RVA 23225 Friday November 22, 7pm Hold on to your notebooks... It's back-to-back poetry this week with taZa's open mic right on the heels of C'est Le Vin. Come join us again for a night of verse at our fastest-growing gig, a Westover Hills coffee shop replete with local goodies (and now beer & wine!), cozy decor, and stage. With an open mic that is quickly becoming known for nurturing new voices, taZa's is an evening of poetry you don't want to miss. Sign up early and don't be left off the stage!

Workshop & Critique Urban Farmhouse Market & Cafe, 1217 E. Cary St. 6:30-8pm Our small group critique and workshop series continues! Whether you've got work that needs polishing up or your muse needs a kick in the butt to get in gear, we've got you covered. As always, these sessions are open to everyone, completely free and held at the Urban Farmhouse Market and Cafe in Shockoe. Due to ongoing construction in the area, please allow for extra travel and parking time. Workshop details at http://bit.ly/tenthmuse.
Dates:
November 11-- small group critique
November 18-- workshop: TBA (Joanna & Kelley)

Friday nights this November, poetry is where it's at!