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

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

What's the Good Word? You Didn't Hear It From Me, But....

“I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty.” – Edgar Allan Poe

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.  Open-Mic Returns to Queens Way – Open-mic (for all artists) returns to Queens Way Soul Café in Hampton every Wednesday beginning December 11th from 7:00 to 11:00.  Free until 9:30 and then $5.00 after 9:30.  Please see venue list for more details.

2.  Bring in the New Year 410 Style – Gallery 410 will host Poetic License: New Year’s Eve Soiree on December 31st from 10:00 until ????.  Enjoy some 70s funk, old school hip hop, and open-mic all night.  Please see flier on the blog or click on the Facebook link for more details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/559466074129197/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

3.  So(u)lstice Poetry Richmond Workshop:  As we approach midwinter and the longest night of the year, we’ll be focused on themes of reversal, rebirth, fire/darkness, and discussing astronomical, historical and personal views of the solstice and its symbolism.  We’ll work from specific prompts to craft a poem (or poems) during the workshop; there is no pre-assigment.  For more info, please click on the Facebook link or refer to the venue list:  https://www.facebook.com/events/709497969061763/?notif_t=plan_user_invited  (Thanks for the write-up, Joanna!!)

A Friendly Reminder!!!:

a. 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

b. The Venue Goes Erotic – Featured Sundays at The Venue on 35th present “Erotica” on Sunday, December 29th.  Some of the features include Sexeekittee, Manolo, and Lily Liqueur!!  This is one erotic night you don’t want to miss!!  For more info, please click on the provided Facebook link or refer to the venue list.  https://www.facebook.com/events/376026189200728/

c. DD Brings Back Dickens:  DD Delaney invites everyone to his one hour, one person play, “The Concise Dickens’ Christmas Carol” on December 20 & 21 at 8:00 and December 22 at 2:30.  Tickets are only $12.  For more info, please click on provided Facebook link or call 757-469-0337.  This is one, one hour, person play you don’t want to miss!!  You’ll thank me later. https://www.facebook.com/events/719722941401387/

d. 410 Gallery “Queendom”:  Poetry Jackson and Casey P Presents:  Night of Queendom at 410 Gallery this Sunday, December 8th and December 22nd.   Come on out and enjoy some music, spoken word, and open-mic!!  For more info, please click on provided Facebook link or refer to the venue list.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1420458868187727/  

That's it for now,so until next time....GOOOOOO Poetry!!!

Poetry First,

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