Quote:

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

Thursday, March 27, 2014

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

“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.  Artistic Verses:  Come on out to PFAC and listen Newport News students share some of their poetry.  This event will include a reading from Nathan Richardson and an awards ceremony.  For more info, please click on this link:  http://www.pfac-va.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=5
 

2.  Ekphrastic Poetry:  Barbara Drucker Smith invites everyone to visit the PFAC gallery, find an inspirational Impressionist piece, write a poem and share it at the next PFAC poetry reading on April 10th.  There will be free admission to PFAC on March 29th, April 5th & 6th.  Please click on link for more details:  http://www.pfac-va.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=5

3.  Writer’s Conference:  The 6th Annual HRW Writers’ Conference comes to The Westin Town Center in VA Beach in mid-September featuring Brad Parks and Janet Burroway.  Please see flier for more details.

A Few Reminders
 

a.  NSU Writer’s Festival – The 2nd annual William Carroll Writer’s Festival will be held at NSU form March 25th to March 27th.  The features include Godchild the Omen, Shonda Buchanan and Tim Seibles and an open-mic hosted by Synnika Lofton.  Please see attached for more details. http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2014/03/nsus-2nd-annual-writers-festival.html
b.  PPP & NAPOMO:  Poetry, Prose & Pizza returns just in time for National Poetry Month beginning in Prince George on April 3rd.  Please see venue list or click on this link for more details:  http://www.meetup.com/PoetryProsePizza/

c.  Sunday Specials @ The Venue:  During National Poetry Month, The Venue will host three special open-mics in the month of April with different themes.  For more information:  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2014/03/napomo-sundays-at-venue-on-35th.html

d.  Ms. Angelou at W&M:  Maya Angelou will be at William & Mary on April 15th.  For more information:  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2014/02/william-mary-welcomes-maya-angelou.html

e.  DD Delaney Returns:  Oceans of Feelings returns to The Venue on 35th on April 19th and 25th starting at 8:00.  Tickets are $10.  Please see venue list for more details.

f.  A Poetry & Burlesque Show!  The Venue on 35th welcomes all to “Lyrics Revealed” on April 26th.  There are two shows (7:30 & 9:30).  Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  For more information:  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2014/03/coming-this-april.html

g.  Poquoson Poetry Contest – The contest goes from Monday, March 4th to March 31st with an awards reception on May 4th at 3:00.  For more information, please refer to page 4 of the attached link:  http://ppll.ent.sirsi.net/custom/web/content/PPLWinterSpring2014Color.pdf

h.  Returning to the Chrysler:  After a one year venue absence, “Poetry at the Chrysler” returns to the Chrysler Museum on May 15th, July 17th, and October 16th from 6:30 to 8:30.  For more info, please see venue list.

i.  PSV Festival: The annual PSV Poetry Festival will be held in Williamsburg on May 16th and 17th.  The festivities will include open-mics, workshops, and a poetry banquet.  Please click on link for more information:  http://www.poetrysocietyofvirginia.org/

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

Friday, March 21, 2014

TGIF Poetry!!!

Because life happens, things are scheduled to change.  
It's always a good rule of thumb to contact the venue/coordinator before attending.  
Have a great weekend folks!!



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March 21st
April 4th
April 18th




Thursday, March 20, 2014

HRW Writers' Conference Coming in September!


Get Your Thursday On!!


PTSD in Words:  The VA Festival of the Book will host:  A Discussion of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on March 20th beginning at 6:00.  Bill Glose will be participating on this paneled discussion.  Charlottesville’s about a two hour drive, but it will be worth the ride.  (The VA Festival of the Book – March 19th thru March 23rd.)  For more info:  http://www.vabook.org/site14/program/details.php?eventID=151


03-20-14
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


03-20-14
Flaming Mic Poetry Night
Sweet Babys
2710 C Armistead Ave
Hampton VA
6:00 – 9:00
Every Tues / Every Other Thurs
Host:  Hunray Hill


03-20-14
Music and Poetry Night
Featuring:  Catash!
Westhampton Community Center
1638 Briarfield Rd
Hampton VA
7:00 –
757-896-4692

03-20-14
Open Mic @
The Venue on 35th
631 35th St 
Norfolk VA
Minimum $2.00 donation
7:00 – 11:00 (Every Thurs)
757-469-0337
Host:  Jorge Mendez

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03-20-14 (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

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

What's the Good Word? Well, Let's See....

“The blood jet is poetry and there is no stopping it.” – Sylvia Plath

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.  PPP & NAPOMO:  Poetry, Prose & Pizza returns just in time for National Poetry Month beginning in Prince George on April 3rd.  Please see venue list or click on this link for more details:  http://www.meetup.com/PoetryProsePizza/

2.  DD Delaney Returns:  Oceans of Feelings returns to The Venue on 35th on April 19th and 25th starting at 8:00.  Tickets are $10.  Please see venue list for more details.

3.  PSV Festival: The annual PSV Poetry Festival will be held in Williamsburg on May 16th and 17th.  The festivities will include open-mics, workshops, and a poetry banquet.  Please click on link for more information:  http://www.poetrysocietyofvirginia.org/

Quite A Few Reminders

a.  PTSD in Words:  The VA Festival of the Book will host:  A Discussion of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on March 20th beginning at 6:00.  Bill Glose will be participating on this paneled discussion.  Charlottesville’s about a two hour drive, but it will be worth the ride.  (The VA Festival of the Book – March 19th thru March 23rd.)  For more info:  http://www.vabook.org/site14/program/details.php?eventID=151

b.  New Spot!! - Studio C welcomes open-mic for all artists every 3rd Friday beginning March 21st.  Please see venue list for more details!

c.  NSU Writer’s Festival – The 2nd annual William Carroll Writer’s Festival will be held at NSU form March 25th to March 27th.  The features include Godchild the Omen, Shonda Buchanan and Tim Seibles and an open-mic hosted by Synnika Lofton.  Please see attached for more details. http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2014/03/nsus-2nd-annual-writers-festival.html

d.  Kerry B Raw in Richmond:  757 Poet Kerry B will be one featured raw artist features at the Hippodrome, March 27th from 7:00 to 11:00.  Please show your love and support for the arts by purchasing tickets to this event.  For more information, please contact Kerry B at kerrybpoetry@gmail.com.  To learn more about Raw: Natural Born Artists:  http://www.rawartists.org/.

e.  Sunday Specials @ The Venue:  During National Poetry Month, The Venue will host three special open-mics in the month of April with different themes.  For more information:  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2014/03/napomo-sundays-at-venue-on-35th.html

f.  Ms. Angelou at W&M:  Maya Angelou will be at William & Mary on April 15th.  For more information:  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2014/02/william-mary-welcomes-maya-angelou.html

g.  A Poetry & Burlesque Show!  The Venue on 35th welcomes all to “Lyrics Revealed” on April 26th.  There are two shows (7:30 & 9:30).  Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  For more information:  http://goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com/2014/03/coming-this-april.html

h.  Poquoson Poetry Contest – The contest goes from Monday, March 4th to March 31st with an awards reception on May 4th at 3:00.  For more information, please refer to page 4 of the attached link:  http://ppll.ent.sirsi.net/custom/web/content/PPLWinterSpring2014Color.pdf

i.  Returning to the Chrysler:  After a one year venue absence, “Poetry at the Chrysler” returns to the Chrysler Museum on May 15th, July 17th, and October 16th from 6:30 to 8:30.  For more info, please see venue list.

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