Quote:

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

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Halloween and Open Mic at the Venue!


ATTENTION VENUE FAMILY AND FRIENDS :
Every year in the month of October we suspend Feature Sunday and instead have a Halloween event called Screecher Sunday. This year and going forward the Halloween event will be it's own thing to be held on the 3rd Friday of October. The 16th. From 7 to 10. There will be a screening of independent short horror films and animations. Games. Tricks and treats and Halloween related performances. There will also be an open mic portion but the only catch is your pieces have to fall in with the theme of Halloween. Sharpen your pencils, tune your instruments and see what kind of horror filled art you can come up with. And don't forget your costume.
We learn. We laugh. We love. 
We are Venue 35.

Poetry Inspired by Art/Exhibit Pictures

POETRY INSPIRED BY ART

     In conjunction with our current exhibition, Virginia Artists 2015 Juried Exhibition at The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center in Hampton, we are sponsoring a Poetry Inspired by Art event. 
            Poets are invited to write a poem inspired by one of the artworks in the exhibition, followed by a poetry reading here in our galleries. The poems would also be posted adjacent to the artworks, with the permission of the artist. They will also be available in notebooks for perusal by our visitors.
            Poets can write their poems or photograph the artwork for reference in our galleries and write their poems later beginning Sunday, August 22 up until Sunday, October 4 at 1:30, the day of the Poetry Reading, which begins at 2:30. You are also invited to the Opening Reception on Sunday, August 23, 2:00-4:30 pm, when you will have an opportunity to meet and talk with the artists.  Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10-6 and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5.
            When you have completed your poem, please email it to me, preferably in 12 point font and as a WORD friendly document attachment. Include the name of the poem, your name and the artist name and title. CHTAC reserves the right to reject any submission for any reason, at its discretion.
             We will be hosting the Poetry Reading of these poems Sunday, October 4 at 2:30 pm, here in our galleries. Participants are welcome to bring an appetizer or non-alcoholic beverage to share following the reading. If time permits, poets may also read one other of their poems, unrelated to the artwork in the exhibition.
 Our most important visual arts competition of the year, this annual competition will showcase the talents of many of Virginia’s finest artists and craftsmen and features $6,750 total cash awards, including a $1,500 Best in Show and awards in each media including drawing, printmaking, painting, photography, crafts, watercolor, mixed media and sculpture. This year’s exhibition attracted 712 entries by 278 artists, making it one of the largest juried exhibitions in the state.
This year 113 artworks by 112 artists in all styles, genres, sensibilities, subject matter and media will be represented, selected by Teresa Annas, independent arts writer and former curator of the Virginia Beach Arts Center.
              We hope you will participate and invite you to contact your poet friends who might also be interested. You may reach me at jwjones@hampton.gov or 727-1490 with any questions.

James Warwick Jones, Gallery Manager
The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center
4205 Victoria Boulevard, Hampton, VA 23669
727-1490   jwjones@hampton.gov

www.HamptonArts.net

From the Exhibit
Icarus' Daughter, Siena - Samantha Hand

Aunt Trudy at the Shore - Robert J Burnell

Most Wanted - John Balasa

SAY Festival on 35th St!


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Tomorrow: Teen Open Mic in Norfolk

The Muse Writers Center
816-A Orapax St, Norfolk, Virginia 23507
Teen Open Mic Night

Friday, August 28, 7-9 p.m. at The Muse Writers Center.

Open to Teens 12-17. Come read original short stories, poetry, and creative nonfiction.

Pizza & Refreshments Provided!

Sign-ups begin at 7 p.m. Approximately 5-minute slots available. The event will be chaperoned, and the teens request the audience be mostly teens beside the chaperones.

More Information: Visit www.the-muse.org/readings-events.html#teen or email Noa Greenspan at noa@the-muse.org.

Join other 12-17 year olds for a fun night of listening to and reading original writing!

https://www.facebook.com/events/377828339075739/

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A Four-Fer on Tuesday!!

Poetry, Spoken Word,
Prose, Lyrics Open Mic
Daily Grind Coffeehouse-Cafe
168 Central Park Ave.
Virginia Beach Town Center
7:00 – 9:00 (Every last Tues.)
Host:  J. Scott Wilson

Last Tuesdays
45 Degrees Martini Lounge
1400 Kempsville Rd
Chesapeake VA
9:30 –  $5 cover
Features

Fifty Eighteen
5018 Princess Anne Rd
Norfolk VA
$5 cover
8:00-11:00
(Doors Open at 8:00, Shows Starts at 9:00)
Host:  Q5
Live Art & Live Band


Open Mic - Tuesdays Verses
Addis Ethiopian Restaurant
9 N 17th St
Richmond VA
7:00 – (Every Tues)
805-078-3650

Coming in October!!

For more details:
http://www.writebytherails.org/wbtr-calendar/in-the-company-of-laureates/

Saturday, August 15, 2015

POETRY INSPIRED BY ART
      In conjunction with our current exhibition, Virginia Artists 2015 Juried Exhibition at The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center in Hampton, we are sponsoring a Poetry Inspired by Art event.      
            Poets are invited to write a poem inspired by one of the artworks in the exhibition, followed by a poetry reading here in our galleries. The poems would also be posted adjacent to the artworks, with the permission of the artist. They will also be available in notebooks for perusal by our visitors.
            Poets can write their poems or photograph the artwork for reference in our galleries and write their poems later beginning Sunday, August 22 up until Sunday, October 4 at 1:30, the day of the Poetry Reading, which begins at 2:30. You are also invited to the Opening Reception on Sunday, August 23, 2:00-4:30 pm, when you will have an opportunity to meet and talk with the artists.  Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10-6 and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5.
            When you have completed your poem, please email it to me, preferably in 12 point font and as a WORD friendly document attachment. Include the name of the poem, your name and the artist name and title. CHTAC reserves the right to reject any submission for any reason, at its discretion.
             We will be hosting the Poetry Reading of these poems Sunday, October 4 at 2:30 pm, here in our galleries. Participants are welcome to bring an appetizer or non-alcoholic beverage to share following the reading. If time permits, poets may also read one other of their poems, unrelated to the artwork in the exhibition.
 Our most important visual arts competition of the year, this annual competition will showcase the talents of many of Virginia’s finest artists and craftsmen and features $6,750 total cash awards, including a $1,500 Best in Show and awards in each media including drawing, printmaking, painting, photography, crafts, watercolor, mixed media and sculpture. This year’s exhibition attracted 712 entries by 278 artists, making it one of the largest juried exhibitions in the state.
This year 113 artworks by 112 artists in all styles, genres, sensibilities, subject matter and media will be represented, selected by Teresa Annas, independent arts writer and former curator of the Virginia Beach Arts Center.
              We hope you will participate and invite you to contact your poet friends who might also be interested. You may reach me at jwjones@hampton.gov or 727-1490 with any questions.

James Warwick Jones, Gallery Manager
The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center
4205 Victoria Boulevard, Hampton, VA 23669
727-1490   jwjones@hampton.gov

www.HamptonArts.net

This Weekend!!

Saturday

Sunday

Granby Street Gallery
112 Granby St
Norfolk, Virginia 23510

Come out and join me, Tracey L. Moore, aka The Purposeful Poet, at a book signing event at the Granby Street Gallery in Norfolk. I would love to meet you! My books, OASIS FOR MY SOUL: Poems and Inspirational Writings for Spiritual and Personal Growth, and THE EXCEPTIONAL MAN: Love Poems and Inspirational Writings Celebrating Godly Men and Great Relationships, will be featured. I will be reading poetry from each of my works. Other authors to be featured that day will be Early Jackson and James Hill. You're also invited to enjoy the wonderful art displays that the Granby Street Gallery has to offer. I look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, August 3, 2015

More Saturday Options!





Creative Writing Group at Slover Library
Meetings will be 2nd Saturday of every month
Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14 & Dec. 12
Please drop-in for a write-in with us, 2:30 pm to 4:00pm!
First Floor, room 105, unless otherwise announced 

Both beginners and experienced writers are welcome! (Teens and Adults)
All genres 
Take part in fun writing activities!
Learn about library resources to aid in your writing.
Enjoy guest lecturers from the The Muse Writers Center of Norfolk.
Share your work (if you want to) and get your creativity flowing! 

You deserve one hour of writing freedom this month! Join us!



Dropping Stanzas on the Square
Throwing some poetry at tourists and locals on DOG street in W-burg. Bring edgy, bring socially conscious, bring political, or bring what you got...
2:45 -
Coordinator:  Tanya Cunningham
If you would like to participate:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1452543968388725/




Sunday, August 2, 2015

Second Saturday Open at Prince Books!

Community open mic every second Saturday of the month. 

Open to all talents with an emphasis on poetry & prose. Bring something of your own to share and/or kick back and enjoy watching local artists. Delicious biscuits and beer will be on sale from The Lizard Café!


Saturday, August 08, 2015 6:00 P.M.
Reading starts at 6:30 P.M. 

All ages are welcome. However, some content may not be suitable for children.

Tracey L Moore Book Signing!


 Sunday, August 16 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm

 Granby Street Gallery
 112 Granby St
 Norfolk, Virginia 23510

 Come out and join me, Tracey L. Moore, aka The Purposeful Poet, at a book signing event at the Granby Street Gallery in Norfolk. I would love to meet you! My books, OASIS FOR MY SOUL: Poems and Inspirational Writings for Spiritual and Personal Growth, and THE EXCEPTIONAL MAN: Love Poems and Inspirational Writings Celebrating Godly Men and Great Relationships, will be featured. I will be reading poetry from each of my works. Other authors to be featured that day will be Early Jackson and James Hill. You're also invited to enjoy the wonderful art displays that the Granby Street Gallery has to offer. I look forward to seeing you there!


Poetry Readings Return to Iris Art Studio!!


August Poetry Happenings in Richmond!!

Poetry & Jazz Tasting
C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St. RVA 23219
Thursday August 6, 7pm
Less than a week away! Get your poetry groove on with us at award-winning C’st Le Vin! Over the course of the evening, local wordsmiths of all experience levels will give us a “taste” of what they do while Bob Lambert and co. of Super64 will keep us chill with some cool tunes. Want to join in the fun? Make sure to get on the list! Look for yours truly early in the evening or email ahead of time.


Poetry Night @ taZa
taZa Coffee n Creme, 5047 Forest Hill Ave., RVA 23225
Friday August 28, 7pm
A not-to-miss night of poetry! New voices and old friends can always be found at taZa, whose relaxed atmosphere, good eats and adult refreshment make it a perfect place to take in some excellent wordsmithery of an evening. Hope you can make it!


Abandoned Spots and Forgotten Spaces: Floodwall South
Where: meet by the overlook/parking lot at 14th (Hull) St. and E. 1st (across the street from the old Railway Museum)
When: Saturday August 22, noon; event to be postponed in case of rain
RSVP required (reply by email: dottoressa.joanna at hotmail dot com)
Consider this your inspired tour of the downtown skyline from a South-of-the-river perspective! We'll be spending the afternoon sharing and discussing recent works and in general all things poetic while taking in more of the Richmond river scene. Gentle hiking is a part of this particular session, so bring your walking shoes & sunscreen, and bring poems! Light picnic fare, water bottles and discrete adult beverages are likewise encouraged. Note that this is an open air event with minimal amenities, narrow walkways and stair access.


Freewrite Tuesdays at Sub Rosa!
Sub Rosa Bakery
620 N. 25th St., RVA 23223
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am
Who says poetry has to be done in a shuttered attic or at a lonely desk? Come battle your writer’s block with us! This group’s purpose is to create a cozy and informal venue to freewrite and converse-- we believe writing doesn't have to be a solitary sport, and that you never know what inspiration might walk through the door. Although we're open to specialized topics and sharing, there is no formal critique or workshop agenda— simply show up & come and go as you please!


Monday Night Workshop & Critique Series
Urban Farmhouse Market & Café (Shockoe), 1217 E. Cary St. RVA 23219
Enjoy the summer while you can! Our 3rd Monday workshops are still on hiatus until September. Join us, though, for our regularly scheduled critique groups on the 2nd and 4th Mondays to keep those creative juices flowing! Sessions are always completely free and open to all experience levels. Please bring 1-3 poems-in-progress with a handful of copies (4-8) to share round the table.
Small group critique dates: Monday August 10th & Monday August 24th, 6:30-8pm




Don’t forget that Tuesday, September 1st is our inaugural open mic/reading event Words on Fire: Poetry Happy Hour at Firehouse! Including mini-features by a few voices you may know, our signature open mic and a cash bar, we’re hoping to make this new event a smashing success, so come on out, support and get heard! It’s the perfect way to wind down your workday and light up an otherwise blah middle of the week. 6-7:30pm.

Thursday Highlights!