Quote:

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

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Arts Out Loud Anniversary Showcase!!


October Happenings in Richmond!!

Poetry & Jazz Tasting C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St. RVA 23219 Thursday October 1, 7pm Part of the reason for the early sending of this email is the right-off-the-mark start at C’est Le Vin this month: we’re kicking off October with poetry, jazz and wine—what better? Over the course of the evening, local wordsmiths of all experience levels will give us a “taste” of what they do in five minutes or less. Bob Lambert & co. will be livening it up with some smooth tunes and providing musical accompaniment to any poet so desiring. Want to join in the fun? Make sure to get on the list! Look for yours truly early in the evening or email me ahead of time.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1496375130679007/

Poetry Night @ taZa taZa Coffee n Creme, 5047 Forest Hill Ave., RVA 23225 Friday October 23, 7pm Join us for another fantastic night of poetry with new voices and old friends! TaZa’s relaxed atmosphere, good eats and adult refreshment make it a perfect place to take in some excellent poetizing of an evening. No language or theme restrictions. First-time readers/performers always welcome!
https://www.facebook.com/events/509017602595406/

Abandoned Spots and Forgotten Spaces: Take Me to Hollywood
Where: meet by the main gates at Hollywood Cemetery, 412 S. Cherry Street When: Saturday October 31, noon RSVP required (reply by email: dottoressa.joanna at hotmail dot com) Another staple RVA site for all those poetically inclined… and how better to spend a Hallowe’en afternoon than sharing and discussing poetry in an old cemetery? Gentle hiking is a part of this particular session, so wear your walking shoes & weather appropriate clothing, and bring poems (ghoulish or otherwise)! Light picnic fare, water bottles and discrete adult beverages are likewise encouraged. Note that this is an open air event with minimal amenities.


Freewrite Tuesdays at Sub Rosa! Sub Rosa Bakery 620 N. 25th St., RVA 23223 Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am-ish 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 3rd Monday workshops are back—please note the change in time*! Check out the Event page on Facebook for October specifics. We hope you’ll join us, too, for our regularly scheduled critique groups on the 2nd & 4th Mondays and keep those pens flowing! All sessions are always completely free and open to all experience levels. For critique nights, please bring 1-2 poems-in-progress with a handful of copies (5-8) to share around the table. October dates:
  • October 12, 6:30-8pm, Urban Farmhouse Shockoe (1217 E. Cary St.): Small group critique  https://www.facebook.com/events/543583059126377/
  • October 19, 6:00-8:00pm, Urban Farmhouse Church Hill (310 N. 33rd St.): Workshop* https://www.facebook.com/events/743569432456430/
  • October 26, 6:30-8pm, Urban Farmhouse Shockoe (1217 E. Cary St.): Small group critique https://www.facebook.com/events/488593984634446/



Thursday, September 24, 2015

This Weekend in Poetry-Land...


09-25-15
Poetry Night @ Taza
taZa Coffee n Crème
5047 Forest Hill Ave
Richmond VA
7:00 – 9:00 (4TH Fri)
Host:  Joanna Lee

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09-25-15
Poetry Night! (FF)
Barnes & Noble
12170 Jefferson Ave
Newport News VA
7:00 – 9:00
Host:  Talya
Challenge:  COLORS


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09-25-15

Venue 35 & Poetry Society of VA Presents –
Virtuosos:  Robert P Arthur
The Venue on 35th - 631 35th St Norfolk VA
$5 – Proceeds Support V35
7:00 – 10:00
757-469-0337


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09-25-15
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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09-26-15
The Hot Spot Open Mic
(For All Artists)
Déjà vu Restaurant
2082 Nickerson Blvd
Hampton VA
6:00 – 8:00
Host:  Johvani Cruz

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09-26-15
The Wet Poetry Spot/
Erotic Poetry (EXPLICIT!)
Fifty Eighteen
5018 Princess Anne Rd
Norfolk VA
8:00 – midnight
$7 cover
Host:  Godchild the Omen

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09-27-15
Feature Sundays:
The Venue on 35th
631 35th St   - Norfolk VA
$5 cover  - 7:00 – 11:00
757-469-0337
Host:  Jorge Mendez
Featuring: Daniel Pravda, Haven Loup Garou and More!

Poetry Night @ Barnes & Noble


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

PSoV + V35 = Robert P Arthur !!

The Venue on 35th
631 35th St
Norfolk VA
$5.00
7:00 – 10:00 
757-469-0337
https://www.facebook.com/events/418760954999937/


From Facebook:
September 25th at the Venue on 35th St. 7PM to 10PM.
$5.00 at the Door w/proceeds going to support V35.

Announcing a new performance poetry series from The Poetry Society of Virginia in cooperation with The Venue at 35th St.

The Virtuosos presents the finest poets in all Virginia with an hour long feature ending in a Q&A session with the audience followed by an open mic wherein up and comers can show their stuff to a master of the craft.

Envisioned as a platform to bridge the old guard with new, this event is intended to educate and stimulate with thought provoking work while at the same time introduce the mission of the Poetry Society to a new generation.

For our first event in this series we are pleased to feature Robert P. Arthur, two time finalist for Poet Laureate of Virginia and award winning poet / playwright.

Author of over 20 books, Robert P. Arthur is a poet, novelist, short story writer, playwright, critic and professor. His book of poetry, Hymn to the Chesapeake, was the best produced many times over as a musical play of the same name and been performed on grants in St. Petersburg, Russia; as well as in Washington; New York; Maryland; and all throughout Virginia.

The mission of the Poetry Society of Virginia is to encourage the writing, reading, study, and appreciation of poetry.  Founded by a small group of poets in 1923, through publications, readings by members and visiting poets, poetry events around the state, contests, workshops, in-school programs, poetry festivals, and other activities, has helped to advance the cause and appreciation of poetry throughout Virginia. Visiting poets have included Robert Frost, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Carl Sandburg, Richard Wilbur, Donald Hall, Charles Wright, and many others.

A representative of the Poetry Society of Virginia will be on hand to discuss membership enrollment with those interested.

Friday, September 11, 2015

September 20th: Five Points Poetry Reading

Sunday, September 20th
1-3 pm
 
Five Points Community Farm Market
2500 Church St., Norfolk, Va. 23504 
 
 
Featured Readers
 
DD Delaney
Jala Magik
Bob Kelly
Peter Kelly
Talya Chatman
 

 
 

SAY Festival on 35th St!!





Saturday: Spontaneous Poetry on the Square!!


09-12-15
Open-Mic/Workshop: Spontaneous Poetry 
Faciliated by: J Scott Wilson
Poetry on the Square
Discover Teas
2710 William Styron Sq
Newport News VA
4:00 – 6:00 (2nd Sat)
757-320-4033
Host: Jill Winkowski 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Thursday: Center Stage Featuring Stephanie Lask!


Art + Words: Carolyn Foronda & Nancy Powell


On the second Thursday of September  10th at 6 P.M. at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center for the Art + Words --  Carolyn Foronda and Nancy Powell accompanied by a father-daughter musical team from Southside will be featured and open readings will follow. 



This Friday: Poetry & Music in Portsmouth!!


Friday night, September 4 at 7 p.m., author/poets Phyllis Johnson (12 is for More than Doughnuts) and Tracey Moore (Oasis for My Soul) will be reading Christian poetry to a background of woodwind music by Rod Collins at The Well Coffeehouse on Portsmouth Blvd., in the Dail's Shoppes in Portsmouth.

Phyllis is the Western Branch columnist for Your Corner, The Virginian-Pilot. Tracey is a director at Reality Innovations and is an inspirational speaker as well as author.

(The Well Coffeehouse is located at the same shopping center that has Hartung Gallery) Admission is free. Any donations will go to charity or funding the coffeehouse.


Phyllis Johnson


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Richmond Poetry in September!

Words on Fire: Poetry Happy Hour at Firehouse Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St., RVA 23220 Tuesday September 1st, 6pm Tomorrow night! Add a little mid-week spark to your late summer calendar with our inaugural open mic poetry event at Firehouse! Featuring mini-readings by local poets, an open mic sign up for those wishing to sling some spit themselves, a cash bar, and lots of good vibes & people, we can’t think of a hotter way to wind down your day & get the night rolling! $5 at the door gets you in.

Poetry & Jazz Tasting C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St. RVA 23219 Thursday September 3rd, 7pm A double dose this week! Get your pre-Labor Day party going with us at award-winning C’est Le Vin! Over the course of the evening, local wordsmiths of all experience levels will give us a “taste” of what they do in five minutes or less. This month, keep your ears amazing Bob Lambert & co. Want to join in the fun? Make sure to get on the open for a special musical guest in addition to the smooth sounds of the list! Look for yours truly early in the evening or email ahead of time.



Abandoned Spots and Forgotten Spaces: The Whispers of Belle Isle Where: meet in the parking area at 300 Tredegar St.  When: Saturday September 12, noon; event to be postponed in case of rain RSVP required (reply by email: dottoressa.joanna at hotmail dot com) A must-see RVA site for all those poetically inclined! We'll be spending the afternoon sharing and discussing recent works and in general all things poetry while taking in a bit of history & more of so bring your walking shoes & sunscreen, and bring poems! Light picnic the Richmond river scene. Gentle hiking is a part of this particular session, access. fare, water bottles and discrete adult beverages are likewise encouraged. Note that this is an open air event with minimal amenities and pedestrian-only access.

Poetry Night @ taZa taZa Coffee n Creme, 5047 Forest Hill Ave., RVA 23225 Friday September 25, 7pm Always a solid night of poetry with new voices and old friends! TaZa’s relaxed atmosphere, good eats and adult refreshment make it a perfect place to take in some excellent wordsmithery of an evening. First-time readers encouraged!


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


Monday Night Workshop & Critique Series Urban Farmhouse Market & Café 3rd Monday workshops are back! Check out on Facebook for September specifics. Join us, too, for our regularly scheduled critique groups on the 2nd and 4th Mondays to keep those creative juices levels. For critique nights, please bring 1-3 poems-in-progress with a handful flowing! All sessions are always completely free and open to all experience of copies (4-8) to share round the table. September dates:
September 14, 6:30-8pm, Urban Farmhouse Shockoe (1217 E. Cary St.): Small group critique 
September 21, 6:30-8:30pm, Urban Farmhouse Church Hill (310 N. 33rd St.): Workshop 
September 28, 6:30-8pm, Urban Farmhouse Shockoe (1217 E. Cary St.): Small group critique


Tuesday Night Options!!

09-01-15 (NEW!!)
Open-Mic/Mini-Features
(Cash Bar!)
Words on Fire:
Poetry Happy Hour at Firehouse
1609 W Broad St
Richmond VA
6:00 – 7:30
Host:  Joanna Lee

09-01-15
Open Mic (Poets, Singers, etc.)
Cipher Tuesdays
Fifty Eighteen
5018 Princess Anne Rd
Norfolk VA
$5 cover
Host: Q5
Live Art & Live Band Doors Open at 8:00, shows starts at 9:00


09-01-15
Open Mic - Tuesdays Verses
Addis Ethiopian Restaurant
9 N 17th St
Richmond VA
7:00 – (Every Tues)
805-078-3650