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

Saturday, November 26, 2016

This Weekend at V35!!


Jeff Hewitt
Ryan Thomas
Tom Leveille
Terrell K. Mercer
D.D. Delaney
Marlon Thethespianking Hargrave
James Cooper
Erik Lig Roessler
Tom Tab Bryant
Seven Pharoah
Andray Taylor
John Smiles-Uknodacrew Dennis
Gary Mitchell
Joel Palilla
Rudy Mulamba
Jorge Mendez



We've had ten incredible Feature Sundays this year and this one is shaping up to be the best yet. The line up for this month is absolutely unbelievable!!!! We have Musician and recording artist Don Tesla. Poetry from Luisa Black, Lo-Jack, Carlos Bryant, Host of "The Word Art Show J. Scott Wilson and Special Out of Town Guest Poet Anna Weaver. If that wasn't enough we have the absolutely hilarious comedian Ahmad Clemens in the mix. 

Come out and enjoy the last show of the year. We're going out with a HUGE BANG!!!!

Nov. 27th
7 pm doors open at 6:30pm

To learn more about this event and the features:

Friday, November 11, 2016

This Weekend: Authorfest 2016!


WHAT: A gathering of local writers who are members of Hampton Roads Writers and/or the Muse Writing center. Each author will have a table on which to display their books. Throughout the day, authors will be scheduled to read from their books. Come on out and meet some of your favorite local authors.

WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, November 12 - 13, 2016, 10 AM to 4 PM

WHERE: Barnes and Noble. 4485 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.


Christine Bacon, Ph.D
Crystal Coombes
Rekaya Gibson
Susan Hastings
James L. Hill
Kimberly King
Lynn Yvonne Moon
Drew Nickell
Reiny Pierson
Parker Sinclair
Gaylia Taylor
Helene Uhlfelder

Tonight!: Don't Miss The C.A.L.L.

To see the full list of features and more information, 
please click this link to Poetry Jackson's Website:

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

November 16th: Foodbank Benefit Poetry Reading!!

November Richmond Poetry Happenings!!

Poetry & Jazz Tasting
C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St. RVA 23219
Thursday November 3, 7pm
This very week! You can find us, as on every first Thursday, at award-winning C'est Le Vin, where we feature samplings from local poets blended with the talented sounds of Super64's Bob Lambert & friends. It's never a night to miss! Want to step up to the mic and share a few poems yourself? Make sure to find me early in the evening and add your voice to the mix!

 Words on Fire: Poetry Happy Hour at Firehouse
Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St., RVA 23220
Wednesday November 16, 6-8pm
Cover: $5
Now with even more word! Poetry Happy Hour is back at Firehouse Theatre this month with another evening of smouldering verse! With showcase performances by local poets, our open mic signup for those with a poem or two to share, and a cash bar with beer & wine specials, it's a great way to break up your work week routine. Happy hour has never been so inspiring!

Poetry Night @ Café Zata-- Black Friday Edition!
Café Zata, 5047 Forest Hill Ave., RVA 23225
Friday November 25, 7pm
Step away from the stress of the kitchen and the mall crowds and relax with us at the cafe formerly known as taZa! Always a great place to meet old friends & hear new voices, our monthly  poetry open mic is the spot to be on Black Friday night. Fresh-made fare and a glass or two from Zata's dinner and bar menu make the evening complete. First-time readers/performers always welcome!

Freewrite Tuesdays at Sub Rosa
Sub Rosa Bakery
620 N. 25th St., RVA 23223
1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am-ish
Looking for an excuse to hang out in a cozy coffee & pastry spot? Join us at Sub Rosa on November 1st or 15th! Whatever your genre, this is a cool and informal venue to freewrite and feed off the creative energy around us and in each other-- we believe writing doesn't always have to be done at a lonely desk or secluded retreat. Although we're open to specialized topics and sharing, there is no formal critique or workshop agenda, and no RSVP required— simply show up ready to write!

Monday Night Sessions
...Are in full swing! For 3rd Monday workshops (held at Rocketts Landing), please check Facebook for topics by month and any pre-assignments. Critiques are held on 2nd and 4th Mondays in Shockoe Slip; bring 6-9 copies to share around the table.

November dates:
Monday, November 14, 6:30-8pm– Small group critique
Urban Farmhouse Shockoe, 1217 E. Cary St. RVA 23219

Monday, November 21, 6:00-8:00pm– Third Monday Workshop: Haiku Point Two
Urban Farmhouse, Rocketts Landing, 4821 Old Main St., RVA 23231

Monday, November 28, 6:30-8pm– Small group critique
Urban Farmhouse Shockoe, 1217 E. Cary St. RVA 23219

Courtesy of Joanna Lee

Poetry Slam Hosted by Nikki Giovanni