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

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Richmond Happenings in February!

Words on Fire: Poetry Happy Hour
Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St., RVA 23220
Tuesday, February 21, 6pm
$5 at the door
Words on Fire is back! Liven up your month with us & a dose of hot verse at Firehouse! Featuring showcase performances by local poets, an open mic sign up for those with a verse or two to drop themselves, and a cash bar with happy hour specials, it's a great way to break out of the humdrum work week routine. Let's catch the night on fire!

Poetry Night @ Café Zata
Café Zata, 5047 Forest Hill Ave., RVA 23225
Friday February 24, 7pm
Join us again for a fabulous night of poetry at Westover Hills hangout Cafe Zata, a coffeeshop replete with caffeinated goodies (including our own signature Richmond poets' blend "Nevermore"), sandwiches, burgers, sweets, house-made donuts, beer, wine & more. Poets take the stage to share their talents here every fourth Friday; new voices are always welcome. It's an evening of open mic awesomeness!

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 get out of the house and hang in a cozy coffee & pastry spot? We know just the place! Meet up with us at Sub Rosa on February 7th and/or 21st.
 Whatever your genre, this is a welcoming 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

Workshop season is in full swing, and critique nights are hoppin'! If you want to get in on the craft action, all you have to do is show up!

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.

February dates:

Monday, February 13, 6:30-8pm– Small group critique, 
Urban Farmhouse Shockoe, 1217 E. Cary St. RVA 23219

Monday, February 20, 6:00-8:00pm– Third Monday Workshop: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Rhyme, Urban Farmhouse, Rocketts Landing, 4821 Old Main St., RVA 23231

Monday, February 27, 6:30-8pm– Small group critique,
Urban Farmhouse Shockoe, 1217 E. Cary St. RVA 23219

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Aromas Open Mic Cancelled This Month Due to Snow

Due to the weekend winter storm, many roads and parking areas remain unsafe.

Word4Word Poets will not meet this Tuesday and reschedule our program for Tuesday February 14, 2017.

Please everyone, stay safe.



Open-Mic Poetry (FF)
Aroma’s City Center
706 Town Center Dr Suite 104
Newport News VA
7:00 - 9:30 (2nd Tues) 
Host: Ann Shalaski 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Poetry Inspired by Art Rescheduled Date

Poetry Inspired by Art
The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center
4205 Victoria Blvd
Hampton, VA 23669
757-727-1490   jwjones@hampton.gov

Friday, January 6, 2017

Postponements Due to Impending Inclement Weather

Hi Everyone,
Well, here we go again!  It’s obvious that travel tomorrow will be hazardous.
Our poetry reading scheduled for tomorrow, Jan. 7, at the Stryker Building, is Postponed!
The reading, involving the same poets, is rescheduled for the following Saturday, January 14, at 11:00am, in Room 127 of the Stryker Building. 
I hope to see you there, then.


Quoting "Nathan M. Richardson" <writers-706-announce@meetup.com>: 
> Due to the pending snow storm... TONIGHT"S Poetry, Prose & Pizza has been 
> rescheduled for Friday, Jan 20th @ 6PM Russell Memorial Library - Spread 
> the word please... Thanks