Quote:

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

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Weekend Line-Up!

Saturday

Poetic Voices:  Poetry Reading
Urban Farmhouse Market & Cafe
3015 Norfolk St
Richmond VA
3:30 - 4:30
Host:  Cheryl Pallant

Join wonderful poets Kathleen Graber, Joanna Lee, Lea Marshall and myself (Cheryl Pallant) as we read from our works.

This event is part of Richmond's RVA Litcrawl, a series of sixteen readings and dozens of authors! Books will be available for purchase at Urban Farmhouse and at the After Party at Can Can (3120 W. Main St.) at 9:30pm.

It's a book lover's extravanganza! Go to RVAlitcrawl.org for the complete schedule of all readings.

The Wet Poetry Spot
Coastal Spice
5204 Fairfield Shopping Ctr
VA Beach VA
8:00 to midnight
Show starts at 9:00
$7 before 10:00
$10 after 10:00
Host:  Godchild the Omen

The Wet Poetry spot is BACK!!!!!!! A monthly release of erotic tension thru spoken word. Hosted this month by Godchild the Omen. Come see some poets bare all with clothes on,what you do when you leave is your biz! we just provide the inspiration! Live body painting by Poetry Jackson and Art by ChaVonne Whisonant!   


OPEN MIC
Every Saturday from 8:30pm to about 10:30pm we hold a free Open Mic. Each person on the list gets 7 minutes to share their art with community of peers or perform or appreciate art. Not only are poets welcome, but artists of any kind, to include singers, rappers, musicians, comedians or any talent that you may have. Our open mic is an supportive and energetic atmosphere to veterans and newcomers alike.

WRITING WORKSHOP
Every Saturday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm we hold a free Writing Workshop. During our workshop, one of our Slam Richmond Team Members will lead the participants in a writing activity or a writing lesson. These workshops are an opportunity to hone your writing craft, help get yourself into the habit of writing more, and receive suggestions and insights on your work.

For additional upcoming events with Slam Richmond, please friend or follow our Slam Richmond Facebook Page.


Sunday

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/slam-fest-17-tickets-32411264966

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Saturday's Line Up!!


Luisa A. Igloria’s Reading & 
Chapbook Launch of HAORI
The Muse Writers Center
2200 Colonial Ave Ste 3
Norfolk, VA
2:00 - 3:00



National Poetry Month
Workshop
Visarts
1812 W Main St
Richmond VA
10:00 – 12:00
$25.00
Facilitator:  Derek Kannemeyer
&
National Poetry Month
Competition
Visarts
1812 W Main St
Richmond VA
12:15 – 1:15
Free/Open to Public
Host:   Derek Kannemeyer


Gala of Poetry at The Slover
Slover Library
235 E Plume St
Norfolk VA @ 6:30
Host: Poetikk Justice
Featuring:  Nita Hurt, Mr. Speaker, Cassandra IsFree & More!!


Slam Fest – Semi Finals
Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Ctr
2410 Wickham Avenue,
Newport News VA
4:00 – 7:00


A Conversation About Religion Among Poets
An Encore Presentation
The Venue on 35th
631 35th St
Norfolk VA
5:00 - 7:00


Slam Richmond’s
Poetry Slam Workshop
(5-7) Open-Mic (8-11)
ArtSpace Gallery Annex
The Shop – Zero E 4th St
Richmond VA (Every Sat)
Paid parking in some areas –
540-999-6103

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Wet Poetry Spot Returns!!


April 22, 2017
Coastal Spice
5204 Fairfield Shopping Ctr
VA Beach VA
8:00–midnight (Show starts @ 9)
$7 before 10:00
$10 after 10:00
Host:  Godchild the Omen

PFAC Open Mic - Hiatus Notice

The 3rd Thursdays PFAC open mic is on hiatus. 
Please, please, please share. Thank you!!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Poetic Voices: Poetry Readings


Poetic Voices: Poetry Reading
Hosted by Cheryl Pallant

Saturday, April 22 at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Urban Farmhouse Market & Café
3015 Norfolk St, Richmond, Virginia 23230

Details
Join wonderful poets Kathleen Graber, Joanna Lee, Lea Marshall and myself (Cheryl Pallant) as we read from our works.

This event is part of Richmond's RVA Litcrawl, a series of sixteen readings and dozens of authors! Books will be available for purchase at Urban Farmhouse and at the After Party at Can Can (3120 W. Main St.) at 9:30pm.

It's a book lover's extravanganza! Go to RVAlitcrawl.org for the complete schedule of all readings.

Cheryl Pallant
Writer of poetry, short fiction, memoir, nonfiction; dancer and energy healer interested in awakening the body. Hear about book releases, readings, & workshops. I welcome your reflections.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

April & May Poetry Happenings in Richmond

Happy eve-of-April, poet! Spring is definitely in the air...

Whether you're celebrating National Poetry Month by writing a poem a day, reading a poem a week, or simply vowing to be more aware of the poetry in the world around you, I hope the next 30 days are filled with inspiration! We don't have a ton of RCP readings this month (our beloved C'est Le Vin is behind on their renovations, alas!), but we are excited about the return of Poetry in Forgotten Places (yes, it even has a slightly new name), and are giving you advance warning that May already looks amazing from here... so please read down to the end and check out some of what's on the horizon!

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Poetry Night @ Café Zata

Café Zata, 5047 Forest Hill Ave., RVA 23225
Friday April 28, 7pm
Join us for an evening of open mic awesomeness at Westover Hills hangout Cafe Zata! It's a fantastic place to kick back with a beverage & take in some great word... or show the world what you've been working on poetically yourself! New voices and old friends always welcome-- Come be a part of the magic!
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Pipeline  early spring
from last year's Pipeline walk, new green on a misty spring day

Poetry in Forgotten Places Returns:

A Poet’s Favorite Walk—The Pipeline

Meet at the overlook, near the parking lot at S. 12th St.
Saturday, April 29, 1pm
We’re re-vamping the old “Poetry in Abandoned Spots & Forgotten Spaces” this year to a newer, hipper, more streamlined version of itself. The idea, though, is the same: small group events in inspiring, iconic locations get to know each other and the city a little more intimately.
Our 2017 PFP season starts at the Pipeline, a Richmond river gem & poet fave. Rain location is the nearby Casa Del Barco, 320 S. 12th St., RVA 23219. RSVP is requested. Please check out full details and future locations on our Facebook page!
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Urban Farmhouse logo

Monday Night Sessions

We're keeping our form sharp this spring, following up the ghazal with the slightly less intimidating villanelle. Note that April's 3rd Monday workshop has been moved to the first Monday in May due to a conflict in scheduling.* (So below you'll find the schedule for the rest of the spring "semester"!)
Workshops are held at Rocketts Landing, and their details by month as well as any pre-assignments will be posted on Facebook. Critiques are held on 2nd and 4th Mondays in Shockoe Slip; if you have a poem to share, please bring 6-9 copies for the table.
*If you're curious, about why we re-scheduled, check out this link.
April/May dates:

Monday, April 10, 6:30-8pm– Small group critique, Urban Farmhouse Shockoe, 1217 E. Cary St. RVA 23219
Monday, April 24, 6:30-8pm– Small group critique, Urban Farmhouse Shockoe, 1217 E. Cary St. RVA 23219
Monday, May 1, 6:00-8:00pm– Third Monday Workshop (rescheduled):The Villanelle: Do not go gentle into that good night, Urban Farmhouse, Rocketts Landing, 4821 Old Main St., RVA 23231
Monday, May 8, 6:30-8pm– Small group critique, Urban Farmhouse Shockoe, 1217 E. Cary St. RVA 23219
Monday, May 15, 6:00-8:00pm– Third Monday Workshop: Performance, Urban Farmhouse, Rocketts Landing, 4821 Old Main St., RVA 23231
Monday, May 22, 6:30-8pm– Small group critique, Urban Farmhouse Shockoe, 1217 E. Cary St. RVA 23219
Both critique nights and workshops are always open to all writing experience levels (unless otherwise noted) and completely free of charge. If you're inspired by what you learn on Monday nights, however, we encourage you to make a totally OPTIONAL secure online donation to support our events. 100% of funds (minus a small PayPal fee) go directly to the instructor and the furthering of these sessions. Every bit helps!
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If you're looking for other poetic adventures to get into this month, they're definitely around! (Derek Kannemeyer's workshop/open mic/competition at VisArts on the 15th comes to mind, as does the RVA Lit Crawl April 21-22. Oh, and the Hanover Book Festival, also April 22. Or the WeinsteinJCC/Commonwealth Slam workshop/reading/slam on April 23. You get my drift!)

But save a little energy! May promises to be just as action-packed, with a double dose of Monday workshops (see above), the start of our 2017 spring/fall reading series Tea for Two in partnership with Richmond Public Library on May 6, and returns to (fingers crossed) C'est Le Vin (May 4) and Firehouse for Poetry Happy Hour (May 30).

So, yeah. It's a poetry world out there, baby!

Write on,
Joanna