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

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Tonight! Erotic Poetry in VA Beach!!

The Wet Poetry Spot!! A monthly release of erotic tension thru spoken word. Hosted by godchild and I.C.U Come see some poets bare all with clothes on,what you do when you leave is your biz! we just provide the inspiration! $5 for all peformers $10 cover charge ....Show starts at 9PM......

Friday, June 2, 2017

June Richmond Poetry Happenings!!

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Dear poet, we're heating it up this summer with outdoor events and new opportunities...

...Not to mention one last Words on Fire Poetry Happy Hour TONIGHT before month's end. It's a full week here in the RVA, with lots going on lit-wise even beyond the three River City Poets happenings. While workshops are on hiatus for the season, Poetry in Forgotten Places returns near the end of the month. And be sure to read to the end of this letter to check out our first-ever submissions call!


Poetry & Jazz Tasting

C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St., RVA 23219
Thursday June 1, 7pm
This week! What better way to start a new month than with poetry, live music & a glass of good red (or white)? Local wordsmiths are joined by Bob Lambert of Super64 & friends for an evening of vino, verse & live tunes. Come raise a glass with us to over six years of poetry at this award-winning Shockoe Bottom wine bar!
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Tea for Two: Poetry on the Veranda

Richmond Public Library, Main Branch
101 E. Franklin St., RVA 23219
Saturday June 3, 11am
The week isn't over yet! Tea for Two is our outdoor reading series in partnership with Richmond Public Library, and this month we're featuring Richmond poets Wendy DeGroat and Darlene Anita Scott. Coffee/tea and light refreshments will be served. In case of rain, the event will be held inside the library.

Poetry Night @ Café Zata

Café Zata, 5047 Forest Hill Ave., RVA 23225
Friday June 23, 7pm
We're rounding out the month with our regularly scheduled fourth Friday night of inspiration! Hang out with friends new and old, share what you've been working on, or just kick back and take it all in. Join us for an evening of open mic awesomeness!
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Why would you NOT want to spend an afternoon here?

Poetry in Forgotten Places: The Return to Texas Beach

Meet in the parking area at 1941 Texas Ave., RVA 23220
Bad-weather/2ndary location: 10 Café, 3200 W. Cary St., RVA 23221

Saturday, June 24, 1pm
Our 2017 PFP season continues treading the river paths at Texas Beach/ North Bank Trail; rain location is the casual Carytown hangout, 10. RSVP is requested. Please check out full details and locations for the rest of 2017 on our Facebook page!
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Monday Night Sessions

It's summer break! Which means we have no 3rd Monday workshops until September... but critiques continue on the 2nd & 4th for business as usual!
June critique dates are Monday, June 12 and Monday, June 26, both 6:30-8pm at the Urban Farmhouse in Shock Slip (1217 E. Cary St.). If you have a poem to share, please bring 6-9 copies for the table.
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. Thanks for all your help so far!

Before signing off, I do have one (or two) piece(s) of BIG NEWS. Starting JUNE 1, submissions are open for the brand-spanking-new River City Poets Anthology! We're looking for poetry of all sorts, especially from within our immediate community. Please submit! You can check out the full guidelines on our submissions page, part of our all-new (and as yet partially constructed) website.

How 'bout that for exciting, right? While you ponder what poems to send us, I hope to see you tonight at Firehouse, or later in the week at CLV or RPL!
Yours in poetry,