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January 2020

January Writing Show: Finding the End in 2020

Wednesday, January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-5
Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 US
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James River Writers is excited to be back at Firehouse Theatre for the 2020 season of The Writing Show. Held the last Wednesday of the month, January through September, The Writing Show offers a panel of experts focused on topics geared to help writers with both their craft and navigating the fast-changing business of writing. There are plenty of opportunities for socializing and networking with other central Virginia writers, too. January: Do you have grand aspirations for your writing that…

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The Writers Farmhouse

Thursday, January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5
Urban Farmhouse, 13872 Coalfield Commons Place
Midlothian, VA US
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Every Thursday evening, join other writers at the Urban Farmhouse in Midlothian. You can write, get feedback and encouragement, then set a weekly writing goal.

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John Copenhaver and Tara Laskowski Discuss the Many Faces of Crime Fiction

Thursday, January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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Copenhaver and Laskowski write very different types of crime fiction: amateur-sleuth historical and domestic suspense. What makes them the same? What makes them different? Discover the myriad interpretations of the genre as explored by these two masters!!! John Copenhaver’s Anthony, Macavity, Strand Critics, Barry, and Lammy Award-nominated historical crime novel, Dodging and Burning (Pegasus, 2018), received a Publishers Weekly starred review, and Library Journal starred review and Debut of the Month. The Associated Press calls it “a riveting debut,” and…

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February 2020

Shut Up & Write!™ Richmond

Saturday, February 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am UTC-5
Front Porch Cafe, 2600 Nine Mile Road
Richmond, US
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Join us for an hour of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you on this Saturday morning!Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, poem or just plain work stuff, you are invited to write it with us. No one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done.SCHEDULE:9:30 - SESSION 1: quick…

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Eric Smith Returns to Fountain!!!!!

Saturday, February 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm UTC-5
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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RSVP and/or Buy Books Here: https://www.fountainbookstore.com/event/eric-smith-returns-fountain Few authors are more beloved than Eric Smith here at Fountain. Come discover why at this homecoming celebration for the release of Don't Read the Comments!!! "Smith realistically juxtaposes the benefits of online relationships with the dangers of doxxing and other types of virtual harassment, underlining Divya's strength and determination online and IRL."-- Publishers Weekly Eric Smith is a literary agent and Young Adult author from Elizabeth, New Jersey and he lived in Richmond…

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Critique and Editing

Tuesday, February 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-5
Panera Bread, 12540 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Chester, VA 23831 US
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NEW DAY!!! NEW TIME!!! NEW LOCATION!!! I wish to warn everyone that sitting at this Panera location for 2-3 hours is like sitting in a freezer. You may wish to bring something VERY cozy to wrap up in. (A parka, perhaps.) I have been bringing light blankets, but I don't have that many!

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Charlottesville Writers Critique Circle – Poetry Section

Tuesday, February 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-5
Central Library, Jefferson or Madison Room, 201 E Market St
Charlottesville, va 22902 US
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Calling all poets! Want to share your work, hone your verse, or simply connect with fellow writers? Come hang out with us as we delve into the wide world of poetry. We meet for two hours every other Tuesday to read and critique poems. Most nights we feature four presenters and one backup. If interested in joining please email me at .A few days before the meeting, I'll send out a document with the poems we'll be reading. You can…

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Monthly Mashup

Wednesday, February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-5
Diversity Thrift, 1407 Sherwood Ave
Richmond, VA 23220 US
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• What we'll do:Join us as we share "writerly news", calls for submissions, and other opportunities for the writing community. We'll discuss our hits and misses of the month (things that worked and things that didn't) and seek/offer advice for unique writing and time management struggles we may be facing. If accountability is what you need to hit that next goal, then you'll find it here! • What to bring:Note-taking tools of your choice. • Important to know

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The Writers Farmhouse

Thursday, February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5
Urban Farmhouse, 13872 Coalfield Commons Place
Midlothian, VA US
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Every Thursday evening, join other writers at the Urban Farmhouse in Midlothian. You can write, get feedback and encouragement, then set a weekly writing goal.

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Shut Up & Write!™ Richmond

Saturday, February 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am UTC-5
Front Porch Cafe, 2600 Nine Mile Road
Richmond, US
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Join us for an hour of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you on this Saturday morning!Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, poem or just plain work stuff, you are invited to write it with us. No one will see what you've written or give you unsolicited advice. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done.SCHEDULE:9:30 - SESSION 1: quick…

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