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Home | Literary Events
1 Writing Opportunity For You
  Dates: May 15, 2018 - August 30, 2018, Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Location: WriterHouse
  WriterHouse is excited to offer a new round of summer classes, retreats, and seminars, geared to take your writing career to the next level...Registration is already underway and sessions are filling up quickly...No matter what type of writing you do, maybe...(more)
2 Wednesday Evening Book Group
  Dates: June 20, 2018, Wednesday
Location: Northside Library
  Discussing: "The Worst Hard Time" by Timothy Egan Presents an oral history of the dust storms that devastated the Great Plains during the Depression, following several families and their communities in their struggle to persevere despite the devastation.
3 Brown Baggers Book Club
  Dates: June 21, 2018, Thursday
Location: Central Library (JMRL)
  Discussing: "I Was Told to Come Alone" by Souad Mekhennet The Washington Post national security correspondent who broke the "Jihadi John" story draws on her personal experience as a multicultural woman with unique access to the world of jihad to share...(more)
4 English Conversation Circle
  Dates: June 21, 2018, Thursday
Location: Northside Library
  Is English your second language? Would you like to practice your English speaking skills with others who are also learning English? Join our conversation circle. Library staff will guide the conversation in an informal, no-pressure setting.
5 Writing For Pleasure Coffee House
  Dates: June 22, 2018, Friday
Location: Senior Center
  John Guzlowski, author of Echoes of Tattered Tongues, is the guest speaker. He was last year's winner of the Ben Franklin Poetry Award and the Eric Hoffer Montaigne Award for these memoirs. Free and open to the community.
6 Igniting Your Flash Fiction
  Dates: June 23, 2018, Saturday
Location: WriterHouse
  Flash fiction is prose less than 1000 words, with a definite story and sharply drawn characters. It can often be written in one or two sittings. We will analyze a few published examples, look at magazines that publish flash, engage in...(more)
7 The Sexy Art of Critiquing Manuscripts
  Dates: June 23, 2018, Saturday
Location: WriterHouse
  No matter the genre, writers need high-quality feedback to take their work from draft to done. But where do you start? Structure? Character development? Line edits? How can you ensure that what you offer is what the writer really needs? Successful...(more)
8 Grown-Up Game Night
  Dates: June 25, 2018, Monday
Location: Northside Library
  Game Tutorial: "Viticulture" Connect with other adults during an evening of board games and refreshments. Games to play include classic standards and modern favorites, and each session will feature tutorials for a different game.
9 Brown Bag Book Club
  Dates: June 25, 2018, Monday
Location: Nelson Memorial Library
  Book titles to be determined by the group.
10 Get Cooking: Cookbook Club
  Dates: June 26, 2018, Tuesday
Location: Greene County Library
  Discussing: "Food Swings: 125+ Recipes to Enjoy Your Life of Virtue & Vice" by Jessica Seinfeld Explore the book, try out a new recipe, and share the resulting dish with other foodies in a friendly conversation-filled potluck at the library. Registration...(more)
11 LGBT Book Club
  Dates: June 26, 2018, Tuesday
Location: Central Library (JMRL)
  Discussing: "Marriage of a Thousand Lies" by S.J. Sindu Central’s newest book club will discuss books by and about people across the LGBT spectrum. Selections include fiction, young adult and nonfiction. For more information, email Sarah at shamfeldt@jmrl.org.
12 Mystery Book Group
  Dates: June 26, 2018, Tuesday
Location: Northside Library
  Discussing: "Polar Star" by Martin Cruz Smith In the sequel to "Gorky Park," former Moscow Police Inspector Arkady Renko escapes from a psychiatric "hospital" to Siberia, where he becomes embroiled in an investigation into the death of a female crew member...(more)
13 Tuesday Evening Book Group
  Dates: June 26, 2018, Tuesday
Location: Louisa County Library
  Discussing: "Turtles All the Way Down" by John Green Aza Holmes, a high school student with obsessive-compulsive disorder, becomes focused on searching for a fugitive billionaire.
14 Page to Screen Movie Night
  Dates: June 27, 2018, Wednesday
Location: Gordon Avenue Library
  Showing: "Crooked House" (2017) In Agatha Christie's most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather's murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets.
15 Adult Anime Club
  Dates: June 27, 2018, Wednesday
Location: Northside Library
  Come to watch and discuss anime at this new club for older anime fans. Ages 18+.
16 English Conversation Circle
  Dates: June 28, 2018, Thursday
Location: Northside Library
  Is English your second language? Would you like to practice your English speaking skills with others who are also learning English? Join our conversation circle. Library staff will guide the conversation in an informal, no-pressure setting.
17 A Writer's Diamonds
  Dates: June 30, 2018, Saturday
Location: WriterHouse
  Have you ever noticed that some words clarify while other words sing? That some sentences explain while others sparkle? That phrases stand like statues or skip like sparrows? Often the difference has to do with hidden bits of style invoked by...(more)
18 Write On! Grades 9 - 12 & 2018 Graduates Writing Workshop with Kirsten Miles
  Dates: July 16, 2018 - July 20, 2018, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Location: WriterHouse
  Develop your writing skills and gain exposure to diverse and contemporary authors with a tailored reading list. Your week will include a handmade journal, and a hands-on tour of rare and famous books in the UVA special collection library. You’ll visit...(more)
19 Write On! Grades - 12 & 2018 Graduates Poetry Workshop with Andrea Rowland
  Dates: July 23, 2018, Monday
Location: WriterHouse
  Poetry, Food for the Soul Poetry can nourish us in ways that nothing else can. In good times and bad times, we often make it part of our public rituals and our private meditations. It can be an utterance from deep...(more)
20 Write On! Grades 6 - 8 Multi-Genre Creative Writing Lab with Jamie Ebersole
  Dates: July 23, 2018 - July 27, 2018, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Location: WriterHouse
  This workshop will help young writers expand their creative writing toolbox. Students will experiment with numerous writing techniques and compose short works in several different genres–including creative nonfiction, poetry, and short fiction. Finding inspiration from personal experience, trips to city...(more)
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