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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 Submission's being accepted for the Va Festival of the Book
  Dates: June 19, 2018 - October 1, 2018, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Location: Virginia Festival of the Book
  The Virginia Festival of the Book, A program of Virginia Humanities, announces that it is now accepting submissions for the 2019 Festival, which will take place March 20th - March 24th 2019 in and around Charlottesville and Albemarle County...Each year, the...(more)
3 Strong Openings: Right from the Start
  Dates: July 22, 2018, Sunday
Location: WriterHouse
  After the title, a short story’s opening can make or break its connection with a reader. After all, the first words, first sentence, first paragraph are the most visible and the spot where most readers, editors, and agents decide to stop...(more)
4 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)
5 Grown-Up Game Night
  Dates: July 23, 2018, Monday
Location: Northside Library
  Game Tutorial: "Machi Koro" 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.
6 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)
7 Get Cooking: Cookbook Club
  Dates: July 24, 2018, Tuesday
Location: Greene County Library
  Discussing: "the Herbalist’s Kitchen: Delicious, Nourishing Foods for Lifelong Health and Well-Being" by Brittany Wood Nickerson Try out a new recipe from the book and share the resulting dish with other foodies in a friendly conversation filled potluck at the library....(more)
8 Mystery Book Group
  Dates: July 24, 2018, Tuesday
Location: Northside Library
  Discussing: "Prussian Blue" by Philip Kerr When his cover is blown, Bernie Gunther plays a game of cat-and-mouse with an old enemy before escaping to Berlin seeking help from a group of former allies.
9 Tuesday Evening Book Group
  Dates: July 24, 2018, Tuesday
Location: Louisa County Library
  Discussing: "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities....(more)
10 Page to Screen Movie Night
  Dates: July 25, 2018, Wednesday
Location: Gordon Avenue Library
  Showing: "Victoria and Abdul" (2017) Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.
11 Teacher Education Workshop
  Dates: July 25, 2018, Wednesday
Location: Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center (In Darden Towe Park)
  There's a One-Day Teacher Education Workshop/Meeting with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation set for Wednesday July 25, 2018 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm in the Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center in the Darden Towe Park, in Charlottesville, VA...Teachers and Educators from...(more)
12 Adult Anime Club
  Dates: July 25, 2018, Wednesday
Location: Northside Library
  Come to watch and discuss anime at this new club for older anime fans. Ages 18+.
13 English Conversation Circle
  Dates: July 26, 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.
14 Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles
  Dates: July 31, 2018, Tuesday
Location: Northside Library
  Professor Bert Ashe from the University of Richmond discusses his book Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles. This highly-acclaimed memoir explores the political, cultural, and historical significance of hair in relation to black identity. Profoundly personal, this original work is described by Junot...(more)
15 Getting Started at PVCC
  Dates: July 31, 2018, Tuesday
Location: Northside Library
  PVCC’s outreach manager, Denise McClanahan, will be here to provide an introduction to PVCC’s degree and certificate programs. Placement test materials and other information will be available.
16 LGBT Book Club
  Dates: July 31, 2018, Tuesday
Location: Central Library (JMRL)
  Discussing: "Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda" by Becky Albertalli When an email falls into the wrong hands, sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly gay Simon is blackmailed into playing wingman for a classmate or risk having his sexual identity revealed and the privacy of...(more)
17 Live Poets Society
  Dates: August 1, 2018, Wednesday
Location: Gordon Avenue Library
  Come and share original poetry with the group or just listen.
18 Powerful Picture Books
  Dates: August 1, 2018, Wednesday
Location: Central Library (JMRL)
  Come together for a special storytime for adults. Experience a storytime created just for you and let your cares fall away. Engage with the world through a child’s lens and discover the power and insight of picture books.
19 Plot Part One: From Concept to Story Arc
  Dates: August 1, 2018, Wednesday
Location: WriterHouse
  This four-hour creative writing workshop with author Max Sheridan will show aspiring and more experienced writers how to concept and develop plots for their stories. Using Kurt Vonnegut’s ideas on “story shapes” as a springboard, we’ll see how plots typically evolve...(more)
20 Books on Tap
  Dates: August 2, 2018, Thursday
Location: Champion Brewing Company
  Discussing: "Dept. of Speculation" by Jenny Offill An unflinching portrait of marriage features a heroine simply referred to as "the Wife," who transitions from an idealistic woman who once exchanged love letters with her husband and who confronts an array of...(more)
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