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Saturday, November 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EDT - 7:30 pm EDT

Meeting Location:
  • In-Person
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4809
5728 Bartee St.
Norfolk, 23502
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Voices of Service, Night 2

Join the Poetry Society of Virginia, The Muse Writers Center and ASAP (Armed Services Arts Partnership) for Voices of Service, two nights of poetry readings from veteran poets. Featuring a poetry panel, Q&A and open mic. Night 2 will be held in person and features poets Nathan Richardson and Bill Glose.  (See Night 1 line up.)

There will also be time for networking and socializing as well as an open mic,  and the non-profit Veteran’s HomeFront will have a table on site.

Nathan M. Richardson is a published author, performance poet and Frederick Douglass Historian.  His poetry collections include “Likeness of Being”, “Twenty-one Imaginary T-shirts” and “The 7 Last Poems of an Unarmed Citizen.”  His work has been widely re-published in anthologies, magazines and newspapers such as the Channel Marker, The Cupola, Coastal Virginia Magazine and the Washington Post. Nathan teaches a variety of workshops for emerging writers. He is now in the 6th year of The Frederick Douglass Speaking Tour -a living history performance in which he captures completely the physical and spiritual essence of the former slave, writer, orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. With more than 300 performances across the country, the series has also achieved film credits with the National Park Service, Alabama Public Television and RTE – Irish Public Service Television. You can find more about Nathan Richardson and his work at

Bill Glose is an award-winning writer whose work has been published in four countries. His honors include being named the 2011 Daily Press Poet Laureate and winning the F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story Award and the Virginia Press Association 1st Place Award for Sports News Writing. He has been a featured speaker on literary craft at many events and served as a judge in various writing contests. His short fiction and poetry have been published in Narrative MagazineChautauqua Literary Journal, and Southern California Review, among others. He is the author of three poetry collections, The Human TouchHalf a Man, and Personal Geography.

Please note: This class or event is in-person and will be held at our center.